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Friday 27 March, 2020

British Am. Tobacco

TR-1: Notification of major holdings

RNS Number : 9296H
British American Tobacco PLC
27 March 2020
 

British American Tobacco p.l.c.

TR-1: N otification of major holdings

 


1a. Identity of the issuer or the underlying issuer of existing shares to which voting rights are attached ii :

British American Tobacco p.l.c.

1b. Please indicate if the issuer is a non-UK issuer  (please mark with an "X" if appropriate)

Non-UK issuer


2. Reason for the notification (please mark the appropriate box or boxes with an "X")

An acquisition or disposal of voting rights

X

An acquisition or disposal of financial instruments


An event changing the breakdown of voting rights


Other (please specify)iii:

 

 

3. Details of person subject to the notification obligation iv

Name

The Capital Group Companies, Inc. ("CGC")

City and country of registered office (if applicable)

Los Angeles, CA 90071, USA

4. Full name of shareholder(s) (if different from 3.) v

Name

N/A

City and country of registered office (if applicable)


5. Date on which the threshold was crossed or reached vi :

25 March 2020

6. Date on which issuer notified (DD/MM/YYYY):

26 March 2020

7. Total positions of person(s) subject to the notification obligation


% of voting rights attached to shares (total of 8. A)

% of voting rights through financial instruments
(total of 8.B 1 + 8.B 2)

Total of both in % (8.A + 8.B)

Total number of voting rights of issuer vii

Resulting situation on the date on which threshold was crossed or reached

11.9711 %

0.0000%

11.9711 %

2,294,183,992

Position of previous notification (if

applicable)

12.0049 %

0.0000%

12.0049 %


 

8. Notified details of the resulting situation on the date on which the threshold was crossed or reached viii

A: Voting rights attached to shares

Class/type of
shares

ISIN code (if possible)

Number of voting rights ix

% of voting rights

Direct

(Art 9 of Directive 2004/109/EC) (DTR5.1)

Indirect

(Art 10 of Directive 2004/109/EC) (DTR5.2.1)

Direct

(Art 9 of Directive 2004/109/EC) (DTR5.1)

Indirect

(Art 10 of Directive 2004/109/EC) (DTR5.2.1)

Ordinary Shares

(ISIN:GB0002875804)


248,458,709


10.8299%

ADRs

(ISIN:US1104481072)


26,180,392


1.1412%






SUBTOTAL 8. A

274,639,101

11.9711 %

 

 

B 1: Financial Instruments according to Art. 13(1)(a) of Directive 2004/109/EC (DTR5.3.1.1 (a))

Type of financial instrument

Expiration
date
x

Exercise/
Conversion Period
xi

Number of voting rights that may be acquired if the instrument is

exercised/converted.

% of voting rights

N/A

















SUBTOTAL 8. B 1



 

 

B 2: Financial Instruments with similar economic effect according to Art. 13(1)(b) of Directive 2004/109/EC (DTR5.3.1.1 (b))

Type of financial instrument

Expiration
date
x

Exercise/
Conversion Period
xi

Physical or cash

settlement xii

Number of voting rights

% of voting rights

N/A





















SUBTOTAL 8.B.2



 

 

 

 

9. Information in relation to the person subject to the notification obligation (please mark the

applicable box with an "X")

Person subject to the notification obligation is not controlled by any natural person or legal entity and does not control any other undertaking(s) holding directly or indirectly an interest in the (underlying) issuer xiii


Full chain of controlled undertakings through which the voting rights and/or the
financial instruments are effectively held starting with the ultimate controlling natural person or legal entity
xiv (please add additional rows as necessary)

X

Name xv

% of voting rights if it equals or is higher than the notifiable threshold

% of voting rights through financial instruments if it equals or is higher than the notifiable threshold

Total of both if it equals or is higher than the notifiable threshold

The Capital Group Companies, Inc.

Holdings by CG Management companies are set out below:

11.9711 %

0.0000%

11.9711 %

Capital Bank & Trust Company2




Capital International, Inc.1




Capital International Limited1




Capital International Sàrl1




• Capital Research and Management Company2

11.6630 %

0.0000%

11.6630 %

1 Indirect subsidiaries of Capital Research and Management Company.

2 Subsidiary of The Capital Group Companies, Inc.

10. In case of proxy voting, please identify:

Name of the proxy holder

N/A

The number and % of voting rights held

N/A

The date until which the voting rights will be held

N/A


11. Additional information xvi

The Capital Group Companies, Inc. ("CGC") is the parent company of Capital Research and Management Company ("CRMC") and Capital Bank & Trust Company ("CB&T"). CRMC is a U.S.-based investment management company that serves as investment manager to the American Funds family of mutual funds, other pooled investment vehicles, as well as individual and institutional clients.  CRMC and its investment manager affiliates manage equity assets for various investment companies through three divisions, Capital Research Global Investors, Capital International Investors and Capital World Investors.  CRMC is the parent company of Capital Group International, Inc. ("CGII"), which in turn is the parent company of four investment management companies ("CGII management companies"): Capital International, Inc., Capital International Limited, Capital International Sàrl and Capital International K.K.  CGII management companies and CB&T primarily serve as investment managers to institutional and high net worth clients.  CB&T is a U.S.-based investment management company that is a registered investment adviser and an affiliated federally chartered bank.

 

Neither CGC nor any of its affiliates own shares of your company for its own account.  Rather, the shares reported on this Notification are owned by accounts under the discretionary investment management of one or more of the investment management companies described above.

 

Place of completion

Los Angeles, CA, USA

Date of completion

26 March 2020

 

 

B Creegan

Deputy Secretary

British American Tobacco p.l.c.

 

27 March 2020

 

Enquiries:
Investor Relations
Mike Nightingale/Victoria Buxton/William Houston/John Harney 

+44 20 7845 1180/2012/1138/1263

 

 


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