U.K.'s Imperial Tobacco buys 100,000 ordinary shares at an average price of 2153.33 pence/ordinary share to be held as treasury shares; company now holding about 51.6 million ordinary shares as treasury shares

BRISTOL, England , July 15, 2011 (press release) – Imperial Tobacco Group PLC - Transaction in Own Shares

Purchase of own securities

Imperial Tobacco has today, 15 July 2011, purchased 100,000 ordinary shares at an average price of 2153.33 pence per ordinary share.

The purchased shares will all be held as treasury shares. Following the above purchase, Imperial Tobacco holds 51,639,000 ordinary shares as treasury shares. The total number of ordinary shares in issue (excluding shares held as treasury shares) is 1,016,303,881.

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