JOHANNESBURG, South Africa, 4 July 2016 – Africa’s largest
The new company will produce and distribute approximately 40% of all
Coca-Cola Beverages Africa CEO, Doug Jackson, said: “The creation of CCBA will provide a stronger, more successful
Editors Background Notes
- In November 2014, The
Coca-ColaCompany, SABMiller plc and Gutsche Family Investments (GFI, majority shareholders in Coca-ColaSabco) announced they had agreed to combine the bottling operations of their non-alcoholic ready-to-drink beverages businesses in Southern and East Africa.
- CCBA will serve 14 high growth countries, accounting for approximately 40% of all
Coca-Colabeverage volumes in Africa. In the first phase of the merger, which is now complete, the countries are South Africa, Namibia, Kenya, Uganda, Tanzania, Ethiopia, Mozambique, Ghana, Mayotte, Comoros and Nigeria. Botswana, Swaziland and Zambia are expected to join CCBA in the next 12 to 18 months.
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Notes to editors
SABMiller is in the beer and soft drinks business, bringing refreshment and sociability to millions of people all over the world who enjoy our drinks. The company does business in a way that improves livelihoods and helps build communities.
SABMiller is passionate about brewing and has a long tradition of craftsmanship, making superb beer from high quality natural ingredients. Our local beer experts brew more than 200 beers from which a range of special regional and global brands have been carefully selected and nurtured.
SABMiller is a FTSE-10 company, with shares trading on the London Stock Exchange, and a secondary listing on the Johannesburg Stock Exchange. The group employs around 70,000 people in more than 80 countries, from Australia to Zambia, Colombia to the Czech Republic, and South Africa to the USA. Every minute of every day, more than 140,000 bottles of SABMiller beer are sold around the world.
In the year ended 31 March 2016, SABMiller sold 331 million hectolitres of lager, soft drinks and other alcoholic beverages, generating group net producer revenue of US$24,149 million and EBITA of US$5,810 million.
Coca-Cola Sabco is 80% owned by Gutsche Family Investments and its headquarters are in Port Elizabeth, South Africa.
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