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SABMiller plc discloses summary earnings as of 31 December 2007 in line with Altria's annual reporting

5 February 2008

Yesterday afternoon Altria Group, Inc. (Altria) released its full annual report filing with the SEC for the fiscal year ended 31 December 2007. This year, Altria’s annual report filing includes the summary financial results disclosures as set out below attributable to Altria’s economic and voting 28.6% investment in SABMiller plc for the three years ended 31 December 2007, expressed in US GAAP at prevailing exchange rates. These disclosures are now required because of the size of Altria’s investment in SABMiller as a percentage of Altria’s total assets. Investors should note that these financial results are derived from management accounts, have not been audited and may be subject to change. The US GAAP earnings disclosed by Altria also include the impact of any exceptional items reported by SABMiller during these years.

Summary financial data of SABMiller is as follows (in millions)


                                                   As of December 31
                                                 2007                  2006
                                                 US$m                US$m
Current assets                         4,225               3,325
Long-term assets                    29,803             27,007
Current liabilities                      (5,718)            (4,845)
Long-term liabilities                  (10,773)          (10,179)



                                               For the Years Ended
                                                  December 31
                                               2007       2006     2005
                                               US$m      US$m   US$m
Revenues                               20,825    18,103  14,302
Operating profit                      3,230       2,990    2,543
Net earnings                           1,865       1,588    1,408



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About SABMiller plc
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 2007, the group reported US$3,154 million adjusted pre-tax profit and revenue of US$18,620 million. SABMiller plc is listed on the London and Johannesburg stock exchanges.

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