2/11/2000 15:00 

With the intention to strengthen the control over the Unicer group the Portuguese companies SARC, COSAR, Cervuniao and VIACER have decided to make an offer for the 28% outstanding shares in the market.

It is the plan to withdraw the shares from the Lisbon Stock Exchange.

Unicer is a Portuguese company with a Portuguese majority shareholder.

Carlsberg, which is a shareholder in SARC, COSAR and Cervuniao, is aware of the above-mentioned transactions, and the agreements regarding production, marketing and sale of Carlsberg's brands in Portugal will remain in force.

Today, Unicer is an associated company in the Carlsberg Group and will continue to be so in future.