CURRENCY CONVERSION - STERLING AND RAND
21 July 2011
In our results announcement for the year ended 31 March 2011, published on Thursday, 19 May 2011, SABMiller plc announced that the exchange rates to be used to determine the Sterling and Rand equivalent of the final dividend of 61.5 US cents per share would be calculated using the exchange rates prevailing on Wednesday, 20 July 2011.
The rate of exchange determined on Wednesday, 20 July 2011 for converting to Sterling is GBP:US$ = 1.610786 resulting in an equivalent final dividend of 38.1801 UK pence per share.
The rate of exchange determined on Wednesday, 20 July 2011 for converting to South African Rand is US$:ZAR = 6.901153 resulting in an equivalent final dividend of 424.420884 SA cents per share.
The dividend will be payable on Friday, 12 August 2011 to all shareholders registered on the London and Johannesburg registers on Friday, 5 August 2011. The ex-dividend trading dates will be Wednesday, 3 August 2011 on the London Stock Exchange and Monday, 1 August 2011 on the JSE Limited.
Shareholders will be asked to approve this proposal at the annual general meeting scheduled for 11.00am today, Thursday, 21 July 2011.
Until the close of business on Friday, 5 August 2011, no transfers between the London and Johannesburg registers will be permitted, and from Monday, 1 August 2011 until Friday, 5 August 2011, no shares may be dematerialised or rematerialised, both days inclusive.
General Counsel & Group Company Secretary