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Read the latest statements and press releases from BAT and announcements about our key campaigns. If you need to contact our media relations team, please visit the Media contacts page.

21 December 2021

BAT’s Vuse wins prestigious SEAL Sustainable Product Award

BAT is proud to announce that Vuse, the global number one vaping brand, has won the Sustainable Product Award in the prestigious 2021 SEAL (Sustainability, Environmental Achievement & Leadership) Business Sustainability Awards.

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07 December 2021

2021 Second Half Pre-close Trading Update

Pivotal year on track. Trading update - ahead of closed period commencing 1st January 2022.

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30 November 2021

BAT statement on patent enforcement success in the U.S.

“U.S. President Biden and the United States Trade Representative have affirmed the U.S. International Trade Commission’s (“ITC”) determination that Philip Morris’ and Altria’s IQOS products infringe two patents owned by the BAT Group’s U.S. subsidiaries. As a result, Philip Morris and Altria will no longer be able to import or sell the infringing IQOS products in the United States.

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15 November 2021

BAT in Dow Jones Sustainability Indices for 20th consecutive year - and only tobacco company in World Index

BAT recognised as a sustainability leader for 20th consecutive year and the only tobacco company to be included in the prestigious DJSI World Index

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15 October 2021

BAT announces commitment to set target for net zero emissions by 2050

Today, on Climate Action Day, BAT announces it has signed up to the UN-backed Race to Zero** campaign, which calls for net zero emissions by 2050.

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13 October 2021

Vuse Solo first to receive US FDA vapour marketing authorisation

We are pleased that, today, Vuse Solo received the first of its kind U.S. Food and Drug Administration (“FDA”) marketing authorisation for vapour products, authorising the sale of our U.S. subsidiary Reynold’s Vuse Solo product in Original flavour.

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06 October 2021

2021 Annual General Meeting – Voting Results Update Statement

At the Company’s Annual General Meeting (AGM) held on 28 April 2021 all resolutions were passed with the requisite majority of votes, however we acknowledged the vote against received in respect of Resolution 2 ‐ Directors’ Remuneration Report and Resolution 16 ‐ Renewal of Directors' Authority to Allot Shares in our AGM voting results announcement, which has been noted on the UK Investment Association (IA) register of shareholder votes.

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30 September 2021

BAT's response to yesterday's U.S. International Trade Commission Final Determination

Yesterday, the U.S. International Trade Commission issued its Final Determination that Philip Morris and Altria’s IQOS products infringe two patents owned by the BAT Group. As a result, the ITC issued an order preventing Philip Morris and Altria from importing the infringing products, the IQOS 2.4, IQOS 3, IQOS 3 Duo and their accompanying Heatsticks into the United States and preventing Philip Morris USA and Altria Client Services from selling already imported IQOS and Heatsticks in the United States.

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13 September 2021

BAT emphatically rejects mischaracterisation of anti-illicit trade activities

Acting responsibly and with integrity underpins the foundations of our culture and values as a company. BAT is committed to the highest standards of corporate conduct and transparency wherever we operate.

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09 September 2021

BAT’s response to today’s FDA announcement

A BAT spokeperson's response to the recent FDA announcement

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08 September 2021

BAT’s Vuse becomes the number one global vaping brand

BAT today announced that Vuse is now the number one global vaping brand by value share. Achieving global leadership in vaping marks an important milestone in the transformation of BAT and demonstrates continued strong momentum across its global New Category business. Vapour is the largest new category by revenue and number of consumers in the nicotine sector.

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28 July 2021

Half-Year Report to 30 June 2021

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22 July 2021

Vuse makes waves as the first global carbon neutral vape brand

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01 July 2021

New study shows completely switching to BAT’s Tobacco Heating Product, glo, has similar impact on indicators of potential harm as quitting smoking

New research published today in the journal, Internal and Emergency Medicine, provides the first real-world evidence that people switching from cigarettes to exclusive use of glo, BAT’s flagship Tobacco Heating Product (THP), can significantly reduce their exposure to certain toxicants and indicators of potential harm related to several smoking-related diseases compared with continuing to smoke.

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08 June 2021

2021 First Half Pre-Close Trading Update

Trading update - ahead of closed period commencing 1st July 2021.

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08 June 2021

BAT makes Gartner Supply Chain top 20 for the first time

BAT has been ranked 19th in the Gartner Supply Chain Top 25 for 2021 – marking the first time BAT has made the top 20 of this prestigious ranking.

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28 May 2021

BAT’s Vuse becomes world’s first global carbon neutral vape brand

BAT today announced that Vuse has become the first global carbon neutral vape brand. This world-first achievement is a significant contribution to the company’s ambitious climate targets, which include carbon neutrality across its own operations by 2030.

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28 May 2021

World Vape Day: BAT publishes comprehensive review highlighting 10 years of scientific evidence on vaping

To mark World Vape Day, BAT has today published a comprehensive review of the scientific evidence for vaping products (e-cigarettes), their potential health effects and their role in Tobacco Harm Reduction.

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18 May 2021

BAT recognised as a Climate Leader by the Financial Times

BAT continues to win recognition for its ESG efforts, being included in the inaugural FT European Climate Leaders ranking

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28 April 2021

2021 AGM: Chairman’s Statement

A Strong Operational Performance During Challenging Times

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01 April 2021

British American Tobacco Notice of Board Changes and Withdrawal of AGM Resolution

The Company announces that it has received notice from Jerry Fowden, Non-Executive Director of the Company, of his resignation from the Board with effect from 1 April 2021. Accordingly, he will not seek re-election at the Annual General Meeting to be held on 28 April 2021.

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11 March 2021

BAT enters strategic R&D collaboration to accelerate ‘beyond nicotine’ strategy with Organigram

BAT Group (BAT) today announces the signing of a strategic collaboration agreement with Organigram Inc., a wholly-owned subsidiary of publicly-traded Organigram Holdings Inc. (collectively Organigram), focused on research and product development activities of next generation adult cannabis products, with an initial focus on cannabidiol (CBD).

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9 March 2021

BAT Unveils Ambitious New Environmental Targets in 2020 ESG Report

London, 9 March – BAT has announced it is committing to reaching carbon neutrality across its value chain by 2050. This ambition is highlighted in BAT’s dedicated ESG report, which demonstrates significant progress towards its goals.

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01 March 2021

BAT launches ESG Week to amplify sustainability progress

BAT has launched a dedicated week aimed at highlighting its goals and achievements around its enhanced Environment, Social and Governance (ESG) ambitions. Across its digital channels, the company will devote the entire week to sharing its sustainability story with the outside world.

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18 February 2021

BAT accelerates its enterprise transformation towards A Better Tomorrow™

Speaking today at the Consumer Analyst Group of New York (CAGNY) Conference, BAT’s Chief Executive, Jack Bowles, shared his growth plans and ambitions for the next phase in the company’s transformation.

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17 February 2021

Preliminary announcement - year ended 31 December 2020

Accelerating transformation. Growth in New Categories and Group earnings despite COVID-19.

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25 January 2021

BAT recognised as Global Top Employer for fourth consecutive year

BAT is proud to announce that it has been named as a Global Top Employer for the fourth year running by the Top Employers Institute.

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19 January 2021

BAT announces succession for Director, Operations

Alan Davy, Director, Operations will step down from the Management Board on 31st January 2021 and will leave the BAT Group on 31st May 2021 to pursue new challenges and spend more time with his family. Zafar Khan, currently Group Head of New Categories Operations, will succeed Alan as Director, Operations and will be appointed to the Management Board effective 1st February 2021.

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15 January 2021

SFO closes investigation into BAT

The Company has been informed by the UK’s Serious Fraud Office (SFO) that the SFO has discontinued the investigation of suspicions of corruption in the conduct of business by the Company, its subsidiaries and associated persons, which was announced on 1 August 2017.

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