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SABMiller appoints Liz Doherty as Non-Executive Director

27 March 2006

Ref 12/2006

The Board of Directors (“the Board”) of SABMiller plc is pleased to announce that Ms Liz Doherty has agreed to join the Board as an independent, non-executive director, with effect from 1 April 2006.
Ms Doherty is currently Group International Finance Director of Tesco plc where her role includes the responsibility for the finances of Tesco’s international businesses as well as Group Accounts, Treasury and Tax.  Prior to Tesco, Ms Doherty held a series of commercial and strategic positions at Unilever PLC working in a variety of different countries.

Chairman of SABMiller plc, Meyer Kahn, commented:

“The Board believes that Liz’s experience in international markets and consumer goods companies, as well as her undeniable business skills, will enable her to make a valuable contribution to SABMiller as a non-executive director. On behalf of the company, I would personally like to extend a warm welcome to Liz and look forward to working with her.”

Liz Doherty said:

“I view SABMiller as a dynamic and energetic global company with great prospects across many diverse markets. I am delighted to accept a position on the Board and am truly excited about being part of the team.”

Pursuant to Listing Rule 9.6.13R(1), details of all directorships held by Ms Doherty in any publicly-quoted company at any time in the previous five years, are set out below:

Tesco Kipa Kitle Pazarlama Ticaret Ve Sanayi AS (listed on the Istanbul Stock Exchange).


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 2005, the group reported US$2,194 million pre-tax profit and a turnover of US$14,543 million on a UK GAAP basis.  SABMiller plc is listed on the London and Johannesburg stock exchanges.

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