Imperial Tobacco names Malcolm Wyman as independent non-executive director, effective Oct. 3, replacing Pierre Jungels, who will retire at the end of 2012

BRISTOL, England , September 30, 2011 (press release) – Imperial Tobacco Group PLC is pleased to announce, with effect from 3 October 2011, the appointment of Malcolm Wyman as an independent Non-Executive Director of the Company.

Malcolm was Chief Financial Officer and Finance Director of SABMiller Plc until his retirement in August 2011. Malcolm joined the company in 1986 holding a number of senior positions culminating in his appointment as Chief Financial Officer and Finance Director in 2001. He is also a Non-Executive Director of Nedbank Group Limited and Tsogo Sun Group.

Imperial Tobacco Group PLC also announces that Pierre Jungels will retire as a Non-Executive Director at the conclusion of the 2012 AGM having served nine years on the Board.

Iain Napier, Imperial Tobacco Group Chairman, said:

"I am delighted to welcome Malcolm to the Board. Malcolm has considerable international experience in driving growth in the FMCG industry; his expertise will be a great addition to the Board.

"I would also like to thank Pierre for his tremendous contribution to the Board over the last nine years, and wish him well for the future."

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