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Grant Harries Will Take Over As President of Backus Beginning January 1st, 2013

14 November 2012

- His nomination was approved in today’s board meeting, November 12th, 2012
- He has been working for different SABMiller operations for 28 years
- In 2006, he was appointed president of Cervecería Hondureña Lima

November 12th, 2012 - After Mauricio Leyva Arboleda was appointed Managing Director of the SABMiller beer division in South Africa in today’s board meeting, the nomination of Grant Harries as the new president of Backus, beginning January 1st, 2013, was also approved.

Mr. Harries, an English citizen, joined SABMiller in 1984; he has since held several executive positions in South Africa and was appointed president of one of its divisions in 1997. In 2006, he was appointed president of the Honduras operation and later took over as president of SABMiller in Russia up until the beginning of this year. For the last eight months, he has been the SABMiller Project Manager in Europe.

Grant Harries has a degree in Business from the Natal University and an MBA from the Orange Free State University. He has also participated in several executive programs at the universities of INSEAD and Oxford.

For more information, contact:
Cecilia Quevedo
Comunicaciones Externas Backus - 311-3000
Yohana Medina
Llorente y Cuenca - 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, the news release was first published in its local market on 12th November 2012.


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