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Backus has been chosen for the second year in a row as one of the top ten most admired companies in Peru (Translation)

27 September 2013

According to the executives from leading companies in different economic sectors

- The award was presented by PWC and G de Gestión magazine

- The research was carried out by executives from the 1500 companies with the highest revenue

Lima, September 26th, 2013 - For the second year in a row, Backus has been recognised as one of the top ten companies most admired in the country. This important award recognises the work of the company as a result of its good Corporate Governance that guarantees the transparency, the objectivity and the competitiveness for its clients, shareholders and other stakeholders.

This award was possible thanks to a research done by PricewaterhouseCoopers (PWC) and G de Gestión magazine, among 4,500 executives from the 1,500 companies with the highest revenue in the country. The seven categories in the competition were: Strategic Vision, Financial Management, Capacity for Innovation, Business and Marketing Strategies, Quality of Management Team, Corporate Governance and Corporate Social Responsibility.

“In Backus, we are very proud of this recognition. This is the result of the high quality talent throughout the organisation, the clear strategic focus, the connection with our consumers and clients and, above all, our commitment to the support and the development of the Peruvian society”, mentioned Grant Harries, President of Backus, during the ceremony in which the other nine prestigious companies nationwide were also awarded.

It is worth mentioning that the “Top ten most admired companies” award first took place in the United Kingdom in 1998 as an initiative of PWC together with the Financial Times, where the survey was carried out by1,000 executives from 25 countries.

About Backus:

Union of Peruvian Breweries and Johnston, is the brewing industry leader in Peru. It has 5 decentralised production plants in Lima (Ate), Arequipa, Cusco, Motupe and Pucallpa, it also has a malt factory and a mineral water plant. It has a portfolio of national and international brands well segmented, that wants to satisfy consumers in more than 180,000 selling points throughout the country. During 2012, Backus sold 11.943 millions of hectolitres of beer, which means an increment of 6.6% in comparison to last year. Also, the net sales of the company reached S/. 3,398.3 million, which is equivalent to an increase of 13.1% during the same period.

Backus works with a focus in sustainable development, with the goal of generating shared value with the people that are part of its value chain and the communities in which it operates. That is why all its initiatives and projects want to generate social inclusion and strategic alliances to favour the efforts and achieve a greater impact in economic, social and environmental terms for the society as a whole.

For more information, contact:

Cecilia Quevedo

Comunicaciones Externas Backus  -3113000

Cecilia Quintana

LLORENTE & CUENCA   222-9491 Anexo 264


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, the news release was first published in its local market on [26/09/2013].

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