Cooper's Brewery weekend - September 17-18

Discussion of Lion Nathan's failed takeover bid for the independent Cooper's Brewery and links to articles and other discussions.

Cooper's Brewery weekend - September 17-18

Postby Oliver » Thursday Sep 15, 2005 2:30 pm

See the message below from a dedicated Cooper's fan.

I'll be following his request and sending it to others.

Feel free to do the same.

Cheers,

Oliver



Dear All,

You may be aware that Lion Nathan has launched a hostile takeover bid
for Coopers Brewery. With the family owned Coopers Brewery being the
only remaining significant independent brewery left in Australia, to
have it consumed by a corporate like Lion Nathan, turning 145 years of
history into just another brand in a long list is an absolute tragedy.

Please show your support for Coopers by buying a six-pack this weekend
and consuming a beer that has been brewed by the same family for six
generations. Either a Coopers Pale Ale or a Coopers Sparkling Ale will
show you why this brewery must be saved.

Please send this email to everyone you know (and between you all you
know a lot of people!), and cc to the following address which is the
Lion Nathan customer service address. They do get the mails and they do
read them, I have already had a very pleasant call from the Corporate
Affairs Director in response to emails I have sent so far.

NIC.Mailbox@lion-nathan.com.au

Brenton Edwards
PO Box 2
LYNDOCH SA 5351
Coopers Club member 08508
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Postby undercover1 » Thursday Sep 15, 2005 2:48 pm

Just sent it to a dozen or so friends.
You get a nice form letter thing back from LN:
Hi UC1,

Thank you for your feedback. Your comments have been referred to the Corporate Affairs Manager.
Regards,

Lisa Foye
Customer Service Executive
National Enquiry Centre
Lion Nathan Australia

Salut!
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Postby Beerpig » Friday Sep 16, 2005 8:24 am

Folks

Lion Nathan are already a significant shareholder in Coopers

I think this will just add to profits & the determination to control the company

The heart of Coopers success lies in it's quality compared to other mass produced beers

Continued & improved quality and good marketing will ensure their survival & profitability

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Postby Dogger Dan » Friday Sep 16, 2005 11:29 am

Beer Pig,

If that was the case this wouldn't be an issue. Its the fact they are insignificant thats making it an issue, hence the hostility. They don't control 50 percent + 1

Dogger
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Postby Oliver » Friday Sep 16, 2005 11:40 am

Beerpig wrote:... Lion Nathan are already a significant shareholder in Coopers...


Actually, they're not. They don't own a single Cooper's share.

South Australian Brewing used to own about 20 per cent of Cooper's, but Lion Nathan gave that up when they took over SA Brewing.

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Postby Dogger Dan » Friday Sep 16, 2005 12:00 pm

This is now making its way to some Ex Pats I know and some I don't know and in general across Canada.

We are with you.

Dogger

PS I don't think Lisa Foye is enjoying turning on her E-Mail

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