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The most prized Christmas present at Prazdroj is beer (Translation)

10 December 2010

Plzeň, December 9, 2010 - Plzeňský Prazdroj, as a good employer, has a Christmas surprise for its employees. Employees will get three packs of eight bottles each of Gambrinus 11° Excelent beer. This beer gift is outside of the scope of the collective agreement. This year for the first time, the Christmas beer will be 11° Excelent.

Beer for employees is a beloved benefit, and the current collective agreement at Plzeňský Prazdroj ensures that employees will receive 2,500 Kč (131.6 USD) worth of beer every year. This Christmas, the company will give its employees even more beer, which is not required by the collective agreement.

"This year was not easy for Czech beer makers. However, employee behaviour during hard times shows which company is good. With this beer as a present, we would like to thank all our employees at Prazdroj for their efforts and their positive approach towards their tasks," says Ivan Balogh, Director of Corporate Relations and Director of Human Resources at Plzeňský Prazdroj.

"During the holiday season we are also thinking of our employees who aren't able to spend the holidays with their loved ones, because they have to take care of the non-stop operation of some parts of the production in the brewery, for example in the malt house. Every employee who falls into this category will receive a special package of food, so that they can have a symbolic dinner," adds Milan Koza, Manager of Employee Relations.

Prazdroj employees already received a bonus in the form of beer this year. As a thank you for their great work and to remember the 40th anniversary of the Radegast brewery, they received Radegast Premium this summer.

Notes to editors:
- With total sales of 10.5 million hectolitres in the calendar year of 2009 and with exports 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 employs approximately 2,300 employees in Plzeň, Radegast (Nošovice) and Velké Popovice in breweries and in 13 distribution centres around the Czech Republic.
- Plzeňský Prazdroj, a. s. is a member of the global SABMiller PLC group, one of the biggest beer companies in the world, with activities and distribution in more than 60 countries on six continents.

Jiří Mareček
Public Relations Officer
Ph. no: 724 617 219

This SABMiller subsidiary news release has been translated from its local market language to English language for publication on We have attempted to provide an accurate translation of the original material but due to the difficulties of translation slight differences may exist. Note: This news release was first published in its local market on 09/12/2010.


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