July 24, 2014 12:45 AM ET


Company Overview of British American Tobacco plc

Company Overview

British American Tobacco p.l.c., through its subsidiaries, manufactures tobacco and nicotine products. It provides cigarettes, roll-your-own and make-your-own tobacco, cigars, cigarillos, pipe tobacco, and snus, as well as nicotine inhalation, heat-not-burn devices, and electronic cigarettes. The company offers its products under the Dunhill, Kent, Rothmans, Lucky Strike, Pall Mall, State Express 555, Vogue, Viceroy, Kool, Peter Stuyvesant, Craven A, Benson & Hedges, and John Player Gold Leaf brands. British American Tobacco p.l.c. sells its products in the Asia-Pacific, the Americas, Eastern and Western Europe, Africa, and the Middle East. The company was founded in 1902 and is headquartere...

Globe House

4 Temple Place

London,  WC2R 2PG

United Kingdom

Founded in 1902

57,730 Employees


44 20 7845 1000


44 20 7240 0555

Key Executives for British American Tobacco plc

Chief Executive Officer and Executive Director
Age: 57
Total Annual Compensation: $2.9M
Chief Information Officer
Age: 54
Total Annual Compensation: $2.0M
Compensation as of Fiscal Year 2013.

British American Tobacco plc Key Developments

British American Reportedly To Up Stake In Reynolds American

British American Tobacco plc (LSE:BATS) which owns a 42% stake in Reynolds American Inc. (NYSE:RAI), is planning to purchase the remaining 58% stake of Reynolds American Inc. for more than $75 per share as a standstill agreement between British American Tobacco and Reynolds American Inc. expires at the end of July 2014, Daily Mail reported citing sources.

British American Tobacco Reports Earnings Results for the Year Ended December 31, 2013; Provides Earnings Guidance for the Year Ending December 31, 2014 and December 31, 2015

British American Tobacco reported earnings results for the year ended December 31, 2013. For the year, the company reported revenue of £15,260 million against £15,190 million a year ago. EPS was 217.40 pence against 206.30 pence a year ago. Pre-tax was £5,799 million against £5,592 million a year ago. For the year ending December 31, 2014, the company expects revenue of £14,481.53 million, pre-tax of £5,768.76 million, EPS of 215.21 pence. For the year ending December 31, 2015, the company expects revenue of £15,020.00 million, pre-tax of £6,091.60 million, EPS of 234.07 pence.

BAT May Acquire Reynolds Or Lorillard

British American Tobacco plc (LSE:BATS) has reportedly hired Deutsche Bank and UBS to look for possible multibillion acquisition opportunities in the United States. The deal may reportedly include a takeover of Reynolds American Inc. (NYSE:RAI) or Lorillard, Inc. (NYSE:LO).

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