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Thursday 08 February, 2007

British Am. Tobacco

Director/PDMR Shareholding

British American Tobacco PLC
08 February 2007


DIRECTOR/PDMR SHAREHOLDING


The independent trustee of the British American Tobacco Group Employee Trust
notified the Company on 8 February 2007 that between 7 February 2007 and 8
February 2007 it had released 9,362 British American Tobacco p.l.c. 25p ordinary
shares (the "Shares") to satisfy the exercise of options under the Company's
share option scheme.

Following these transactions, the independent trustee of the British American
Tobacco Group Employee Trust holds a total of 18,910,455 Shares.

The following executive directors, together with other employees, are potential
beneficiaries under the trust, and are therefore deemed to be technically
interested for Companies Act purposes but were not connected with the
transaction that took place between the above mentioned dates:  Mr P N Adams, Mr
P A Rayner and Mr A Monteiro de Castro.


Miss IAMB de Minvielle Devaux
Assistant Secretary

0207 845 1545


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