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SABMiller PLC - Grolsch Management Changes

RNS Number:1144T
25 April 2008

Ref 09/2008
25 April 2008

            SABMiller announces senior management changes at Grolsch

SABMiller plc announces that Rob Snel, President of Grolsch International, has
been appointed as Managing Director of Royal Grolsch NV, replacing current CEO,
Ab Pasman, who will leave the company on May 15. Rob Snel has served in a number
of positions during a 23 year career with Grolsch, and latterly as a member of
the Grolsch Management Board he has been responsible for the international
expansion of the Grolsch brand.

Commenting on the appointment, Alan Clark, managing director for SABMiller
Europe, said:

'I am delighted that Rob Snel has agreed to become Managing Director of Grolsch.
His considerable enthusiasm for the brand and experience in establishing it in
new markets will be essential as we expand the brand's distribution footprint to
exploit SABMiller's global platform.''Ab Pasman leaves with our very best wishes
for the future. He has been pivotal
to building the Grolsch company and the Grolsch brand over the last four years,
and has been a passionate champion of the range of innovations which the
business has brought to the market. His commitment to achieving the successful
integration of Grolsch into the SABMiller group over the last few months is
testament to his professionalism.'

Simultaneously with the changes above, SABMiller has appointed Jonathan Timmis,
currently Finance Director of the group's UK subsidiary Miller Brands, to be
Finance Director of Royal Grolsch NV. Jonathan replaces Arjan Kaaks who is
leaving the company.


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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