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SABMiller Appoints New Head of Alcohol Policy

7 December 2006

Ref 58/2006

SABMiller plc, one of the world’s leading brewers, is pleased to announce the appointment of Kristin Kaplan Wolfe as Head of Alcohol Policy for the Group, succeeding Adrian Botha, who recently left the company. Her appointment is effective from 01 March 2007.

Kristin has extensive legal experience, having spent the past sixteen years with the Miller Brewing Company, most recently as Assistant General Counsel, where she was in charge of the Company’s alcohol responsibility programmes. 

Reporting to Sue Clark, Director of Corporate Affairs and based in the UK, Kristin will direct the Group strategy and policy on responsible alcohol consumption.  As an expert advisor on public policy and industry affairs to SABMiller, she will lead a range of initiatives to promote moderate, responsible attitudes to alcohol consumption and act as an ambassador for SABMiller in the ever evolving industry debate.

Commenting on the appointment, SABMiller’s Corporate Affairs Director Sue Clark said;

“Kristin’s depth of knowledge and experience of alcohol policy and related issues will be invaluable to our team and I am certain that her appointment will support the future development of SABMiller, as we continue to pursue initiatives to promote and enhance the Group’s reputation.  We look forward to welcoming her in March."

Notes to editors

SABMiller plc is one of the world’s largest brewers with brewing interests or distribution agreements in over 60 countries across five 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$2,626 million adjusted pre-tax profit and a turnover of US$15,307 million.  SABMiller plc is listed on the London and Johannesburg stock exchanges.

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