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Monday 21 February, 2005

SABMiller PLC

Holding(s) in Company

SABMiller PLC
21 February 2005

                                  SCHEDULE 10

                   NOTIFICATION OF MAJOR INTERESTS IN SHARES



1. Name of company


SABMiller plc



2. Name of shareholder having a major interest


Altria Group, Inc



3. Please state whether notification indicates that it is in respect of holding
of the shareholder named in 2 above or in respect of a non-beneficial interest
or in the case of an individual holder if it is a holding of that person's
spouse or children under the age of 18


Shareholder named in 2 above



4. Name of the registered holder(s) and, if more than one holder, the number of
shares held by each of them


Shareholder named in 2 above



5. Number of shares / amount of stock acquired


i) Ordinary shares of US$0.10 each - amount converted 27,640,206 shares, as a result of conversion of the same number
of low voting convertible shares into ordinary shares.



6. Percentage of issued class


2.5104%  of ordinary shares



7. Number of shares / amount of stock disposed


ii) Low voting convertible participating shares (unlisted)  -  27,640,206 shares, as a result of conversion of that
number of low voting convertible shares into ordinary shares.



8. Percentage of issued class


14.17% of low voting convertible participating shares



9. Class of security


i)                   ordinary shares of US$0.10 each

ii)                  low voting convertible participating shares



10. Date of transaction


18 February 2005






11. Date company informed


18 February 2005



12. Total holding following this notification


i)                   Ordinary shares - 262,588,976

ii)                  Low voting convertible preference shares - 167,411,024



13. Total percentage holding of issued class following this notification


i)                   Ordinary shares - 23.8496%

ii)                  Low voting convertible preference shares - 100%




14. Any additional information


i)                   Total number of ordinary shares following conversion - 1,101,018,194

ii)                  Total number of low voting convertible participating shares following conversion - 167,411,024



15. Name of contact and telephone number for queries


Lorraine Sadkowski - 01483 264026



16. Name and signature of authorised company official responsible for making
this notification


A.O.C. Tonkinson - Secretary



Date of notification


21 February 2005



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