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Poland: Piwowarski Serwis Informacyjny and Świat Piwa again in the first place of the Agape Contest

17 October 2008

In the 8th consecutive Contest of Company Bulletins organized by the Agape Agency, the Brewing Information Service of the Brewing Company was voted the Best Electronic Bulletin in Poland for the third time in a row. Moreover, the internal magazine The World of Beer was selected the best internal bulletin in the country, and in addition won the distinction of the Best Layout of the Year.

On October 16, the festive gala concluded the 8th Contest of Company Bulletins organized by the consulting and publishing agency Agape. At the Gala, statuettes were awarded in the following categories: the Best Internal Bulletin, the Best External Bulletin, and the Best Electronic Bulletin. For the first time this year, special diplomas were awarded for the Best Layout of the Year, the Best Text of the Year, and the Best Cover of the Year. The Best Cover of the year was selected from the nominees through online voting by the Internet users.

The Brewing Information Service of the Brewing Company won the contest for the third time in a row, winning 150.1 points out of 200.

“We are extremely proud of the success of the Brewing Information Service. The first prize for the third consecutive time is a proof that we do not sit on our laurels and always try to go forward, develop and meet the expectations of our recipients,” said Katarzyna Wilczewska, Public Affairs Manager of the Brewing Company.

The World of Beer, an internal magazine addressed tothe employees of the Brewing Company, won the first prize in the category of Best Internal Bulletin. It was the sixth time that it made the best first three and for the third time won the highest prize. This year, The World of Beer won a record 191.35 points. In addition, the magazine was distinguished in the new Agape category, winning the award of the Best Layout of the Year.

The World of Beer, for the third time in its nine years of existence, proved to be the best internal magazine in Poland. For the past six years, we have been consistently in the top of the corporate press which is proven by all the contests organized in our country, the Agape being a good example. Every consecutive win mobilizes us to a better work. The first prize, naturally, is something to be very proud of as by winning we serve as an example to follow for many other companies, as evidenced by the requests for copies of The World of Beer. It is nice to be a leader and a template provider,” commented Wojciech Mrugalski, Manager of Internal Communications of the Brewing Company and the Editor–in–Chief of The World of Beer.

The electronic bulletin, The Brewing Information Service, has appeared since June 2004. It is addressed to journalists, market analysts and beer lovers who express their wish to receive the bulletin by subscribing to it on the Brewing Company site www.kp.pl.

The main goal of the bulletin is to provide information about the company, its products, investment campaigns and the beer market in Poland. The recipients may utilize the rich database of texts as well as high–resolution photos, used by journalists when preparing materials on the Brewing Company.

The World of Beer is an internal monthly of the Brewing Company appearing since 1999. The magazine is published in 3500 copies and distributed to all employees of the company as well as the interested individuals from the parent corporation SABMiller all over the world. The agency Morskie Studio Graficzne is responsible for the graphic layout of the magazine.

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Kompania Piwowarska [the Brewing Company] – the leader of the brewing industry in Poland

Kompania Piwowarska is the biggest brewing enterprise in Poland. Several centuries of experience in the brewing industry, state–of–the–art technology and the rigorist observance of the norms of production categorized as World Class Manufacturing guarantee the highest quality of the product. The company offers the following brands: TYSKIE (the favorite beer of Poles), ŻUBR (number two in volume sold in Poland), LECH, Dębowe Mocne, Pilsner Urquell, Redd's, Dog in the Fog, Miller Genuine Draft and Peroni Nastro Azzurro. The Brewing Company was established in 1999 through a merger of Tyskie Browary Książęce [Tychy Duke’s Brewery] and Lech Browary Wielkopolski [Lech Great Poland Brewery]. Browar Dojlidy [Dojlidy Brewery] in Białystok joined the Company in 2003 and the Brewery of Kielce in 2008. The volume of sales by the KP reached 14.5 million hectoliters of beer in the financial year concluded on March 31, 2008.

SABMiller – on the biggest world manufacturers of beer

Kompania Piwowarska is a part of one of the biggest manufacturers of beer in the world – SABMiller plc. The group is present in over 60 countries on six continents, and its portfolio includes over 150 well–known brands (among others, Pilsner Urquell, Grolsch, Miller Genuine Draft, Peroni Nastro Azzurro, and Castle Lager). SABMiller plc is among the biggest companies in the world (outside of the US) bottling the products of Coca–Cola. In the financial year of 2008, concluded on March 31, SABMiller registered gross receipts of 21.4 billion dollars and reached gross profits of 3.2 billion dollars. The sales of beer reached 239 million hl.

For additional information, please contact:

Katarzyna Wilczewska
Public Affairs Manager
KOMPANIA PIWOWARSKA SA
katarzyna.wilczewska@kp.sabmiller.com
Fax: +48 61 87 87 850
Mobile: +48 601 887 966

Klaudyna Polanowska
Specialist for Public Relations
Klaudyna.polanowska@kp.sabmiller.com
61–285 Poznan
telephone: (061) 878 7473
fax: (061) 878 7850

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