REG - British Am. Tobacco - Transaction in Own Shares

Fri Sep 28, 2012 12:08pm EDT

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RNS Number : 5196N
British American Tobacco PLC
28 September 2012



British American Tobacco p.l.c.

Incorporated in England and Wales

(Registration number: 03407696)

Short name: BATS

Share code: BTI

ISIN number: GB0002875804

("British American Tobacco p.l.c." or "the Company")  



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 26 April 2012 it purchased 186,711 of its ordinary shares of 25 pence each ("shares") on 28 September 2012.  The average price was 3,196.9194p per share.


The highest price paid was 3,220p per share and the lowest price paid was 3,174p per share.


The Company intends to hold these shares in Treasury.


Following the purchase of these shares, the Company holds 87,445,036

of its shares in Treasury. The Company has 1,938,811,910 ordinary shares in issue (excluding Treasury shares).

Name of duly authorised officer of issuer responsible for making notification: 


G C W Cunnington

Deputy Company Secretary

British American Tobacco p.l.c.


28 September 2012


Sponsor: UBS South Africa (Pty) Ltd



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