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SABMiller India appoints Grant Liversage as new Managing Director

New Delhi, 18th June 2013: SABMiller India, the subsidiary of SABMiller plc, today announced the appointment of Grant Liversage as Managing Director of the company. Grant takes over from Paolo Lanzarotti who will now be taking up the position of Managing Director of SABMiller’s subsidiary Plzensky Prazdroj in the Czech Republic. Grant’s key responsibilities include overseeing the company's operations, expansion & growth in the country and working towards building the business in the diverse and challenging Indian market. He will be taking over the mandate from 1st of August, 2013.

Grant is a chartered accountant, who has held various senior roles both within SABMiller and externally. Most recently he has led Cervejas de Mozambique (CDM) as the Managing Director, based in Maputo, Mozambique. Prior to this he was the Managing Director of SABMiller`s Ghanaian subsidiary, Accra Brewery.

Grant commenced his career in 1985 with KPMG and held several Finance Director positions prior to taking on business leadership roles. He comes to India with a strong knowledge and expertise of several markets including South Africa, Hong Kong, Swaziland, Zambia, Ghana and Mozambique.

Ari Mervis, Managing Director- SABMiller Asia Pacific said, “I am pleased to announce the appointment of Grant Liversage to the position of Managing Director of SABMiller India. I am confident that Grant’s leadership, vision and extensive experience will be instrumental in further driving the company’s growth and performance that has been well established under Paolo’s leadership. I would like to thank Paolo Lanzarotti for his contribution to the business and wish him success for his next challenge within the Group”.

On the eve of his appointment, Grant Liversage, Managing Director designate, SABMiller India said, “I feel privileged to join our India operations. Given its current size and changing demographics, India offers a great opportunity and I am happy to be part of the team driving SABMiller India’s commitment to grow and expand in the country.”

About SABMiller India
SABMiller India, the Indian arm of SABMiller Plc is one of the leading brewers in the country. The company serves the market with ten breweries with popular brands such as Haywards, Knock Out, Royal Challenge, Foster`s, Miller High Lifeand Indus Pride and also markets its premium international brand Peroni Nastro Azzurro.

About SABMiller Plc
SABMiller plc is one of the world’s leading brewers with more than 200 beer brands and some 70,000 employees in over 75 countries. The group’s portfolio includes global brands such as Pilsner Urquell, Peroni Nastro Azzurro, Miller Genuine Draft and Grolsch; as well as leading local brands such as Aguila (Colombia), Castle (South Africa), Miller Lite (USA), Snow (China), Victoria Bitter (Australia) and Tyskie (Poland). SABMiller also has growing soft drinks businesses and is one of the world’s largest bottlers of Coca-Cola products. In the year ended 31 March 2013 the group reported EBITA of US$6,421 million and group revenue of US$34,487 million. SABMiller plc is listed on the London and Johannesburg stock exchanges

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