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Christmas At Radegast: Employees Will Be Awarded With Beer (Translation)

4 December 2009

Nosovice, December 3, 2009 - Employees of the Radegast brewery can look forward to a special present which they will receive from their employer. Plzensky Prazdroj, which is part of Radegast, brewed a special Christmas batch of the Pilsner Urquell beer for them. Every employee of the brewery will get six multi packs. This is a new and unprecedented gift, which goes beyond the collective agreement.

Beer for employees is one of the most popular benefits, and the current collective agreement with Plzeňský Prazdroj increased the amount on the vouchers that are used for its purchase by 300 Czech crowns ($17.55 US). This year employees got beer in the value of 2.500 Czech crowns ($146.20 US). This Christmas, the company will give its employees additional beer that is not required by the collective agreement.

"The special beer present is to show thanks to employees for work which they did for the most important beer company in the Czech Republic. This new gift was supported by the company management as well as by the union," says Ivo Kaňák, manager of the Radegast brewery.

During Christmas holidays, the brewery will be quiet, but we have to take care of the hops.
"The Christmas holidays will be a time of tranquility and relaxation for our employees. We will suspend brewing during the holidays. A core crew will take care of the most important activities, such as the power supply. This is necessary for us to be able to resume production without any problems after the holidays. During the holidays, there will be no change in the malt plant, because it is in full production all year round. It is taken care of by shifts consisting of three people. The vast majority of employees will be off during the holidays," says Ivo Kaňák, manager of the Radegast brewery. 

Notes to editors:

  • With total sales of 10,7 million hectolitres in the calendar year of 2008 and with export to more than 50 countries, Plzeňský Prazdroj a. s., is the leading producer of beer in the Czech Republic and the biggest exporter of Czech beer.
  • Plzeňský Prazdroj employs approximately 2,500 employees in the Plzeň, Radegast (Nošovice) and Velké Popovice i breweries and in 13 distribution centres around the Czech Republic.

• Plzeňský Prazdroj, a. s. is a member of SABMiller PLC global group, one of the biggest beer companies in the world, with activities and distribution in more than 60 countries on six continents.

Jiří Mareček
Public relations officer 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 03-12-09.

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