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SABMiller PLC - SAR 3 - (SABMiller plc)

RNS Number:5418S
SABMiller PLC
12 October 2005

                                                                      FORM SAR 3


                           DISCLOSURE OF ACQUISITIONS

       (Rule 3 of The Rules Governing Substantial Acquisitions of Shares)


Name of acquirer                   Altria Group, Inc

Beneficial owner, if different     Altria Group, Inc
from above


Names of any other persons acting  N/A
by agreement or understanding (see
SAR 5)

Company dealt in                   SABMiller plc

Class of voting shares (eg         Ordinary shares
ordinary shares)

Date of acquisition                12 October 2005


Number of shares acquired           167,411,024 shares (as a result of the conversion of that number of low
                                    voting convertible participating shares into ordinary shares in
                                    accordance with the Articles of Association of SABMiller plc)


Number of rights over shares        N/A
acquired £

Nature of rights over shares        N/A


Total holding of voting shares (and 430,000,000 ordinary shares (28.7%)
percentage of total voting shares
in issue)

Total holding of rights over shares N/A
(and percentage of total voting
shares in issue)

Combined total holding (and         430,000,000 ordinary shares (28.7%)
percentage) of voting shares and
rights over shares


Date of disclosure  12 October 2005

Contact name        G. Penn Holsenbeck

Telephone number    + 1 917 663 2256


£  See the definition of 'rights over shares' in the Definitions Section of the
SARs.


For details of the SARs disclosure requirements, see SARs 3 and 5 and their
Notes which can be viewed on the Takeover Panel's website at
www.thetakeoverpanel.org.uk.


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