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KP will be representing Poland during the European Business Awards (Translation)

4 May 2010

European Business Awards authorities, sponsored by HSBC, announced that Kompania Piwowarska will be representing Poland in the prestigious 2010 edition of the contest. KP has an opportunity to compete with the world's best companies for the European Ruban d'Honneur award.

This is the fourth time the European Business Awards contest has shown appreciation to Europe's best companies for achievements in European business. The jury was searching for companies representing Poland which showed innovation, business perfection and good practices. Kompania Piwowarska has been chosen as one of the 15 country representatives and will be competing for the Ruban d'Honneur award in the next round. Winners in each category will be announced on November 16, in Paris.

"Participation in the European Business Awards gives us a chance to be compared with the best companies in Europe. Because of the quality the participants represent and the discipline of the evaluation process, the recipients of the Ruban d'Honneur award or the winners of the European Business Award are perceived to be the most amazing companies of the Old Continent," said Public Affairs Manager Katarzyna Wilczewska. "It is an honour for us to represent Poland in this year's contest final."

The European Business Awards contest aims to bring attention to companies that combine innovation with sales but at the same time operate responsibly, and have a positive influence on their communities.

"At Kompania Piwowarska, responsible business is a key to ensuring sustainable development for the company itself as well as for its business and social partners. Responsible business is a cohesive management concept embraced by all employees. In making business decisions, they follow ethical and environmental guidelines with the assumption that resources are scarce and need to be best utilized," said Małgorzata Walędzińska, CSR Manager at Kompania Piwowarska SA.

In 2009, the combined sales of 99 recipients of the Ruban d'Honneur award exceeded 570 billion euro; and their average annual increase in profit reached 56%.

Adrian Tripp, the CEO of the European Business Awards, said: "In the past four years we have witnessed exceptionally high quality entries from companies that are passionate about their business. However, few are given the opportunity to represent their country and compete against Europe's best companies to be considered one of the continent's leaders. It is a great honour to be chosen as the country representative. Together with HSBC we are thrilled to see Poland in the next round".

Kompania Piwowarska - leader of the Polish beer industry
Kompania Piwowarska is the largest brewer in Poland. Hundreds of years of experience in brewing, state-of-the-art technology and rigorous adherence to world class manufacturing principles guarantee the highest quality of beer. The company's brand portfolio includes these popular Polish beers: Tyskie, Żubr, Lech, Dębowe Mocne, Redd's, as well as international premium brands: Pilsner Urquell, Grolsch and Peroni Nastro Azzurro. Kompania Piwowarska (established in 1999) operates three breweries (in Tychy, Poznań and Białystok) and fourteen depots across the country. Kompania Piwowarska is involved in multiple social programs addressing social exclusion caused by poverty ("For What It's Worth"), and educational programs promoting responsibility and moderation in alcohol consumption. In the fiscal year ending on March 31, 2009 KP sales volume reached 15.1 mill hectolitres.

SABMiller - one of the largest brewers in the world
Kompania Piwowarska is part of SABMiller plc., one of the largest brewers in the world. The group manufactures or distributes beer across six continents and its global portfolio includes international premium beer such as: Grolsch, Miller Genuine Draft, Peroni Nastro Azzurro, Pilsner Urquell as well as leading local brands such as: Aquila, Castle, Miller Lite, Snow or Tyskie. SABMiller is one of the largest Coca-Cola bottlers outside the USA. In the fiscal year ending on March 31, 2009, SABMiller reported $25.3 billion in revenue and $3.4 billion in adjusted pre-tax profit. SABMiller plc is listed on the London and Johannesburg stock exchanges.

Additional information:

Katarzyna Wilczewska
Public Affairs Manager
Tel: +48 61 667 77 65
Mobile: +48 601 887 966

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 [04/05/2010].


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