BNP Paribas Primary New Issues : B.A.T. International Finance Plc : BNP
Paribas Primary New Issues : Stabilisation Notice
Date: 02 September 2013
Not for distribution, directly or indirectly, in or into the United States or
any jurisdiction in which such distribution would be unlawful.
Issuer:B.A.T. International Finance Plc
Pre Stabilisation Notice
BNP Paribas (co-ordinator) Contact:: Rupert Lewis, Telephone number 00 44 207
595 8222, hereby gives notice that the Stabilising Managers named below may
stabilise the offer of the following securities in accordance with Commission
Regulation (EC) No. 2273/2003 implementing the Market Abuse Directive
Issuer: B.A.T. International Finance p.l.c.
Guarantor (if any): British American Tobacco p.l.c.
British American Tobacco Holdings (The
Aggregate nominal amount: GBP TBC
Description: Fixed Rates Notes due 2026
Offer price: TBC
Stabilising Manager(s): BNPP / JP Morgan / Lloyds Bank / SG
Stabilisation period expected to start 02 September 2013
Stabilisation period expected to end no 14 October 2013
Maximum size of over-allotment 5% of the aggregate nominal amount
In connection with the offer of the above securities, the Stabilising
Manager(s) may over-allot the securities or effect transactions with a view to
supporting the market price of the securities at a level higher than that
which might otherwise prevail. However, there is no assurance that the
Stabilising Manager(s) will take any stabilisation action and any
stabilisation action, if begun, may be ended at any time.
This announcement is for information purposes only and does not constitute an
invitation or offer to underwrite, subscribe for or otherwise acquire or
dispose of any securities of the Issuer in any jurisdiction.
This announcement and the offer of the securities to which it relates are only
addressed to and directed at persons outside the United Kingdom and persons in
the United Kingdom who have professional experience in matters related to
investments or who are high net worth persons within article 12(5) of the
Financial Services and Markets Act 2000 (Financial Promotion) Order 2005 and
must not be acted on or relied on by other persons in the United Kingdom.
In addition, if and to the extent that this announcement is communicated in,
or the offer of the securities to which it relates is made in, any EEA Member
State that has implemented Directive 2003/71/EC (together with any applicable
implementing measures in any Member State, the "Prospectus Directive") before
the publication of a prospectus in relation to the securities which has been
approved by the competent authority in that Member State in accordance with
the Prospectus Directive (or which has been approved by a competent authority
in another Member State and notified to the competent authority in that Member
State in accordance with the Prospectus Directive), this announcement and the
offer are only addressed to and directed at persons in that Member State who
are qualified investors within the meaning of the Prospectus Directive (or who
are other persons to whom the offer may lawfully be addressed) and must not be
acted on or relied on by other persons in that Member State.
This announcement is not an offer of securities for sale into the United
States. The securities have not been, and will not be, registered under the
United States Securities Act of 1933 and may not be offered or sold in the
United States absent registration or an exemption from registration. There
will be no public offer of securities in the United States. END
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