REG - Imperial Tobacco Gp - Close Period Share Repurchase Programme

Fri Sep 28, 2012 5:44am EDT

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Imperial Tobacco Group PLC
28 September 2012



Imperial Tobacco Group PLC - Close Period Share Repurchase Programme


Imperial Tobacco announces today that it has instructed Morgan Stanley Securities Limited, to commence a non-discretionary programme to repurchase its own ordinary shares during its close period which commences on 1 October 2012 and ends on 30 October 2012 with the publication of Imperial Tobacco's preliminary results. The repurchased shares will all be held as treasury shares.


Any share repurchases will be effected within certain pre-set parameters and in accordance with both Imperial Tobacco's general authority to repurchase ordinary shares and Chapter 12 of the Listing Rules, which requires that the maximum price paid be limited to no more than 105 per cent of the average middle market closing price of Imperial Tobacco's ordinary shares for the five dealing days preceding the date of the purchase. Imperial Tobacco confirms that as at 28 September 2012 it has no unpublished price sensitive inside information.




John Nelson-Smith  

Imperial Tobacco Group PLC            

0117 933 7032


Paul Baker    

Morgan Stanley                       





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