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Imperial Tobacco Gp IMT Director/PDMR Shareholding

  Imperial Tobacco Gp (IMT) - Director/PDMR Shareholding

RNS Number : 8850Q
Imperial Tobacco Group PLC
12 November 2012

Imperial Tobacco Group PLC (the "Company")

Directors and Persons Discharging Managerial Responsibility ("PDMRs")

Imperial Tobacco Group Long Term Incentive Plan ("LTIP")

Vesting of LTIP

In respect of the award granted on 11 November 2009 under the Imperial Tobacco
Group LTIP, following partial achievement of the performance criteria,
approximately 19.63% of the EPS element, approximately 73.75% of the TSR v
FTSE 100 element and none of the TSR v Comparator Group element have vested.
Further details relating to the operation of the LTIP can be found within the
Annual Report & Accounts which are available on the Company's website.

Vesting takes the form of the grant of an option over the Company's ordinary
shares of 10 pence exercisable, upon payment of the notional exercise price,
at any time until the seventh anniversary of the date of grant of the option.

The Directors and PDMRs listed below have been granted the following options
on 11 November 2012.

DIRECTORS             Award Vesting    Award Lapsing


                   Number of Shares Number of Shares

                         Over Which

                     Option Granted
Alison Cooper                 8,247           20,945
Robert Dyrbus                14,541           36,931
Matthew Phillips              3,500            8,893

PDMRs           Award Vesting    Award Lapsing


                   Number of Shares Number of Shares

                         Over Which

                     Option Granted
Helen Clatworthy              1,594            4,051
Fernando Dominguez            3,983           10,120
Walter Prinz                  2,031            5,161

T M Williams

Deputy Company Secretary

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