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SABMiller PLC - Completion of Bond Issue

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SABMiller PLC
06 July 2006


SABMILLER ANNOUNCES COMPLETION OF US$1.75 BILLION BOND ISSUE

London and Johannesburg, 6 July 2006.

SABMiller plc announces the completion of the US$1.75 billion note issue. The
notes have been issued pursuant to Rule 144A under the US Securities Act in
three tranches:

        US$300 million of 3-year floating rate notes;
        US$600 million of 5-year notes with a coupon of 6.20%; and
        US$850 million of 10-year notes with a coupon of 6.50%.

This announcement may not be distributed, directly or indirectly, in or into the
United States, Canada, Australia or Japan.  It does not constitute an offer to
sell or the solicitation of an offer to buy securities discussed herein or an
invitation or inducement to purchase such securities.

The notes and the related guarantees have not been, and will not be, registered
under the U.S. Securities Act of 1933, as amended (the 'Securities Act'), and
may not be offered or sold in the United States or to US persons  (as such term
is defined in Regulation S under the Securities Act) unless they are registered
under the Securities Act or pursuant to an exemption from registration.  No
public offer of the notes or the related guarantees is being made in the United
States.

This announcement does not constitute or form part of any offer or any
solicitation to purchase nor shall it, or the fact of its distribution, form the
basis of, or be relied on in any purchase.  This announcement and any subsequent
offer of securities may be restricted by law in certain jurisdictions and
persons receiving this announcement or any subsequent offer should inform
themselves about and observe any such restriction.  Failure to comply with such
restrictions may violate securities laws of any such jurisdiction.


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Notes to editors


SABMiller

SABMiller plc is one of the world's largest brewers with brewing interests or
distribution agreements in over 60 countries across five continents. The group's
brands include premium international beers such as Miller Genuine Draft, Peroni
Nastro Azzurro and Pilsner Urquell, as well as an exceptional range of market
leading local brands.  Outside the USA, SABMiller plc is also one of the largest
bottlers of Coca-Cola products in the world.

In the year ended 31 March 2006, the group reported US$2,626 million adjusted
pre-tax profit and a turnover of US$15,307 million.  SABMiller plc is listed on
the London and Johannesburg stock exchanges.

This announcement is available on the company website: www.sabmiller.com

High resolution images are available for the media to view and download free of
charge from: www.vismedia.co.uk


Enquiries:
                                  SABMiller plc                                Tel: +44 20 7659 0100
Sue Clark                         Director of Corporate Affairs                Tel: +44 20 7659 0184
David Mallac                      Group Treasurer                              Tel: +44 1483 264000
Gary Leibowitz                    Senior Vice President, Investor Relations    Tel: +44 20 7659 0174
Nigel Fairbrass                   Head of Media Relations                      Tel: +44 20 7659 0105


This announcement does not constitute an offer to sell or issue or the
solicitation of an offer to buy or acquire securities of SABMiller plc (the
'Company') or any of its affiliates in any jurisdiction or an inducement to
enter into investment activity.

Any information contained in this announcement on the price at which the
Company's securities have been bought or sold in the past, or on the yield on
such securities, should not be relied upon as a guide to future performance.


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