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MillerCoors University Wins Top Learning And Development Award

Judges from companies including Coca-Cola, Microsoft and Mars award brewer top honors

May 02, 2013, 13:00 ET from MillerCoors

CHICAGO, May 2, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- MillerCoors has been recognized for having the "Best Overall Corporate University" by CorpU, the leading talent-development insight and education provider. Recent past winners of the award include Raytheon, Accenture and MasterCard.

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"MillerCoors has an unwavering commitment to excellence in learning and leadership development," wrote the judges, who included executives from Coca-Cola, Konica Minolta, Mars, and Microsoft.  "MCU demonstrates creativity, innovation and new perspectives to support business success... MillerCoors' leadership programs align with corporate goals and initiatives—driving, measurable quantifiable results."

Founded shortly after the 2008 joint venture between SABMiller PLC and Molson Coors Brewing Co. that created MillerCoors, Milwaukee-based MCU was created to align the new company's talent-development solutions with its strategies and goals. And, by that measure, it has had a powerful impact. For instance, MillerCoors executives credit MCU's Chain Academy program and its collaborative-selling approach, "Selling Way," with a near doubling of "category captain" appointments by major retailers since the merger. It has also contributed to steadily improving employee-engagement scores, with 77% of employees saying they see opportunities to learn and grow at the company, up from 71% in 2010.

"The most successful companies in America are able to attract top talent by demonstrating they have an unwavering commitment to developing their people," said Ed McBrien, president of sales and distributor operations for MillerCoors.  "And that's what our MCU team set out to do:  create a seamless learning environment for our people.  I am enormously proud of what the team has been able to achieve and create a learning culture at MillerCoors."

The CorpU Awards for Learning Excellence and Innovation is the longest-running independent evaluation of corporate learning and talent programs. The awards honor corporate, non-profit and governmental learning organizations that improve both business and employee performance through Alignment, Alliances, Branding, Launching, Leadership Development, Learning Technology, and Measurement. The award was presented April 22, 2013 as part of the 14th annual Global Leadership Congress at the University of Pennsylvania's Penn Museum of Archaeology & Anthropology in Philadelphia, PA.

About MillerCoors
MillerCoors brews, markets and sells the MillerCoors portfolio of brands in the U.S. and Puerto Rico.  Built on a foundation of great beer brands and nearly 300 years of brewing heritage, MillerCoors continues the commitment of its founders to brew the highest quality beers.  MillerCoors is the second-largest beer company in America, capturing nearly 30 percent of U.S. beer sales.  Led by two of the best-selling beers in the industry, Coors Light and Miller Lite, MillerCoors has a broad portfolio of highly complementary brands across every major industry segment.  The company offers a variety of leading craft and import brands, including Blue Moon and Leinenkugel's, through its Tenth and Blake division. MillerCoors operates eight major breweries in the U.S., as well as the Leinenkugel's craft brewery in Chippewa Falls, Wisc., and two microbreweries, the 10th Street Brewery in Milwaukee and the Blue Moon Brewing Company at Coors Field in Denver.  MillerCoors insists on building its brands the right way through brewing quality, responsible marketing and environmental and community impact.  MillerCoors is a joint venture of SABMiller plc and Molson Coors Brewing Company.  Learn more at MillerCoors.com, at facebook.com/MillerCoors or on Twitter through @MillerCoors.

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