The Managing Director of SABMiller's African division bought a round of shares just one day before the drinks giant announced it has signed a definitive transaction agreement with Anadolu Group and Anadolu Efes.
The agreement allows the firm to form a strategic alliance between the firm's divisions in Turkey, Russia, the Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS), Central Asia and the Middle East.
The terms of the agreement, announced back in October, mean that SABMiller will now transfer its Russian and Ukranian beer divisions (valued at $1.9bn) to Anadolu Efes, the fifth-largest European brewer and the world's sixth-largest Coca-Cola bottler. In return, SABMiller will hold a 24% equity stake in Andolu Efes.
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Mark Bowman, 45, purchased 963 shares at 2,382.845p each.
Just a few days ago the brewer reported that its financial performance for the final quarter of 2011 had been in line with expectations.
However, the European and North American divisions were noticeably weak, with larger volumes in Europe falling 2% while in the US sales were down 3.3%.
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