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SABMiller PLC - EBT Share Purchase

RNS Number:9344H
SABMiller PLC
28 January 2005


                                 SABMiller plc


The Company was advised on 27 January 2005, that the Trustee of the SABMiller
Employees' Benefit Trust ('the EBT') had that day completed the purchase in the
market of 1,000,000 SABMiller plc ordinary shares at an average price per share
of GBP 8.002575.


This purchase was made to provide the EBT with greater capacity to meet
potential future conditional obligations in respect of restricted shares
conditionally awarded under the Company's Performance Share Award Scheme and its
Sub-Schemes and also to satisfy, upon exercise, stock appreciation rights
awarded under the Company's International Employee Stock Appreciation Rights
Scheme.  Pursuant to this purchase the EBT's shareholding in unvested shares
amounts to 4,079,530 ordinary shares.


A.O.C. Tonkinson

Company Secretary

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