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28 August 2013

SABMiller plc

28 August 2013



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On 27 August 2013 SABMiller plc submitted to the Central Bank of Ireland updated base prospectuses relating to its U.S.$5,000,000,000 Euro Medium Term Note Programme established on 25 July 2008 (the "plc Programme") and the U.S.$3,000,000,000 Guaranteed Euro Medium Term Note Programme established by its wholly-owned subsidiary SABMiller Holdings Inc. on 12 October 2012 and guaranteed by SABMiller plc (the "Holdings Inc. Programme") (each a "Programme").


The updated base prospectus for each Programme (each a "Base Prospectus") will shortly be available for viewing on the list of approved prospectuses on the website of the Central Bank of Ireland at www.centralbank.ie.  Each Base Prospectus will also be available for viewing at www.sabmiller.com.


SABMiller plc expects that any notes issued under a Programme after the date of the relevant Base Prospectus will be admitted to the Official List of the Irish Stock Exchange and admitted to trading on its regulated market. EUR1,000,000,000 of notes were issued under the plc Programme in July 2009 and EUR1,000,000,000 of notes were issued under the Holdings Inc. Programme in December 2012, but no further notes are being issued under either Programme at this time.

About SABMiller plc

SABMiller is one of the world's largest brewers with more than 200 beer brands and some 70,000 employees in over 75 countries. The group's wide portfolio includes global brands such as Pilsner Urquell, Peroni Nastro Azzurro, Miller Genuine Draft and Grolsch, as well as leading local brands such as Aguila (Colombia), Castle (South Africa), Miller Lite (USA), Snow (China), Victoria Bitter (Australia) and Tyskie (Poland). SABMiller also has growing soft drinks businesses and is one of the world's largest bottlers of Coca-Cola products.

In the year ended 31 March 2013, the group reported EBITA of US$6,421 million and group revenue of US$34,487 million.  SABMiller plc is listed on the London and Johannesburg stock exchanges.

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Please note that the information contained in each Base Prospectus may be addressed to and/or targeted at persons who are residents of particular countries (specified in the Base Prospectus) only and is not intended for use and should not be relied upon by any person outside these countries. Prior to relying on the information contained in a Base Prospectus you must ascertain from the Base Prospectus whether or not you are part of the intended addressees of the information contained therein.


Any instruments ("Notes") to be offered under a Programme and a Base Prospectus have not been and will not be registered under the United States Securities Act of 1933, as amended (the "Securities Act") and are subject to US tax law requirements.  Subject to certain exceptions, Notes may not be offered, sold or delivered in the United States or to or for the account of US persons (as defined in Regulation S under the Securities Act).


This announcement does not constitute an offer of securities, whether by SABMiller plc, SABMiller Holdings Inc. or otherwise.


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