British American Tobacco purchases 35,000 of its ordinary shares of 25 pence each on Dec. 15; average price was 3,008.8939 pence/share

LONDON , December 15, 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 35,000 of its ordinary shares of 25 pence each ("shares") on 15 December 2011. The average price was 3,008.8939p per share.

The highest price paid was 3,037.5p per share and the lowest price paid was 2,992p per share. The Company intends to hold these shares in Treasury.

Following the purchase of these shares, the Company holds56,966,849 of its shares in Treasury. The Company has 1,969,019,619 shares in issue (excluding Treasury shares).

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