* MillerCoors CEO Leo Kiely to retire on June 1
* Chief Commercial Officer Tom Long to succeed him
* SABMiller shares off 1.5 pct; Molson up 0.4 pct
NEW YORK, April 27 SABMiller PLC SAB.L and
Molson Coors Brewing Co (TAP.N) said on Wednesday that Tom Long
would become chief executive officer of their U.S. joint
venture MillerCoors following the June 1 retirement of Leo
The brewers said the appointment of Long, currently
MillerCoors' president and chief commercial officer, was
consistent with plans made in late 2007 when they made the deal
to combine their U.S. operations into the MillerCoors venture.
Long joined Miller Brewing in 2005, while Kiely headed the
U.S. business of Molson Coors.
Shares of Molson Coors were up 0.4 percent at $48.96 on the
New York Stock Exchange, while SABMiller was down 1.5 percent
(Reporting by Martinne Geller; Editing by Lisa Von Ahn)