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SABMiller PLC - Holding(s) in Company

RNS Number:1570X
SABMiller PLC
31 March 2004

                                  SCHEDULE 10

                   NOTIFICATION OF MAJOR INTERESTS IN SHARES


1. Name of company


SABMiller plc


2. Name of shareholder having a major interest


Barclays plc


3. Please state whether notification indicates that it is in respect of holding
of the shareholder named in 2 above or in respect of a non-beneficial interest
or in the case of an individual holder if it is a holding of that person's
spouse or children under the age of 18


Notification in respect of party named in 2 above


4. Name of the registered holder(s) and, if more than one holder, the number of
shares held by each of them


See additional information


5. Number of shares / amount of stock acquired


N/A


6. Percentage of issued class


N/A


7. Number of shares / amount of stock disposed


N/A


8. Percentage of issued class


N/A


9. Class of security


Ordinary shares of US$0.10 each


10. Date of transaction


Not disclosed. Figures given as at 26 March 2004


11.  Date company informed


Notification received on 31 March  2004


12. Total holding following this notification


40,163,877 ordinary shares


13. Total percentage holding of issued class following this notification


4.02% of issued ordinary share capital


14. Any additional information


Notification was received from Barclays Bank plc, under S198 and 202(3)
Companies Act 1985, of a notifiable interest of 4.02% in the ordinary issued
share capital of SABMiller plc, through the legal entities listed below


Legal Entity                                                             Holding                  % Held


Barclays Global Fund Advisors                          962,401           0.0963%

Barclays Global Investors Ltd                       23,534,729           2.3544%

Barclays Global Investors, N.A.                     12,067,885           1.2073%

Barclays Global Investors Australia Ltd                456,909           0.0457%

Barclays Life Assurance Co Ltd                       1,797,333           0.1798%

Barclays Capital Securities Ltd                        174,090           0.0174%

Barclays Global Investors Japan Ltd                    253,219           0.0253%

Barclays Private Bank and Trust Ltd                      8,089           0.0008%

Barclays Global Investors Japan Trust & Banking        909,222           0.0910%


                                        TOTAL:      40,163,877           4.0180%


15. Name of contact and telephone number for queries


Greg Martin  01483 264067


16. Name and signature of authorised company official responsible for making
this notification


Greg Martin Company Secretarial Assistant


Date of notification


31 March 2004


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