CURRENCY CONVERSION - STERLING AND RAND
31 July 2009
In its Final Results announcement for the year ended 31 March 2009, published on Thursday, 14 May 2009, SABMiller plc announced that the exchange rates to be used to determine the Sterling and Rand equivalent of the final dividend of 42 US cents per share would be calculated using the exchange rates prevailing on Thursday, 30 July 2009.
The rate of exchange determined on Thursday, 30 July 2009 for converting to Sterling is GBP:US$ =1.6498 resulting in an equivalent final dividend of 25.45763 UK pence per share.
The rate of exchange determined on Thursday, 30 July 2009 for converting to South African Rand is US$:ZAR = 7.791500 resulting in an equivalent final dividend of 327.243000 SA cents per share.
The dividend will be payable on Friday, 28 August 2009 to all shareholders registered on the London and Johannesburg registers on Friday, 21 August 2009. The ex-dividend trading dates will be Wednesday, 19 August 2009 on the London Stock Exchange and Monday, 17 August 2009 on the JSE Limited.
Shareholders will be asked to approve this proposal at the annual general meeting scheduled for Friday, 31 July 2009.
Until the close of business on Friday, 21 August 2009, no transfers between the London and Johannesburg registers will be permitted, and from Monday, 17 August 2009 until Friday, 21 August 2009, no shares may be dematerialised or rematerialised, both days inclusive.
General Counsel & Group Company Secretary