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SABMiller PLC - Altria Financial Data Disclosure

RNS Number : 2052A
  SABMiller PLC
  30 July 2008


SABMiller plc
Altria Financial Data Disclosure

31 July 2008

Today, Altria Group, Inc. (Altria) released its results for the fiscal six month
period and the fiscal quarter ended 30 June 2008. This year, Altria's results
include a reference to earnings for the quarters and six month periods ended 30
June 2008
and 2007 attributable to Altria's economic and voting 28.5% investment in
SABMiller plc, expressed in US GAAP at prevailing exchange rates.

The amount disclosed for the six month period ended 30 June 2008 is US$290
million (six month period ended 30 June 2007: US$260 million). The amount
disclosed for the quarter ended 30 June 2008 is US$147 million (quarter ended 30
June 2007: US$162
million). No further analysis of earnings has been disclosed.  Investors should
note that these financial results are derived from management accounts, have not
been audited and may be subject to change. There are a number of differences
concerning the
timing of recognition of results as well as differences relating to the
treatment of exceptional items and the definition of the US GAAP statutory
earnings as reported by Altria compared to SABMiller's results as reported under
IFRS.  Due to these
differences, Altria's reported earnings growth for SABMiller was significantly
ahead of SABMiller's IFRS results in the quarter to March 2008. The reverse is
the case in the quarter to June 2008.


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