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SABMiller PLC - Directorate Change

RNS Number:3946A
27 March 2006

Ref 12/2006


London and Johannesburg, 27 March 2006. The Board of Directors ('the Board') of
SABMiller plc is pleased to announce that Ms Liz Doherty has agreed to join the
Board as an independent, non-executive director, with effect from 1 April 2006.

Ms Doherty is currently Group International Finance Director of Tesco plc where
her role includes the responsibility for the finances of Tesco's international
businesses as well as Group Accounts, Treasury and Tax.  Prior to Tesco, Ms
Doherty held a series of commercial and strategic positions at Unilever PLC
working in a variety of different countries.

Chairman of SABMiller plc, Meyer Kahn, commented:

'The Board believes that Liz's experience in international markets and consumer
goods companies, as well as her undeniable business skills, will enable her to
make a valuable contribution to SABMiller as a non-executive director. On behalf
of the company, I would personally like to extend a warm welcome to Liz and look
forward to working with her.'

Liz Doherty said:

'I view SABMiller as a dynamic and energetic global company with great prospects
across many diverse markets. I am delighted to accept a position on the Board
and am truly excited about being part of the team.'

Pursuant to Listing Rule 9.6.13R(1), details of all directorships held by
Ms Doherty in any publicly-quoted company at any time in the previous five
years, are set out below:

Tesco Kipa Kitle Pazarlama Ticaret Ve Sanayi AS (listed on the Istanbul Stock


Notes to editors


SABMiller plc is one of the world's largest brewers with brewing interests or
distribution agreements in over 60 countries across five continents. The group's
brands include premium international beers such as Miller Genuine Draft, Peroni
Nastro Azzurro and Pilsner Urquell, as well as an exceptional range of market
leading local brands.  Outside the USA, SABMiller plc is also one of the largest
bottlers of Coca-Cola products in the world.

In the year ended 31 March 2005, the group reported US$2,194 million pre-tax
profit and a turnover of US$14,543 million on a UK GAAP basis.  SABMiller plc is
listed on the London and Johannesburg stock exchanges.

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                            SABMiller plc                  Tel: +44 20 7659 0100

Sue Clark            Director of Corporate Affairs         Tel: +44 20 7659 0184

Gary Leibowitz       Senior Vice President, Investor       Tel: +44 20 7659 0174

James Crampton       Media Relations Manager               Tel: +44 20 7659 0172

This announcement does not constitute an offer to sell or issue or the
solicitation of an offer to buy or acquire securities of SABMiller plc (the
'Company') or any of its affiliates in any jurisdiction or an inducement to
enter into investment activity.

This document includes 'forward-looking statements'.  These statements may
contain the words 'anticipate', 'believe', 'intend', 'estimate', 'expect' and
words of similar meaning.  All statements other than statements of historical
facts included in this announcement, including, without limitation, those
regarding the Company's financial position, business strategy, plans and
objectives of management for future operations (including development plans and
objectives relating to the Company's products and services) are forward-looking
statements.  These forward-looking statements involve known and unknown risks,
uncertainties and other important factors that could cause the actual results,
performance or achievements of the Company to be materially different from
future results, performance or achievements expressed or implied by such
forward-looking statements.  These forward-looking statements are based on
numerous assumptions regarding the Company's present and future business
strategies and the environment in which the Company will operate in the future.
These forward-looking statements speak only as at the date of this announcement.
  The Company expressly disclaims any obligation or undertaking to disseminate
any updates or revisions to any forward-looking statements contained in this
announcement to reflect any change in the Company's expectations with regard
thereto or any change in events, conditions or circumstances on which any such
statement is based.

Any information contained in this announcement on the price at which the
Company's securities have been bought or sold in the past, or on the yield on
such securities, should not be relied upon as a guide to future performance.

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