Imperial Tobacco held 59,997,000 of its shares in treasury as of Nov. 30

BRISTOL, England , December 1, 2011 (press release) – In conformity with the Financial Services Authority's Disclosure and Transparency Rules provision 5.6.1, Imperial Tobacco hereby notifies the market of the following:-

That as of 30 November 2011, Imperial Tobacco's issued share capital consisted of 1,067,942,881 ordinary shares of ten pence each (‘Shares') with voting rights.

As at 30 November 2011, Imperial Tobacco held 59,997,000 Shares in Treasury.

Accordingly, the total number of voting rights in Imperial Tobacco's Shares is 1,007,945,881 (the ‘Voting Rights Figure'). This Voting Rights Figure may be used by shareholders as the denominator for the calculations by which they will determine if they are required to notify their voting rights interest in, or a change to their interest in, Imperial Tobacco under the Disclosure and Transparency Rules.

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