SABMiller sees margin up by 20-50 basis points this year

BRUSSELS Thu May 23, 2013 3:25am EDT

BRUSSELS May 23 (Reuters) - SABMiller PLC said on Thursday that it was reasonable to assume that its margins could grow modestly in the the year ahead.

"I think it's a reasonable assumption. We would assume that our margins will grow by a modest amount, somewhere between 20 and 50 basis points, so similar to the current year.," Chief Financial Officer Jamie Wilson told a conference call.