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Summary

Name Age Since Current Position

Richard Burrows

71 2009 Non-Executive Chairman of the Board

Nicandro Durante

60 2011 Chief Executive, Executive Director

J. Ben Stevens

57 2014 Finance Director, Executive Director

Jerome Abelman

53 2015 Director, Legal & External Affairs and General Counsel

Kingsley Wheaton

44 2015 Managing Director - Next Generation Products

Andrew Gray

52 2014 Director, Marketing

Giovanni Giordano

51 2011 Director, Group Human Resources

Jack Bowles

53 2013 Regional Director, Asia-Pacific

Alan Davy

53 2013 Director, Operations

Tadeu Marroco

50 2016 Regional Director Western Europe

David O'Reilly

50 2012 Group Scientific Director

Ricardo Oberlander

53 2013 Regional Director - Americas

Naresh Sethi

50 2016 Director of Business Development

Johan Vandermeulen

49 2014 Regional Director, Eastern Europe, Middle East and Africa

Paul McCrory

2017 Company Secretary

Nicola Snook

Company Secretary

Susan Farr

60 2015 Non-Executive Director

Marion Helmes

51 2016 Non-Executive Director

Savio Kwan

68 2014 Non-Executive Director

Pedro Malan

74 2015 Non-Executive Director

Dimitri Panayotopoulos

65 2015 Non-Executive Director

Ann Godbehere

61 2011 Non-Executive Independent Director

Kieran Poynter

66 2016 Senior Independent Non-Executive Director

Mike Nightingale

Head - Investor Relations

Biographies

Name Description

Richard Burrows

Mr. Richard Burrows is Non-Executive Chairman of the Board of British American Tobacco PLC. He is Chairman since November 2009; Non-Executive Director since September 2009; Chairman of the Nominations Committee. He is Chairman of the Board and Chair of the Nomination, Remuneration and Compliance Committees of Craven House Capital plc; NED of Rentokil Initial plc; Supervisory Board member and Chairman of the Remuneration Committee at Carlsberg A/S. Richard brings considerable consumer goods and international business experience to the Board, having been Chief Executive of Irish Distillers and Co-Chief Executive of Pernod Ricard. Prior to joining the Board, Richard was Governor of the Bank of Ireland. Richard is a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Ireland.

Nicandro Durante

Mr. Nicandro Durante is Chief Executive, Executive Director of British American Tobacco PLC. He has been Chief Executive since 2011. He is Non-Executive Director of Reckitt Benckiser Group plc. Nicandro has extensive leadership skills developed in various senior international roles within the Group. He joined Souza Cruz in Brazil in 1981, rising to become President of that company. Nicandro joined the Management Board in 2006 as Regional Director for the Africa and Middle East region and joined the Board in 2008 as Chief Operating Officer.

J. Ben Stevens

Mr. J. Ben Stevens is Finance Director, Executive Director of British American Tobacco PLC. He is Finance Director since 2008. He is Non-Executive Director of ISS A/S. Ben joined the Group in 1990 and has broad international experience spanning both senior finance and general management roles. He was Head of Merger Integration following the merger with Rothmans and Chairman and Managing Director of both Pakistan Tobacco Company and British American Tobacco Russia. Ben was appointed to the Management Board in 2001 as Development Director and became Director, Europe, in 2004.

Jerome Abelman

Mr. Jerome Abelman is Director, Legal & External Affairs and General Counsel of the Company. He was appointed Director, Legal & External Affairs and General Counsel in May 2015, having joined the Management Board as Group Corporate & Regulatory Affairs Director in January 2015. He has been with the Group for 14 years and has held a number of roles in Legal. Jerry was Regional General Counsel, Asia-Pacific from 2010 to 2014, before becoming Assistant General Counsel – Corporate & Commercial. Jerry joined the Board of the Group’s associate company, Reynolds American, in February 2016.

Kingsley Wheaton

Mr. Kingsley Wheaton is Managing Director - Next Generation Products of British American Tobacco PLC. He was appointed Managing Director, Next Generation Products in January 2015. He joined the Group in 1996 and has held a number of roles in Marketing. He was Marketing Director in Nigeria and Russia, before becoming General Manager in Russia. He was then the Global Brand Director responsible for the Kent and Vogue brands, before taking his place on the Management Board in January 2012 as Deputy Corporate and Regulatory Affairs Director. In June 2012 he was appointed Director, Corporate and Regulatory Affairs.

Andrew Gray

Mr. Andrew M. Gray is Director, Marketing of British American Tobacco PLC., Since September 2014. He joined the Management Board as Regional Director for Africa and the Middle East in January 2008 before being appointed Regional Director for Eastern Europe, Middle East and Africa (EEMEA) in January 2011. Joining Souza Cruz as an intern in 1986, he went on to hold a number of senior management positions in South America and the Caribbean (including President of Souza Cruz) and also in Malaysia.

Giovanni Giordano

Mr. Giovanni Giordano is Director, Group Human Resources of British American Tobacco PLC. He joined the Management Board of British American Tobacco in June 2011. He is an international human resources executive with wide experience from senior roles at Procter & Gamble and Ferrero, where he was Chief Corporate Officer.

Jack Bowles

Mr. Jack Marie Henry David Bowles is Regional Director, Asia-Pacific of British American Tobacco PLC. He became Regional Director for Asia-Pacific in January 2013. Joining the Group in 2004, he was Chairman of British American Tobacco France in 2005, before taking up the role of Managing Director of British American Tobacco Malaysia in 2007. He joined the Management Board as Regional Director for Western Europe in October 2009 before becoming Regional Director for the Americas in October 2011.

Alan Davy

Mr. Alan Davy is Director, Operations of British American Tobacco PLC. He was appointed to the Management Board as Group Operations Director in March 2013. He joined the Group in 1988 and has held various roles in manufacturing, supply chain and general management. Alan previously held the position of Group Head of Supply Chain.

Tadeu Marroco

Mr. Tadeu Luiz Marroco is Regional Director Western Europe of the Company., since 1 December 2016. He joined the Management Board as Director, Business Development in September 2014. Tadeu joined British American Tobacco in Brazil over 20 years ago. He has held various senior finance positions, including Regional Finance Controller, EEMEA, and Group Finance Controller.

David O'Reilly

Mr. David O'Reilly is Group Scientific Director of British American Tobacco Plc. He was appointed Group Scientific Director in January 2012. He has been with British American Tobacco for over 20 years and has held various positions in Group Research and Development. He has led the Group’s R&D efforts to develop reduced toxicant products and has also been Head of International Public Health & Scientific Affairs, responsible for engagement with the scientific, medical and public health communities.

Ricardo Oberlander

Mr. Ricardo Cesar de Almeida Oberlander is Regional Director - Americas of British American Tobacco PLC. He joined the Management Board as Regional Director for the Americas in January 2013. He joined Souza Cruz in May 1989 and has held various roles including Marketing Director of our Malaysian business, Regional Marketing Manager for the Americas, General Manager in France and Global Consumer Director. Ricardo joined the Board of the Group’s associate company, Reynolds American, in December 2014 and was appointed to the Chief Marketing Officer (CMO) Council Latin America Advisory Board in February 2016.

Naresh Sethi

Mr. Naresh Sethi is Director of Business Development of British American Tobacco Plc., since 1 December 2016. He has over 20 years of experience in the tobacco industry, holding various marketing roles in India, Indonesia, West Africa and Australasia before moving to Japan. He was Marketing Director in Japan and then the Group’s General Manager. He became Group Head of Strategy and Planning, was appointed Director, Group Business Development in 2012 and was appointed Regional Director for Western Europe in January 2013.

Johan Vandermeulen

Mr. Johan Vandermeulen is Regional Director, Eastern Europe, Middle East and Africa of the Company. He joined the Management Board as Regional Director for Eastern Europe, Middle East and Africa in September 2014. He has been with British American Tobacco for more than 20 years and was previously General Manager in Russia, General Manager in Turkey and in the marketing function he was Global Brand Director for the Kent brand.

Paul McCrory

Nicola Snook

Susan Farr

Ms. Susan Jane (Sue) Farr is Non-Executive Director of British American Tobacco PLC., since February 2015. She has been Non-Executive Director since February 2015; member of the Nominations and Remuneration Committees. She is Special Advisor, Chime Group; NED and Chair of the Corporate Responsibility Committee of Dairy Crest Group plc; NED of Millennium & Copthorne Hotels plc; NED and Chair of the Nominations & Remuneration Committee of Accsys Technologies PLC; NED of Dolphin Capital Investors Limited. Sue brings considerable expertise in marketing, branding and consumer issues to the Board. Sue is a former Chairwoman of both the Marketing Society and the Marketing Group of Great Britain. Prior to joining the Chime Group in 2003, where she was Director, Strategic and Business Development until 2015, Sue’s career in corporate communications included roles with the BBC and Vauxhall Motors.

Marion Helmes

Dr. Marion Helmes has been appointed as a Non-Executive Director of the Company, effective August 1, 2016. Dr Helmes brings with her a wealth of international business skills and experience which includes recent senior executive roles at has been member of the Audit and Nominations Committees. She is Supervisory Board member of Bilfinger SE; NED of NXP Semiconductors N.V.; Vice Chairwoman of the Supervisory Board of ProSiebenSat.1 Media SE; Supervisory Board member of Uniper SE. Marion brings significant financial expertise and operational experience gained at an international level having spent her working life managing businesses across Europe, the Americas and Asia. Her extensive career includes Chief Financial Officer positions at Celesio, Q-Cells and ThyssenKrupp Elevator Technology.

Savio Kwan

Mr. Savio Kwan is Non-Executive Director of British American Tobacco PLC., since January 2014. He is Co-Founder and CEO of A&K Consulting Co Ltd, advising entrepreneurs and their start-up businesses in China; Visiting Professor at Henley Business School; Non-Executive Director of the Alibaba Hong Kong Entrepreneur Fund. Savio brings significant business leadership experience of Greater China and Asia to the Board. During his extensive career he has worked broadly in technology for General Electric, BTR plc and Alibaba Group, China’s largest internet business, where he was both Chief Operating Officer and, later, a Non-Executive Director.

Pedro Malan

Dr. Pedro Sampaio Malan is Non-Executive Director of British American Tobacco PLC., since February 2015. He is Chairman of the International Advisory Board of Itau Unibanco; member of the Board of EDP – Energias do Brasil SA; Trustee of the Thomson Reuters Trust Principles; member of the Temasek International Panel. Pedro has extensive experience of Brazilian trade and industry and an in-depth knowledge of the international economy. Pedro was Minister of Finance for Brazil from 1995 to 2002, having been President of the Central Bank of Brazil from 1993 to 1994, and before that Chief External Debt Negotiator for Brazil from mid-1991 to 1993. He is a former Chairman of Unibanco and was NED of Souza Cruz S.A. from 2010 to 2015.

Dimitri Panayotopoulos

Mr. Dimitri E. Panayotopoulos is Non-Executive Director of British American Tobacco PLC., since February 2015. He is Senior Advisor at The Boston Consulting Group; NED of Logitech International S.A. Dimitri has extensive general management and international sales and brand building expertise. He was Vice Chairman and Advisor to the Chairman and CEO of Procter & Gamble (P&G), where he started his career in 1977. During his time at P&G, Dimitri led on significant breakthrough innovations and continued to focus on this, speed to market and scale across all of P&G’s businesses while Vice Chairman of all the Global Business Units.

Ann Godbehere

Ms. Ann Frances Godbehere is Non-Executive Independent Director of British American Tobacco plc. since 2011. She has been NED and Chair of the Audit Committee of Rio Tinto plc and Rio Tinto Limited; NED and Chair of the Compensation Committee of UBS Group AG and UBS AG; NED and Chair of the Audit Committee of Prudential plc. Ann has more than 25 years’ experience in the financial services industry. She spent ten years at Swiss Re Group, latterly as Chief Financial Officer from 2003 to 2007. From 2008 until 2009 she was Chief Financial Officer of Northern Rock during the initial phase of its public ownership. Ann is a Fellow of the Certified General Accountants Association of Canada and a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Professional Accountants.

Kieran Poynter

Mr. Kieran Charles Poynter is Senior Independent Non-Executive Director of British American Tobacco PLC. He has been Senior Independent Director since 26 October 2016; Non-Executive Director since 2010; Chairman of the Audit Committee since 1 October 2016 and member of the Nominations Committee. He is NED and Chair of the Audit and Compliance Committee of International Consolidated Airlines Group S.A.; Chairman and Chair of the Nominations, Audit and Compliance and Risk and Remuneration Committees of F&C Asset Management plc. Kieran brings a wealth of financial and international experience to the Board. He was Chairman and Senior Partner of PricewaterhouseCoopers from 2000 to his retirement in 2008, having started as graduate trainee in 1971; and is a former Chairman of Nomura International PLC. Kieran served on the President’s Committee of the Confederation of British Industry and as member of an advisory committee for the Chancellor of the Exchequer. Kieran is a Chartered Accountant.

Mike Nightingale