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Plzeňský Prazdroj Is the Second Best Czech Employer

30 October 2012

Plzeň, October 18, 2012 – Plzeňský Prazdroj has scored second place in the 10th annual survey contest “Employer of the Year.” The company is continuing its success from this September when it was announced as the best employer of the  Plzeň region. The survey evaluates in detail not only the employers' treatment of their employees, remuneration, scale of benefits, and continuous education within the firm, but it also pays attention to a wider context of financial indicators. A company's approach to sustainable development is definitely one of the important criteria.

“This year, we are celebrating 170th anniversary of Plzeňský Prazdroj, and our success has always been based on the professionalism and talent of our employees. Therefore, we are extremely pleased to be recognised with this prestigious award. The competition in the market is very strong, and the breadth of the criteria surveyed was really complex,” said Ivan Balogh, Director of Human Resources.

The best employers if the Czech Republic were announced on October 10, 2012, in Prague's  Pyramida Hotel. The survey “Employer of the Year” took place for the 10th time this year. The survey is organised by The Employers Club civic association.

“As a good employer, we are trying to raise the bar of the care of employees higher and higher so the Plzeňský Prazdroj Company becomes an even more attractive place to be employed. For example, recently we’ve focused on awarding equal opportunities and support to gender-diverse work teams, and creating a better working environment to support better balance between the personal and professional lives of our employees. Our work does not end with this award,” Ivan Balogh adds.

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Notes for editors:
- With total sales of nearly 9.9 million hectolitres during the calendar year of 2011 (including licensed production abroad) and with exports to more than 50 countries worldwide, Plzeňský Prazdroj Inc. is the preeminent beer producer in the region and the biggest exporter of Czech beer.
- Plzeňský Prazdroj Inc. is a member of SABMiller plc. group. Pilsner Urquell is the international flagship brand of the SABMiller brand portfolio.
- SABMiller plc. is one of the world’s biggest beer brewing companies with beer brewing activities or distribution in more than 60 countries across six continents. SABMiller portfolio includes important international Brands such as Grolsch, Miller Genuine Draft, Peroni Nastro Azzurro, and Pilsner Urquell, as well as almost 200 successful  regional and national brands.

Jiří Mareček
Plzeňský Prazdroj
+420 724 617 219

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 18th October 2012.


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