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Thursday, July 12, 2007

U.K. Brewery Deal: Marston's Acquires Ringwood

Marston’s PLC in the United Kingdom has purchased Ringwood Brewery for $39 million.

Ringwood, established in 1978, brews Ringwood Best Bitter, Old Thumper and Fortyniner. Those brands will join Marston's Pedigree and Empire IPA, among others. The acquisition strengthens Marston's position in the south of England.

Marston’s recently purchased Eldridge Pope as part of its plan to have a portfolio of regional premium brands to market along side its core national products.

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