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SABMiller PLC - Senior Management Changes

RNS Number : 5678A
  SABMiller PLC
  04 August 2008


04 August 2008
SABMiller - Senior Management Changes

SABMiller announces today that Johann Nel, Human Resources Director, will be
retiring from the company in the coming months. As a result the following
appointments are made, effective 1 October 2008.

Tony van Kralingen is appointed Director of Human Resources and Supply Chain for
the SABMiller Group. Tony is currently Managing Director and Chairman of SAB
Ltd, with functional responsibility for group technical and sourcing. In
addition to leading
the Human Resources function and bringing greater executive focus to the
strategically important technical and sourcing functions, in his new role Tony
will focus on ensuring that the group maximises value through leveraging its
global scale.

Norman Adami, previously President and CEO SABMiller Americas, will return to
SABMiller to assume the position of Managing Director and Chairman of SAB Ltd in
South Africa. The personal circumstances that led to Norman's early retirement
have now been
resolved to the extent that he is able to resume a senior leadership role in
South Africa.

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

'We are fortunate in having a high calibre candidate like Tony to take up this
challenging new position.  Tony's
career began in Human Resources and he has extensive experience of the
discipline from his subsequent
functional and line management roles. He leaves SAB Ltd well positioned to meet
new competitor and growth
challenges.

'I am delighted to welcome Norman back into the SABMiller leadership team. His
experience in the USA and long standing knowledge of the South African market
ensure that he is well placed to lead SAB Ltd in the face of challenging market
circumstances.


'Johann Nel has made an exceptional contribution to SABMiller in the past six
years and he leaves behind a strong Human Resource function that continues to
serve as a core strategic business partner and competitive advantage for the
SABMiller Group.

'I respect Johann's desire to retire and to return to South Africa as a personal
choice and wish him and his wife Gina success and happiness in this new phase of
their lives.'

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Notes to Editors

Tony van Kralingen (50) was appointed Managing Director, SAB Ltd in 2003. He is
also responsible for the Global Technical function and Chairman of the Global
Sourcing Council. He joined SAB Ltd in 1982 and has held a number of senior
positions in the
group. These include Managing Director, Plze*sk* Prazdroj A.S., Marketing
Director, SAB Ltd and Operations Director (Northern Region), SAB Ltd.

Norman Adami (53) joined SAB Ltd in 1979 and has held a number of senior
positions in the group. These include Regional Director, Operations Director,
Managing Director and Chairman, SAB Ltd, and President and Chief Executive
Officer, Miller Brewing
Company.  In 2006 he was appointed President and Chief Executive Officer,
SABMiller Americas.  Norman retired from full service with the Company on 30
November 2007

About SABMiller plc

SABMiller plc is one of the world's largest brewers with brewing interests and
distribution agreements across six continents. The group's wide portfolio of
brands includes premium international beers such as Grolsch, Miller Genuine
Draft, Peroni
Nastro Azzurro and Pilsner Urquell, as well as market-leading local brands such
as Aguila, Castle, Miller Lite, Snow and Tyskie.  SABMiller is also one of the
largest bottlers of Coca-Cola products in the world.

In the year ended 31 March 2008, the group reported US$3,639 million in adjusted
pre-tax profit and revenue of US$21,410 million. SABMiller plc is listed on the
London and Johannesburg stock exchanges.

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 Nigel Fairbrass                 Head of Media Relations                                        Tel: +44 20 7659 0105


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as a guide to future performance.


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