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Wednesday 31 July, 2002


Directorate Change

31 July 2002


London and Johannesburg, 31 July 2002.  Pursuant to the terms of the agreement
relating to the Miller Brewing Company transaction with Philip Morris Companies
Inc., SABMiller plc (SABMiller) announced the following changes to the Board at
its Annual General Meeting today:

Mr. Hank (Henry) R. Slack (non-executive director), Dr. Conrad B. Strauss
(non-executive director), Mr. Pete (Richard) L. Lloyd (executive director
responsible for organization and development) and Mr. Andre C. Parker (executive
director and Managing Director:  SABMiller - Africa and Asia) did not offer
themselves for re-election (or confirmation in the case of Mr. Parker) and have
retired from the Company's Board.

In conjunction with these retirements, Mr. Norman J. Adami (executive director
and Chairman and Chief Executive of the Company's subsidiary in South Africa,
The South African Breweries Limited) and Mr. Michael H. Simms (executive
director and Managing Director: SABMiller - Europe) have stepped down from the
Company's Board.

Mr. Adami, Mr. Lloyd, Mr. Parker and Mr. Simms will continue in their operating
positions in the SABMiller plc Group and on the Chief Executive's Executive

From 1 August 2002, Mr. Geoffrey C. Bible (Chairman of the Board of Philip
Morris Companies Inc.), Mr. Louis C. Camilleri (President and Chief Executive
Officer of Philip Morris Companies Inc.) and Ms Nancy J. De Lisi (Senior Vice
President, Mergers and Acquisitions of Philip Morris Companies Inc.) join the
Board of SABMiller plc as non-executive directors.

Following these changes, the Board will comprise 11 non-executive and 2
executive directors.

Notes to editors

1.      SABMiller is a major international brewer. By volume it is the world's
second largest brewer and it employs over 38,000 people across the globe in 111
breweries.  SABMiller has a portfolio of strong brands and a leading market
share in many of the countries in which it has brewing operations. It is one of
the largest bottlers of Coca-Cola products in the world.

 2. Biographical details and photographs of Mr. Bible, Mr. Camilleri and Ms. De
    Lisi are available from Briony Gilbert  (Tel: +44 20 7659 0115, e-mail:

Further Information

Ciaran Baker      Tel: +44 20 7659 0120
Head of Corporate Communications
SABMiller plc

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