Brewers San Miguel switch HQ from Cataluña to Malaga following independence referendum

HQ: The San Miguel brewery in Malaga HQ: The San Miguel brewery in Malaga Wikimedia

THE fallout from the illegal independence referendum in Cataluña has prompted the owners of the San Miguel beer brand to temporarily change its headquarters to Malaga.

Cervezas San Miguel SLU´s board of directors stated that it needs to ensure maximum legal certainty for the company.

They have 11 breweries in various autonomous communities across Spain which will all continue to operate.

It is the first Cataluñan company to move its headquarters to Andalucia but joins 27 other companies that have announced that they will move from Cataluña following the illegal referendum result.

Spain’s Minister of Economy and Competitiveness, Luis de Guindos, claims the departure of companies from Cataluña is due to the irresponsibility of the Generalitat (Cataluñan government).

He has warned that boycotting Cataluñan products could have an impact on the entire Spanish economy.

The Cataluñan employers' federation, Fomento del Trabajo, has warned that economic insolvency will be risked if the region proceeds with declaring independence.

They have called for responsibility and dialogue between political leaders in a statement where they lamented the serious social and economic situation which the region is currently in due to the political turmoil which has gripped the country.

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