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Backus Foundation receives illustrious award from Universidad Nacional de Trujillo (Translation)

30 November 2010

Due to its invaluable support to Huaca de la Luna archaeological project

- Mr. Fernando Hilbck Ruiz, Backus Foundation Executive Director, received the award for his professional career path and ongoing support to the Huaca de la Luna archaeological project

- UNT main authorities and Huaca de la Luna project Vice-President were present at the event

Lima, November 23, 2010. - Backus Foundation Executive Director, Fernando Hilbck Ruiz, received the illustrious award of Simón Bolivar Liberator First Degree, the highest award conferred by Universidad Nacional de Trujillo (UNT) as a result of his professional career path and invaluable support to the Huaca de la Luna archaeological project.

The ceremony took place at Paraninfo Institucional and among those present were UNT Director, Dr. Trimming Velasquez Benites; Academic Vice-President, Dr. Vilma Méndez; Administrative Vice-President, Dr. Flor Luna Victoria Mori; Graduate Studies Director, Dr. Sebastián Bustamante; Ministry of Production Regional Manager, Luis Shimokawa Shiguiyama; Universidad Católica Director, Ing. Letelier Mass Villanueva and Universidad Alas Peruanas Vice-President, Wilder Bazán.

Ricardo Morales Gamarra, Huaca de la Luna project Vice-President, welcomed those present and stated a few words of gratitude. He emphasized Mr. Hilbck's personal and professional integrity as the reason for which he is being honoured.

"You are this university's most important ally in the private sector, not just because of your ongoing contribution but because you have identified yourself with Universidad Nacional de Trujillo all these years through its emblematic project Huaca de la Luna, which has been supported by Backus Foundation for 20 years," stated Dr. Velasquez, UNT President, during his speech.

Mr. Hilbck Ruíz said he felt delighted with the UNT award. "In these 20 years with Huaca de la Luna, the only thing I have done is to share my knowledge, professionalism and dedication to something we knew had an outstanding hidden value unknown to many. Soon after, Vice-Presidents Santiago Uceda and Ricardo Morales challenged us to discover these treasures that are now admired by 120,000 tourists every year," expressed Mr. Hilbck.

Hilbck Ruíz also mentioned other institutions that contribute to this project, such as Huacas del Valle Moche Association and World Monuments Fund. He made a special mention of Valle del Moche community, which allows the sustainable development of the archaeological monument.

For more information, please contact:
Cecilia Quevedo / Dora Vallejos
Backus - 311 3000
Yohana Medina / Karin Acevedo
222 9491

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: This news release was first published in its local market on 23/11/2010.

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