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TR-1: Notification of major holdings

22 October 2020

1a. Identity of the issuer or the underlying issuer of existing shares to which voting rights are attachedii:

British American Tobacco p.l.c.

1b. Please indicate if the issuer is a non-UK issuer (please mark with an "X" if appropriate)

Non-UK issuer

 

2. Reason for the notification (please mark the appropriate box or boxes with an "X")

An acquisition or disposal of voting rights

X

An acquisition or disposal of financial instruments

 

An event changing the breakdown of voting rights

 

Other (please specify)iii:

 

3. Details of person subject to the notification obligationiv

Name

Spring Mountain Investments Ltd.

City and country of registered office (if applicable)

Grand Cayman, Cayman Islands

4. Full name of shareholder(s) (if different from 3)v

Name

N/A

City and country of registered office (if applicable)

 

5. Date on which the threshold was crossed or reachedvi:

20 October 2020

6. Date on which issuer notified (DD/MM/YYYY):

22 October 2020

7. Total positions of person(s) subject to the notification obligation

 

% of voting rights attached to shares (total of 8. A)

% of voting rights through financial instruments
(total of 8.B 1 + 8.B 2)

Total of both in % (8.A + 8.B)

Total number of voting rights of issuervii

Resulting situation on the date on which threshold was crossed or reached

3.0204%

0.0000%

3.0204%

2,294,235,121

Position of previous notification (if

applicable)

       

 

8. Notified details of the resulting situation on the date on which the threshold was crossed or reachedviii

A: Voting rights attached to shares

Class/type of
shares

ISIN code (if possible)

Number of voting rightsix

% of voting rights

Direct

(Art 9 of Directive 2004/109/EC) (DTR5.1)

Indirect

(Art 10 of Directive 2004/109/EC) (DTR5.2.1)

Direct

(Art 9 of Directive 2004/109/EC) (DTR5.1)

Indirect

(Art 10 of Directive 2004/109/EC) (DTR5.2.1)

Ordinary Shares

(ISIN:GB0002875804)

69,295,724

 

3.0204%

 
         

SUBTOTAL 8. A

69,295,724

3.0204%

 

B 1: Financial Instruments according to Art. 13(1)(a) of Directive 2004/109/EC (DTR5.3.1.1 (a))

Type of financial instrument

Expiration
date
x

Exercise/
Conversion Period
xi

Number of voting rights that may be acquired if the instrument is

exercised/converted.

% of voting rights

N/A

       
   

SUBTOTAL 8. B 1

   
 

B 2: Financial Instruments with similar economic effect according to Art. 13(1)(b) of Directive 2004/109/EC (DTR5.3.1.1 (b))

Type of financial instrument

Expiration
date
x

Exercise/
Conversion Period
xi

Physical or cash

settlementxii

Number of voting rights

% of voting rights

N/A

         
     

SUBTOTAL 8.B.2

   

 

9. Information in relation to the person subject to the notification obligation (please mark the

applicable box with an "X")

Person subject to the notification obligation is not controlled by any natural person or legal entity and does not control any other undertaking(s) holding directly or indirectly an interest in the (underlying) issuerxiii

 

Full chain of controlled undertakings through which the voting rights and/or the
financial instruments are effectively held starting with the ultimate controlling natural person or legal entityxiv (please add additional rows as necessary)

X

Namexv

% of voting rights if it equals or is higher than the notifiable threshold

% of voting rights through financial instruments if it equals or is higher than the notifiable threshold

Total of both if it equals or is higher than the notifiable threshold

Kenneth Bryan Dart

     

Portfolio Services Ltd.

     

Spring Mountain Investments Ltd.

3.0204%

0.0000%

3.0204%

       
 

10. In case of proxy voting, please identify:

Name of the proxy holder

N/A

The number and % of voting rights held

N/A

The date until which the voting rights will be held

N/A

 

11. Additional informationxvi

 

Place of completion

Grand Cayman, Cayman Islands

Date of completion

22 October 2020

Name of duly authorised officer of issuer responsible for making notification: 

O Martin

Assistant Secretary

British American Tobacco p.l.c.

Enquiries

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