April 28, 2017 11:05 AM ET

Tobacco

Company Overview of British American Tobacco p.l.c.

Company Overview

British American Tobacco p.l.c. engages in the production and sale of tobacco products. It provides cigarettes and cigars; snus, a low-toxicant smokeless tobacco product; and e-cigarettes and other products, such as vapor and tobacco heating products, as well as nicotine inhalers. The company offers its products under the Dunhill, Kent, Lucky Strike, Pall Mall, Rothmans, Vogue, Viceroy, Kool, Peter Stuyvesant, Craven A, Benson & Hedges, John Player Gold Leaf, State Express 555, and Shuang Xi brands. It also operates a retail store under Vype brand name in Milan. The company sells its products in the Americas, Eastern and Western Europe, the Middle East, Africa, and the Asia-Pacific. British ...

Globe House

4 Temple Place

London,  WC2R 2PG

United Kingdom

Founded in 1902

49,817 Employees

Phone:

44 20 7845 1000

Fax:

44 20 7240 0555

Key Executives for British American Tobacco p.l.c.

Chief Executive Officer and Executive Director
Age: 59
Total Annual Compensation: 4.2M GBP
Chief Information Officer, Finance Director and Executive Director
Age: 57
Total Annual Compensation: 2.5M GBP
Compensation as of Fiscal Year 2016.

British American Tobacco p.l.c. Key Developments

British American Tobacco p.l.c. Approves Declaration of Final Dividend for the Year 2016

British American Tobacco p.l.c. approved the declaration of final dividend for 2016 of 118.1 pence per share, at its annual general meeting of held on 26 April 2017.

British American Tobacco p.l.c. Announces Introduction of Quarterly Dividend and Dividend Policy Remains Unchanged

With effect from 2018, British American Tobacco p.l.c. will move to four interim quarterly dividend payments. The dividend amount will be announced as part of the peliminary results announcement for the year ending 31 December 2017 in February 2018 and will be paid in four equal instalments in May 2018, August 2018, November 2018 and February 2019. As part of the transition to quarterly dividend payments, and to ensure shareholders receive the equivalent amount of total cash payments in 2018 as they would have under the previous payment policy, an additional interim dividend will be announced in December 2017 for payment in February 2018 and will be calculated as 25% of the total cash dividend paid in 2017. The group's policy to pay dividends of 65% of long-term sustainable earnings, calculated with reference to the adjusted diluted earnings per share, remains unchanged.

British American Tobacco Mulls Acquisitions

Going forward British American Tobacco p.l.c. (LSE:BATS) wants to grow even further by making strategic acquisitions.

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