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SABMiller PLC - Completion of Bond Issue

RNS Number : 3091Z
  SABMiller PLC
  17 July 2008


17 July 2008


SABMILLER ANNOUNCES COMPLETION OF US$1.25 BILLION BOND ISSUE

London and Johannesburg, 17 July 2008

SABMiller plc (the 'Company') announces the completion of the US$1.25 billion
bond issue. The notes (the 'Notes') have been issued pursuant to Rule 144A and
Regulation S under the US Securities Act of 1933, as amended (the 'Securities
Act'), in two
tranches:

US$550 million of 5.5-year notes with a coupon of 5.70%; and
US$700 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 have not been, and will not be, registered under 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 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.

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.

Ends

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 six continents. The group's
brands include premium international beers such as Miller Genuine Draft, Peroni
Nastro
Azzurro, Grolsch 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 March 31, 2008,
the group
reported $3,560 million operating profit before exceptional items and revenue of
$21,410 million. SABMiller plc is listed on the London and Johannesburg stock
exchanges. For more information on SABMiller plc, visit the company's website:
www.sabmiller.com.

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charge from www.sabmiller.com or www.newscast.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 14 8326 4000

Gary Leibowitz
Senior Vice President, Investor Relations
Tel: +44 20 7659 0174

Nigel Fairbrass
Head of Media Relations
Tel: +44 7799 894 265


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