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Friday 07 October, 2005


Result of EGM

07 October 2005

                                 SABMiller plc

                       Major Transaction in South America

                    Results of Extraordinary General Meeting

London and Johannesburg 7 October 2005. The board of SABMiller plc is pleased to
announce that, at the Extraordinary General Meeting held in London earlier
today, resolutions numbered 1 to 4 were approved by the requisite majorities.
All voting was conducted on a poll, the results of which are set out below.

Resolution                          VOTES FOR           % FOR*    VOTES AGAINST   % AGAINST     VOTES WITHHELD**

 1  Ordinary Resolution to approve      549,269,552       96.32     20,990,106        3.68         2,920,191
    the amendment to the Altria
    Relationship Agreement

 2  Ordinary Resolution to approve      833,662,980       98.09     16,219,897        1.91         2,621,073
    the Transaction

 3  Special Resolution to give the      833,414,736       98.10     16,169,992        1.90         2,919,222
    directors authority to allot
    and issue shares

 4  Special Resolution to amend the     833,740,440       98.10     16,170,308        1.90         2,592,978
    Articles of Association

*           Votes 'FOR' includes those votes giving the Chairman discretion.

**          The 'Votes withheld' are not counted towards the votes cast at the
Extraordinary General Meeting.

Full details of the resolutions were set out in the Notice of Extraordinary
General Meeting, contained in the circular to shareholders dated 14 September
2005.  Resolution number 5 set out in the Notice was withdrawn after
consultation with certain institutional shareholders and was not put to a vote.
Resolution number 5 is not integral to the completion of the Transaction nor is
it critical for operational requirements

Copies of all the resolutions passed have been submitted to the UK Listing
Authority ('UKLA') and will soon be available for inspection at the FSA's
Document Viewing Facility, which is situated at:

Financial Services Authority
25 The North Colonnade
Canary Wharf
E14 5HS

Completion of the Transaction is subject to the admission to the Official List
of the Financial Services Authority and to trading on the London Stock
Exchange's market for listed securities of the new SABMiller shares to be issued
pursuant to the transaction.  Subject to the approval by the FSA of a prospectus
relating to the new SABMiller shares, SABMiller expects admission and completion
of the Transaction to take place on 12 October 2005.

A.O.C. Tonkinson, Group Secretary:
Tel: 020 7659 0100

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