British American Tobacco appoints KPMG as Auditors
24 March 2015
British American Tobacco completed a competitive tender process for the appointment of external auditors on 23 March 2015.
KPMG LLP has been appointed as its new external auditors for 2015 onwards. PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP, who had been the Company’s auditors since it listed on the London Stock Exchange in September 1998, resigned with effect from 23 March 2015.
Shareholder approval to confirm the appointment of KPMG LLP will be sought at the AGM on 29 April 2015.
BAT is a global tobacco Group with brands sold in more than 200 markets. It employs more than 57,000 people worldwide and has over 200 brands in its portfolio, with its cigarettes chosen by one in eight of the world’s one billion smokers. BAT has leadership in more than 60 markets around the world. The Group generated £5.5 billion profit from operations in 2013.