directors report and accounts 2006 - Shareholder information


 Shareholder information

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Copies of current and past Annual Report and Accounts and Annual Reviews are available on request. Copies of the Group corporate descriptive booklet About Us and past Quarterly Reports 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, e-mail:

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American Depositary Receipts
British American Tobacco sponsors an American Depositary Receipt (ADR) programme in the United States. Enquiries regarding ADR holder accounts and payment of dividends should be directed to Shareholder Relations, The Bank of New York, PO Box 11258, Church Street Station, New York, NY 10286-1258, USA, tel: +1 888 BNY ADRS (toll-free) or +1 212 815 3700, e-mail: website:

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, e-mail:; website:

Capital gains tax
Fact sheet for British American Tobacco historical capital gains tax information; contact the British American Tobacco Company Secretarial Department, tel: +44 (0)20 7845 1000 or access the Investor Centre at

Final dividend 2006
Ex-dividend date – 7 March 2007
Record date – 9 March 2007
Payment date – 3 May 2007 

Annual General Meeting
Thursday, 26 April 2007 at 11.30am, The Mermaid Conference & Events Centre, Puddle Dock, Blackfriars, London EC4V 3DB 

Financial results 2007
First quarter – 3 May
Interim  – 26 July
Third quarter – 1 November 

Analyses of shareholders
At 31 December 2006, there were 2,068,803,944 ordinary shares in issue held by 60,226 shareholders. These shareholdings are analysed as follows by category of shareholder and size of shareholding:

Category of shareholderNumber of holdersPercentage of total holdersNumber of ordinary sharesPercentage of issued ordinary share capital
Financial institutions/pension funds2730.465,913,0280.29
Nominee companies6,16210.231,356,353,42465.56
Other corporate holders5070.8425,004,2521.21
R&R Holdings S.A.1604,336,62729.2

Size of shareholdingNumber of holdersPercentage of issued ordinary share capital
1 – 1,99948,2321.26
2,000 – 9,9999,8521.79
10,000 – 199,9991,6093.24
200,000 – 499,9992153.33
500,000 and over31890.38