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Simon Fearnhead was appointed Vice President of Finance, IT, Legal and Procurement of Ursus Breweries. Camelia Panait was promoted to Marketing Director of Pivovary Topvar, SABMiller’s subsidiary in Slovakia

9 May 2012

Bucharest, 7th May 2012 - Ursus Breweries is proud to announce the appointment of Simon Fearnhead as the new Vice President of Finance, IT, Legal and Procurement. Until now, the department was led by Krzysztof Andrzejewski, appointed in February 2012 as Vice President of Sales and Distribution for Ursus Breweries. Prior to joining the Ursus Breweries team, Simon had been Financial Controller for SABMiller's Procurement Business unit in Switzerland since January 2010.

"I am confident that Simon's experience, gained within the Group and in several other multinational companies, as well as his leadership style will allow him to build on the success of Krzysztof and his team in strengthening the finance function and improving business performance," said Andrew Highcock, President of Ursus Breweries. "At the same time, I am happy to announce a promotion at the Group's level. Camelia Panait, Strategic Planning Director of Ursus Breweries, was appointed as the new Marketing Director of Pivovary Topvar breweries, our Group's operation in Slovakia."

In mid-April 2012, Camelia Panait was appointed as Marketing Director of Pivovary Topvar breweries Slovakia. Camelia joined SABMiller in 2008 as a Marketing Manager for Ursus Breweries after completing her MBA studies in Spain. She has successfully managed a number of brand initiatives for Timisoreana, which resulted in substantial brand share and growth. Prior to this appointment, Camelia had been the Strategic Planning Director of Ursus Breweries Romania since 2010.



Ursus Breweries, a subsidiary of SABMiller PLC, is one of the largest brewers in Romania. Ursus Breweries' brands are: URSUS, Timisoreana, Ciucas, Peroni Nastro Azzurro, Grolsch, Pilsner Urquell, Azuga, Redd's and Stejar.

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 include premium international beers such as Grolsch, Miller Genuine Draft, Peroni Nastro Azzurro and Pilsner Urquell, as well as market-leading local brands such as Aguila, Castle, Miller Lite, Snow and Tyskie. Outside the US, SABMiller PLC is also one of the largest bottlers of Coca-Cola products in the world.

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For more info:

Ursus Breweries       
Adriana Popescu       
Corporate Communication Manager     
Mobil: 0731 999 925       

Simona Fîrtat
PR Director
Mobil: 0744 687 042

This is a SABMiller subsidiary news release, it was first published in its local market on [07/05/2012].

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