Ulyanovsk region Governor Sergey Morozov met with SABMiller RUS General Director Grant Harris (Translation)
17 February 2010
16 February 2010 Ulyanovsk, Russia - Grant Harris, SABMiller RUS general director, arrived in Ulyanovsk for a working visit. The same day he met with Ulyanovsk region Governor Sergey Morozov.
Issues of economic partnership were discussed at the meeting, in particular the issue of the increasing role and involvement of local suppliers in SABMiller RUS business development.
The governor said that the Ulyanovsk region government pays particular attention to the creation of a favourable investment climate to support and provide an environment for investors' business growth and development.
An effective partnership with foreign investors gives positive results in both economic and social respects.
The SABMiller RUS general director said that dialogue and understanding both in economic and social areas are very important for the company. He mentioned a few of the latest social projects that took place in Ulyanovsk, among which are donations to the regional AIDS centre, sports-ground construction, the "Already18? Prove it!" campaign as well as presented forthcoming initiatives.
There was an agreement reached in economic and social issues during the meeting.
Representatives of the region's administration and SABMiller RUS management also attended the meeting.
SABMiller RUS has worked in close cooperation with regional government from the start of business in the region.
Grant Harris has headed the company since August 2009, and it is his first official meeting with the governor for the past period.
SABMiller RUS » is a subsidiary of the leading international brewing company in the world, SABMiller plc. For the ten years of its business in Russia, overall corporate investments have exceeded 700 million USD. Company value share in the Russian market is 10,8%, volume share is 7% (according to ACNielsen, December 2009). The company brand portfolio includes well-known international and local brands such as Miller Genuine Draft, Pilsner Urquell, Velkopopovicky Kozel and Zolotaya Bochka. There are over 2000 employees in the company in Russia. SABMiller RUS has breweries in Kaluga, Vladivostok and Ulyanovsk.
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This SABMiller subsidiary news release has been translated from its local market language to English language for publication on http://www.sabmiller.com/. We have attempted to provide an accurate translation of the original material but due to the difficulties of translation slight differences may exist.
Note, the news release was first published in its local market on [16/02/2010].