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SABMiller PLC - New Marketing Director

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SABMiller PLC
10 July 2006


Ref 26/2006


                   SABMiller appoints new Marketing Director


London and Johannesburg, 10 July 2006.  SABMiller plc, one of the world's
leading brewers, is pleased to announce the appointment of Nick Fell as Group
Marketing Director effective 1 August 2006.


Nick joins the business from Cadbury Schweppes where he was President Global
Commercial Strategy, responsible for creating commercial strategies and
capabilities to grow Cadbury's share of the global confectionary market. Prior
to Cadbury Nick has held a number of senior marketing and brand management
positions in the spirits and beer industry, most notably as Global Marketing
Director for Guinness and Global Brands Director for Johnnie Walker.


Based in the UK, Nick will become a member of SABMiller's Executive Committee,
leading a group wide marketing function with responsibility for developing the
company's portfolio of international brands, which include Peroni Nastro
Azzurro, Pilsner Urquell and Miller Genuine Draft. He will also be responsible
for determining the group marketing agenda, setting the strategic marketing
priorities, and continuing to enhance the marketing capability of the business.


Nick replaces Mark Sherrington who joined SABMiller in 2002, on a limited term
assignment, with a brief to establish the group marketing function, and to build
the foundations for the international brands.  Mark is now leaving to resume his
other business interests.


Commenting on the appointment Graham Mackay Chief Executive said:


'I am delighted to welcome Nick to the SABMiller group.  He has an impressive
track record in consumer marketing having built a range of international beer
and spirits brands and this experience, combined with his insight into the
complexities of managing international brands in multinational businesses, will
greatly benefit SABMiller.


'Continuing to build and nurture our brands, to ensure that they are the first
choice of consumers, is essential to the success of the business and Nick and
his marketing colleagues across the business will have an important role to play
in this regard - particularly when in comes to ensuring that we stay ahead of
the competition, not just in the beer category but also in those of wines and
spirits.


'I would like to thank Mark Sherrington for his significant contribution in
creating our group marketing function and for establishing the necessary
foundations to enable us to grow our international brands. I wish him well with
his future business endeavours.'


Nick Fell commented;


'I am pleased to be joining SABMiller. It is clearly a leader in the brewing
sector with a strong global footprint and some great beer brands. I look forward
to working with the team and believe my experience will assist the business to
deliver further growth particularly in the areas of innovation and the move to
premium and international brands.'


Ends


Notes to editors:


SABMiller

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 2006, the group reported US$2,626 million adjusted
pre-tax profit and a turnover of US$15,307 million.  SABMiller plc is listed on
the London and Johannesburg stock exchanges.


This announcement is available on www.sabmiller.com


Nick Fell


Cadbury Schweppes Plc
President Global Commercial Strategy                        2003-2005
Director, Marketing Cadbury Trebor Bassett, UK              2001-2003

Diageo Plc (originally Guinness Plc)
Director of Marketing Capability                            2000-2001
Global Marketing Director, Guinness Ltd                     1996-2000
Senior Vice-President, Schieffelin & Somerset (USA)         1992-1996
Global Brands Director, Johnnie Walker                      1988-1992
Marketing Manager, Brown Spirits, United Distillers UK      1986-1988


Enquiries:

                   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 0119
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James Crampton     Media Relations Manager                 Tel: +44 7795 208158


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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
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