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RNS Number : 7281V

British American Tobacco PLC

11 August 2022

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 
                                                                                                     ---- 
 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. 
 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                           09 August 2022 
  crossed or reached (vi) : 
                                                             -------------------------------------------- 
 6. Date on which issuer notified                             11 August 2022 
  (DD/MM/YYYY): 
                                                             -------------------------------------------- 
 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                    13.00%                0.00%              13.00%          2,252,448,620 
                          ------------------  ---------------------  --------------  -------------------- 
 Position of 
  previous notification 
  (if 
  applicable)                   12.99%                0.00%              12.99% 
                          ------------------  ---------------------  --------------  -------------------- 
 
 
 
 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) 
                                           -------------------------- 
 GB0002875804 
  Common Stock                                     275,119,008                                            12.21% 
                   ----------------------  --------------------------  -------------------------  --------------------- 
 US1104481072 
  Depository 
  Receipt                                          17,722,608                                             0.79% 
                   ----------------------  --------------------------  -------------------------  --------------------- 
 SUBTOTAL 8. 
  A                                    292,841,616                                          13.00% 
                   --------------------------------------------------  ------------------------------------------------ 
 
 B 1: Financial Instruments according to Art. 13(1)(a) of Directive 2004/109/EC 
  (DTR5.3.1.1 (a)) 
 Type of            Expiration   Exercise/                       Number of voting                  % of voting 
  financial          date         Conversion Period               rights that may                   rights 
  instrument         (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       Expiration        Exercise/             Physical              Number of             % of voting 
  financial     date (x)          Conversion            or cash               voting rights         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 
                               is higher than       instruments if it        higher than the 
                               the notifiable      equals or is higher     notifiable threshold 
                                  threshold        than the notifiable 
                                                        threshold 
                            -------------------  ---------------------  ------------------------ 
 Capital Research 
  and Management Company           12.74%                                        12.74% 
                            -------------------  ---------------------  ------------------------ 
 Capital International, 
  Inc. 
                            -------------------  ---------------------  ------------------------ 
 Capital Group Private 
  Client Services, 
  Inc. 
                            -------------------  ---------------------  ------------------------ 
 Capital International 
  Sarl 
                            -------------------  ---------------------  ------------------------ 
 Total                             13.00%                                        13.00% 
                            -------------------  ---------------------  ------------------------ 
 
 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) 
 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 six investment management companies 
  ("CGII management companies"): Capital International, Inc., Capital International 
  Limited, Capital International Sàrl, Capital International K.K., 
  Capital Group Private Client Services Inc, and Capital Group Investment 
  Management Private Limited. 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 
 Date of completion    11 August 2022 
                      --------------- 
 

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

C Dhokia

Deputy Secretary

British American Tobacco p.l.c.

11 August 2022

Enquiries:

Investor Relations

Mike Nightingale/Victoria Buxton/William Houston/John Harney

+44 20 7845 1180/2012/1138/1263

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