PLZEŇSKÝ PRAZDROJ HAS A NEW CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER (Translation)
15 October 2009
Plzeň, October 14, 2009 - Effective November 16th of this year, Doug Brodman has been nominated to be Chief Executive Officer and Chairman of Board of Directors of Plzeňský Prazdroj. Doug Brodman will replace Mike Short, who, after a successful four and a half years as the head of Plzeňský Prazdroj, left on September 30 for SABMiller London headquarters.
Doug Brodman is an American. He has been working in the beer industry for twenty eight years. In 1999 he joined Miller Brewing Company, which is present on the American market
as part of the global SABMiller group.
Since 2006, Doug first ran Miller Brewing International and after that Market Development Americas. Before this he was the Senior Vice President for business and distribution at Miller Brewing Company.
Doug Brodman studied management at St. John's in New York, USA; he also finished his MBA at Hofstra University.
Doug Brodman is married and will move to Czech Republic together with his wife Terry and his daughter Jennifer.
Notes to editors:
- With total sale of 10.7 million hectoliters in the 2008 calendar year (including licensed production abroad) and with export to more than 50 countries, Plzeňský Prazdroj a. s., is the leading producer of beer in the Czech Republic and the biggest exporter of Czech beer.
- Plzeňský Prazdroj, a. s., is a member of the SABMiller PLC Pilsner Urquell global group, it is an international flagship of SABMiller portfolio of brands.
- SABMiller PLC is one of the biggest beer companies in the world, with activities and distribution in more than 60 countries on six continents. SABMiller includes important international brands such as Miller Genuine Draft, Peroni Nastro Azzurro and Pilsner Urquell, and close to 200 successful regional and national brands.
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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 14 October.