RNS Number : 5887L
SABMiller PLC
14 January 2009
 



TR-1: NOTIFICATION OF MAJOR INTERESTS IN SHARES


1. Identity of the issuer or the underlying issuer of existing shares to which voting rights are attached:

SABMiller plc


2. Reason for the notification (place an X inside the appropriate bracket/s)  


An acquisition or disposal of voting rights: (  )


An acquisition or disposal of financial instruments which may result in the acquisition of shares already issued to which voting rights are attached: ( )


An event changing the breakdown of voting rights: ( )


Other (please specify): Shareholding above 4% (DT5.1.2) x )


3. Full name of person(s) subject to the notification obligation:

Public Investment Corporation


4. Full name of shareholder(s) (if different from 3.):

Government of the Republic of South Africa


5. Date of the transaction (and date on which the threshold is crossed or reached if different):


6. Date on which issuer notified:

13 January 2009


7. Threshold(s) that is/are crossed or reached:

4%


8. Notified details:


A: Voting rights attached to shares



Class/type of shares if possible using the ISIN CODE


Situation previous to the Triggering transaction

GB0004835483

Number of shares

Number of voting Rights 


67,663,248

67,663,248


Resulting situation after the triggering transaction 


Class/type of shares if possible using the ISIN CODE

Number of shares 


Number of voting rights

% of voting rights


GB0004835483

Direct  

Indirect

Direct

Indirect

Direct

Indirect

 Ordinary shares

67,663,248


 67,663,248

 

 4.489%

 


B: Financial Instruments

Resulting situation after the triggering transaction


Type of financial instrument


Expiration Date 



Exercise/Conversion Period/ Date




Number of voting rights that may be acquired if the instrument is exercised/ converted.

% of voting rights



 N/A

 

 

 

 


Total (A+B)

Number of voting rights

% of voting rights

 67,663,248

4.489%

 

9. Chain of controlled undertakings through which the voting rights and/or the financial instruments are effectively held, if applicable:


    N/A


Proxy Voting:


10. Name of the proxy holder:

N/A


11. Number of voting rights proxy holder will cease to hold:

N/A


12. Date on which proxy holder will cease to hold voting rights:

N/A


13. Additional information:

Under the Disclosure and Transparency Rules, PIC reported in May 2008 that its interest in voting rights was 3.7054%. Since that notification PIC's interest has, as a result of a number of transactions, fluctuated around the 4% threshold. 


14. Contact name:

Bill WarnerAssistant Company Secretary


15. Contact telephone number:

+44 (0) 1483 264268


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