Coopers Brewery Limited 03R and 04R

The Takeovers Panel advises that it has decided to make an interim order postponing until late next week the holding of an Extraordinary General Meeting of Coopers Brewery Limited. The meeting, which was proposed to be held on 7 December 2005, is to consider certain changes to the Coopers Constitution which would have the effect, if passed, of removing from the Coopers Constitution, an exception for Lion Nathan Limited from the prohibition on rival brewers holding shares in Coopers (Constitution EGM).