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«Miller Brands Ukraine» plant launched the first beer e-scan in the Ukraine (Translation)

5 December 2011

«Miller Brands Ukraine», the branch of SABMiller plc, installed an e-scan, a new tool that analyses the taste stability of beer. E-scan has no analogs in the Ukraine and allows fast quality control at every production stage in order to provide maximum taste stability to the ready product during its shelf-life. The scan costs about 90 thousand euros.

"Beer is alive and that's why it gradually ‘ages.' One of the main tasks of beer makers around the world is to provide so called taste stability, i.e. preserve fresh taste during its entire shelf-life," explains Liubov Scherbina, head of production lab «Miller Brands Ukraine». "There exist several ways to slow down beer ageing. Our company uses advanced technologies and the newest methods of analysis in order to keep product fresh naturally."

E-scan functioning is based on Electron paramagnetic resonance (EPR) spectrography. It uses the unique antioxidant tolerance measuring technology (free radical formation speed) patented by the German company Bruker BioSpin. The EPR-spectrometer's readings allow a precise determination of when and at what production stage oxidation happens, which can later lead to changes in taste stability. Based on the test results, specialists can make corrections in technological processes in order to shut out the possibility of oxidation at each production stage.

Thanks to its efficiency, reliability and portability, Bruker BioSpin e-scan received wide recognition at the international market and SABMiller plants in different countries.

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Contact details
Valeriya Zenkovich
Corporate Affairs Manager, Miller Brands Ukraine, a subsidiary of SABMiller plc
tel. +380 (62) 210-40-10 ext. 6225, mob. +380 (50) 470-64-25, Valeriya.Zenkovich@ua.sabmiller.com

About SABMiller plc
SABMiller plc is one of the world's largest brewers with brewing interests and distribution agreements across six continents. The group's wide portfolio of brands includes premium international beers such as Pilsner Urquell, Peroni Nastro Azzurro, Miller Genuine Draft and Grolsch, as well as leading local brands such as Aguila, Castle, Miller Lite, Snow and Tyskie.  SABMiller is also one of the world's largest bottlers of Coca-Cola products.

About Miller Brands Ukraine
PJSC Miller Brands Ukraine is a subsidiary of SABMiller plc. In July 2008 SABMiller plc acquired 99,84% of JSC Sarmat. At the end of 2010 the company changed the name from JSC Sarmat to PJSC Miller Brands Ukraine. The brand portfolio of Miller Brands Ukraine includes local brands like Sarmat and Zhygulivske, as well as well-known international brands: Miller Genuine Draft (imported), Zolotaya Bochka (Russian premium brand, produced in Ukraine under licence), Velkopopovicky Kozel (Czech premium brand, produced in Ukraine under licence) and Amsterdam Mariner (Dutch brand, produced in Ukraine under licence).

This SABMiller subsidiary news release has been translated from its local market language to English language for publication on 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 [01/12/20.11]

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