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Management change at British American Tobacco

01 July 2011

British American Tobacco has announced two changes in regional responsibility. Jack Bowles, who has been Regional Director responsible for Western Europe since 2009, will assume responsibility for the Americas region.

Mark Cobben, who has been managing the Americas since 2007, will take responsibility for Western Europe.

Both of these changes will be effective 1st October 2011.

Commenting on the change, Nicandro Durante, Chief Executive of British American Tobacco said: “This change will enable the Group to have broader regional experience on the Management Board which we believe is critical for a globally aligned organisation. I would like to congratulate both directors on the excellent performance of the regions under their leadership.”


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