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British American Tobacco p.l.c. - TR-1: Notification of major holdings

British American Tobacco p.l.c. - TR-1: Notification of major holdings

British American Tobacco p.l.c.
Incorporated in England and Wales
(Registration number: 03407696)
Short name: BATS
Share code: BTI
ISIN number: GB0002875804


British American Tobacco p.l.c.
TR-1: Notification of major holdings

1a. Identity of the issuer or the underlying issuer
of existing shares to which voting rights are                          British American Tobacco p.l.c.
attachedii:
1b. Please indicate if the issuer is a non-UK issuer (please mark with an “X” if appropriate)
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                                                      Allan Gray Proprietary Limited
City and country of registered office (if applicable)     Cape Town, South Africa

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
                                                          27 May 2021
reachedvi:

6. Date on which issuer notified (DD/MM/YYYY):            28 May 2021

7. Total positions of person(s) subject to the notification obligation
                                                % of voting rights
                        % of voting rights       through financial                            Total number of
                                                                         Total of both in %
                        attached to shares          instruments                               voting rights of
                                                                            (8.A + 8.B)
                           (total of 8. A)     (total of 8.B 1 + 8.B                          issuervii
                                                         2)
Resulting situation          2.993100%                0.000000              2.993100%            68,680,164
on the date on
which threshold
was crossed or
reached
Position of previ-
ous 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          Number of voting rightsix                   % of voting rights
 shares
                              Direct            Indirect                   Direct                Indirect
 ISIN code (if possi-
 ble)                   (Art 9 of Directive  (Art 10 of Di-          (Art 9 of Directive       (Art 10 of Di-
                          2004/109/EC)            rective              2004/109/EC)               rective
                             (DTR5.1)        2004/109/EC)                 (DTR5.1)             2004/109/EC)
                                              (DTR5.2.1)                                        (DTR5.2.1)
 Ordinary Shares
 (ISIN:GB000287580          68,680,164                                   2.993100%
 4)


 SUBTOTAL 8. A                         68,680,164                                   2.993100%




 B 1: Financial Instruments according to Art. 13(1)(a) of Directive 2004/109/EC (DTR5.3.1.1 (a))
                                                                 Number of voting
                        Expira-                                  rights that may be
 Type of financial                    Exercise/                                              % of voting
                        tion                                     acquired if the instru-
 instrument                           Conversion Periodxi                                    rights
                        datex                                    ment is
                                                                 exercised/converted.
 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))
                                  Exercise/        Physical or
 Type of finan-    Expiration                                       Number of        % of voting
                                  Conversion       cash
 cial instrument datex                    xi                  xii   voting rights rights
                                  Period           settlement
 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 (under-    X
lying) 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)
                                                             % of voting rights
                               % of voting rights if it                                    Total of both if it
                                                            through financial in-
                                 equals or is higher                                      equals or is higher
            Namexv                                         struments if it equals
                                  than the notifiable                                     than the notifiable
                                                            or is higher than the
                                      threshold                                                threshold
                                                            notifiable threshold




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       Cape Town, South Africa

Date of completion        28 May 2021


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

O Martin
Assistant Secretary
British American Tobacco p.l.c.

1 June 2021

Enquiries:
Investor Relations
Mike Nightingale/Victoria Buxton/William Houston/John Harney
+44 20 7845 1180/2012/1138/1263


Sponsor: UBS South Africa (Pty) Ltd

Date: 01-06-2021 03:00:00
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