07 October 2005
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
2 Ordinary Resolution to approve 833,662,980 98.09 16,219,897 1.91 2,621,073
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 Resolution number 5 set out in the Notice was withdrawn after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
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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