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Thursday 04 April, 2002

SouthAfricanBrewerie

Statement re Possible Offer

South African Breweries PLC
4 April 2002



Statement from South African Breweries plc regarding Miller Brewing Company

London and Johannesburg, 4 April 2002.  As part of its strategic development,
South African Breweries plc is in discussions with a number of third parties
regarding the ongoing consolidation of the beer industry.  In response to recent
press speculation, South African Breweries plc confirms that it is in
discussions with Philip Morris Companies Inc. regarding a potential transaction
involving Miller Brewing Company.  These discussions are at a preliminary stage
and no conclusions have been reached.

There is no certainty that these discussions will lead to any agreement and a
further announcement will be made only if they do so.


For further enquiries:



Nick Chaloner,
Director of Communications
South African Breweries plc           +44 20 7659 0120







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