MOSCOW, 21 August, 2003 - SUN Interbrew Limited (Lux: SUNB5-LX), a leading brewer in Russia and Ukraine, wishes to announce the appointment of Mr. Luc Vanheel as Chief Financial Officer, effective 1 September, 2003. Mr. Luc Vanheel is Belgian. Before this appointment, he held the position of Finance and Administration Director of the Croatian brewing company, Zagrebacka Pivovara, a subsidiary of Interbrew.
Mr. Luc Vanheel will replace Mr. Alan Hibbert who has been Chief Financial Officer of SUN Interbrew Limited since autumn 2000 and who recently decided to pursue an entrepreneurial career.
Mr. Alan Hibbert leaves behind a very strong financial function that has had many achievements in the last 3 years. He has made considerable contributions in the areas of management reporting, investor relations and tax restructuring.
Joseph W. Strella, Chief Executive Officer of SUN Interbrew, said, “We would like to thank Alan for the immense contributions he has made. We are looking forward to working with Luc bringing his experience into the business”.
For further information Contact:
SUN Interbrew Limited
Joseph W.Strella, Chief Executive Officer +7 (501) 960-2360
Notes to Editors:
SUN Interbrew Limited is the second largest brewer in Russia and the largest brewer in Ukraine. The company is a strategic partnership between Interbrew, one of the largest brewers in the world, and the SUN Group, operating in the region since 1958, and in the beer sector of Russia and CIS since the beginning of 1990s.
The company’s main brands are Stella Artois®, Staropramen®, Klinskoye®, Sibirskaya Korona®, and Tolstiak® in Russia, and Stella Artois®, Chernigivske®, Rogan®, Taller® and Yantar® in Ukraine.
SUN Interbrew is a public company registered in Jersey, whose shares are listed and traded on the Luxembourg, Frankfurt and Berlin exchanges.