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British American Tobacco Plc LSE:BATS London Ordinary Share GB0002875804 ORD 25P
  Price Change % Change Share Price Bid Price Offer Price High Price Low Price Open Price Shares Traded Last Trade
  -31.50p -1.06% 2,951.50p 2,946.50p 2,949.00p 2,989.50p 2,925.00p 2,977.00p 2,290,003 16:35:07
Industry Sector Turnover (m) Profit (m) EPS - Basic PE Ratio Market Cap (m)
Tobacco 24,492.0 8,351.0 264.0 11.2 62,896.27

British American Tobacco PLC TR-1 Notification

15/04/2019 11:30am

UK Regulatory (RNS & others)


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British American Tobacco PLC

15 April 2019

British American Tobacco p.l.c.

TR-1: Standard form for notification of major holdings

 
 NOTIFICATION OF MAJOR HOLDINGS (to be sent to the relevant issuer and 
  to the FCA in Microsoft Word format if possible)(i) 
 
 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 
                                                                                                    ----- 
 2. Reason for the notification (please mark the appropriate box or boxes 
  with an "X") 
 An acquisition or disposal of voting rights                                                          X 
                                                                                                    ----- 
 An acquisition or disposal of financial instruments 
                                                                                                    ----- 
 An event changing the breakdown of voting rights 
                                                                                                    ----- 
 Other (please specify)(iii) : 
                                                                                                    ----- 
 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, CA 90071, 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                           11 April 2019 
  crossed or reached(vi) : 
                                                             -------------------------------------------- 
 6. Date on which issuer notified (DD/MM/YYYY):               12 April 2019 
                                                                (received 15 April 2019) 
                                                             -------------------------------------------- 
 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                   11.0201%              0.0000%            11.0201%         2,293,772,897 
                          ------------------  ---------------------  --------------  -------------------- 
 Position of 
  previous notification 
  (if 
  applicable)                  10.9932%              0.0000%            10.9932% 
                          ------------------  ---------------------  --------------  -------------------- 
 
 
 
 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(ix)                                          % of voting rights 
  shares 
  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)                                                228,440,346                                                9.9592% 
                          ------------------------------  -----------------------------------  ------------------------  ----------------------- 
          ADRs 
   (ISIN:US1104481072)                                                 24,335,870                                                1.0610% 
                          ------------------------------  -----------------------------------  ------------------------  ----------------------- 
 
 SUBTOTAL 8. 
  A                                                   252,776,216                                                   11.0201% 
                          -------------------------------------------------------------------  ------------------------------------------------- 
 
 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 rights 
  instrument                date(x)            Conversion Period(xi)                    rights that may 
                                                                                        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          Expiration                  Exercise/                 Physical or                   Number of           % of voting rights 
 financial         date(x)                     Conversion                cash                          voting rights 
 instrument                                    Period (xi)               settlement(xii) 
                 --------------------------  ------------------------  ----------------------------  ------------------ 
 N/A 
                 --------------------------  ------------------------  ----------------------------  ------------------ 
 
 
                                                                        SUBTOTAL 8.B.2 
                                                                       ----------------------------  ------------------ 
 
 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 higher 
                                                 is higher than the                      instruments if it               than the notifiable 
                                                notifiable threshold                    equals or is higher                   threshold 
                                                                                        than the notifiable 
                                                                                             threshold 
                                   --------------------------------------------  --------------------------------  ----------------------------- 
 The Capital Group 
  Companies, Inc. 
  Holdings by CG 
  Management companies 
  are set out below:                                 11.0201%                                 0.0000%                         11.0201% 
                                   --------------------------------------------  --------------------------------  ----------------------------- 
 -- Capital Guardian 
  Trust Company(1) 
                                   --------------------------------------------  --------------------------------  ----------------------------- 
 -- Capital International, 
  Inc.(1) 
                                   --------------------------------------------  --------------------------------  ----------------------------- 
 -- Capital International 
  Limited(1) 
                                   --------------------------------------------  --------------------------------  ----------------------------- 
 -- Capital International 
  Sàrl(1) 
                                   --------------------------------------------  --------------------------------  ----------------------------- 
 -- Capital Research 
  and Management 
  Company(2)                                         10.7801%                                 0.0000%                         10.7801% 
                                   --------------------------------------------  --------------------------------  ----------------------------- 
 (1) Indirect subsidiaries of Capital Research and Management Company. 
  (2) Subsidiary of The Capital Group Companies, Inc. 
------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------ 
 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 
                                                                                 --------------------------------------------------------------- 
 
 11. Additional information(xvi) 
 CGC is the parent company of Capital Research and Management Company ("CRMC"). 
  CRMC is a U.S.-based investment management company that manages the American 
  Funds family of mutual funds. CRMC manages equity assets for various investment 
  companies through three divisions, Capital Research Global Investors, 
  Capital International Investors and Capital World Investors. CRMC in turn 
  is the parent company of Capital Group International, Inc. ("CGII"), which 
  in turn is the parent company of five investment management companies 
  ("CGII management companies"): Capital Guardian Trust Company, Capital 
  International, Inc., Capital International Limited, Capital International 
  Sàrl and Capital International K.K. The CGII management companies 
  primarily serve as investment managers to institutional clients. 
  Neither CGC nor any of its affiliates own shares of British American Tobacco 
  p.l.c. 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    12 April 2019 
                      --------------------- 
 

Name of duly authorised officer of issuer responsible for making notification:

S Kerr

Assistant Secretary

British American Tobacco p.l.c.

15 April 2019

Enquiries:

Investor Relations

Mike Nightingale/Rachael Brierley/John Harney

+44 20 7845 1180/1519/1263

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