LION BREWERY CEYLON PLC (THE)

LION BREWERY CEYLON PLC (THE)

Previous company name
LION BREWERY CEYLON LIMITED (THE)
Name change date

Company Overview
Lion Brewery Ceylon Limited (The) is a Sri Lankan publicly quoted company engaged in the manufacturing and marketing of various beers. The company has its registered office primarily located in Biyagama, Sri Lanka. The company’s shares were listed on the Colombo Stock Exchange market with a ticker symbol “LION”.
Lion Brewery is the market leader in the Sri Lankan beer industry. The company’s business comprises the brewing, production and bottling of beers for local and export markets. The company offers a range of beers and other alcoholic beverages under the brands of Lion Lager, Carlsberg (under licence from Carlsberg International of Denmark), Strong beer, Special Brew, and Lion Stout. It has a 546,000 hectolitre brewery equipped with state-of-the-art brewing technology and was commissioned in 1997. The company exports its products primarily to the United Kingdom, the United States, Maldives, France, Japan, Switzerland and Canada. It has obtained the ISO 22000 and HACCP (Hazard Analysis and Critical Control Point) certifications that ensures the food safety management and hygiene practices adopted by the company.
In 2006, the company signed a landmark joint venture agreement with Carlsberg International to venture and take advantage of the market opportunities arising from the growth in the Indian consumer market.
Business Summary
The principal activity of the company remained brewing and bottling, under licence of high quality beers for local and export markets.
Description and history

Business Line
Manufacturing and marketing of various beers
Subsidiary

Advisor
KPMG FORD, RHODES, THORNTON & COMPANY
IPO date
1/22/1997
US SIC Code
2082
Company Address
254, Colombo road

City province or state postal code
BIYAGAMA
Phone: +94 11 246 5900
Fax: +94 11 246 5901
Country address: SRI LANKA
Website url: www.lionbeer.com