News Release

Our response to BBC Panorama’s broadcast 30th November 2015

01 December 2015

A British American Tobacco spokesperson said:

“We are disappointed that the BBC has broadcast historic allegations from 2012 made by rogue former employees whose employment was terminated in acrimonious circumstances and who have a clear vendetta against us. We have instructed a specialist media lawyer to deal with this matter.

“Any company can fall victim to an employee acting inappropriately, but what is most important is how it responds. BAT, with over 57,000 employees, is no different and we are rightly proud that any alleged breach of our very high expectations of transparency and honesty is swiftly investigated. Any proven transgression results in disciplinary action and may lead to dismissal. We do not tolerate corruption in our business, no matter where it takes place.”


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