Restatement of Financial Information under IFRS
5 July 2005
SABMiller plc currently prepares its financial statements under United Kingdom Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (UK GAAP). As part of its preparation for the adoption of International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS), SABMiller plc is today making available financial information for the year ended 31 March 2005 in accordance with IFRS.
The adoption of IFRS represents an accounting change only, and does not affect the underlying operations or cash flows of the group. The IFRS financial information in this document is unaudited.