bat plc annual report 2007 - Shareholder information

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Annual Report and Accounts 2007


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Final dividend 2007

  • Ex-dividend date – 5 March 2008
  • Record date – 7 March 2008
  • Payment date – 7 May 2008

Annual General Meeting

Wednesday, 30 April 2008 at 11.30am,
The Mermaid Conference & Events Centre,
Puddle Dock, Blackfriars London EC4V 3DB

Financial results 2008

  • First quarter – 7 May
  • Interim  – 31 July
  • Third quarter – 30 October

Analyses of shareholders

At 31 December 2007, there were 2,024,504,341 ordinary shares in issue held by 58,030 shareholders. These shareholdings are analysed as follows by category of shareholder and size of shareholding:

Category of shareholderNumber
of holders
of total
Number of
of issued
share capital
Financial institutions/
pension funds
Nominee companies6,74411.621,323,258,96765.36
Other corporate holders5000.8618,614,9220.92
R&R Holdings S.A.1<0.01604,336,62729.85*

*The interest of R&R Holdings S.A. in the issued share capital (excluding treasury shares is 29.95 per cent (Director's report).

Size of shareholdingNumber of holders% of issued
share capital
1 - 1,99946,7141.22
2,000 - 9,9999,2581.71
10,000 - 199,9991,5483.28
200,000 - 499,9992143.41
500,000 and over29690.38
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