British American Tobacco purchased 170,000 ordinary shares of 25 pence/ordinary share on Sept. 13; average price was 2,704.30 pence/share

LONDON , September 13, 2011 (press release) – 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 170,000 of its Ordinary shares of 25 pence each ("shares") on 13 September 2011. The average price was 2,704.30p per share.

The highest price paid was 2,731.5p per share and the lowest price paid was 2,677.5p per share. The Company intends to hold these shares in Treasury.

Following the purchase of these shares, the Company holds50,269,554

of its shares in Treasury. The Company has 1,975,701,221 ordinary shares in issue (excluding Treasury shares).

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