Table: No Small Beer

SOUTH AFRICAN BREWERIES is the world's third-largest brewer; acquiring Miller would make it No. 2 behind Anheuser-Busch

FOUNDED in 1895 in Johannesburg; the next year the city's first bar opened on company land

EARNED $359 million for year ended Mar. 31, 2001, on revenue of $4.18 billion

SECOND-BIGGEST BREWER in China; produces two-thirds of all beer in Africa, where Castle is its best-seller

OWNS 108 breweries in 24 countries, employing 31,000

IN SOUTH AFRICA, SAB has been a leader in developing black entrepreneurs

Data: SAB

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