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South African Breweries plc appoints Nick Chaloner as director of communications

15 March 2001

South African Breweries plc (LSE : SAB), one of the worlds largest brewing groups, announces the appointment of Nick Chaloner as Director of Communications. The appointment took effect from 1 March 2001.

Chaloner assumes overall responsibility for SAB plc’s public, media and investor communications functions. He will be based in London, reports to SAB plc Group Chief Executive, Graham Mackay and sits on the company’s Executive Committee.

“The appointment of a senior communications professional will help leverage the strong corporate image we enjoy in South Africa into other markets”, said Graham Mackay, Group CEO of SAB plc. “Nick has considerable communications expertise, gained over many years in both agency and in-house roles. We are confident he will make a real difference to our global communications activity”.

Chaloner’s career has included three years as Director of Corporate Affairs at Abbey National and nine years with international public relations consultancy Hill & Knowlton, where he was an Executive Vice President. While at Abbey National he built and ran an award winning corporate communications function in one of the UK’s largest banking groups. During his consultancy career he led the Athens 2004 Olympic bid communications campaign, launched Pizza Hut in Moscow and counselled major corporations such as BP, Nestle, DHL, 3i and Pepsi Co amongst others.

“South African Breweries is one of the most successful global beverage businesses in the world. Its ultra modern production facilities, strong beer brands and management team are highly regarded”, said Chaloner. “I am proud to be working in one of the world’s leading companies”.

For more information:
Nick Chaloner:
Director of Communications
SAB plc
+44 207 659 0100

Rob Pinker/ Di Munro:
Brunswick SA
+2711 442 8803

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