March 6th, 2012
SABMILLER AND ANADOLU EFES ANNOUNCE CLOSING STEPS OF STRATEGIC ALLIANCE
SABMiller plc., Anadolu Group (Anadolu Endüstri Holding A.Ş., Yazıcılar Holding A.Ş. and Özilhan Sınai Yatırım A.Ş.), and Anadolu Efes (Anadolu Efes Biracılık ve Malt Sanayii A.Ş.) today announce completion of the transfer of SABMiller's Russian and Ukrainian beer businesses in the context of their strategic alliance for Turkey, Russia, the CIS, Central Asia and the Middle East, which was originally announced on 19 October 2011. SABMiller's newly issued 24% shareholding in Anadolu Efes will be listed on the Istanbul Stock Exchange ("ISE") after completion of certain administrative requirements of the Turkish Capital Markets Board and the ISE. The management teams for the combined Russia and Ukraine businesses have been appointed and these businesses will commence operations on an integrated basis with immediate effect.
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Overview of SABMiller
SABMiller is one of the world's largest brewers with brewing interests and distribution agreements across six continents. The group's wide portfolio includes global brands such as Pilsner Urquell, Peroni Nastro Azzurro, Miller Genuine Draft and Grolsch, as well as leading local brands such as Aguila, Castle, Miller Lite, Snow, Tyskie, and Victoria Bitter. SABMiller is also one of the world's largest bottlers of Coca-Cola products.
In the year ended 31 March 2011, the group reported US$5,617 million adjusted EBITDA and group revenue of US$28,311 million. SABMiller is listed on the London and Johannesburg Stock Exchanges.
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