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Wednesday 16 July, 2008

Nestle SA

Disclosure of Shareholdings

RNS Number : 2472Z
Nestle SA
16 July 2008


Disclosure of Shareholdings

Pursuant to the Swiss Federal Act on Stock Exchanges and Securities Trading and art. 15 and 17 of the Stock Exchange Ordinance-SFBC, Nestlé S.A., avenue Nestlé 55, CH-1800 Vevey and Zugerstrasse 8, CH-6330 Cham, received oJune 25, 2008 from The Capital Group Companies, Inc. ('CGC'), 333 South Hope Street, Los Angeles, California 90071-1406, USA, a holding company for several subsidiary companies engaged in investment management business, the following notification: 

CGC, on behalf of funds managed by Capital Research and Management Company333 South Hope Street, Los Angeles, CA., USA, and clients managed by Capital Guardian Trust Company, 333 South Hope Street, Los Angeles, CA., USA, Capital International Limited, 40, Grosvenor Place, London, United Kingdom, Capital International Inc., 11100 Santa Monica Blvd 15th Fl., Los Angeles, CA., USA, and Capital International S.A., 3 Place des Bergues, 1201 Geneva, Switzerland, exceeded the threshold of 3% of voting rights following effectiveness of the share capital reduction of Nestlé S.A. On June 23, 2008, it held 11 623 583 registered shares of Nestlé S.A. corresponding to 3.0349% of the voting rights. 

Neither CGC nor any of its subsidiaries own the shares for their own account or are beneficial owners of such sharesThe shares are owned by accounts under the discretionary investment management of one or more of the investment management companies mentioned above. The discretionary investment management entitles CGC's management companies to exercise voting rights autonomously and the notification of CGC is therefore notification according to the 'Disclosure Office Notice II/99 - Asset management and custody account business / nominees'.

Contact person of the shareholder for this notification: 
Gina Martineztel. +1 213 615 0469, fax +1 213 486 9698. 

Contacts for Nestlé S.A.: 
Media - Robin Tickle, tel. +41 21 924 22 00

Investor Relations - Roddy Child-Villiers, tel. +41 21 924 3622.

Vevey and ChamJuly 162008    Nestlé S.A.

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