10 July 2009
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SABMILLER ANNOUNCES EUR 1 BILLION BOND ISSUE UNDER ITS US$5 BILLION EURO MEDIUM TERM NOTE PROGRAMME
SABMiller plc announces that it has today successfully priced a EUR1,000,000,000 note issue under its US$5,000,000,000 Euro Medium Term Note Programme, comprising EUR1,000,000,000
5.5-year notes with a coupon of 4.50% (the "Notes").
The net proceeds of the issue will be used to repay certain existing indebtedness and for general corporate purposes. The issue is scheduled to close on 17 July 2009, subject to customary conditions. Application has been made to the Financial Services Authority for the Notes to be admitted to the Official List of the UK Listing Authority and to trading on the Regulated Market of the London Stock Exchange plc.
Malcolm Wyman, Chief Financial Officer, said "We are delighted with the positive response we received from the investors to our debut issue into the Euro market, which has been very competitively priced. We believe this reaffirms investor recognition of the strength of SABMiller's broad geographical business spread, leading brand portfolios and cash flow generation."
This announcement may not be distributed, directly or indirectly, in or into the United States, Canada, Australia or Japan. It does not constitute an offer to sell or the solicitation of an offer to buy securities discussed herein or an invitation or inducement to purchase such securities.
The Notes have not been, and will not be, registered under the US Securities Act of 1933, as amended (the "Securities Act") and may not be offered or sold in the United States or to US persons (as such term is defined in Regulation S under the Securities Act) unless they are registered under the Securities Act or pursuant to an exemption from registration. No public offer of the Notes is being made in the United States.
About SABMiller plc
SABMiller is one of the world's largest brewers with brewing interests and distribution agreements across six continents. The group's wide portfolio of brands includes premium international beers such as Grolsch, Miller Genuine Draft, Peroni Nastro Azzurro and Pilsner Urquell, as well as market-leading local brands such as Aguila, Castle, Miller Lite, Snow and Tyskie. SABMiller is also one of the largest bottlers of Coca-Cola products in the world.
In the year ended 31 March 2009, the group reported US$3,405 million in adjusted pre-tax profit and group revenue of US$25,302 million. SABMiller plc is listed on the London and Johannesburg stock exchanges. For more information on SABMiller, visit the company's website: www.sabmiller.com.
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