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SABMiller PLC (SAB)

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Tuesday 20 March, 2007

SABMiller PLC

Holding(s) in Company

SABMiller PLC
20 March 2007


TR-1: NOTIFICATION OF MAJOR INTEREST IN SHARES

1. Identity of the issuer or the underlying                SABMILLER PLC
issuer of existing shares to which voting rights      
are attached:
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2. Reason for the notification (please tick the appropriate box or
boxes)                                                                   -------
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An acquisition or disposal of voting rights
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An acquisition or disposal of financial instruments which may result in
the acquisition of shares already issued to which voting rights are      -------
attached
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An event changing the breakdown of voting rights
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Other (please specify): INITIAL DISCLOSURE UNDER DTR 5                     x
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3. Full name of person(s) subject to the         ALTRIA GROUP, INC.
notification obligation:                         
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4. Full name of shareholder(s) (if different     N/A
from 3.):                                        
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5. Date of the transaction (and date on which    N/A - THIS IS AN INITIAL
the threshold is crossed or reached if           DISCLOSURE, PRIOR TO 20 
different)(1):                                   MARCH 2007
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6. Date on which issuer notified:                20 MARCH 2007
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7. Threshold(s) that is/are
crossed or reached:                              28%
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8. Notified details:
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A: Voting rights attached to shares
Class/type   Situation previous to the    Resulting situation after the
of shares    Triggering transaction       triggering transaction
if possible
using the    Number of     Number of Voting Number Number of       % of voting
ISIN CODE    Shares        Rights           of     voting rights   rights
                                            shares
                                            Direct Direct Indirect Direct Indirect
GB0004835483  430,000,000  430,000,000
                               

B: Financial Instruments
Resulting situation after the triggering transaction
Type of     Expiration Exercise/     Number of voting rights that may   % of
financial   date       Conversion    be acquired if the instrument is   voting
instrument             Period/ Date  exercised/ converted.              rights


Total (A+B)
Number of voting rights                   % of voting rights
430,000,000                                28.6253%

9. Chain of controlled undertakings through which the voting rights and/or
the financial instruments are effectively held, if applicable:

N/A

Proxy Voting:

10. Name of the proxy holder:                                              N/A

11. Number of voting rights proxy holder will cease to hold:               N/A

12. Date on which proxy holder will cease to hold voting rights:           N/A

13. Additional information:                    N/A

14. Contact name:                              MR G. PENN HOLSENBECK

15. Contact telephone number:                  001 917 663 2256




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