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Plzensky Prazdroj to open a new PET bottle line (Translation)

15 February 2011

 

Plzeň, February 14 - Plzeňský Prazdroj will be investing CZK 150 million in a new PET bottling line at its Plzeň brewery. The line will be located in Prazdroj's Plzeň brewery in the current packaging hall, and its maximum capacity will be 18,000 bottles per hour. The investment is expected to be completed and the line commissioned during the course of the year. This investment in a packaging line is a response to the changing requirements of Czech beer drinkers for convenient containers in the off-trade segment.

"We have our consumers at heart, and we would like to meet their needs. As their preferences change and the demand for convenient packaging grows, we are putting into operation a new plastic packaging line in the Plzeň brewery as part of our long-term investments in the development of our business. Our brew masters make top quality Czech beers, and our goal is to offer consumers top-quality packaging, both in traditional returnable glass bottles and in the new convenience packaging. Our consumers deserve the best beer experience, and we are committed to delivering one," said Douglas Brodman, Plzeňský Prazdroj CEO.

Plzeňský Prazdroj is providing consumers with Klasik and Primus brands in the PET bottle.

Notes for editors:
- With total sales of 10.5 million hectolitres in 2009 (including licensed production abroad) and exports to more than 50 countries around the world, Plzeňský Prazdroj is a major beer producer in the region and the largest exporter of Czech beer.
- Plzeňský Prazdroj, a.s. is a member of the group SABMiller plc. Pilsner Urquell is the international flagship of the SABMiller brand portfolio.
- SABMiller plc is one of the world's largest brewers, with brewing interests or distribution agreements in over 60 countries across six continents. The SABMiller brand portfolio consists of international brands such as Grolsch, Miller Genuine Draft, Peroni Nastro Azzurro and Pilsner Urquell, as well as almost 200 other successful regional and national brands. Outside the U.S., SABMiller is one of the world's largest producers and distributors of Coca-Cola products.

Contact:

Jiří Mareček
External Communication Manager
Tel.: 724 617 219
e-mail: jiri.marecek@pilsner.sabmiller.com


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 [14/02/2011].

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