Supplementary memorandum from Scottish
and Newcastle plc
As the original evidence was submitted one year
ago, we thought it would be useful to outline the significant
changes that have taken place within the Scottish & Newcastle
group since then.
In March 2000, we announced the progressive
acquisition of the French and Belgian beer businesses of Groupe
Danone. The acquisition will give Scottish & Newcastle an
excellent foothold in both these countries and a platform for
further international growth. The French business, with Kronenbourg
1664 as its premium brand, is the number one brewer in France,
with over 40 per cent of the market. The Belgian business has
14 per cent of its market, putting it in second place. The main
brand is Maes Pils.
In August 2000, we announced the acquisition
of 49 per cent of the Portuguese brewer Centralcer. S&N will
share the management control of this company which has around
40 per cent of the Portuguese beer market.
Scottish & Newcastle is now the second largest
brewer in Europe and in the top 10 across the globe.
In November 2000, we announced the sale of our
leisure division, which had consisted of Center Parcs in the UK
and Western Europe and Pontins in the UK and Ireland.
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