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Pavel Šemík will manage the Holland brewery Grolsch

18 July 2012

lzeň, July 17, 2012 - Pavel Šemík (38), the current manager of Pilsen breweries Prazdroj and Gambrinus, will become Technical Director of the Holland brewery Royal Grolsch* as of August 1, 2012. In his new position, he will be responsible for the production of Grolsch and Amsterdam beer brands and the management of the overall production of this significant brewery of SABMiller company.

Pavel Šemík studied at University of Chemical Technology. He came to Plzeňský Prazdroj in 1997 right after his graduation. He worked as a bottling technologist, a technologist, and a master brewer, and he has participated in many technological and marketing projects. Pavel Šemík has had experience with beer brewing and management of a team of brewers since 2005, when he managed Velké Popovice brewery. He has managed both Pilsen breweries, Prazdroj and Gambrinus, since 2007.

Pavel Šemík deserves credit for ensuring the repeated placement of both breweries among the top productive and effective breweries of SABMiller in Europe. During the last few years, he has participated in the development and implementation of many innovative ideas into the Plzeňský Prazdroj portfolio.

Pavel Šemík is married with two children. He enjoys sports, especially jogging, family biking trips, and soccer followed by a chilled glass of a good Pilsen beer.

*Grolsch brewery was established in 1615. Today, the brewery is one of the main producers of beer in the world. It became part of SABMiller group in February 2008.
 
Notes for editors:

- With its total sale of nearly 9.9 million hectolitres during the calendar year of 2011 (including licenced productions abroad) and with its export to more than 50 countries worldwide, Plzeňský Prazdroj Inc. is the preeminent beer producer in the region and the biggest exporter of the Czech beer.

- Plzeňský Prazdroj Inc. is a member of SABMiller plc. group. Pilsner Urquell is the international flagship brand of the SABMiller brand portfolio.

- SABMiller plc. is one of the world's biggest beer brewing companies with beer brewing activities or distribution in more than 60 countries across six continents. SABMiller portfolio includes important international Brands such as Grolsch, Miller Genuine Draft, Peroni Nastro Azzurro, and Pilsner Urquell, as well as almost 200 successful regional and national brands.


Contact:
Jiří Mareček
Plzeňský Prazdroj
+420 724 617 219


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 17/07/2012.

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