People: British American Tobacco PLC (BTI)

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Summary

Name Age Since Current Position

Richard Burrows

69 2009 Non-Executive Chairman of the Board

Nicandro Durante

58 2011 Chief Executive, Executive Director

J. Ben Stevens

55 2014 Finance Director, Executive Director

Kingsley Wheaton

42 2015 Managing Director - Next Generation Products

Andrew Gray

50 2014 Group Marketing Director

Giovanni Giordano

49 2011 Group Human Resources Director

Jerome Abelman

2015 Group Corporate & Regulatory Affairs Director

Jack Bowles

51 2013 Director, Asia-Pacific

Alan Davy

51 2013 Group Operations Director

Tadeu Marroco

48 2014 Business Development Director

David O'Reilly

48 2012 Group Scientific Director

Naresh Sethi

48 2013 Director, Western Europe

Johan Vandermeulen

47 2014 Regional Director - EEMEA

Nicola Snook

Secretary

Susan Farr

58 2015 Non-Executive Director

Savio Kwan

66 2014 Non-Executive Director

Pedro Sampaio Malan

72 2015 Non-Executive Director

Dimitri Panayotopoulos

63 2015 Non-Executive Director

Karen de Segundo

68 2007 Non-Executive Independent Director

Ann Godbehere

60 2011 Non-Executive Independent Director

Christine Morin-Postel

68 2013 Senior Non-Executive Independent Director

Gerard Murphy

60 2009 Non-Executive Independent Director

Kieran Poynter

64 2010 Non-Executive Independent Director

Richard Tubb

55 2013 Non-Executive Independent 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 has been Non-Executive Director since September 2009; Chairman of the Nominations Committee. Key appointments: NED and member of the Remuneration and Nominations Committees of Rentokil Initial plc; a Supervisory Board member, member of the Audit Committee and Chairman of the Remuneration Committee at Carlsberg A/S. Skills and experience: Chief Executive of Irish Distillers; Co-Chief Executive of Pernod Ricard; Governor of the Bank of Ireland; 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 member of the Nominations and Remuneration Committees of Reckitt Benckiser Group plc. Skills and experience: COO from 2008; Regional Director for Africa and Middle East and member of the Management Board from 2006; senior general management roles in Brazil (including President of Souza Cruz) and in the UK and Hong Kong; has wide experience in senior international finance and management roles within the Group. Holds a degree in finance, economics and business administration.

J. Ben Stevens

Mr. J. Ben Stevens is Finance Director, Executive Director of British American Tobacco PLC. He has been Senior Group finance and general management roles; Head of Merger Integration following the merger with Rothmans; Chairman and Managing Director of the Pakistan Tobacco Company and British American Tobacco Russia; appointed to the Management Board in 2001 as Development Director becoming Director, Europe in 2004. Holds a BA (Hons.) in Economics from Manchester University and an MBA from Manchester Business School.

Kingsley Wheaton

Mr. Kingsley Wheaton has been appointed as Managing Director - Next Generation Products of British American Tobacco PLC., effective 1st January 2015. 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 Kent and Vogue 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. Kingsley is also a member of the Next-Generation Products Board.

Andrew Gray

Mr. Andrew M. Gray has been appointed as Group Marketing Director of British American Tobacco PLC, Since September 2014. 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. 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.

Giovanni Giordano

Mr. Giovanni Giordano is Group Human Resources Director 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.

Jerome Abelman

Mr. Jerome Abelman has been appointed as Group Corporate & Regulatory Affairs Director of the Company effective 1st January 2015. He joined the Management Board as Group Corporate & Regulatory Affairs Director in January 2015. He has been with the British American Tobacco Group for 12 years and has held a number of roles in the Legal function. Jerry was most recently Regional General Counsel, Asia-Pacific from 2010 to 2014, before becoming Assistant General Counsel – Corporate & Commercial. With effect from 1 May 2015, Jerry will replace Neil Withington and will be appointed to the combined role of Group General Counsel and Legal and Corporate Affairs Director.

Jack Bowles

Mr. Jack Marie Henry David Bowles is Director, Asia-Pacific of British American Tobacco PLC. Since 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 Group Operations Director 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 has been appointed as Business Development Director of the Company, effective 1st September 2014. In addition to his current role leading Strategy and M&A, Tadeu will assume responsibility for IT, including the roll-out of the TaO Programme. Tadeu joined British American Tobacco in Brazil 22 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 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 Inc. in December 2014.

Naresh Sethi

Mr. Naresh Sethi is Director, Western Europe of British American Tobacco Plc. He was appointed Regional Director for Western Europe in January 2013. He has over two decades 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 and was appointed Director, Group Business Development in 2012.

Johan Vandermeulen

Mr. Johan Vandermeulen has been appointed as Regional Director - EEMEA 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 Global Brand Director for Kent.

Nicola Snook

Susan Farr

Ms. Susan Jane Farr has been appointed as Non-Executive Director of British American Tobacco PLC., since February 2015; member of the Corporate Social Responsibility and Nominations Committees. Key appointments: Director, Strategic and Business Development, Chime plc since 2003; NED of Dairy Crest Group, member of the Remuneration and Corporate Social Responsibility Committees; NED of Millennium & Copthorne Hotels, member of the Remuneration and Nominations Committees; NED of Accsys Technologies and member of the Nominations, Remuneration and Audit Committees. Skills and experience: Former Chairwoman of both the Marketing Society and the Marketing Group of Great Britain; considerable expertise in marketing, branding and consumer issues developed during her career including roles with the BBC and Vauxhall Motors.

Savio Kwan

Mr. Savio Kwan is Non-Executive Director of British American Tobacco PLC. since January 2014; member of the Corporate Social Responsibility and Nominations Committees. Key appointments: 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. Skills and experience: Extensive business leadership experience in Greater China and Asia, gained at 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. Holds an MSc from Loughborough University and an MBA from London Business School.

Pedro Sampaio Malan

Dr. Pedro Sampaio Malan has been appointed as Non-Executive Director of British American Tobacco PLC., since February 2015; member of the Corporate Social Responsibility and Nominations Committees. Key appointments: Chairman of the International Advisory Board of Itaú Unibanco; Member of the Advisory Board of EDP – Energias do Brasil SA; NED of Mills Estruturas e Servicos de Engenharia SA; Trustee of the Thomson Reuters Principles and member, Temasek International Panel. Skills and experience: Former Chairman of Unibanco bank. Previously NED, Companhia Souza Cruz SA (2010-2015) and Minister of Finance for Brazil (from 1995 to 2002), President of the Central Bank of Brazil from 1993 to 1994, Chief External Debt Negotiator for Brazil from mid-1991 to 1993.

Dimitri Panayotopoulos

Mr. Dimitri Panayotopoulos has been appointed as Non-Executive Director of British American Tobacco PLC., since February 2015; member of the Nominations and Remuneration Committees. Key appointments: Senior Advisor, Boston Consulting Group since April 2014; Board member, Logitech. Skills and experience: Former Vice Chairman and Advisor to the Chairman and CEO of Procter & Gamble. Significant international sales and brand building expertise in Switzerland, Germany, Egypt and China. Led on significant breakthrough innovations and continued to focus on this, speed to market and scale across all of Procter & Gamble’s businesses while Vice Chairman of all the Global Business Units. Retired from Procter & Gamble in January 2014.

Karen de Segundo

Dr. Karen M. A. de Segundo is Non-Executive Independent Director of British American Tobacco PLC. since 2007. Chair of the Corporate Social Responsibility Committee; member of the Nominations Committee. Key appointments: Supervisory Board Member and member of the Finance & Investment and Nomination Committees at E.ON SE; and member of the Board and member of the Audit Committee of Pöyry Oyj. Skills and experience: Former NED of Lonmin Plc until 29 January 2015. Senior executive roles before retiring as CEO Shell International Renewables and President Shell Hydrogen in 2005. Holds a Masters degree in Law from Leiden University, an MBA from Michigan State University and is a Council Member of the Anglo Netherlands Society.

Ann Godbehere

Ms. Ann Frances Godbehere is Non-Executive Independent Director of British American Tobacco plc. since 2011; member of the Audit, Nominations and Remuneration Committees. Key appointments: NED, member of the Nominations Committee and Chair of the Audit Committee of Rio Tinto plc and Rio Tinto Limited; NED, member of the Audit Committee and Chair of the HR and Compensation Committee of UBS Group AG and UBS AG; NED, member of the Nominations and Risk Committees and Chair of the Audit Committee of Prudential plc. Skills and experience: Chief Financial Officer of Swiss Re Group; Chief Financial Officer of Northern Rock during the initial phase of its public ownership; Fellow of the Certified General Accountants of Canada and Fellow of the Chartered Professional Accountants.

Christine Morin-Postel

Madam Christine J. M. Morin-Postel is Senior Non-Executive Independent Director of British American Tobacco PLC. Since April 2013; Non-Executive Director since 2007; member of the Audit, Nominations and Remuneration Committees. Key appointments: NED and member of the Nominations and Remuneration Committee of Groupe Bruxelles Lambert S.A. Skills and experience: Chief Executive of Société Générale de Belgique, Executive Vice-President and member of the Executive Committee of Suez and Chairman and CEO of Crédisuez S.A.; studied political sciences and graduated from the Institut de Contrôle Gestion.

Gerard Murphy

Dr. Gerard Murphy, Ph.D., is Non-Executive Independent Director of British American Tobacco PLC. since 2009; Chairman of the Remuneration Committee; member of the Nominations Committee. Key appointments: Member and Chairman of the Executive Committee of The Blackstone Group International Partners LLP; NED of Merlin Entertainments plc; Board member of Jack Wolfskin and Intertrust Group. Skills and experience: Chief Executive Officer of Kingfisher plc, Carlton Communications plc, Exel plc, Greencore Group plc; senior operating roles at Grand Metropolitan plc (now Diageo plc). Holds a BSc and PhD in food technology from University College Cork and a MBS in Marketing from University College Dublin.

Kieran Poynter

Mr. Kieran Charles Poynter is Non-Executive Independent Director of British American Tobacco PLC. since 2010. Chairman of the Audit Committee; member of the Nominations and Remuneration Committees. Key appointments: NED and member of the Audit and Compliance and Safety Committees of International Consolidated Airlines Group S.A.; Non-Executive Chairman and Chair of the Nominations, Audit and Compliance and Risk and Remuneration Committees of F&C Asset Management plc; and Non- Executive Chairman of Nomura International PLC. Skills and experience: Chartered Accountant; Chairman and Senior Partner of PricewaterhouseCoopers until 2008; 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.

Richard Tubb

Dr. Richard Tubb is Non-Executive Independent Director of British American Tobacco PLC. since January 2013. member of the Corporate Social Responsibility and Nominations Committees. Key appointments: White House Physician Emeritus; member of the Board of Reference for Project Rescue; Senior Managing Director, Shoreland, Inc; and advisory position at Lonsdale. Skills and experience: White House Physician from 1995 to 2009, including Physician to the President of the United States from 2002 until retirement in 2009; Clinical Assistant Professor at the Uniformed Services University (retired); Brigadier General (retired), US Air Force and various medical positions in the US Air Force. Awarded his Doctor of Medicine in 1985; Specialty Certification 1988.

Mike Nightingale

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