British American Tobacco purchases 75,000 ordinary shares at average price of 3,018.4151 pence/ordinary share on Dec. 12; purchased shares will be held as treasury shares

LONDON , December 12, 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 75,000 of its ordinary shares of 25 pence each ("shares") on 12 December 2011. The average price was 3,018.4151p per share.

The highest price paid was 3,041.5p per share and the lowest price paid was 2,999.5p per share. The Company intends to hold these shares in Treasury.

Following the purchase of these shares, the Company holds 56,866,849 of its shares in Treasury. The Company has 1,969,119,619 shares in issue (excluding Treasury shares).

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