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Plzeňský Prazdroj is increasing fees for Kegs (Translation)

22 February 2010

A fee for a 50l keg is being increased from 600, - Kč (31.5 USD) to 1000, - Kč (52.5 USD)

Prague, February 19, 2010 - Valid from March 29, Plzeňský Prazdroj is increasing fees for 50l kegs. Newly marked kegs will be sold and bought back for 1000, - Kč (52.5 USD). The reason for this change is the reality that Plzeňský Prazdroj recently recorded losses on the 50l kegs. With this measure we want to avoid abuse of our kegs, such as use for other purposes and sale to other subjects at home and abroad.

Unmarked kegs will be sold and bought back for the original price of 600, - Kč (31.5 USD) until March 31, 2011. The fee for other kegs that Plzeňský Prazdroj, a.s. uses, with volumes of 30 liters and 15 liters, will not change, which means that it will remain at 600,- Kč (31.5 USD).

One can distinguish the new kegs, sold for 1000,- Kč (52.5 USD), by a new identification system, which includes an elastic band around the circumference of the keg, an identification code on the top of the keg, and a serial number and a delivery number on the bottom of the keg.

Business partners and customers of the Plzeňský Prazdroj have already been notified or are currently being notified in accordance with business conditions. They will receive a detailed description of the new marking system, together with photographs and graphics, well in advance. Information will also soon be available on Plzeňský Prazdroj's website at The change in fees for kegs is in accordance with valid legislation.

Plzeňský Prazdroj has been using the present type of kegs since approximately 1993. The payment for kegs has not changed since that time.

Notes to editors:

- With a total sale of 10.5 million hecoliters in the calendar year 2009 (including licensed production abroad) and with export to more than 50 countries around the world, Plzeňský Prazdroj is the leading producer of beer in the region and the biggest exporter of Czech beer.

- Plzeňský Prazdroj, a. s., is a member of global corporation SABMiller PLC. Pilsner Urquell is an international flagship of SABMiller brands. 
-  SABMiller PLC is one of biggest beer companies in the world, with activities and distribution in more than 60 countries on six continents.

Jiří Mareček
Public relations officer
Ph. no: 724 617 219

This SABMiller subsidiary news release has been translated from its local market language to English language for publication on 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 [19/02/2010].

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