Imperial Tobacco purchased 250,000 ordinary shares at average price of 2399.00 pence/ordinary share on Jan. 12; purchased shares will be held as treasury shares

BRISTOL, England , January 12, 2012 (press release) – Imperial Tobacco has today, 12 January 2012, purchased 250,000 ordinary shares at an average price of 2399.00 pence per ordinary share.

The purchased shares will all be held as treasury shares. Following the above purchase, Imperial Tobacco holds 63,502,000 ordinary shares as treasury shares. The total number of ordinary shares in issue (excluding shares held as treasury shares) is 1,004,440,881.

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