TRANSACTION IN OWN SHARES
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 270,000 of its ordinary shares of 25 pence each ("shares") on 16 April 2012. The average price was 3,142.6215p per share.
The highest price paid was 3,159.5p per share and the lowest price paid was 3,124p per share. The Company intends to hold these shares in Treasury.
Following the purchase of these shares, the Company holds 63,676,062
of its shares in Treasury. The Company has 1,962,542,261 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.
16 April 2012
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