Global brewer SABMiller Plc
The London-based brewer of Miller Lite, Peroni and Grolsch beer finalised the cash takeover of Foster' s for A$11.5 billion ($11.9 billion), including debt, in December 2011 to give it around a half share of the Australian beer market.
We were very pleased by the high level of demand from bond investors in response to this offering, and the pricing achieved, which we believe is a reflection of the strengths of the SABMiller Group and our attractive profile of brands and businesses, said SABMiller's Chief Financial Officer Jamie Wilson in a statement.
SABMiller shares were off 0.3 percent at 2,333 pence by 08:10 a.m. BT in early London trading.
(Reporting by David Jones)