Coopers Brewery Limited 02 - Panel Receives Application

The Takeovers Panel has advised that it received an application on Friday 9 September 2005 from Lion Nathan Australia Pty Limited (Lion Nathan Australia), a wholly owned subsidiary of Lion Nathan Limited (together Lion Nathan), in relation to the affairs of Coopers Brewery Limited (Coopers). Coopers is currently the subject of a proposed takeover offer by Lion Nathan (Offer).