British American Tobacco p.l.c. (the "Company") announces that in accordance with the authority granted by shareholders at the Company's Annual General Meeting on 26 April 2012 it purchased 215,000 of its ordinary shares of 25 pence each ("shares") on 16 July 2012. The average price was 3,376.2297p per share.
The highest price paid was 3,392p per share and the lowest price paid was 3,362p per share.
The Company intends to hold these shares in Treasury.
Following the purchase of these shares, the Company holds 76,881,115
of its shares in Treasury. The Company has 1,949,373,917 ordinary shares in issue (excluding Treasury shares).
Name of duly authorised officer of issuer responsible for making notification:
G C W Cunnington
Deputy Company Secretary
British American Tobacco p.l.c.
16 July 2012
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