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Tropical becomes the official sponsor of Las Palmas de Gran Canaria Carnival (Translation)

7 February 2012

- The company reinforces its links with the most important activities of the city
- The agreement includes the collaboration with the city in other key events and festivities

Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, February 2nd, 2012.- Compañía Cervecera de Canarias, through its brand Tropical, has signed this morning an agreement with Las Palmas de Gran Canaria city hall. With this agreement, the brewing company becomes the official sponsor of the capital city's carnival.

To the signing of the one year-long agreement attended the Education, Culture and Sports city councillor, María Isabel García Bolta, and Tropical director, Eduardo Martell.

This initiative reinforces the sponsorship Tropical has being carrying out for the most popular celebrations and activities of the capital city. Also, it consolidates the broad collaboration with the city of Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, made evident on various occasions with the collaboration of Tropical in the main cultural events of the city, as in the case of the Womad festival or the celebration activities developed within the frame of the founding of the city.

As well as the collaboration with the celebration events on the occasion of the Gran Canaria capital city's Carnival, the company includes actions addressed to the consumers that consist of a campaign through social networks with the slogan "The Supertropicals on a mission. This Carnival tastes like Tropical," which will encourage the citizens to enjoy the celebrations. For this, they will be helped by a group of local superheroes that will transmit to the public the desire of enjoying a Tropical carnival through original and funny videos.

Within the agreement signed this morning, Tropical wants to develop other actions in key festivities and events that take place in Las Palmas de Gran Canaria throughout the year.

About Compañía Cervecera de Canarias

Compañía Cervecera is one of the main national breweries and one of the main engines in the economical and social development in Canarias; it boosts the creation of almost 900 direct jobs and almost 7,000 indirect and induced jobs; it is shareholder of several companies in Canarias; and it gives priority to local supplies in order to carry out their production. The company, which is part of the international group SABMiller, has more than 300 business owners from Canarias among its shareholders, which are approximately 30% of the total and are represented with two members in the Board of Directors.

Compañía Cervecera produces its own brand of beers Dorada y Tropical, and under licence Carlsberg; it distributes international brands such as Pilsner Urquell, Peroni Nastro Azzurro, Miller Genuine Draft, Guinness and Kilkenny. Also, it has other beverages such as natural drinks Appletiser and the energetic Red Bull.

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 [02/02/2012].

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