RNS Number : 5654I
15 March 2010
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15 March 2010
SABMILLER ANNOUNCES PEN 150,000,000 BOND ISSUE UNDER ITS PEN 1,500,000,000 GUARANTEED MEDIUM TERM NOTE PROGRAMME
SABMiller plc announces that on 12 March 2010 it successfully priced a PEN (Peruvian Nuevos Soles) 150,000,000 note issue under the PEN 1,500,000,000 Guaranteed Medium Term Note Programme established by it and its wholly-owned subsidiary Racetrack Perú S.R.L on 28 January 2009 and updated on 8 March 2010, comprising PEN 150,000,000 5-year notes with a coupon of 6.75% (the "Notes").
The net proceeds of the issue will be used for the repayment of loans incurred to fund the acquisition of securities of Unión de Cervecarias Peruanas Backus y Johnston S.A.A and/or for general corporate purposes. The issue is scheduled to close on 19 March 2010, subject to customary conditions. Application has been made to the Financial Services Authority for the Notes to be admitted to the Official List of the UK Listing Authority and to trading on the Professional Securities Market of the London Stock Exchange plc.
General Counsel and Group Company Secretary
This announcement may not be distributed, directly or indirectly, in or into the United States, Canada, Australia or Japan or any other jurisdiction where to do so would constitute a violation of the relevant laws of that jurisdiction. It does not constitute an offer to sell or the solicitation of an offer to buy securities discussed herein or an invitation or inducement to purchase such securities.
The Notes have not been, and will not be, registered under the US Securities Act of 1933, as amended (the "Securities Act") and may not be offered or sold in the United States or to US persons (as such term is defined in Regulation S under the Securities Act) unless they are registered under the Securities Act or pursuant to an exemption from registration. No public offer of the Notes is being made in the United States.
About SABMiller plc
SABMiller plc is one of the world's largest brewers with brewing interests or distribution agreements across six continents. The group's wide portfolio of brands include premium international beers such as Grolsch, Miller Genuine Draft, Peroni Nastro Azzurro and Pilsner Urquell, as well as market-leading local brands such as Aguila, Castle, Miller Lite, Snow and Tyskie. SABMiller plc is also one of the largest bottlers of Coca-Cola products in the world.
In the year ended 31 March 2009, the group reported US$3,405 million in adjusted pre-tax profit and group revenue of US$25,302 million. SABMiller plc is listed on the London and Johannesburg stock exchanges. For more information on SABMiller plc, visit the company's website: www.sabmiller.com.
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