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July 07, 2015 4:08 AM ET


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

Company Overview

British American Tobacco p.l.c. manufactures and sells tobacco products. It provides cigarettes, roll-your-own tobacco, cigars, and snus, as well as other nicotine products, and electronic cigarettes. The company offers its products under the Dunhill, Kent, Rothmans, Lucky Strike, Pall Mall, State Express 555, Vogue, Viceroy, Kool, Peter Stuyvesant, Craven A, Benson & Hedges, and John Player Gold Leaf brands. It sells its products in the Asia-Pacific, the Americas, Eastern and Western Europe, Africa, and the Middle East. The company was formerly known as B.A.T Industries p.l.c. and changed its name to British American Tobacco p.l.c. in September 1998. British American Tobacco p.l.c. was foun...

Globe House

4 Temple Place

London,  WC2R 2PG

United Kingdom

Founded in 1902

57,478 Employees


44 20 7845 1000

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

Chief Executive Officer and Executive Director
Age: 58
Total Annual Compensation: $2.8M
Chief Information Officer, Finance Director and Executive Director
Age: 56
Total Annual Compensation: $1.9M
Compensation as of Fiscal Year 2014.

British American Tobacco p.l.c. Key Developments

British American Tobacco Announces Board Committee Changes Effective May 5,2015

British American Tobacco announced that Kieran Poynter, a Non-Executive Director of the Company since 2010, will assume the role of Remuneration Committee Chairman and will step down as Audit Committee Chairman. He will remain a member of the Audit Committee. Gerry Murphy, who has been a Non-Executive Director since 2009 and Chairman of the Remuneration Committee since 2011, will step down as Chairman and as a member of the Remuneration Committee and he will become a member of the Audit Committee. Christine Morin-Postel, who has been a Non-Executive Director of the Company since 2007, the Senior Independent Director since 2013 and a member of the Audit Committee since 2014, will become Chairman of the Audit Committee. All the changes will take effect from May 5, 2015.

British American Tobacco plc Approves Appointment of KPMG LLP as Auditor

British American Tobacco plc announced at AGM held on April 29, 2015, the shareholders of the company approved the appointment of KPMG LLP as auditors of the company.

British American Tobacco plc Announces the Final Dividend

British American Tobacco plc announced that at its annual general meeting was held on April 29, 2015, the shareholders approved to increase the dividend and will be voting on a final dividend of 100.6 pence per share making the total dividend for the year 148.1 pence, an increase of 4% compared with 2013.

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