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SABMiller PLC - Holding(s) in Company

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RNS Number:8829N
SABMiller PLC
23 July 2003


                                SABMiller plc

                    NOTIFICATION OF MAJOR INTEREST IN SHARES


(1) Barclays plc

SABMiller plc (the "Company"), received notification on the 21 July that, as of
the 16 July 2003, Barclays plc no longer had a notifiable interest in the
ordinary issued share capital of the "Company".  The previously advised interest
was 3.45%


(2) Old Mutual plc

                                  SCHEDULE 10

                   NOTIFICATION OF MAJOR INTERESTS IN SHARES


1. Name of company


SABMiller plc


2. Name of shareholder having a major interest


Old Mutual plc


3. Please state whether notification indicates that it is in respect of holding
of the shareholder named in 2 above or in respect of a non-beneficial interest
or in the case of an individual holder if it is a holding of that person's
spouse or children under the age of 18


Notification in respect of party named above.


4. Name of the registered holder(s) and, if more than one holder, the number of
shares held by each of them


See additional information.


5. Number of shares / amount of stock acquired


N/A


6. Percentage of issued class


N/A


7. Number of shares / amount of stock disposed


N/A


8. Percentage of issued class


N/A


9. Class of security


Ordinary shares of US$0.10 each.


10. Date of transaction


Figures given as at 16 July 2003


11. Date company informed


21 July 2003


12. Total holding following this notification


90,414,581 ordinary shares


13. Total percentage holding of issued class following this notification


9.05% of issued ordinary share capital


14. Any additional information


Notification was received from Old Mutual plc, under S198 Companies Act 1985, of
a notifiable interest of 9.05% in the ordinary issued share capital of SABMiller
plc through the registered holders below.


          Registered Holder                                                                Holding    % Held

          Old Mutual Life Assurance Company (South Africa) Ltd                          45,021,031    4.507%
          Old Mutual Unit Trusts (SA)                                                    1,569,700    0.157%
          Old Mutual Asset Managers (South Africa) Ltd (Managed fund client
assets)     28,261,089    2.829%
          Old Mutual Unit Trusts (Namibia)                                                  20,200    0.002%
          Old Mutual Life Assurance Company (Namibia) Ltd                                  393,233    0.039%
          Old Mutual Asset Managers (Namibia) Ltd (Managed fund client assets)             351,750    0.035%
          Old Mutual Portfolio Holdings (Namibia) (pty) Ltd                                 30,400    0.003%
          Old Mutual Holdings (Namibia)(pty)Ltd                                             90,860    0.009%
          Old Mutual Global Asset Fund                                                   1,115,192    0.112%
          Old Mutual South Africa Equity Trust Limited                                   3,265,820    0.327%
          Old Mutual South African Trust Plc                                               286,700    0.029%
          Mutual & Federal Limited                                                         659,251    0.066%
          Nedcor Bank Nominees Limited                                                   3,791,679     0.38%
          Standard Bank Nominees Limited                                                 4,900,471    0.491%
          Syfrets Securities Nominees Ltd                                                   20,513    0.002%
          ABSA Nominees Limited                                                            630,711    0.063%
          Clients of BOE                                                                     5,981    0.001%


15. Name of contact and telephone number for queries


Lorraine Sadkowski - 01483 264 026


16. Name and signature of authorised company official responsible for making
this notification


A.O.C. Tonkinson - Secretary


Date of notification


23 July 2003


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