British American Tobacco annual earnings rise 6 pct

LONDON Thu Feb 27, 2014 2:19am EST

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LONDON Feb 27 (Reuters) - British American Tobacco PLC , the world's No. 2 cigarette maker, said 2013 earnings rose 6 percent, helped by growth in market share which was offset by currency headwinds in three of its four regions.

The world's No. 2 cigarette maker, whose brands include Kent, Dunhill, Lucky Strike and Pall Mall, posted adjusted diluted earnings per share of 216.6 pence compared to the 205.2 pence it made last year.

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