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Altria Group, Inc. Press Release, Dated October 7, 2015 Exhibit

The following excerpt is from the company's SEC filing.

Exhibit 99.1

Altria Group’s Statement on Anheuser-Busch InBev’s £42.15 Per Share

Proposal for SABMiller

- Altria Group, Inc. (Altria) (NYSE: MO), SABMiller plc’s (SABMiller) largest shareholder, notes that Anheuser-Busch InBev (AB InBev) has announced today a proposal for a cash offer for SABMiller at £42.15

per ordinary share, with a partial share alternative, as described in AB InBev’s announcement.

Altria believes that a combination of these two companies would create significant value for all SABMiller shareholders. Altria supports a proposal of £42.15, or higher, with a partial share alternative, and, subject to finalization of terms, would be prepared to elect the partial share alternative. Altria urges SABMiller’s board to engage promptly and constructively with AB InBev to agree on the terms of a recommended offer.

Altria’s Profile

Altria currently owns approximately 27% percent of SABMiller’s ordinary shares and has been a SABMiller shareholder since 2002. Altria’s wholly-owned subsidiaries include Philip Morris USA Inc., U.S. Smokeless Tobacco Company LLC, John Middleton Co., Nu Mark LLC, Ste. Michelle Wine Estates Ltd. and...