Thanks for the info stream MY21. Bats have always fought their corner and are diversifying. Whats the tobacco v Non-tobacco split like? It should begin to be supportive soon shouldn't it?
20 Mar '15
BAT shares hit by Bloomberg anti-smoking fund: Shares in British American Tobacco are among the biggest losers on the London stock market after news of a $4 million (£2.7 million) anti-smoking fighting fund.
3 Mar '15
British American Tobacco drops and sues PwC over pollution scandal: British American Tobacco has dumped its auditors PwC and taken them to court over a potential $1 billion (£651 million) U.S. environmental damages bill.
27 Feb '15
Fuming BAT to sue U.K. government over plans to remove cigare packet branding: The world’s second-largest tobacco maker will sue the British government over plans to remove cigarette packet branding.
26 Feb '15
Results coverage in the press
British American Tobacco Plc (BATS.L) Announced its final results for the year ended 31 December 2014. Group revenue was up by 2.8% to £15,682 million at constant rates of exchange. Reported revenue was 8.4% lower at £13,971 million, as a result of adverse exchange rate movements. Adjusted Group profit from operations increased by 4.4% to £6,075 million at constant rates of exchange and decreased by 7.2% to £5,403 million at current rates of exchange. The Board has recommended a final dividend of 100.6p, taking the 2014 total dividend to 148.1p per share, an increase of 4%, in line with the intention to grow dividends in real terms.
24 Feb '15
BAT ponders £2.3 billion offer for its Brazilian offshoot: British American Tobacco is considering a move to buy out the remaining 25% of Souza Cruz, its Brazilian business, in a deal that would cost about £2.3 billion.
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