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SABMiller plc appoints President of URSUS Breweries

5 October 2007

SABMiller plc (SABMiller), one of the world’s leading brewers, is pleased to announce the appointment of Stephan Weber as President of URSUS Breweries, its Romanian operation, effective 1 November, 2007.

Reporting to Alan Clark, Managing Director of SABMiller Europe, he succeeds Dieter Schulze who after four years in Romania has been appointed President of Kompania Piwowarska, the Polish subsidiary of SABMiller.

Stephan-Maria Weber has been Sales and Distribution and Trade Marketing Director for Europe for three and a half years. During this time, he was the key player in developing the strategy of the European Sales and Distribution and Trade Marketing Organisation to become a consumer oriented and market facing unit.

Prior to joining SABMiller, Stephan-Maria Weber started his career with Procter & Gamble and then joined British American Tobacco where he held various national and international assignments in Marketing, Sales & Distribution and Trade Marketing.

Commenting on the appointment, Alan Clark said, “Building on the growth momentum of URSUS Breweries, Stephan will lead the organisation as we expand our production capacity and further strengthen our robust brand portfolio, making the challenge for market leadership.”
 
URSUS Breweries, a subsidiary of SABMiller plc, is the second largest brewer in Romania, with a market share of 24%. The Company has its headquarters in Bucharest and owns 4 breweries in Cluj-Napoca, Timişoara, Buzău, Braşov and employs over 1,300 people. URSUS Breweries’ brands are: Peroni Nastro Azzurro, URSUS, Timişoreana, Ciucaş, Stejar and Pilsner Urquell.

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

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