BAT Faces Full U.K. Probe Into African Tobacco Bribe Report
Lucky Strike maker says it’s cooperating with SFO probe
BAT also says it’s running internal inquiry into allegations
Gaspard Sebag and Sam Chambers
British American Tobacco Plc faces a formal probe by the U.K.’s Serious Fraud Office following reports that the maker of Dunhill cigarettes bribed African government officials to influence tobacco legislation.
BAT said Tuesday it is running its own investigations, via external legal advisers, into allegations of misconduct and is cooperating with the U.K. prosecutor.