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SABMiller PLC - EBT Share Purchase

RNS Number:0958T
16 March 2007

                                 SABMiller plc

The Company was advised on 15 March 2007, that the Trustee of the SABMiller
Employees' Benefit Trust ('the EBT') had that day completed the purchase in the
market of 1,000,000 SABMiller plc ordinary shares at an average price of

This purchase was made to provide the EBT with greater capacity to meet
potential future conditional obligations in respect of restricted shares
conditionally awarded under SABMiller's Performance Share Award Scheme and its
Sub-Schemes and also to satisfy, upon exercise, stock appreciation rights
awarded under SABMiller's International Employee Stock Appreciation Rights
Scheme. Following this purchase the EBT's shareholding in unvested shares
amounts to 4,034,111 ordinary shares, in which certain senior employees,
including the following directors and persons discharging managerial
responsibilities, have an interest as potential beneficiaries: Mr E.A.G. Mackay,
Mr. M.I. Wyman, Mr. N.J. Adami, Dr. A.J. Clark, Ms. S.M. Clark, Mr. J. Davidson,
Mr. N.T. Fell, Mr. C.A. van Kralingen, Mr. N.T. Long, Mr. J. Nel, Mr. A.C.
Parker and Mr. B.J.K. Smith.

John Davidson

Group Company Secretary and General Counsel

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