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SABMiller PLC - Acquisition

RNS Number:8119I
12 September 2006


London and Johannesburg, 12 September 2006: SABMiller plc, one of the world's
leading brewers, announces that it has completed the acquisition of the Foster's
business and brand in India for US$120 million.

SABMiller India will extend Foster's Lager through its national network of
breweries and seek significant cost benefits from brewing and distributing the
brand locally. The existing brewery in Maharashtra will provide additional
capacity in the state as well as a platform for access to Mumbai. SABMiller is
the second largest brewer in India.

Andre Parker, Managing Director of SABMiller Africa and Asia, commented:

'We will look to continue the success of Foster's in India and drive growth in
the premium segment in this exciting market. SABMiller India's extensive
footprint throughout the country, along with its spectrum of strong local and
international brands, provides a compelling growth proposition as the Indian
beer market develops.'


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 2006, the group reported US$15,307 million in
revenues and profit before tax of US$2,453 million. 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      Vice President, Investor Relations   Tel: +44 20 7659 0174

James Crampton      Media Relations Manager              Tel: +44 7795 208158

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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