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Compañía Cervecera de Canarias has given more than 5.300 boxes of Appletiser to food banks in the Community

7 July 2009

- The Food Banks distributes the donated product among 220 charity organizations
that reach more over 45 thousand users in the whole Archipelago.

- The company collaborates with other non-governmental that work with the most unprivileged groups of the Canarian society.

Santa Cruz de Tenerife, July 3, 2009.- Compañía Cervecera de Canarias has given 127.474 units of Appletiser to the Food Banks of Canary Islands. The donated product is a 100% natural beverage, apple juice based, with no preservatives, a well accepted product in Canary Islands and plenty European countries.

The current economic context has caused an increase in the food product demand on behalf of the non-governmental organizations of the Archipelago. Compañía Cervecera de Canarias has responded to this call and has widen the usual collaboration with this type of institutions, making an extraordinary delivery to the Food Banks of Canary Islands of 127.474 units of one of its star products, Appletiser, a 100% natural beverage.

The Food Banks distribute the donated products to other charity and social service institutions to be distributed among their beneficiaries. In the case of the Canary islands, they work with 220 organizations that reach 45.034 users in the whole Archipelago.

The company, which is very loyal to its commitment to the sustainable development with the Islands, usually collaborates with different non-governmental organizations dedicated to help the most unprivileged groups of the society such as: Aldeas Infantiles, Cáritas, UNICEF, Asociación Corazón y Vida, Hermanos de la Cruz Blanca, Hospital San Juan de Dios, SINPROMI, or the Asociación Regional de Parkinson de las Islas Canarias, among others.

For Luis Durango, responsible of Corporative Communication of the company: "Our role in social matter not only carries out charity contributions, but also we are involved in other matters that we know are important for Canary Islands, in those that we think we can be useful."


About Compañía Cervecera de Canarias

CCC is one of the main beer producer company at national level and one of the main motors of the economic, industrial and social development of the Canary Islands. It has over 300 Canarian entrepreneurs among their shareholders, as well as they are part of the SABMiller international group.

Compañía Cervecera de Canarias is placed among the main wealth and economic development generator Canarian companies of the Archipelago, boosting the creation of 900 direct jobs and more than 13.000 indirect jobs.
 
About Appletiser

Appletiser is a refreshing and distinct beverage made 100% apple juice, of selected varieties (Granny Smith, Starking, Golden Delicious and Royal Gala), slightly sparkling, no artificial colors, no preservatives, no sugar added, widely accepted in the Canarian market since 1969.

About the Food Banks

The Food Banks are nonprofit organizations based on volunteering, which goal is to recover the food surplus of our society and redistribute among people in need, avoiding any waste or misuse. Their saying is: "We need what you have plenty of."

This SABMiller subsidiary news release has been translated from its local market language to English language for publication on www.sabmiller.com. We have attempted to provide an accurate translation of the original material but due to the difficulties of translation slight differences may exist. 
 
Note, the news release was first published in its local market on 03-06-09.

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