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SABMiller PLC - Holding(s) in Company

RNS Number:5416S
SABMiller PLC
12 October 2005


                   NOTIFICATION OF MAJOR INTERESTS IN SHARES

All relevant boxes should be completed in block capital letters.

1.                  Name of listed company

SABMILLER PLC

2.                  Name of shareholder with a major interest

ALTRIA GROUP, INC

3.                  Please state whether notification indicates that it is
regarding the holding of the shareholder named in 2 above; 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

SHAREHOLDER NAMED IN 2 ABOVE

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

ALTRIA GROUP, INC

5.                  Number of shares/amount of stock acquired

ORDINARY SHARES OF US$0.10 EACH - 167,411,024

AS A RESULT OF CONVERSION OF THAT NUMBER OF LOW VOTING CONVERTIBLE PARTICIPATING
SHARES INTO ORDINARY SHARES

6.                  Percentage of issued class (any treasury shares held by the
listed company should not be taken into account when calculating percentage)

APPROXIMATELY 12.6% OF ISSUED ORDINARY SHARE CAPITAL

7.                  Number of shares/amount of stock disposed

LOW VOTING CONVERTIBLE PARTICIPATING SHARES (UNLISTED) - 167,411,024

AS A RESULT OF CONVERSION OF THAT NUMBER OF LOW VOTING CONVERTIBLE PARTICIPATING
SHARES INTO ORDINARY SHARES.

8.                  Percentage of issued class (any treasury shares held by the
listed company should not be taken into account when calculating percentage)

100% OF ISSUED LOW VOTING CONVERTIBLE PARTICIPATING SHARES (UNLISTED).

9.                  Class of security

ORDINARY SHARES OF US$ 0.10 EACH ACQUIRED

10.              Date of transaction

12 OCTOBER 2005

11.              Date listed company informed

12 OCTOBER 2005

12.              Total holding following this notification

ORDINARY SHARES OF US$0.10 EACH - 430,000,000

13.              Total percentage holding of issued class following this
notification (any treasury shares held by the listed company should not be taken
into account when calculating percentage)

ORDINARY SHARES OF US$0.10 EACH - 28.7%

14.              Any additional information

TOTAL NUMBER OF ORDINARY SHARES OF US$0.10 EACH FOLLOWING CONVERSION -
430,000,000

TOTAL NUMBER OF LOW VOTING CONVERTIBLE PARTICIPATING SHARES (UNLISTED) FOLLOWING
CONVERSION - 0

15.              Name of contact and telephone number for queries

STEPHEN SHAPIRO, DEPUTY COMPANY SECRETARY +44 (0) 1484 264125

16.              Name and signature of duly authorised officer of the listed
company responsible for making this notification

A.O.C TONKINSON - COMPANY SECRETARY


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Date of notification 12 OCTOBER 2005


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