british american tobacco p.l.c. annual report 2008 - Shareholder information

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British American Tobacco p.l.c. Annual Report 2008

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Primary listing

London Stock Exchange (Share Code: BATS; ISIN: GB0002875804)

United Kingdom Registrar

Computershare Investor Services PLC
The Pavilions, Bridgwater Road,
Bristol BS99 6ZZ, UK
tel: 0800 408 0094 (UK); +44 870 889 3159 (overseas)

Web enquiries

Access the web-based enquiry service for shareholders Opens new window operated by Computershare Investor Services in the UK; view details of your British American Tobacco shareholding and recent dividend payments and register for shareholder electronic communications to receive notification of British American Tobacco shareholder mailings by e-mail

Share dealing

Go online Opens new window or telephone 0870 703 0084 (UK) to buy or sell British American Tobacco shares traded on the London Stock Exchange. This service is only available to shareholders in countries where settlement can be made in sterling or euros

Secondary listing

(since 28 October 2008) – JSE (Share Code: BTI)

Shares are traded in electronic form only and transactions settled electronically through Strate

South Africa Registrar

Computershare Investor Services (Pty) Ltd
PO Box 61051, Marshalltown 2107, South Africa
tel: 0861 100 925 (SA); +27 11 870 8222 (overseas)

American Depositary Receipts

NYSE Alternext U.S. (Symbol: BTI; CUSIP No. 110448107)

British American Tobacco sponsors an American Depositary Receipt (ADR) programme in the United States. Each ADR represents 2 of the Company’s ordinary shares

Enquiries regarding ADR holder accounts and payment of dividends should be directed to:

Citibank Shareholder Services
P.O. Box 43077, Providence, Rhode Island 02940-3077, USA
tel: 1-888 985-2055 (toll-free) or +1 781 575 4555
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Copies of current and past Annual Reports are available on request. Copies of the Group corporate descriptive booklet About Us are also available. Highlights from these publications can be produced in alternative formats such as Braille, audio tape and large print, contact:

British American Tobacco Publications
Unit 80, London Industrial Park, Roding Road, London E6 6LS
tel: +44 (0)20 7511 7797; facsimile: +44 (0)20 7540 4326

Alternatively contact Computershare Investor Services (Pty) Ltd in South Africa using the details shown above.

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Dividend Reinvestment Plan

Available to the majority of shareholders on the UK register; this is a straightforward and economic way of utilising your dividends to build up your shareholding in British American Tobacco; contact Computershare Investor Services in the UK for details

Individual Savings Accounts (ISAs)

A British American Tobacco sponsored ISA, contact:

The Share Centre
PO Box 2000, Aylesbury, Bucks HP21 8ZB
tel: 0800 800 008 (UK); +44 (0)1296 414 141 (overseas)
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Capital gains tax

Fact sheet for British American Tobacco historical UK capital gains tax information; contact:

the British American Tobacco Company Secretarial Department
tel: +44 (0)20 7845 1000 or access  Opens new window

Final dividend 2008 – dates in 2009

26 FebruaryDividend announced (including amount of dividend per share in both sterling and rand, applicable exchange rate and conversion date) 
6 MarchLast day to trade (JSE)
9-13 MarchNo transfers between UK main register and South African branch register, no shares may be dematerialised or rematerialised
9 MarchEx-dividend date (JSE)
11 MarchEx-dividend date (LSE)
13 MarchRecord date (LSE and JSE)
6 MayPayment date (sterling and rand)

Financial calendar 2009

30 AprilAnnual General Meeting
The Mermaid Conference & Events Centre London EC4V 3DB 
6 MayInterim Management Statement
30 JulyInterim Results
28 OctoberInterim Management Statement
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