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STATEMENT FROM LION NZ MANAGING DIRECTOR RORY GLASS: DEATH OF SIR DOUGLAS MYERS

It is with deep sadness that we received the news today of the death of Sir Douglas Myers.

STATEMENT FROM LION NZ MANAGING DIRECTOR RORY GLASS: DEATH OF SIR DOUGLAS MYERS

9 April: - It is with deep sadness that we received the news today of the death of Sir Douglas Myers.

Sir Doug was the driving force behind the creation of Lion Nathan Ltd in 1988, and the audacious takeover of Australia’s Bond brewing assets in 1990. An astute and courageous businessman, he created the foundation for the company we are today. 

He was deeply passionate about Lion and about New Zealand, and he instilled in us a belief that we could take on the world – and we did.

A generous philanthropist, Sir Doug was one of 20th century New Zealand’s most influential figures. He was committed to improving New Zealand’s economy for the good of all Kiwis.

When Sir Doug retired as Lion Nathan chairman, it was safe in the knowledge that he left a strong company in good heart, and a legacy that endures today. 

Today the Lion family raises a Steinlager to Sir Doug. Thank you for your vision, your courage and your passion.  Our heartfelt condolences to Lady Barbara, and to Jessica, Laura and Campbell.

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For further information:

Genevieve O’Halloran
External Relations Manager
Lion (Beer, Spirits and Wine) New Zealand
+64 274 063 467
Genevieve.Ohalloran@lionco.com
 

Sara Tucker
External Relations Director
Lion (Beer, Spirits and Wine) New Zealand                                                                         
+64 27 450 1945
sara.tucker@lionco.com