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SABMiller announces changes to board

31 July 2002

Pursuant to the terms of the agreement relating to the Miller Brewing Company transaction with Philip Morris Companies Inc., SABMiller plc (SABMiller) announced the following changes to the Board at its Annual General Meeting today:

Mr. Hank (Henry) R. Slack (non-executive director), Dr. Conrad B. Strauss (non-executive director), Mr. Pete (Richard) L. Lloyd (executive director responsible for organization and development) and Mr. André C. Parker (executive director and Managing Director: SABMiller - Africa and Asia) did not offer themselves for re-election (or confirmation in the case of Mr. Parker) and have retired from the Company's Board.

In conjunction with these retirements, Mr. Norman J. Adami (executive director and Chairman and Chief Executive of the Company's subsidiary in South Africa, The South African Breweries Limited) and Mr. Michael H. Simms (executive director and Managing Director: SABMiller - Europe) have stepped down from the Company's Board.

Mr. Adami, Mr. Lloyd, Mr. Parker and Mr. Simms will continue in their operating positions in the SABMiller plc Group and on the Chief Executive's Executive Committee.

From 1 August 2002, Mr. Geoffrey C. Bible (Chairman of the Board of Philip Morris Companies Inc.), Mr. Louis C. Camilleri (President and Chief Executive Officer of Philip Morris Companies Inc.) and Ms Nancy J. De Lisi (Senior Vice President, Mergers and Acquisitions of Philip Morris Companies Inc.) join the Board of SABMiller plc as non-executive directors.

Following these changes, the Board will comprise 11 non-executive and 2 executive directors.

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Notes to Editors

  1. SABMiller is a major international brewer. By volume it is the world's second largest brewer and it employs over 38,000 people across the globe in 111 breweries. SABMiller has a portfolio of strong brands and a leading market share in many of the countries in which it has brewing operations. It is one of the largest bottlers of Coca-Cola products in the world.

  2. Biographical details and photographs of Mr. Bible, Mr. Camilleri and Ms. De Lisi are available from Briony Gilbert (Tel: +44 20 7659 0115, e-mail: bgilbert@sabplc.com).

For further information:

Ciaran Baker
Head of Corporate Communications
+44 (0) 20 7659 0120

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