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SABMiller PLC - Peru Offer

RNS Number:8687L
SABMiller PLC
10 November 2006


Ref 55/2006


10 November2006


SABMILLER TENDER OFFERS FOR VOTING SHARES IN SUBSIDIARIES IN PERU

SABMiller announces today that it is making simultaneous tender offers
('offers') on the Lima Stock Exchange for all the voting shares which it does
not already own in its listed Peruvian subsidiaries, UCP Backus y Johnston
S.A.A. ('UCP Backus y Johnston'), Cerveceria San Juan S.A.A., Compania Cervecera
del Sur del Peru S.A.A., Industrias del Envase S.A., Inmobiliaria Pariachi S.A.
and Vidrios Planos del Peru S.A. (the 'Companies'). The offer period commenced
on 9 November 2006 and will close on 6 December 2006.

The offers are being made in cash, at valuations per share determined
independently in accordance with the rules of the Lima Stock Exchange. The total
cash consideration payable by SABMiller if all six offers are accepted in full
will be approximately US$45million.

SABMiller has an effective economic interest of approximately 93.7% in UCP
Backus y Johnston, 75.7% in Cerveceria San Juan S.A.A., 84.5% in Compania
Cervecera del Sur del Peru S.A.A., 77% in Industrias del Envase S.A., 80.4% in
Inmobiliaria Pariachi S.A. and 98.7% in Vidrios Planos del Peru S.A.

UCP Backus y Johnston is Peru's largest brewer. Its leading brands include
Cristal and Cusquena.


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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$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.

This announcement can be found on www.sabmiller.com

High resolution brand images are available for the media to view and download
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Enquiries:
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SABMiller plc                                           Tel: +44 20 7659 0100

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

Rachel Kentleton     Senior Investor Relations Manager  Tel: +44 20 7659 0113

Nigel Fairbrass      Head of Media Relations            Tel: +44 7799 894265


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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