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SABMiller PLC - Senior Management Changes

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SABMiller PLC
02 August 2007


2 August 2007

                     SABMiller - Senior Management Changes

SABMiller plc announced today that Andre Parker, Managing Director of SABMiller
Africa and Asia, and Norman Adami, President and CEO SABMiller Americas, will
both be retiring from the company in the coming months.

SABMiller Africa and Asia

Andre Parker will be retiring at the end of September 2007 after 32 years of
service. Under Andre's leadership the Africa and Asia region has grown
substantially with EBITA, turnover and volumes up almost four-fold over a period
of eight years. In fiscal 07 the region accounted for some 30% of group lager
volumes and some 14% of sales revenue.

In recognition of the current scale and future growth potential of the group's
Africa and Asia interests, from 1 October 2007 the region will be split into two
management units.

Ari Mervis is appointed Managing Director SABMiller Asia and Mark Bowman will
take up the role of Managing Director SABMiller Africa. Reporting directly to
Graham Mackay, SABMiller Chief Executive, Ari and Mark will join the SABMiller
plc Executive Committee (Excom), effective 1 October 2007.

Currently Managing Director Australia, Ari Mervis was responsible for building
SABMiller's successful Russian business and has most recently established the
company's presence in Australia. Ari will head up a relatively small Asia hub
office, located in Hong Kong, which will support SABMiller's partnerships in
China, Australia and Vietnam and the wholly owned Indian business, and continue
to grow SABMiller's interests in the region.

Mark Bowman, currently Managing Director Kompania Piwowarska in Poland, has
significant experience of both the beer and soft drinks businesses, having
previously been Managing Director of the company's South African bottling
operation ABI. The Africa hub office will remain in Johannesburg, and will focus
on further developing SABMiller's beer and soft drinks operations on the African
continent (outside of South Africa).

Commenting on the management changes, Graham Mackay, Chief Executive, said:

'Andre Parker has made an outstanding contribution to SABMiller, establishing a
leadership position for the company in both China and India while maintaining
strong growth in the Africa region. I wish Andre and his wife Linda a long and
happy retirement.

'I am confident that Ari and Mark, both experienced SABMiller managers, will
continue to build our businesses in Asia and Africa and deliver further value
enhancing growth.'

SABMiller Americas

SABMiller plc also announced today that Norman Adami, President and CEO
SABMiller Americas, will be retiring from the company.

For some time Norman has expressed a desire to retire and return to South
Africa, at an appropriate juncture, due to compelling family circumstances. With
the transition of the Miller management team already fully completed and the
integration of the Group's Latin American businesses also well advanced, Norman
will retire from full service on 30 November 2007.

Norman has served the business for 25 years and has been a member of the
SABMiller Executive Committee for 13 years. He successfully managed SAB Ltd as
Managing Director for 9 years and more recently led the Miller Brewing Company
as President and CEO from 2003 to 2006, completing the business turnaround and
building a sustainable platform for it to compete in the US marketplace. In
addition over the last 12 months Norman has overseen the successful integration
of Grupo Empresarial Bavaria into the SABMiller group.

Norman was able to make a unique contribution to SABMiller as President and CEO
SABMiller Americas due to his experience and knowledge of the US and global beer
markets. Norman will not be replaced in this position.

Tom Long, President and CEO of the Miller Brewing Company and Barry Smith,
President of SABMiller Latin America, upon Norman's retirement, will report
directly to Graham Mackay, SABMiller Chief Executive, and will continue to serve
as members of the SABMiller plc Excom.

Commenting on the announcement, Graham Mackay, Chief Executive, said:

'Norman has made an enduring contribution to the SABMiller Group and we will
greatly miss his wisdom, passion and commitment. One of Norman's legacies is the
strong management team that he has built up in the Americas.

'I respect Norman's decision to move back to South Africa to support his family
and we wish them all success and happiness in this new phase of their lives.'

Ends


Notes to editors:

SABMiller plc is one of the world's largest brewers with brewing interests or
distribution agreements in over 60 countries across six 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 2007, the group reported US$3,154 million in adjusted
pre-tax profit and revenue of $18,620 million.  SABMiller plc is listed on the
London and Johannesburg stock exchanges.


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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

Gary Leibowitz  Senior Vice President, Investor Relations  Tel: +44 20 7659 0119

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

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the yield on such securities, should not be relied upon as a guide to future
performance.


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