26 February 2009
Acquisition of Shares into Treasury
On 23 February 2009, the Company announced its applications to have 77,368,338 of its ordinary shares of US$0.10 each (the "Shares") admitted to the official list of the United Kingdom Listing Authority ("UKLA") and to be admitted to trading on the London ("LSE") and Johannesburg ("JSE") Stock Exchanges.
The Company now announces that the admission to the official list of the UKLA and to trading on the LSE is now complete, that the Shares have been acquired by it and are now held as treasury shares. The Shares were acquired at £10.54 each, with the purchase monies being paid to wholly owned subsidiaries of the Group.
The Shares will be admitted to trading on the JSE tomorrow.
The Company now has 1,507,915,631 ordinary shares in issue and a further 77,368,338 ordinary shares held as treasury shares. The treasury shares represent approximately 4.88% of the issued ordinary share capital of the Company, on a fully diluted basis.
General Counsel and Group Company Secretary
26 February 2009
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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