Last 3,532 GBp
Change Today +8.50 / 0.24%
Volume 281.1K
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british american tobacco plc (BATS) Snapshot

Open
3,510 GBp
Previous Close
3,523 GBp
Day High
3,551 GBp
Day Low
3,509 GBp
52 Week High
11/28/14 - 3,807 GBp
52 Week Low
01/31/14 - 2,871 GBp
Market Cap
65.8B
Average Volume 10 Days
3.5M
EPS TTM
1.92 GBp
Shares Outstanding
1.9B
EX-Date
03/19/15
P/E TM
18.4x
Dividend
161.00 GBp
Dividend Yield
4.56%
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british american tobacco plc (BATS) Details

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 headquartered in London, the United Kingdom.

57,730 Employees
Last Reported Date: 02/27/14
Founded in 1902

british american tobacco plc (BATS) Top Compensated Officers

Chief Executive Officer and Executive Directo...
Total Annual Compensation: 2.9M GBP
Chief Information Officer, Finance Director a...
Total Annual Compensation: 2.0M GBP
Compensation as of Fiscal Year 2013.

british american tobacco plc (BATS) Key Developments

British American Settles Lawsuit

British American Tobacco has paid $575 million (£370 million) to settle a lawsuit over asbestos claims and disputed dividends in the 1980s. The litigation, which began in 2006, was with the Flintkote, which used to make asbestos containing products.

British American Tobacco plc Announces Executive Changes

British American Tobacco plc announced that Des Naughton, Managing Director - Nicoventures, has decided to leave the BAT Group in order to focus on new business opportunities. Des will leave BAT on February 28, 2015. Kingsley Wheaton, currently Group Corporate & Regulatory Affairs Director, will be appointed Managing Director - Next Generation Products with effect from January 01, 2015. This new role will include leadership of 'tobacco heating products' which will be managed alongside emerging nicotine businesses. Kingsley has been with the company for 18 years and a member of the Management Board since 2012. Kingsley Wheaton will be succeeded as Group Corporate & Regulatory Affairs Director by Jerome (Jerry) Abelman, currently Assistant General Counsel - Corporate & Commercial, also with effect from January 01, 2015. Jerry has been with the BAT Group for 12 years. Prior to his current role, Jerry was most recently Regional General Counsel - Asia Pacific. The company announced that Neil Withington, Group Legal Director & General Counsel, has indicated his preference to retire from the Management Board and leave the Group, as of April 30, 2015.

British American Tobacco plc Reports Sales Results for the Nine Months Ended September 30, 2014

British American Tobacco plc reported sales results for the nine months ended September 30, 2014. Group revenue for the nine months, at constant rates of exchange, grew by 2.4%. This was driven by good pricing, offset by increased competitive pricing activity and growth in the low price segment in some key markets. Movements in many of the Group’s key trading currencies resulted in a 9.6% decline in reported revenue.

 

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