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SABMiller PLC - EBT Share Purchase

RNS Number:4654M
SABMiller PLC
24 January 2008


                                 SABMiller plc


SABMiller plc was advised on 23 January 2008, that Ogier Trustee (Jersey)
Limited, the Trustee of the SABMiller Employees' Benefit Trust, ('the EBT') had
on 23 January 2008 completed, in London, a transaction required to be notified
in accordance with DTR 3.1.2R, namely the acquisition in the market of one
million (1,000,000) SABMiller plc ordinary shares of US$0.10 each at an average
price of £11.283293 per share.


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 4,661,106 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. M. Bowman, 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. A. Mervis, Mr. J. Nel
and Mr. B.J.K. Smith.


John Davidson

General Counsel and Group Company Secretary

24 January 2008


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