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SABMiller completes sale of Pepsi franchise in Costa Rica

30 April 2007

SABMiller plc announces that it has completed the sale of its Pepsi bottling operations in Costa Rica to Cervecería Costa Rica S.A., a subsidiary of Florida Ice and Farm Company, S.A.

SABMiller had acquired the Pepsi bottling operations as part of its Latin American transaction which completed on 12 October 2005.


Notes to editors

SABMiller plc is one of the world’s largest brewers with brewing interests or distribution agreements in over 60 countries across six continents. The group’s brands include premium international beers such as Miller Genuine Draft, Peroni Nastro Azzurro and Pilsner Urquell, as well as an exceptional range of market leading local brands.  Outside the USA, SABMiller plc is also one of the largest bottlers of Coca-Cola products in the world.

In the year ended 31 March 2006, the group reported US$15,307 million in revenue and profit before tax of $2,453 million.  SABMiller plc is listed on the London and Johannesburg stock exchanges.

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