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Friday 16 March, 2012

British Am. Tobacco

Transaction in Own Shares

RNS Number : 5570Z
British American Tobacco PLC
16 March 2012




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 28 April 2011 it purchased 200,000 of its ordinary shares of 25 pence each ("shares") on 16 March 2012.  The average price was 3,241.4942p per share.

The highest price paid was 3,254p per share and the lowest price paid was 3,222.5p per share.

The Company intends to hold these shares in Treasury.

Following the purchase of these shares, the Company holds 59,827,762 of its shares in Treasury. The Company has 1,966,381,167 ordinary shares in issue (excluding Treasury shares).

Name of duly authorised officer of issuer responsible for making notification: 


G C W Cunnington

Deputy Secretary

British American Tobacco p.l.c.



16 March 2012

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