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SABMiller PLC - Polish Acquisition Completes

RNS Number:3661L
09 January 2008

Ref 02/2008

9 January 2008

       SABMiller's Polish subsidiary completes Browar Belgia acquisition

SABMiller plc announces that, following recent approval from the Polish Office
of Competition and Consumer Protection, its Polish subsidiary Kompania
Piwowarska S.A. ('KP'), has now completed the acquisition of 99.96% of Browar
Belgia from Palm Breweries NV. The value of the gross assets acquired is
approximately Euro65 million.

Browar Belgia operates one brewery situated in Kielce, South East Poland, and
has an annual production capacity in excess of 1 million hectolitres. Its
principal brands are Wojak, Gingers and Frater.


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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Kompania Piwowarska - leader of the Polish beer industry

Kompania Piwowarska is the largest brewer in Poland. Hundreds of years of
experience in beer brewing, state-of-the-art technology and rigorous adherence
to the World Class Manufacturing principles guarantee the highest quality beer.
The company's product portfolio includes TYSKIE - Poles' favourite beer, ZUBR -
the second largest Polish beer brand, LECH, Debowe Mocne, Pilsner Urquell,
Redd's, Dog in the Fog, Peroni Nastro Azzurro and Miller Genuine Draft. Kompania
Piwowarska was established in 1999 as a result of a merger of Tyskie Browary
Ksiazecece and Lech Browary Wielkopolski. In 2003 Dojlidy Brewery in Bialystok
was acquired by KP. In the fiscal year F07, ended on 31 March 2007, KP sales
volume amounted to 13 million hectolitres.


SABMiller plc                                            Tel: +44 20 7659 0100

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

Kelly Mulvey        Senior Manager, Investor Relations   Tel: +44 20 7659 0176

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.

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