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Absa Capital hosts 10th annual Champagne Festival  

 8/10/2011 

Absa Capital, the investment banking division of Absa Bank Ltd, will be hosting the 10th annual Absa Capital Champagne Festival on Sunday, 11 September at Summer Place in Johannesburg.

This festival, the only one of its kind in South Africa, will give guests the opportunity to sample over 30 exclusive French Champagnes including Bollinger, Guy Charbaut, Krug, Laurent Perrier and Taittinger.

“The Absa Capital Champagne Festival is an exclusive event that provides guests with an introduction to a number of the wines of the French Champagne region,” said Zodwa Pakade, Head of Marketing and Corporate Communications at Absa Capital and Absa Wealth.

Throughout the world, Champagne is the symbol of celebrations and excellence. Each bubble tells a story. Absa Capital’s support of the Champagne Festival is particularly poignant this year as it celebrates it fifth anniversary, reflecting the firm’s transition from merchant bank to full service investment bank. Central to the firm’s success over the past five years has been its unique affiliation to Barclays Capital and its associated client proposition.

“Behind the distinctive heritage of Champagne lies a rich diversity of flavours, which are not always fully recognised or understood. The Absa Capital Champagne Festival will provide guests with a deeper insight into the French Champagne region in an intimate environment,” said Pakade.

The event takes place from 10:30 until 13:00 on Sunday, 11 September at Summer Place on Melville Road, Johannesburg. A limited number of tickets are available to the public. For bookings, please go to www.absacapital.com and follow the ‘Champagne Festival’ link.

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About Absa Capital

Absa Capital, a division of Absa Bank Limited and affiliated to Barclays Capital, is a leading South African investment bank with global reach, offering clients financing, risk management and advisory solutions in a wide range of currencies and structures across the globe.

For further information contact:
Ammerance Kidson
Manager
Marketing and Corporate Communications
Absa Capital
+27 11 895 6040
+27 82 556 7065
ammerance.kidson@absacapital.com

Graeme Coetzee
Associate Principal
Marketing and Corporate Communications
+27 11 895 6695
+27 79 695 9798
graeme.coetzee@absacapital.com

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