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SABMiller PLC - Holding(s) in Company

RNS Number:6117I
SABMiller PLC
21 February 2005

                                  SCHEDULE 10

                   NOTIFICATION OF MAJOR INTERESTS IN SHARES


1. Name of company


SABMiller plc


2. Name of shareholder having a major interest


Altria Group, Inc


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


Shareholder 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


Shareholder named in 2 above


5. Number of shares / amount of stock acquired


i) Ordinary shares of US$0.10 each - amount converted 27,640,206 shares, as a
result of conversion of the same number
of low voting convertible shares into ordinary shares.


6. Percentage of issued class


2.5104%  of ordinary shares


7. Number of shares / amount of stock disposed


ii) Low voting convertible participating shares (unlisted)  -  27,640,206
shares, as a result of conversion of that
number of low voting convertible shares into ordinary shares.


8. Percentage of issued class


14.17% of low voting convertible participating shares


9. Class of security


i)                   ordinary shares of US$0.10 each

ii)                  low voting convertible participating shares


10. Date of transaction


18 February 2005


11. Date company informed


18 February 2005


12. Total holding following this notification


i)                   Ordinary shares - 262,588,976

ii)                  Low voting convertible preference shares - 167,411,024


13. Total percentage holding of issued class following this notification


i)                   Ordinary shares - 23.8496%

ii)                  Low voting convertible preference shares - 100%


14. Any additional information


i)                   Total number of ordinary shares following conversion - 1,101,018,194

ii)                  Total number of low voting convertible participating shares following conversion - 167,411,024


15. Name of contact and telephone number for queries


Lorraine Sadkowski - 01483 264026


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


A.O.C. Tonkinson - Secretary


Date of notification


21 February 2005


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