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RNS Number : 4116P

British American Tobacco PLC

18 October 2021

British American Tobacco p.l.c.

TR-1: N otification of major holdings

 
 1a. Identity of the issuer or the                                    British American Tobacco p.l.c. 
  underlying issuer of existing shares 
  to which voting rights are attached 
  (ii) : 
 1b. Please indicate if the issuer is a non-UK issuer (please mark with 
  an "X" if appropriate) 
 Non-UK issuer 
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 2. Reason for the notification (please mark the appropriate box or boxes 
  with an "X") 
 An acquisition or disposal of voting rights                                                             X 
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 An acquisition or disposal of financial instruments                                                     X 
                                                                                                ------------------ 
 An event changing the breakdown of voting rights 
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 Other (please specify)(iii) : 
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 3. Details of person subject to the notification obligation (iv) 
 Name                                                     The Capital Group Companies, Inc. 
                                                           ("CGC") 
 City and country of registered office                    Los Angeles, USA 
  (if applicable) 
 4. Full name of shareholder(s) (if different from 3) (v) 
 Name                                                     N/A 
                                                         --------------------------------------------------------- 
 City and country of registered office 
  (if applicable) 
                                                         --------------------------------------------------------- 
 5. Date on which the threshold was                       14 October 2021 
  crossed or reached (vi) : 
                                                         --------------------------------------------------------- 
 6. Date on which issuer notified (DD/MM/YYYY):           15 October 2021 
                                                         --------------------------------------------------------- 
 7. Total positions of person(s) subject to the notification obligation 
                                      % of voting         % of voting rights    Total of both    Total number 
                                     rights attached      through financial      in % (8.A +      of voting rights 
                                    to shares (total         instruments             8.B)         of issuer (vii) 
                                        of 8. A)            (total of 8.B 
                                                              1 + 8.B 2) 
                                -----------------------  -------------------  ----------------  ------------------ 
 Resulting situation 
  on the date 
  on which threshold 
  was crossed 
  or reached                             10.96%                 0.01%              10.97%          2,294,652,462 
                                -----------------------  -------------------  ----------------  ------------------ 
 Position of 
  previous notification 
  (if 
  applicable)                            11.06%                 0.01%              11.06% 
                                -----------------------  -------------------  ----------------  ------------------ 
 
 
 
 8. Notified details of the resulting situation on the date on which 
  the threshold was crossed or reached (viii) 
 A: Voting rights attached to shares 
 Class/type of           Number of voting rights                      % of voting rights 
  shares                  (ix) 
  ISIN code (if 
  possible) 
                               Direct                Indirect                        Direct                        Indirect 
                         (Art 9 of Directive   (Art 10 of Directive            (Art 9 of Directive           (Art 10 of Directive 
                            2004/109/EC)           2004/109/EC)               2004/109/EC) (DTR5.1)              2004/109/EC) 
                              (DTR5.1)              (DTR5.2.1)                                                    (DTR5.2.1) 
                                              --------------------- 
 Ordinary Shares 
  (ISIN:GB0002875804)                          232,751,128                                                   10.14% 
                        --------------------  ---------------------  -------------------------------------  --------------------- 
 ADRs 
  (ISIN:US1104481072)                          18,902,551                                                    0.82% 
                        --------------------  ---------------------  -------------------------------------  --------------------- 
 
 SUBTOTAL 8. A                          251,653,679                                             10.96% 
                        -------------------------------------------  ------------------------------------------------------------ 
 
 B 1: Financial Instruments according to Art. 13(1)(a) of Directive 2004/109/EC 
  (DTR5.3.1.1 (a)) 
 Type of financial       Expiration            Exercise/              Number of voting                       % of voting 
  instrument              date                  Conversion Period      rights that may                        rights 
                          (x)                   (xi)                   be acquired if 
                                                                       the instrument 
                                                                       is 
                                                                       exercised/converted. 
                        --------------------  ---------------------  -------------------------------------  --------------------- 
 N/A 
                        --------------------  ---------------------  -------------------------------------  --------------------- 
                                               SUBTOTAL 8. B 1 
                                              ---------------------  -------------------------------------  --------------------- 
 
 B 2: Financial Instruments with similar economic effect according to 
  Art. 13(1)(b) of Directive 2004/109/EC (DTR5.3.1.1 (b)) 
 Type of financial      Expiration             Exercise/              Physical or      Number of             % of voting 
  instrument             date (x)              Conversion              cash             voting rights         rights 
                                               Period (xi)             settlement 
                                                                       (xii) 
                       ---------------------  ---------------------  ---------------  -------------------- 
                                                                                       175,551 Depository 
 Rights to                                                                              Receipt shares 
  recall lent                                                                           or 175,551 
  shares of                                                                             votes on 
  Depository                                                          Physical          a converted 
  Receipt               N/A                    N/A                    settlement        basis                0.01% 
                       ---------------------  ---------------------  ---------------  -------------------- 
 
                                                                      SUBTOTAL 8.B.2   175,551               0.01% 
                                                                     ---------------  -------------------- 
 
 
 
 
 9. Information in relation to the person subject to the notification 
  obligation (please mark the 
  applicable box with an "X") 
 Person subject to the notification obligation is not controlled 
  by any natural person or legal entity and does not control any other 
  undertaking(s) holding directly or indirectly an interest in the 
  (underlying) issuer (xiii) 
 Full chain of controlled undertakings through which the voting rights                             X 
  and/or the 
  financial instruments are effectively held starting with the ultimate 
  controlling natural person or legal entity (xiv) (please add additional 
  rows as necessary) 
             Name (xv)                  % of voting rights       % of voting rights        Total of both if 
                                          if it equals or         through financial         it equals or is 
                                          is higher than          instruments if it         higher than the 
                                          the notifiable         equals or is higher      notifiable threshold 
                                             threshold           than the notifiable 
                                                                      threshold 
                                     -----------------------  ------------------------  ---------------------- 
 The Capital Group 
  Companies, Inc. 
  Holdings by CG Management 
  companies are set 
  out below:                          10.97%                                             10.97% 
                                     -----------------------  ------------------------  ---------------------- 
 -- Capital Bank & 
  Trust Company (2) 
                                     -----------------------  ------------------------  ---------------------- 
 -- Capital International, 
  Inc.(1) 
                                     -----------------------  ------------------------  ---------------------- 
 -- Capital International 
  Limited(1) 
                                     -----------------------  ------------------------  ---------------------- 
 -- Capital International 
  Sàrl(1) 
                                     -----------------------  ------------------------  ---------------------- 
 -- Capital Research 
  and Management Company(2)           10.71%                                             10.71% 
                                     -----------------------  ------------------------  ---------------------- 
 (1) Indirect subsidiaries of Capital Research and Management Company. 
  (2) Subsidiary of The Capital Group Companies, Inc. 
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 10. In case of proxy voting, please identify: 
 Name of the proxy holder                                      N/A 
                                                              ------------------------------------------------ 
 The number and % of voting rights                             N/A 
  held 
                                                              ------------------------------------------------ 
 The date until which the voting rights                        N/A 
  will be held 
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 11. Additional information (xvi) 
 The Capital Group Companies, Inc. ("CGC") is the parent company of Capital 
  Research and Management Company ("CRMC") and Capital Bank & Trust Company 
  ("CB&T"). CRMC is a U.S.-based investment management company that serves 
  as investment manager to the American Funds family of mutual funds, other 
  pooled investment vehicles, as well as individual and institutional clients. 
  CRMC and its investment manager affiliates manage equity assets for various 
  investment companies through three divisions, Capital Research Global 
  Investors, Capital International Investors and Capital World Investors. 
  CRMC is the parent company of Capital Group International, Inc. ("CGII"), 
  which in turn is the parent company of four investment management companies 
  ("CGII management companies"): Capital International, Inc., Capital International 
  Limited, Capital International Sàrl and Capital International K.K. 
  CGII management companies and CB&T primarily serve as investment managers 
  to institutional and high net worth clients. CB&T is a U.S.-based investment 
  management company that is a registered investment adviser and an affiliated 
  federally chartered bank. 
  Neither CGC nor any of its affiliates own shares of the Issuer for its 
  own account. Rather, the shares reported on this Notification are owned 
  by accounts under the discretionary investment management of one or more 
  of the investment management companies described above. 
 
 
 
 Place of completion   Los Angeles, CA, USA 
 Date of completion    15 October 2021 
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Name of duly authorised officer of issuer responsible for making notification:

O Martin

Assistant Secretary

British American Tobacco p.l.c.

18 October 2021

Enquiries:

Investor Relations

Mike Nightingale/Victoria Buxton/William Houston/John Harney

+44 20 7845 1180/2012/1138/1263

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