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British American Tobacco is one of the leading, multi-category consumer goods companies. It employs over 55,000 people, with market leadership in over 55 countries and factories in 42. Its strategic portfolio is made up of its global cigarette brands and an increasing range of potentially reduced-risk products, comprising vapour and tobacco heating products, as well as oral tobacco and nicotine products such as moist snuff and snus. [1]

Company Overview[edit]

British American Tobacco is a publicly traded company based in London. In 2018, British American Tobacco operates in over 200 markets with 29 markets selling its heating, vapour, and modern oral products. [2] British American Tobacco is the third largest producer in the global tobacco market, and controls 11.4 percent of the international cigarette market. Top selling brands include Pall Mall, Rothmans, Kent, Dunhill, and Lucky Strike, and these five brands account for more than half of all British American Tobacco cigarette sales.[3] British American Tobacco has a strong presence in Lausanne, Switzerland and at cigarette factory at Boncourt, canton Jura. [4] By August 2019, British American Tobacco revenue increased 4.6 percent to GBP 12,170 million, as good price/mix (totalling 7 percent) across the cigarette portfolio. [5]

Management Board[edit]

British American Tobacco independent chairman Richard Burrows is stepping down from his role after more than nine years. [6] The company also announced that, after 30 years with the Company and 11 years as Finance Director, Ben Stevens has informed the Company of his intention to step down as Finance Director in August 2019. He will be succeeded as Finance Director by Tadeu Marroco, currently Director, Group Transformation. [7] Luca Gentile is the new Head of External Relations and Communication of British American Tobacco Italy. [8] In July 2019, British American Tobacco Korea has named Kim Eui-soung as its new CEO. [9]

British American Tobacco announced that Jeremy Fowden will join the Board of the company as an independent Non-Executive Director and member of the Audit Committee and Nominations Committee with effect from 1 September 2019. [10]

Name Position Bio
Jack Bowles Chief Executive Jack became British American Tobacco’s Chief Operating Officer for the International Business in October 2017. Joining the Group in 2004, Jack was Chairman of British American Tobacco France in 2005 before taking up the role of Managing Director of British American Tobacco Malaysia in 2007. He joined the Management Board as Regional Director for Western Europe in October 2009 before becoming Regional Director for the Americas in October 2011. He was appointed Regional Director, Asia-Pacific in January 2013, a position he continued to hold until 1 January 2018 when a new regional structure came into effect.[11]
Ben Stevens Finance Director Ben joined the Board of British American Tobacco p.l.c. in March 2008 and was appointed to the role of Finance Director in April 2008. He was previously Director of British American Tobacco’s Europe region, a position he had held since 2004. Ben has broad international experience spanning both senior finance and general management roles. He joined British American Tobacco in 1990 as Regional Finance Controller with responsibilities for Europe, East Africa and South Asia and in 1994 moved to Switzerland where he worked in a variety of marketing roles. In 1995 Ben became Chairman and Managing Director of the Pakistan Tobacco Company before being appointed Chairman and Managing Director of British American Tobacco Russia in 1997. In 1998 he returned to the UK as Head of Corporate Affairs for the newly listed British American Tobacco p.l.c. and in the following year was appointed Head of Merger Integration following the merger with Rothmans. He was appointed to the Management Board as Development Director in April 2001 where his responsibilities included corporate strategy, mergers and acquisitions and IT. Ben was elected as a member of the Board of Directors of ISS A/S on 5 April 2016. Ben, a graduate of Manchester University and the Manchester Business School, is married with two children.
Jerome Abelman Director, Legal and External Affairs And General Counsel Jerry was appointed Director, Legal and External Affairs and General Counsel in May 2015, having joined the Management Board as Group Corporate and Regulatory Affairs Director in January 2015. He has been with the Group for over 15 years and has held a number of roles in Legal. Jerry was Regional General Counsel, Asia-Pacific from 2010 to 2014, before becoming Assistant General Counsel – Corporate and Commercial. Jerry was a member of the Board of Reynolds American Inc. (RAI) from February 2016 until the acquisition of RAI in July 2017.[11]
Marina Bellini Director, Digital and Information Marina was appointed to a new role on the Management Board – Director, Digital and Information – in January 2019. This role is responsible for driving digital transformation across the Group and further enhancing the Group’s digital consumer experience capabilities. Marina joined British American Tobacco as Chief Information Officer (CIO) in 2018 having previously served as Global CIO and Global Business Services SVP at Anheuser-Busch InBev, where she was responsible for information technology transformation, including consumer digital marketing. [11]
Luciano Comin Regional Director, Americas and Sub-Saharan Africa Luciano Comin was appointed Regional Director, Americas and Sub-Saharan Africa in January 2019. He joined British American Tobacco as a Management Trainee in Argentina in 1992 and during his career with the Group has gained broad experience in a wide range of roles, including Marketing Director in Venezuela, Marketing Director in Mexico and General Manager of BAT Mexico. Luciano was also Regional Marketing Manager for Western Europe and then Regional Head of Marketing, Americas and Sub-Saharan Africa before his appointment to the Management Board. [11]
Hae In Kim Director, Talent and Culture Designate Hae In was appointed Director, Talent and Culture Designate in January 2019 and will succeed Giovanni Giordano, currently Director, Group Human Resources, on 1 April 2019. She was previously Group Head of Talent and Organisational Effectiveness and has held several other senior HR roles in British American Tobacco, including Regional HR Director, Asia-Pacific and HR Director, Japan and North Asia. Prior to joining the Group, Hae In gained experience at Samsung, IBM Consulting Services and PwC. Hae In has been a Non-Executive Director of Pakistan Tobacco Company Limited since April 2015. [11]
Alan Davy Director, Operations Alan was appointed to the Management Board as Group Operations Director in March 2013. He joined the Group in 1988 and has held various roles in manufacturing, supply chain and general management. Alan previously held the position of Group Head of Supply Chain. [11]
Giovanni Giordano Director, Group Human Resources Giovanni joined the Management Board of British American Tobacco in June 2011. He is an international human resources executive with wide experience from senior roles at Procter & Gamble and Ferrero, where he was Chief Corporate Officer. [11]
Paul Lageweg Director, New Categories Paul was appointed Director, New Categories, a new role on the Management Board, in January 2019. This role, reporting directly to the Chief Marketing Officer, has end-to-end accountability for driving growth, innovation, world-class brand building and consumer insights for the Group’s potentially reduced-risk products. Paul has been with the Group for 13 years in various senior roles, including Regional Marketing Manager, Asia-Pacific and Middle East; Area Director, East Asia; and Global Head of Marketing Futures. Before joining BAT, Paul held senior marketing roles at Unilever and Kimberly-Clark.[11]
Tadeu Marroco Director, Group Transformation and Deputy Finance Director Tadeu was appointed Regional Director, Europe and North Africa in January 2018. He joined the Management Board as Director, Business Development, in September 2014 and was appointed Regional Director, Western Europe in December 2016, a position he held until 1 January 2018 when a new regional structure came into effect and Tadeu took up his current role. He joined British American Tobacco in Brazil over 20 years ago and his other previous roles include Regional Finance Controller, EEMEA, and Group Finance Controller. [11]
Guy Meldrum Regional Director, Asia-Pacific and Middle East Guy Meldrum was appointed Regional Director, Asia-Pacific and Middle East in January 2019. Previously Area Director, Australasia Area, Guy joined BAT in 1992 and has held several senior roles in the Group including Area Director, North Asia Area and Marketing Director, Russia.
Dr. David O’Reilly Director, REsearch and Science David was appointed Group Scientific Director in January 2012. He has been with British American Tobacco for over 20 years and has held various positions in Group Research and Development. He has led the Group’s R&D efforts to develop reduced toxicant products and has also been Head of International Public Health and Scientific Affairs, responsible for engagement with the scientific, medical and public health communities.[11]
Ricardo Oberlander President and CEO, Reynolds American Inc. Ricardo became President and CEO of Reynolds American Inc. (RAI) in January 2018. He was appointed to the Management Board as Regional Director for the Americas in January 2013. Ricardo joined Souza Cruz in May 1989 and has held various roles including Marketing Director of British American Tobacco’s Malaysian business, Regional Marketing Manager for the Americas, General Manager in France and Global Consumer Director. Ricardo was a member of the Board of RAI from December 2014 until the acquisition of RAI in July 2017. He is a member of the Chief Marketing Officer (CMO) Council North America Advisory Board. [11]
Johan Vandermeulen Regional Director, Asia-Pacific and Middle East Johan was appointed Regional Director, Asia-Pacific and Middle East in January 2018. He joined the Management Board as Regional Director for Eastern Europe, Middle East and Africa in September 2014, a position he held until 1 January 2018 when a new regional structure came into effect and Johan took up his current role. He has been with British American Tobacco for more than 25 years and his previous roles include General Manager in Russia, General Manager in Turkey and Global Brand Director for the Kent brand.[11]
Kingsley Wheaton Chief Marketing Officer Kingsley was appointed Regional Director, Americas and Sub-Saharan Africa in January 2018. He joined the Group in 1996 and has held a number of roles in Marketing. He was Marketing Director in Nigeria and Russia, before becoming General Manager in Russia. He was Global Brand Director responsible for the Kent and Vogue brands, before joining the Management Board in January 2012 as Deputy Corporate and Regulatory Affairs Director. In June 2012 he was appointed Director, Corporate and Regulatory Affairs. In January 2015, Kingsley became Managing Director, Next Generation Products. [11]
Kingsley Wheaton Chief Marketing Officer Kingsley was appointed Regional Director, Americas and Sub-Saharan Africa in January 2018. He joined the Group in 1996 and has held a number of roles in Marketing. He was Marketing Director in Nigeria and Russia, before becoming General Manager in Russia. He was Global Brand Director responsible for the Kent and Vogue brands, before joining the Management Board in January 2012 as Deputy Corporate and Regulatory Affairs Director. In June 2012 he was appointed Director, Corporate and Regulatory Affairs. In January 2015, Kingsley became Managing Director, Next Generation Products. [11]

Board Members[edit]

Name Position Bio [12]
Richard Burrows Chairman Richard Burrows joined the Board of British American Tobacco as a Non-Executive Director in September 2009 and became Chairman in November 2009. He is also Chairman of the Nominations Committee.
Kieran Poynter Senior Independent Director Kieran Poynter became a Non-Executive Director of British American Tobacco p.l.c. in July 2010. He became Senior Independent Director in October 2016. He is Chairman of the Audit Committee and a member of the Nominations Committee.
Sue Farr Non-Executive Director Sue Farr was appointed to the Board of British American Tobacco p.l.c. as a Non-Executive Director in February 2015. She is a member of the Nominations and Remuneration Committees.
Dr. Marion Helmes Non-Executive Director Dr. Marion Helmes joined the Board of British American Tobacco p.l.c. as a Non-Executive Director on 1 August 2016. She is a member of the Audit and Nominations Committees.
Luc Jobin Non-Executive Director Luc Jobin was appointed to the Board of British American Tobacco p.l.c. as a Non-Executive Director on 25 July 2017 following completion of the acquisition of Reynolds American Inc. He is a member of the Nominations and Remuneration Committees
Holly Keller Koeppel Non-Executive Director Holly Keller Koeppel was appointed to the Board of British American Tobacco p.l.c. as a Non-Executive Director on 25 July 2017 following completion of the acquisition of Reynolds American Inc. She is a member of the Audit and Nominations Committees.
Savio Kwan Non-Executive Director Savio Kwan was appointed to the Board of British American Tobacco p.l.c. as a Non-Executive Director in January 2014. He is a member of the Nominations and Remuneration Committees.
Dimitri Panayotopoulos Non-Executive Director Dimitri Panayotopoulos was appointed to the Board of British American Tobacco p.l.c. as a Non-Executive Director in February 2015. He is Chairman of the Remuneration Committee and a member of the Nominations Committee.

List of Significant Subsidiaries[edit]

"significant" > 20 percent management control

Subsidiary Name [13] State or Country of Organization Region
British American Tobacco (Algérie) S.P.A. Algeria Eastern Europe, Middle East and Africa
British American Tobacco Argentina S.A.I.C.y F. Argentina Americas
British American Tobacco Australia Limited Australia Asia-Pacific
British American Tobacco Bangladesh Company Limited Bangladesh Asia-Pacific
British American Tobacco Belgium S.A. Belgium Western Europe
Souza Cruz LTDA Brazil Americas
British American Tobacco (Cambodia) Limited Cambodia Americas
Imperial Tobacco Canada Limited Canada Americas
British American Tobacco Chile Operaciones S.A. Chile Americas
British American Tobacco Colombia S.A.S. Colombia Americas
British American Tobacco (Czech Republic), s.r.o. Czech Republic Western Europe
British American Tobacco Denmark A/S (House of Prince A/S) Denmark Western Europe
British American Tobacco Egypt LLC Egypt Eastern Europe, Middle East and Africa
British American Tobacco France SAS France Western Europe
BATIG Gesellschaft fur Beteiligungen m.b.H. Germany Western Europe
British American Tobacco (Germany) GmbH Germany Western Europe
British American Tobacco (Industrie) GmbH Germany Western Europe
PT Bentoel Internasional Investama, Tbk Indonesia Asia-Pacific
B.A.T. Pars Company (Private Joint Stock) Iran, Islamic Republic of Eastern Europe, Middle East and Africa
British American Tobacco Italia S.p.A. Italy Western Europe
British American Tobacco Japan, Ltd. Japan Asia-Pacific
British American Tobacco Kazakhstan Trading LLP Kazakhstan Eastern Europe, Middle East and Africa
British American Tobacco Korea Limited Korea, Republic of Asia-Pacific
British American Tobacco Korea Manufacturing Limited Korea, Republic of Asia-Pacific
British American Tobacco (Malaysia) Berhad Malaysia Asia-Pacific
British American Tobacco Mexico, S.A. de C.V. (iv) Mexico Americas
British American Tobacco Exports B.V. Netherlands Western Europe
British American Tobacco Holdings (The Netherlands) B.V. Netherlands Western Europe
British American Tobacco Nederland B.V. Netherlands Western Europe
British American Tobacco Western Europe Region B.V. Netherlands Western Europe
British American Tobacco (New Zealand) Limited New Zealand Asia-Pacific
British American Tobacco (Nigeria) Limited Nigeria Eastern Europe, Middle East and Africa
British American Tobacco Marketing Nigeria Limited Nigeria Eastern Europe, Middle East and Africa
Pakistan Tobacco Company Limited Pakistan Asia-Pacific
British American Tobacco Polska Trading sp. zo.o. Poland Western Europe
British-American Tobacco Polska S.A. Poland Western Europe
British American Tobacco (Romania) Trading SRL Romania Western Europe
JSC ‘British American Tobacco-SPb’ Russia Eastern Europe, Middle East and Africa
JSC ‘International Tobacco Marketing Services’ Russia Eastern Europe, Middle East and Africa
British-American Tobacco (Singapore) Private Limited Singapore Asia-Pacific
British American Tobacco Holdings South Africa (Pty) Limited South Africa Eastern Europe, Middle East and Africa
British American Tobacco España, S.A. Spain Western Europe
British American Tobacco Switzerland S.A. Switzerland Western Europe
British American Tobacco Tütün Mamulleri Sanayi ve Ticaret Anonim Sirketi Turkey Eastern Europe, Middle East and Africa
LLC “British American Tobacco Sales and Marketing Ukraine” Ukraine Western Europe
PJSC “A/T B.A.T. – Prilucky Tobacco Company” Ukraine Western Europe
B.A.T (U.K. and Export) Limited United Kingdom Western Europe
B.A.T Services Limited United Kingdom Western Europe
British American Tobacco (GLP) Limited United Kingdom Western Europe
British American Tobacco (Investments) Limited United Kingdom Western Europe
British American Tobacco Global Travel Retail Limited United Kingdom Western Europe
British American Tobacco Western Europe Commercial Trading Limited United Kingdom Western Europe
B.A.T. International Finance p.l.c. United Kingdom Western Europe
BATMark Limited United Kingdom Western Europe
British American Tobacco (Brands) Limited United Kingdom Western Europe
British-American Tobacco (Holdings) Limited United Kingdom Western Europe
British American Tobacco UK Limited United Kingdom Western Europe
R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Company United States United States
RAI Services Company United States United States
RAI Trade Marketing Services Company United States United States
Reynolds American Inc. United States United States
B.A.T Capital Corporation United States United States
British American Tobacco (Brands) Inc. United States United States
American Snuff Company, LLC United States United States
Santa Fe Natural Tobacco Company, Inc United States United States
Compania Anonima Cigarrera Bigott Sucesores Venezuela Americas

Group companies and undertakings[edit]

Country[2]:236-45 Subsidiary Undertakings[2]:236-45 Percentage[2]:236-45
Albania British American Tobacco – Albania SH.P.K. NA
Algeria British American Tobacco (Algérie) S.P.A. 51
Angola Agrangol Limitada 77
Angola British American Tobacco – B.A.T. Angola, Limitada NA
Angola Fabrica de Tabacos de Cacuso 51
Angola SETA, Sarl 98
Angola Sociedade Geral de Distribuição e Comércio, Limitada NA
Angola Sociedade Industrial Tabacos Angola LDA 76.60
Angola Sociedade Unificada Tabacos Angola LDA 76.30
Argentina British American Tobacco Argentina S.A.I.C.y F. 99.98
Australia American Cigarette Company (Overseas) Pty. Limited NA
Australia British American Tobacco (Australasia Holdings) Pty Limited NA
Australia British American Tobacco Australasia Limited NA
Australia British American Tobacco Australia Limited NA
Australia British American Tobacco Australia Overseas Pty Limited NA
Australia British American Tobacco Australia Services Limited NA
Australia British American Tobacco Manufacturing Australia Pty Ltd NA
Australia Martins of Piccadilly Pty Ltd NA
Australia Rothmans Asia Pacific Limited9 NA
Australia The Benson & Hedges Company Pty. Limited NA
Australia The Nelson Tobacco Manufacturing Corporation Pty. Ltd NA
Australia W.D. & H.O. Wills Holdings Limited NA
Australia Wills (Pagewood) Pty Limited NA
Austria British American Tobacco (Austria) GmbH NA
Bahrain British American Tobacco Middle East S.P.C. NA
Bangladesh British American Tobacco Bangladesh Company Limited 72.91
Barbados B.C.O., Inc NA
Barbados Southward Insurance Ltd. NA
Belarus British-American Tobacco Trading Company Foreign Private Trading Unitary Enterprise NA
Belgium British American Tobacco Holdings Belgium N.V. NA
Belgium British American Tobacco Belgium N.V. NA
Belgium Tabacofina-Vander Elst N.V. NA
Belgium British American Tobacco Co-ordination Centre/L.P. Co-ordination Centre VOF NA
Benin British American Tobacco Benin SA NA
Bolivia BAT Bolivia S.R.L. NA
Bosnia and Herzegovina TOBACCO PRESS d.o.o. Mostar NA
Bosnia and Herzegovina IPRESS d.o.o. NA
Bosnia and Herzegovina British American Tobacco – BAT – BL d.o.o. NA
Bosnia and Herzegovina TDR d.o.o. Sarajevo NA
Bosnia and Herzegovina iNovine BH d.o.o. NA
Bosnia and Herzegovina Opresa d.o.o. NA
Bosnia and Herzegovina FDBL-B d.o.o. Banja Luka NA
Botswana British American Tobacco Botswana (Pty) Limited NA
Botswana Business Venture Investments Botswana 6773 (Pty) Ltd. NA
Brazil Yolanda Participacoes S.A. NA
Brazil Souza Cruz LTDA NA
Brunei Darussalam Commercial Marketers and Distributors Sdn. Bhd. (100) (50)
Bulgaria British American Tobacco Trading EOOD NA
Bulgaria Express Logistics and Distribution EOOD NA
Burkina Faso Tobacco Marketing Consultant Burkina Faso SARL NA
Burundi Tabarundi SARL NA
Cambodia British American Tobacco (Cambodia) Limited 71
Cambodia British American Tobacco (Cambodge) International Limited NA
Cameroon British American Tobacco Cameroun S.A. 99.76
Canada Imperial Tobacco Canada Limited NA
Canada Imperial Tobacco Company Limited NA
Canada Allan Ramsay and Company Limited NA
Canada Cameo Inc. NA
Canada Genstar Corporation NA
Canada Imperial Brands Limited NA
Canada Imperial Tobacco Products Limited NA
Canada Imperial Tobacco Services Inc. NA
Canada John Player & Sons Limited NA
Canada Liggett & Myers Tobacco Company of Canada Limited NA
Canada Marlboro Canada Limited NA
Canada Medaillon Inc. NA
Canada 2004969 Ontario Inc. NA
Cayman Islands R.J. Reynolds Tobacco (CI) Co. NA
Chile BAT Chile S.A. (100) (99.51)
Chile British American Tobacco Chile Operaciones S.A. 99.51
Chile Inversiones Casablanca S.A. NA
China British American (Shanghai) Enterprise Development Co. Ltd NA
China British American Nico Business Consulting (Shanghai) Co. Ltd NA
China British American Consulting (Beijing) Ltd NA
Colombia British American Tobacco Colombia S.A.S. NA
Colombia Vype Colombia S.A.S. NA
Congo (Democratic Republic of) BAT Services Congo SARL NA
Congo (Democratic Republic of) British American Tobacco Import SARL NA
Congo (Democratic Republic of) BAT Distribution SARL NA
Congo (Democratic Republic of) British American Tobacco Congo SARL NA
Costa Rica BASS Americas S.A. NA
Costa Rica BATCCA Park Inversiones Immobiliarias, S.A. NA
Costa Rica BATCCA Servicios S.A. NA
Croatia Inovine d.d. 93.42
Croatia BAT HRVATSKA d.o.o. u likvidaciji NA
Croatia Adista d.o.o. NA
Croatia TDR d.o.o. NA
Croatia Osje˘cka 2, 33000 Virovitica, Croatia NA
Croatia Hrvatski Duhani d.d. Tobacco Leaf Processing 89.55
Cuba Brascuba Cigarrillos S.A. 50
Cyprus B.A.T (Cyprus) Limited NA
Cyprus Rothmans (Middle East) Limited NA
Czech Republic British American Tobacco (Czech Republic), s.r.o. NA
Denmark Vester Farimagsgade 19, 1606 Copenhagen, Denmark NA
Denmark British American Tobacco Denmark A/S (House of Prince A/S) NA
Denmark Precis (1789) Denmark A/S NA
Denmark X-International ApS NA
Djibouti Rue de Magadiscio, Lot No. 133, Djibouti City, Djibouti NA
Djibouti British American Tobacco Djibouti SARL NA
Egypt Mall Katameya, 5th settlement, New Cairo, Egypt NA
Egypt BETCO for General Services and Marketing LLC NA
Egypt BETCO for Trade and Distribution LLC NA
Egypt British American Tobacco Egypt LLC NA
Egypt British American Tobacco North Africa LLC NA
Eritrea British American Tobacco (Eritrea) Share Company # NA
Estonia British American Tobacco Estonia AS NA
Ethiopia Tobacco Marketing Consultants NA
Fiji British American Tobacco (Fiji) Marketing Pte Limited NA
Fiji Central Manufacturing Company Pte Limited NA
Fiji Rothmans of Pall Mall (Fiji) Pte Limited NA
Finland British American Tobacco Finland Oy NA
France Carreras France SAS NA
France La Défense Cedex, France NA
France British American Tobacco France SAS NA
France Nicoventures France S.A.S. NA
Germany BATIG Gesellschaft fur Beteiligungen m.b.H. NA
Germany British American Tobacco (Germany) GmbH NA
Germany British American Tobacco (Hamburg International) GmbH NA
Germany British American Tobacco (Industrie) GmbH NA
Germany Chic Deutschland GmbH NA
Germany Quantus Beteiligungs – und Beratungsgesellschaft mbH NA
Ghana British American Tobacco Ghana Limited 97.09
Greece British American Tobacco Hellas S.A. NA
Guernsey Belaire Insurance Company Limited NA
Guyana Demerara Tobacco Company Limited 70.25
Honduras Tabacalera Hondureña S.A. 83.64
Hong Kong British American Tobacco China Investments Limited NA
Hong Kong British American Tobacco Asia-Pacific Region Limited NA
Hong Kong British-American Tobacco Company (Hong Kong) Limited NA
Hong Kong Reynolds Asia-Pacific Limited NA
Hong Kong American Cigarette Company Limited NA
Hong Kong British Cigarette Company (1964) Limited NA
Hungary BAT Pécsi Dohánygyár Korlátolt Felelosségu Társaság NA
Indonesia PT Bentoel Internasional Investama, Tbk 92.48
Indonesia PT Perusahaan Dagang dan Industri Tresno (100) (92.48)
Indonesia PT Bentoel Prima (iv) (100) (92.48)
Indonesia PT Bentoel Distribusi Utama (100) (92.48)
Iran, Islamic Republic of B.A.T. Pars Company (Private Joint Stock) 99
Iran, Islamic Republic of TDR Parisian Co NA
Iraq Enkawa, Erbil, Kurdistan Region of Iraq NA
Iraq B.A.T. Iraqia Company for Tobacco Trading Limited NA
Ireland Carroll Group Distributors Limited NA
Ireland P.J. Carroll & Company Limited NA
Ireland Rothmans of Pall Mall (Ireland) Limited NA
Isle of Man Abbey Investment Company Limited NA
Isle of Man The Raleigh Investment Company Limited NA
Isle of Man Tobacco Manufacturers (India) Limited NA
Italy British American Tobacco Italia S.p.A. NA
Ivory Coast British American Tobacco RCI SARL NA
Ivory Coast Tobacco Marketing Consultant CDI SARL NA
Jamaica Carreras Limited 50.40
Jamaica Sans Souci Development Limited (100) (50.40)
Jamaica Sans Souci Limited (100) (50.40)
Japan British American Tobacco Japan, Ltd. NA
Jersey Pathway 5 (Jersey) Limited NA
Jordan British American Tobacco – Jordan Private Shareholding Company Limited NA
Kazakhstan British American Tobacco Kazakhstan Trading LLP NA
Kenya African Cigarette Company (Overseas) Limited (100) (60)
Kenya BAT Kenya Tobacco Company Limited (100) (60)
Kenya British American Tobacco Area Limited NA
Kenya British American Tobacco Kenya plc 60
Kenya East African Tobacco Company (Kenya) Limited (100) (60)
Korea, Republic of British American Tobacco Korea Limited NA
Korea, Republic of British American Tobacco Korea Manufacturing Limited NA
Kosovo, Republic of British American Tobacco Kosovo SH.P.K. NA
Latvia British American Tobacco Latvia SIA NA
Lithuania UAB British American Tobacco Lietuva NA
Luxembourg British American Tobacco Brands (Switzerland) Limited NA
Malawi British American Tobacco (Malawi) Limited NA
Malaysia British American Tobacco GSD (Kuala Lumpur) Sdn Bhd NA
Malaysia BAT Aspac Service Centre Sdn Bhd NA
Malaysia British American Tobacco Malaysia Foundation NA
Malaysia British American Tobacco (Malaysia) Berhad 50
Malaysia Commercial Marketers and Distributors Sdn. Bhd. (100) (50)
Malaysia Rothmans Brands Sdn. Bhd. (100) (50)
Malaysia Tobacco Importers and Manufacturers Sdn. Bhd. (100) (50)
Mali British American Tobacco (Mali) Sarl NA
Malta British American Tobacco (Malta) Limited NA
Malta Central Cigarette Company Limited NA
Malta Rothmans of Pall Mall (Malta) Limited NA
Mexico British American Tobacco Mexico Comercial, S.A. de C.V. NA
Mexico British American Tobacco Mexico, S.A. de C.V.4 NA
British American Tobacco Servicios S.A. de C.V. NA
Mexico Cigarrera La Moderna, S.A. de C.V. NA
Mexico Procesadora de Tabacos de Mexico, S.A. de C.V. 93
Moldova, Republic of British American Tobacco – Moldova S.R.L. NA
Montenegro TDR d.o.o. Podgorica NA
Mozambique British American Tobacco Mozambique Limitada 95
Mozambique Sociedade Agricola de Tabacos Limitada 95
Myanmar British American Tobacco Myanmar Limited 95
Myanmar British American Tobacco Myanmar Services Limited NA
Namibia British American Tobacco Namibia (Pty) Limited NA
Netherlands Aruba Properties B.V. NA
Netherlands AAruba Properties II B.V. NA
Netherlands AB.A.T Finance B.V. NA
Netherlands AB.A.T. Netherlands Finance B.V. NA
Netherlands ABritish American Tobacco European Operations Centre B.V. NA
Netherlands ABritish American Tobacco Exports B.V. NA
Netherlands ABritish American Tobacco Holdings (Australia) B.V. NA
Netherlands ABritish American Tobacco Holdings (Malaysia) B.V. NA
Netherlands ABritish American Tobacco Holdings (South Africa) B.V. NA
Netherlands ABritish American Tobacco Holdings (The Netherlands) B.V. NA
Netherlands ABritish American Tobacco Holdings (Venezuela) B.V. NA
Netherlands ABritish American Tobacco Holdings (Vietnam) B.V. NA
Netherlands ABritish American Tobacco International (Holdings) B.V. NA
Netherlands ABritish American Tobacco International Europe (Nederland) B.V. NA
Netherlands ABritish American Tobacco International Investments B.V. NA
Netherlands ABritish American Tobacco Manufacturing B.V. NA
Netherlands ABritish American Tobacco Nederland B.V. NA
Netherlands ABritish American Tobacco Western Europe Region B.V. NA
Netherlands AMolensteegh Invest B.V. NA
Netherlands APrecis (1789) B.V. NA
Netherlands APrecis (1790) B.V. NA
Netherlands ARothmans Far East B.V. NA
Netherlands ARothmans International Holdings B.V. NA
Netherlands ARothmans International Holdings II B.V. NA
Netherlands ARothmans Tobacco Investments B.V. NA
Netherlands ARothmans UK Holdings B.V. NA
Netherlands ATurmac Tobacco Company B.V. NA
Netherlands AKoninklijke Theodorus Niemeyer B.V. NA
Netherlands AR.J. Reynolds Tobacco B.V. NA
Netherlands AR.J. Reynolds Tobacco C.V. NA
Netherlands AReynolds International Holdings B.V. NA
New Zealand British American Tobacco (New Zealand) Limited NA
New Zealand British American Tobacco Holdings (New Zealand) Limited NA
New Zealand New Zealand (UK Finance) Limited # NA
Niger British American Tobacco Niger NA
Nigeria British American Tobacco (Nigeria) Limited NA
Nigeria British American Tobacco Marketing Nigeria Limited NA
Macedonia TDR Skopje d.o.o.e.l. Skopje NA
Norway British American Tobacco Norway AS NA
Pakistan British American Tobacco SAA Services (Private) Ltd NA
Pakistan Pakistan Tobacco Company Limited 94.65
Pakistan Phoenix (Private) Limited (100) (94.65)
Panama BAT Caribbean, S.A. NA
Panama British American Tobacco Central America S.A. 87.76
Panama British American Tobacco Panama S.A. NA
Panama Tabacalera Istmeña S.A. NA
Papau New Guinea Rothmans of Pall Mall (P.N.G.) Limited NA
Papau New Guinea British American Tobacco (PNG) Limited NA
Papau New Guinea Papua New Guinea Tobacco Co. Ltd NA
Papau New Guinea Paradise Tobacco Co. Limited NA
Paraguay British American Tobacco Productora de Cigarrillos S.A. NA
Peru British American Tobacco del Peru Holdings S.A. 98.55
Peru British American Tobacco del Peru, S.A.C. NA
Philippines Alhambra Industries Inc. # NA
Poland CHIC sp.zo.o. NA
Poland CHIC sp.zo.osp.k. NA
Poland Chic Holding sp.zo.o NA
Poland Chic Investments sp.zo.o. NA
Poland eSMOKING Liquids sp.zoo NA
Poland eSMOKING Liquids sp.zo.o.sp.k. NA
Poland Nicoventures Polska sp. z.o.o. NA
Poland British American Tobacco Polska Trading sp. zo.o. NA
Poland eSMOKING INSITUTE sp.zoo NA
Poland Nicoventures Poland sp.z.o.o. NA
Poland British-American Tobacco Polska S.A. NA
Portugal COTAPO Empreendimentos Commerciais e Industriais S.A. NA
Qatar British American Tobacco Q LLC NA
Réunion B.A.T. La Reunion SAS NA
Romania British American Shared Services (Europe) S.R.L. NA
Romania British-American Tobacco (Romania) Investment S.R.L. NA
Romania British American Tobacco (Romania) Trading SRL NA
Russia JSC ‘British American Tobacco-SPb’ # NA
Russia JSC ‘International Tobacco Marketing Services’ NA
Rwanda British American Tobacco Rwanda Limited NA
Saint Lucia Carisma Marketing Services Ltd NA
Saint Lucia St Lucia Pointe Seraphine, Castries, Saint Lucia NA
Saint Lucia Rothmans Holdings (Caricom) Limited NA
Samoa British American Tobacco Company (Samoa) Limited NA
Senegal Tobacco Marketing Consultant TMC S.A.R.L. NA
Serbia British American Tobacco South – East Europe d.o.o. NA
Serbia British American Tobacco Vranje a.d. NA
Singapore British American Tobacco Asia Pacific Treasury Private Limited NA
Singapore British American Tobacco International Services Pte Ltd NA
Singapore British-American Tobacco (Singapore) Private Limited NA
Singapore British-American Tobacco Marketing (Singapore) Private Limited NA
Singapore British American Tobacco Sales & Marketing Singapore Pte. Ltd. NA
Singapore RHL Investments Pte Limited # NA
Slovenia British American Tobacco d.o.o. NA
Solomon Islands Solomon Islands Tobacco Company Limited NA
South Africa Agrega EEMEA (Pty) Limited NA
South Africa Amalgamated Tobacco Corporation (South Africa) (Pty) Limited NA
South Africa American Cigarette Company (Overseas) Ltd. NA
South Africa Benson & Hedges (Pty) Limited NA
South Africa British American Shared Services Africa Middle East (Pty) Limited NA
South Africa British American Tobacco GSD (South Africa) (Pty) Limited NA
South Africa British American Tobacco Holdings South Africa (Pty) Limited # NA
South Africa British American Tobacco Manufacturers South Africa (Pty) Ltd. NA
South Africa British American Tobacco Properties South Africa (Pty) Ltd. NA
South Africa British American Tobacco Services South Africa (Pty) Limited NA
South Africa British American Tobacco South Africa (Pty) Limited NA
South Africa British American Tobacco Southern Africa Markets (Pty) Limited NA
South Africa Brown & Williamson Tobacco Corporation (Pty) Limited NA
South Africa Business Venture Investments No 216 (Pty) Limited NA
South Africa Carlton Cigarette Company (Pty) Limited NA
South Africa Gauloises (Pty) Limited NA
South Africa Intercontinental Tobacco Company (Pty) Ltd. NA
South Africa John Chapman (Pty) Limited NA
South Africa John Player & Sons (Pty) Limited NA
South Africa Kentucky Tobacco Corporation (Pty) Limited NA
South Africa Martins of London (Pty) Limited NA
South Africa Rembrandt Tobacco Corporation (Overseas) Ltd NA
South Africa Riggio Tobacco Corporation of New York Ltd NA
South Africa Rothmans of Pall Mall London Limited NA
South Africa St. Regis Tobacco Corporation Ltd NA
South Africa Stellenbosch Development Company (Pty) Limited NA
South Africa Thomas Bear’s Son & Co (Pty) Limited NA
South Africa Tobacco Research and Development Institute (Pty) Limited NA
South Africa W.D. & H.O. Wills (Pty) Limited NA
South Africa Westminster Tobacco Company (Cape Town & London) (Pty) Limited NA
South Africa Winfield Tobacco Corporation (Pty) Limited NA
South Africa Winston Tobacco Company Limited NA
Spain British American Tobacco España, S.A. NA
Sri Lanka Ceylon Tobacco Company Plc 84.13
Sudan Blue Nile Cigarette Company Limited NA
Swaziland British American Tobacco Swaziland (Pty) Limited NA
Sweden British American Tobacco Sweden AB NA
Sweden British American Tobacco Sweden Holding AB NA
Sweden Winds Global AB NA
Sweden Winnington AB NA
Sweden Winnington Holding AB NA
Sweden Fiedler & Lundgren AB NA
Switzerland AD Tabacs International S.A. NA
Switzerland American-Cigarette Company (Overseas) Limited NA
Switzerland British American Tobacco Switzerland S.A. NA
Switzerland British American Tobacco Switzerland Vending SA NA
Switzerland Rothmans of Pall Mall Limited NA
Switzerland Intertab S.A. 50
Switzerland British American Tobacco International Limited in Liquidation NA
Tanzania British American Tobacco (Tanzania) Limited NA
Tanzania International Cigarette Distributors Limited 99
Tanzania Zanzibar Distribution Company Limited 99
Tanzania BAT Distribution Tanzania Limited NA
Trinidad and Tobago The West Indian Tobacco Company Limited 50.13
Turkey British American Tobacco Tütün Mamulleri Sanayi ve Ticaret Anonim Sirketi NA
Uganda British American Tobacco Uganda Limited 90
Ukraine LLC ‘British American Tobacco Sales and Marketing Ukraine’ NA
Ukraine PJSC ‘A/T B.A.T. – Prilucky Tobacco Company’ NA
United Arab Emirates British American Tobacco GCC DMCC NA
United Arab Emirates British American Tobacco ME DMCC NA
United Kingdom Murray, Sons & Company, Limited NA
United Kingdom Ryesekks P.L.C. 50
United Kingdom Advanced Technologies (Cambridge) Limited NA
United Kingdom Allen & Ginter (UK) Limited NA
United Kingdom B.A.T (U.K. and Export) Limited NA
United Kingdom B.A.T Cambodia (Investments) Limited NA
United Kingdom B.A.T Far East Development Limited NA
United Kingdom B.A.T Far East Holding Limited NA
United Kingdom B.A.T Far East Leaf Limited NA
United Kingdom B.A.T Guangdong Limited NA
United Kingdom B.A.T Guizhou Limited NA
United Kingdom B.A.T. Portugal Limited NA
United Kingdom B.A.T Services Limited NA
United Kingdom B.A.T Uzbekistan (Investments) Limited NA
United Kingdom B.A.T. (Westminster House) Limited NA
United Kingdom B.A.T. China Limited NA
United Kingdom BAT Finance COP Limited NA
United Kingdom BATIF Dollar Limited NA
United Kingdom BATUS Limited NA
United Kingdom Big Ben Tobacco Company Limited NA
United Kingdom British American Shared Services (GSD) Limited NA
United Kingdom British American Shared Services Limited NA
United Kingdom British American Tobacco (AIT) Limited NA
United Kingdom British American Tobacco (GLP) Limited NA
United Kingdom British American Tobacco (Investments) Limited NA
United Kingdom British American Tobacco (Philippines) Limited NA
United Kingdom British American Tobacco (Serbia) Limited NA
United Kingdom British American Tobacco (South America) Limited NA
United Kingdom British American Tobacco China Holdings Limited NA
United Kingdom British American Tobacco Georgia Limited NA
United Kingdom British American Tobacco Global Travel Retail Limited NA
United Kingdom British American Tobacco International Holdings (UK) Limited NA
United Kingdom British American Tobacco Investments (Central & Eastern Europe) Limited NA
United Kingdom British American Tobacco Italy Investments Limited NA
United Kingdom British American Tobacco Italy Limited NA
United Kingdom British American Tobacco Korea (Investments) Limited NA
United Kingdom British American Tobacco Malaysia (Investments) Limited NA
United Kingdom British American Tobacco Peru Holdings Limited NA
United Kingdom British American Tobacco UK Pension Fund Trustee Limited NA
United Kingdom British American Tobacco Western Europe Commercial Trading Limited NA
United Kingdom British-American Tobacco (Mauritius) p.l.c. NA
United Kingdom Carreras Rothmans Limited # NA
United Kingdom Chelwood Trading & Investment Company Limited NA
United Kingdom East African Tobacco Company (U.K.) Limited NA
United Kingdom Lord Extra Limited NA
United Kingdom Myddleton Investment Company Limited NA
United Kingdom Nicovations Limited NA
United Kingdom Nicoventures Holdings Limited NA
United Kingdom Nicoventures Retail (UK) Limited NA
United Kingdom Nicoventures Trading Limited NA
United Kingdom Powhattan Limited NA
United Kingdom Precis (2396) Limited NA
United Kingdom Ridirectors Limited NA
United Kingdom Rothmans Exports Limited NA
United Kingdom Rothmans International Limited NA
United Kingdom Rothmans International Tobacco (UK) Limited NA
United Kingdom Rothmans International Services Limited NA
United Kingdom Rothmans of Pall Mall (Overseas) Limited NA
United Kingdom Rothmans Trading Limited NA
United Kingdom Ryservs (1995) Limited NA
United Kingdom Ryservs (No.3) Limited NA
United Kingdom Tobacco Exporters International Limited NA
United Kingdom Tobacco Marketing Consultants Limited NA
United Kingdom Venezuela Property Company Limited NA
United Kingdom Westanley Trading & Investment Company Limited NA
United Kingdom Westminster Tobacco Company Limited NA
United Kingdom World Investment Company Limited NA
United Kingdom Amalgamated Tobacco Company Limited NA
United Kingdom American Cigarette Company (Overseas) Limited NA
United Kingdom Ardath Tobacco Company Limited NA
United Kingdom B.A.T Additional Retirement Benefit Scheme Trustee Limited NA
United Kingdom B.A.T Industries p.l.c. NA
United Kingdom B.A.T. International Finance p.l.c.* NA
United Kingdom BATLaw Limited NA
United Kingdom BATMark Limited * NA
United Kingdom Benson & Hedges (Overseas) Limited NA
United Kingdom British American Global Shared Services Limited NA
United Kingdom British American Tobacco (1998) Limited * NA
United Kingdom British American Tobacco (2009) Limited NA
United Kingdom British American Tobacco (2012) Limited NA
United Kingdom British American Tobacco (Brands) Limited NA
United Kingdom British American Tobacco (Corby) Limited NA
United Kingdom British American Tobacco (NGP) Limited NA
United Kingdom British American Tobacco Taiwan Logistics Limited NA
United Kingdom British American Ventures Limited NA
United Kingdom British-American Tobacco (Holdings) Limited NA
United Kingdom Brown & Williamson Tobacco Corporation (Export) Limited NA
United Kingdom Carreras Limited NA
United Kingdom CG Ventures Limited NA
United Kingdom Courtleigh of London Limited NA
United Kingdom Dunhill Tobacco of London Limited NA
United Kingdom John Sinclair Limited NA
United Kingdom Louisville Securities Limited NA
United Kingdom Moorgate Tobacco Co. Limited NA
United Kingdom Peter Jackson (Overseas) Limited NA
United Kingdom Precis (1789) Limited NA
United Kingdom Precis (1790) Limited NA
United Kingdom Precis (1814) Limited NA
United Kingdom Rothmans International Enterprises Limited NA
United Kingdom Rothmans of Pall Mall Limited NA
United Kingdom Senior Service (Overseas) Limited NA
United Kingdom South Western Nominees Limited NA
United Kingdom The London Tobacco Company Limited NA
United Kingdom Tobacco Insurance Company Limited NA
United Kingdom Weston (2009) Limited NA
United Kingdom Weston Investment Company Limited NA
United Kingdom British American Tobacco UK Limited NA
United Kingdom Ten Motives Limited NA
United Kingdom 10 Motives Limited NA
United States Genstar Pacific Corporation NA
United States B.A.T Capital Corporation NA
United States BATUS Holdings Inc. NA
United States BATUS Japan, INC. NA
United States BATUS Retail Services, Inc. NA
United States British American Tobacco (Brands) Inc. NA
United States Brown & Williamson Holdings, Inc. NA
United States BTI 2014 LLC NA
United States Imasco Holdings Group, Inc. NA
United States Imasco Holdings, Inc. NA
United States ITL (USA) Limited NA
United States Louisville Corporate Services, Inc. NA
United States Nicoventures U.S. Limited NA
United States Reynolds Finance Company NA
United States Kentucky BioProcessing, Inc. NA
United States CF Vapor Company, LLC NA
United States Conwood Holdings, Inc. NA
United States EXP Homes, LLC NA
United States LOEC, Inc. NA
United States Lorillard Holdings Company, Inc. NA
United States Lorillard Licensing Company LLC NA
United States Lorillard Q-Tech, Inc. NA
United States Lorillard Technologies, Inc. NA
United States Lorillard, LLC NA
United States Niconovum USA, Inc NA
United States Northern Brands International, Inc. NA
United States One Park Media Services, Inc. NA
United States R.J. Reynolds Global Products, Inc. NA
United States R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Company NA
United States R.J. Reynolds Tobacco International, Inc NA
United States R.J. Reynolds Vapor Company NA
United States R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Co. NA
United States R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Holdings, Inc. NA
United States RAI Innovations Company NA
United States RAI International, Inc. NA
United States RAI Services Company NA
United States RAI Strategic Holdings, Inc. NA
United States RAI Trade Marketing Services Company NA
United States Reynolds American Inc. NA
United States Reynolds Brands Inc. NA
United States Reynolds Technologies, Inc. NA
United States RJR Realty Relocation Services, Inc. NA
United States RJR Vapor Co., LLC NA
United States Rosswil LLC NA
United States S.F. Imports, Inc. NA
United States Spot You More, Inc NA
United States Santa Fe Natural Tobacco Company, Inc NA
United States American Snuff Company, LLC NA
Uruguay Kellian S.A. NA
Uzbekistan JSC JV UZBAT A.O. 97.38
Venezuela Agrega de Venezuela, Agreven, C.A. 50
Venezuela Agrobigott, C.A. NA
Venezuela Compania Anonima Cigarrera Bigott Sucesores NA
Venezuela Distribuidora Bigott, C.A. NA
Venezuela Proyectos de Inversion BAT 1902 C.A. NA
Vietnam British American Tobacco East Asia Area Services Company Limited NA
Vietnam British American Tobacco – Vintaba (JV) Limited 70
Vietnam VINA-BAT Joint Venture Company 49
Zambia British American Tobacco (Zambia) plc 78
Zimbabwe American-Cigarette Company (Overseas) (Private) Ltd NA
Zimbabwe British American Tobacco Zimbabwe (Holdings) Limited 43.13
Zimbabwe Rothmans Limited NA

Forecast[edit]

At the start of 2019, British American Tobacco reported higher full-year adjusted sales and profit, helped by cigarette market share gains and growth in vaping devices. Excluding the impact of currency fluctuations and the 2017 acquisition of Reynolds American, the maker of Lucky Strike and Dunhill cigarettes reported adjusted 2018 revenue of GPB 25.76 billion, up 3.5 percent. [14]

In November 2018, British American Tobacco and Imperial Brands have had GBP 8.6 billion wiped off their stock market value as the United States FDA announcement to crack down on the sale of flavoured e-cigarettes and menthol cigarettes. [15] British American Tobacco shares fell 10 percent, the most in more than four years. [16] As much as a quarter of the company's profits come from menthol cigarettes. [17] The company's spokesman Simon Cleverly provided a statement:

 “We are not aware of anything that has changed to suggest the FDA would deviate from its existing multi-year comprehensive, rule-making process on flavours in tobacco products, which includes menthol... If the agency indicates it seeks “to regulate menthol cigarettes, any such proposal will have to go through the multiyear rule-making [sic] process." [16]

In October 2018, Reuters reported British American Tobacco cut its full-year revenue target for cigarette alternatives such as vaping pens and tobacco heating devices, citing a flat market in Japan and a product recall in the United States. The expected revenue from Next-Generation products is 900 million pounds in 2018. [18]

Profitability[edit]

British American Tobacco shares increased by 6.6 percent at 3,148.5 pence in mid-session trading, on course for their best day since the financial crisis. [19]

In his first set of results as chief executive, Jack Bowles said BAT would slim down its “new categories” business into three main brands.

Annual Profits[edit]

In 2018, the revenue grew by 25.2 percent in 2018 to GBP 24,492 million, largely due to the acquisition of RAI. [2]:14

Fiscal year

in billions GBP

2018 [20] 2017 [21]:217 2016 [21]:217 2015 [21]:217 2014 [22]
Net Revenue 24.5 20.3 14.8 13.1 14.0
Profit from operations 9.3 6.5 4.7 4.6 4.5

2018 Profits per Region (in millions GBP)[edit]

in millions GBP Profit from operations [2]:14 Adjusted profit from operations at constant rates [2]:14
United States 4,006 4,686
Americas and Sub-Saharan Africa 1,544 1,922
Europe and North Africa 1,905 2,217
Asia-Pacific and Middle East 1,858 2,099

Asia-Pacific[edit]

Geographic region covers: Australia, Bangladesh, Indonesia, Japan, Malaysia, New Zealand, Pakistan, Philippines, South Korea, Taiwan, Vietnam [23]:3

in millions GBP 2017 [21]:45 2016 [21]:45 2015 [21]:45 2014 [24]:9 2013 [24]:9
Net Revenues 4,509 4,266 3,773 4,253 4,203
Adjusted profit 1,638 1,432 1,361 1,548 1,693

Americas[edit]

Geographic region covers: Argentina, Brazil, Canada, Chile, Colombia, Mexico [23]:3

in millions GBP 2017 [21]:46 2016 [21]:46 2015 [21]:46 2014 [24]:9 2013 [24]:9
Net Revenues 3,125 2,868 2,720 3,056 3,317
Adjusted profit 1,147 1,017 1,082 1,286 1,364

Western Europe[edit]

Geographic region covers: Belgium, Czech Republic, Denmark, France, Germany, Italy, Netherlands, Poland, Romania, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, United Kingdom [23]:3

in millions GBP 2017 [21]:47 2016 [21]:47 2015 [21]:47 2014 [24]:9 2013 [24]:9
Net Revenues 4,532 3,867 3,203 3,546 3,635
Adjusted profit 1,127 1,044 990 1,189 1,273

EEMEA[edit]

Geographic region covers: Algeria, Morocco, Egypt, Nigeria, GCC, Russia, Iran, South Africa, Iraq, Turkey, Kazakhstan, Ukraine [23]:3

in millions GBP 2017 [21]:44 2016 [21]:44 2015 [21]:44 2014 [24]:9 2013 [24]:9
Net Revenues 3,915 3,750 3,408 4,337 4,105
Adjusted profit 1,246 1,182 1,127 1,380 1,490

Acquisitions[edit]

In 2018, the Group acquired Quantus Beteiligungs-und Beratungsgesellschaft mbH, which houses the vapour retail business of High End Smoke in Germany. [2]:254 On October 21, 2016, British American Tobacco CEO Nicandro Durante publicly announced an offer for the 57.8 percent of Reynolds American, Inc. that British American Tobacco did not already own. According to media reports, Reynolds American, Inc. rejected British American Tobacco’s initial buyout offer of USD 47 billion as being too low. In January 2017, Reynolds American, Inc. accepted increased offer of USD 49 billion with the deal finalised in June of 2017.[25]

Recent acquisitions [26] Acquired Organization Name Acquiring Organization Name Announced Date Value
Ente Tabacchi Italiani S.p.A acquired by British American Tobacco Ente Tabacchi Italiani S.p.A British American Tobacco 1/1/2003 -
British American Tobacco Denmark A/S acquired by British American Tobacco British American Tobacco Denmark A/S British American Tobacco 7/2/2008 -
Tekel AS acquired by British American Tobacco Tekel AS British American Tobacco 6/24/2008 -
Bentoel Group acquired by British American Tobacco Bentoel Group British American Tobacco 6/17/2009 USD 494M
Productora Tabacalera de Colombia acquired by British American Tobacco Productora Tabacalera de Colombia British American Tobacco 5/26/2011 USD 452M
Reynolds American acquired by British American Tobacco Reynolds American British American Tobacco 1/17/2017 USD 54.5B
CN Creative acquired by British American Tobacco CN Creative British American Tobacco 12/1/2012 GBP 50M
TDR acquired by British American Tobacco TDR British American Tobacco 6/1/2015 EUR 550M
Ten Motives acquired by British American Tobacco Ten Motives British American Tobacco 4/29/2016 -

Investments[edit]

In August 2019, British American Tobacco has established “consumer healthcare” and “consumer focused” companies under the names of Nicoventures and Nicovations. [27]

Reinet Investments, which owns about 3 percent of British American Tobacco, says an increase in the value of its stake in UK insurer Pension Corporation has partially made up for the company's share decline. [28]

At 31 December 2015, the following substantial interests (3 percent or more) in the Company’s ordinary share capital (voting securities) had been notified to the Company in accordance with Section 5.1.2 of the Disclosure Rules and Transparency Rules. As at 24 February 2016, the Company had not received notification either of any change in the interests below or that any other person holds 3 percent or more of its ordinary shares. [23]:114

Name Number of ordinary shares Percentage of issued share capital
BlackRock, Inc 132,891,526 7.13
Reinet Investments S.C.A. 76,518,264 4.10
The Capital Group Companies, Inc. 75,240,878 4.04

In 2015, the organization completed it's acquisition of TDR in Croatia, the leading independent cigarette manufacturer in Central Europe. British American Tobacco also acquired the rest of the shares in its Brazilian subsidiary, Souza Cruz, not currently owned by the Group and de-listed the company the same year. [23]:14

In 2015, British American Tobacco signed a vapour products technology-sharing agreement with R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Company. The agreement provides a framework for collaboration and mutual cross-licensing of the parties’ vapour product technologies up to 31 December 2022. British American Tobacco completed the acquisition of the CHIC Group, the market-leading Vapour Product (e-cigarette) business in Poland. [23]:5

In August 2018, The Guardian reported more than GBP 1.7 billion had been directly invested in tobacco company stocks by healthcare providers, fire authorities and schools via UK council pension funds. It found Council retirement schemes in the UK are major investors in firms including British American Tobacco, Imperial Brands and Philip Morris International, according to data compiled from more than 100 freedom of information requests. [29]

Tobacco companies have received more than GBP 45 million investment from the United Kingdom's Lincolnshire County Council’s pension fund. The current investment (as of January 2019) for British American Tobacco sits at GBP 24.1 million – one per cent of the total fund. [30]

The Auckland Council has been told it might have more than $700,000 indirectly invested in British American Tobacco. The council has been told by the Janus Global Research growth fund that it might have more than $700,000 invested in the company. [31]

Market Share[edit]

The Group’s cigarette market share in its Key Markets continued to grow strongly (up 40 bps) in 2017. This was due to the comapny's GDBs, which grew 110 bps (ex US) and currently accounts for more than 50 percent of Group cigarette and THP volume outside the US. Over the year, market share in the US was up 20 bps, with the RAI Strategic Brands growing 40 bps. Total Group cigarette and THP volume grew 3.2 percent to 686 billion, or on an organic basis fell 2.6 percent, outperforming the industry, which was estimated to have declined by around 3.5 percent. Flagship THP, glo, first launched in Japan in December 2016, reached 3.6 percent market share by the end of 2017 – having been rolled out nationally from October 2017. Since then, 50 percent of the overall category growth in Japan has been from glo – with initial progress in other launch markets such as South Korea, Russia, Canada, Romania and Switzerland. [21]:13

Emerging Markets[edit]

British American Tobacco has a significant presence in emerging markets across South America, Africa, the Middle East and Asia. According to the company's website emerging markets will account for 60 percent of volume in the enlarged group. Over the last 5 years, revenue per pack in emerging markets has grown at more than twice the rate compared to developed markets. With generally low cigarette pack prices and expectations of continued growth in consumer disposable income over the long term, the future profit growth opportunity remains strong. [32] Nik Oliver, consumer goods analyst at UBS said in a March 2017 interview with Financial Times, British American Tobacco derives more than 50 per cent of its total revenues from emerging markets with the strongest emerging market portfolio of the company's peers. [33]

Factory Openings and Closures[edit]

British American Tobacco is considering opening another factory in Malaysia. [34]

In 2018, British American Tobacco had 55 factories, 47 of which produce cigarettes, [2]:19 including two new factories, one in Zambia(Lusaka) and one in Malaysia. [2]:23 In 2018, British American Tobacco invested EUR 45 million in plant in Croatia. According to the company's director for the Adria region, Antal Bekefi, the company has been investing significant funds into research and development since 2012, investing more than USD 2.5 million for new generation products. [35]

The British America Tobacco Zambia Plc has constructed a cigarette manufacturing plant at a cost of USD 25 million aimed at localizing its brand portfolio in Zambia. [36]

In June 2018, British American Tobacco announced it would invest €800 million over the next five years in its factory in Ploiești, Romania. The investment, which will generate 200 new jobs in Romania, will support the expansion of innovative tobacco heating product – glo – in countries across Europe during the second half of 2018. [37] The unit in Ploiesti will be the third in the world (after South Korea and Russia) to produce Neosticks for glo and the first in Europe. [38]

Dividends[edit]

Ex/Eff Date [39] Type[39] Cash Amount[39] Declaration Date[39] Record Date[39] Payment Date[39]
10/3/2019 Cash 0.669 2/28/2019 10/4/2019 11/19/2019
6/27/2019 Cash 0.669 2/28/2019 6/28/2019 8/13/2019
3/21/2019 Cash 0.669 2/28/2019 3/22/2019 5/13/2019
12/27/2018 Cash 0.627 2/22/2018 12/28/2018 2/12/2019
10/4/2018 Cash 0.674 2/22/2018 10/5/2018 11/20/2018
6/28/2018 Cash 0.674 2/22/2018 6/29/2018 8/13/2018
3/22/2018 Cash 0.674 2/22/2018 3/23/2018 5/14/2018
12/28/2017 Cash 0.602 12/5/2017 12/29/2017 2/13/2018
8/16/2017 Cash 0.728 7/27/2017 8/18/2017 10/3/2017
3/15/2017 Cash 1.514 5/8/2017 3/17/2017 5/9/2017
8/17/2016 Cash 0.661 9/29/2016 8/19/2016 10/3/2016
3/16/2016 Cash 3.019 5/5/2016 3/18/2016 5/10/2016
8/19/2015 Cash 1.483 10/1/2015 8/21/2015 10/5/2015
3/18/2015 Cash 3.052 5/8/2015 3/20/2015 5/12/2015
8/20/2014 Cash 1.525 10/1/2014 8/22/2014 10/3/2014
3/12/2014 Cash 3.295 5/12/2014 3/14/2014 5/13/2014
8/21/2013 Cash 1.451 10/1/2013 8/23/2013 10/3/2013

Products[edit]

British American Tobacco offers four core product ranges [40]

  • Tobacco heating products
  • Vapour products
  • Modern oral products, including tobacco-free nicotine pouches
  • Traditional oral products, including moist snuff and snus

Strategic Portfolio[edit]

The following brands are part of a portfolio of British American Tobacco priority brands.

Combustible tobacco products[40]: Dunhill, Kent, Lucky Strike, Pall Mall, Rothmans, Newport, Camel, Natural American Spirit

Potentially reduced-risk products[40]: vype, glo, epo, mocca, vuse, neo, lyfy, kodiak, chic group, Granit, Ten Motives, Grizzly, VIP, Camel Snus

British American Tobacco also owns a number of international and local cigarette brands, including Vogue, Viceroy, Kool, Peter Stuyvesant, Craven A and State Express 555.[40]

in millions GBP 2018[2]:34 Adjusting items[2]:34 Impact of exchange[2]:34 Adjusted at constant 2018[2]:34 Adjusted at constant vs 2017 (percentage)[2]:34 Adjusted at constant vs 2017 repres (percentage) [2]:34 2017[2]:34 Acquisitions[2]:34 2017 repres[2]:34
Combustible portfolio 15,457 NA 816 16,273 50.1 5.7 10,842 4,553 15,395
Potentially reduced-risk products: Vapour 318 NA 7 325 93.5 26.0 168 90 258
Potentially reduced-risk products: THP 565 NA 11 576 185.1 183.7 202 1 203
NPG 883 NA 18 901 143.5 95.4 370 91 461
NPG: Modern Oral 34 NA 2 36 140.0 140.0 15 NA 15
NPG: Traditional Oral 883 NA 33 916 136.7 9.0 387 453 840
Oral 917 NA 35 952 136.8 11.3 402 453 855
Total PRRPs 1,800 NA 53 1,853 140.0 40.8 772 544 1,316
Strategic Portfolio 17,257 NA 869 18,126 56.1 8.5 11,614 5,097 16,711
Other 7,235 (180) 579 7,634 (0.8) (6.6) 7,692 480 8,172
Revenue 24,492 (180) 1,448 25,760 33.4 3.5 19,306 5,577 24,883

Combustible Tobacco Products[edit]

British American Tobacco's share of the cigarette market has been largely driven by five global brands – Dunhill, Kent, Lucky Strike, Pall Mall and Rothmans.[40] At the end of 2018, British American Tobacco had 47 manufacturing facilities producing cigarettes around the world. [41]

Vapour Products[edit]

According to the 2018 Harm Reduction report, British American Tobacco sells its vapour products in 13 countries: Bahrain, Canada, Colombia, France, Germany, Greece, Guatemala, Italy, Ireland, Kuwait, New Zealand, Poland, United Kingdon, and the United States. [42]

Oral Products[edit]

Oral products are available in five countries: Finland, Norway, Sweden,Switzerland, and the United States. [42]:9

Heated Tobacco Products[edit]

Heated Tobacco Products by British American Tobacco are available in 16 countries: Bulgaria, Canada, Croatia, Czechia, Japan, Kazakhstan, Greece, Russia, Poland, Romania, Serbia, South Korea, Switzerland, Ukraine and the United States. [42]:6 The company is awaiting approval to sell its heat-not-burn products in Malaysia. [43]

The 2018 heated tobacco product revenue increased to GBP 565 million or GBP576 million, at constant rates. The glo brand has achieved 4.7 percent market share in Japan, and continues to grow market share in South Korea, Romania and Italy. [2]:12

British American Tobacco launched glo in 2015. [44] Japan is also the market where heat-not-burn has had the biggest success, and the amount of cigarettes sold there has dropped by about 20 percent over two years. South Korea is currently the market with the next-biggest potential. [45]

In April 2018, The Rolling Stone Magazine profiled several British American Tobacco sponsored events around Italy that have been used to promote Glo by continuing to build an association with fashion, music, technology, and partying. [46] In September 2018, British American Tobacco launched glo in Ukraine. [47] British American Tobacco launched new liquid-type e-cigarette Glo Sens in South Korea. [48] The company says it will launch two new tobacco heating products in Japan under its glo brand. [49] The new products, glo pro and glo nano, come with new heating technologies and slimmer sizes and will be available in Japan from October. [50]

In a press release from December 2018, British American Tobacco announced it is introducing a new vaping device in the United Kingdom market, called Vype iSwitch. [51] The iSwitch comes in a standard version, which retails for about GBP 30 (USD 38), and an upscale version, the Maxx, which sells for about GBP 50. [52] In December 2018, Vype ePen 3 launched in New Zealand. [53] In September 2018, U.S. Food and Drug Administration determined that British American Tobacco hasn’t produced adequate data to show its Camel smokeless tobacco pouches are a less risky alternative to cigarettes. [54] In February 2019, British American Tobacco launched Vype iSwitch and Vype iSwitch Maxx with ‘Puretech’ technology that incorporates an ultra-slim stainless steel blade that heats the e-liquid to create vapour. [55] In 2019, British American Tobacco New Zealand launched Vype in New Zealand. [56] British American Tobacco is set to introduce nicotine snus pouches in Kenya. [57]

To date, British American Tobacco published 25 peer-reviewed articles on heated tobacco products. In 2018, the company presented at 24 scientific conferences and external meetings. [2]:28 The company carried out a series of tests tests to prove that its vaping products produce ‘greatly reduced mutagenicity, cytotoxicity and effects on wound healing as compared to cigarette smoke.’ [58]

Volumes[edit]

British American Tobacco half-yearly results resulted in a decline of total cigarette and "THP" volume by 3.5 percent to 336 billion sticks. [59] In June 2019, British American Tobacco Korea has surpassed an accumulated production of 300 billion cigarettes, reaffirming its goal to leverage Sacheon factory into a global export hub. [60]

In 2018, the volume was 3.5 percent lower as growth in Pakistan, Japan (driven by THP), Turkey, Poland, Romania and Egypt was more than offset by declines in the GCC, US, Russia and Brazil.[2]:20 In 2018, volume was up 0.7 percent in the Asia-Pacific and Middle East region at 228 billion sticks driven by the recovery in the combustibles volume in Pakistan and the performance of glo in Japan and South Korea with sales of 6.5 billion sticks in the period. [2]:347

Volume of Cigarettes by Region[edit]

Effective January 2018, British American Tobacco uses a new organizational structure consisting of four regions: Americas and Sub Saharan Africa (including East & Central Africa; West Africa and South Africa), Europe and North Africa (including Russia, Ukraine, Caucasus, Central Asia, Belarus, and Turkey), Asia-Pacific and Middle East and the United States of America.[61]

Year (in Billions) 2018 [2]:35 2017 [21]:44-47 2016 [21]:44-47 2015 [21]:44-47 2014 [24]:9 2013 [24]:9
United States 77 NA NA NA NA NA
Americas and Sub-Saharan Africa 157 NA NA NA NA NA
Europe and North Africa 246 NA NA NA NA NA
Asia Pacific and Middle East 228 NA NA NA NA NA
Asia-Pacific NA 193 196 198 197 197
Americas NA 107 113 124 131 134
Western Europe NA 122 120 112 112 119
Eastern Europe, Middle East and Africa (EEMEA) NA 228 236 229 227 226
Total 708 (includes tobacco heating products) 686

(includes tobacco heating products)

665 663 667 676

Product Unit Volume[edit]

Product Category/ Year (in Billions) 2018 [2]:35 2017 [21]:10 2016 [21]:10 2015 [21]:10 2014 [24]:3 2013 [24]:3
Tobacco Units 708 686 665 663 667 676
Percentage Growth 3.2 3.2 0.2 (0.5) (1.3) -

Marketing and Campaigns[edit]

Social Media[edit]

British American Tobacco’s latest music YouTube commercial has prompted Korean health authorities to discuss new legislature to restrict advertisements of e-cigarette devices. The ad “Glo Sens X Loopy&nafla” features popular musicians. Korean health authorities strictly restrict direct advertisements of tobacco products. However, Glo Sens is not classified as tobacco but as an electronic device used to heat e-cigarette products. [62]

In February 2019, Campaign For Tobacco Free Kids and Netnografica LLC published the results of a two-year investigation into how the big tobacco companies, including Philip Morris, British American Tobacco, Japan Tobacco, and Imperial Brands used social media influencers to promote their products online. [63]

The Tobacco Institute of Southern Africa paid social media celebrities in what could be a ploy to undermine new government efforts to curb tobacco use in the country. The social media campaign coincided with the July 2018 release of proposed anti-tobacco legislation that would curtail advertising and smoking in public places, with violators facing fines and even up to three months in jail. [64]

Sponsorship[edit]

British American Tobacco announced a multi-year sponsorship deal with McLaren Racing. The partnership focuses around the promotion of British American Tobacco's potentially “reduced risk products”. [65] The Centre for Substance Use Research has taken money from Philip Morris International and British American Tobacco. [66] Tobacco company branding and logos will be banned entirely from the Melbourne Grand Prix to close a loophole that was exploited by cigarette giant Philip Morris and Ferrari. [67]

The PETA International Science Consortium Ltd., Imperial Brands PLC, Altria Client Services, British American Tobacco PLC, and Philip Morris International Inc have joined together to donate USD 110,000 worth of equipment that will help to replace the use of animals in respiratory testing with more human-relevant, non-animal test methods. [68]

British American Tobacco Nigeria Foundation created Farmers for the Future grant aimed at giving young people the opportunity to access funds to establish viable agricultural enterprises. The scheme is an annual competition organised for final year students of Agriculture in Nigerian tertiary institutions and recent graduates. [69]

Controversies[edit]

British American Tobacco hired young models to sell its products despite having an explicit policy banning under-25s from appearing in adverts. The company paid social media influencers to star in a promotional campaign for glo, a heated tobacco device, in violation of its own marketing rules that state: “No person appearing in our advertising will be under 25." Glo recruited Bethany Cross, 21, and Amy Valentine, 24, two Instagram celebrities, for its summer ad campaign called #todayiwill. Two YouTubers, Mikey Pearce and Hobbie Stuart, and an urban climber called James Kingston, all over 25, also featured in the adverts. [70]

Based on an investigation by the Tax Justice Network, British American Tobacco has been accused of shifting profits from developing countries to a UK subsidiary. The company allegedly would avoid paying USD 700 million between now and 2030 in Bangladesh, Indonesia, Kenya, Guyana, Brazil, and Trinidad and Tobago. [71]

Two new studies from the Tobacco Control Research Group, published in the BMJ journal, Tobacco Control, expose evidence that big tobacco companies are still facilitating tobacco smuggling, while attempting to control a global system designed to prevent it and funding studies that routinely overestimate levels of tobacco smuggling. [72]

Financials disclosures for President Trump's interim choice for U.S. Defence Secretary role Patrick Shanahan showed he was invested in more than 400 diverse stocks for companies such as British American Tobacco, CBS, Diamond Offshore Drilling, Facebook, Marathon Petroleum and Qualcomm. [73]

In August 2018, The Guardian reported that British American Tobacco has promoted sales of its cigarettes in some of the most fragile, war-torn and unstable countries of Africa and the Middle East. Documents acquired by The Guardian describe how cartons of cigarettes were distributed to traders hidden in black bags in Somalia after Al-Shabaab banned sales and threatened punishments under Sharia law between late 2008 and early 2009. The documents also show that British American Tobacco made plans to launch in South Sudan just two days before it gained independence from the north after years of destruction from a civil war that left 4 million people displaced. [74]

Internal British American Tobacco documents revealed that illicit trade was both profitable and integral to British American Tobacco operations in the People’s Republic of China over the span of two decades.[75] British American Tobacco's involvement in cigarette smuggling in Africa and Lebanon has also been documented. [76][77]

A 2015 BBC investigation uncovered evidence of bribery when British American Tobacco illegally paid politicians and civil servants in countries in East Africa. [78] Independent further reported British American Tobacco recruited and paid for a union to disrupt production at one of its chief rivals. [79] Emails reveal British American Tobacco made illegal payments to two members and one former member of the World Health Organization's Framework Convention on Tobacco Control. British American Tobacco lobbyist Julie Adell-Owino arranged bribes totalling USD 26,000 for three public officials in Rwanda, Burundi and the Comoros Islands. All three officials were connected to a United Nations effort to reduce the number of tobacco related deaths, the Framework Convention on Tobacco Control. [78] British-American Tobacco's response to the allegations stated: "The truth is that we do not and will not tolerate corruption, no matter where it takes place."

But the evidence, as presented, looks damning. [80] In 2016, lawyers investigating bribery and corruption allegations against one of the world’s leading tobacco firms have been urged to expand their investigation after fresh international accusations emerged. According to court documents seen by The Independent on Sunday, two former police officers who went to work for private corporate investigation companies paid cash to South African law enforcement officials to disrupt British American Tobacco’s competitors’ business operations. [81]

South African Revenue Service (SARS) says it is owed R 143 million by the local arm of British American Tobacco as a result of tax fraud and evasion. [82] In 2014, South African subsidiary British American Tobacco Zimbabwe (Batz) was under scrutiny from SARS who has unearthed errant and illegal behavior on the part of the company. [83]

Marketing to Kids[edit]

British American Tobacco is under investigation by the UK Advertising Standards Authority over concerns the company promoted nicotine e-cigarettes and were likely to appeal to people under 18 years old. [84] Vype, a range of e-cigarettes owned by British American Tobacco, has been using fashion-style advertising to reach potential new customers, including glossy shoots with Lily Allen in which she matches different devices to her outfits. [85]

For a full list of Marketing to Kids cases look here.

British American Tobacco signed up New Zealanders with large social media followings to promote its e-cigarette brand Vype by posting pictures of themselves vaping on Instagram. [86]

Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids investigation into over 100 social media campaigns by Philip Morris International, British American Tobacco, Japan Tobacco International and Imperial Brands revealed tobacco companies pay social media influencers on platforms like Instagram, Facebook and Twitter to advertise their products. [87] Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids reported British American Tobacco is behind several high profile influencer marketing campaigns for its Lucky Strike and Dunhill cigarette brands. An influencer paid to promote British American Tobacco brands explained:

  “I put the pack of cigarettes here on the table and I take a photo. Because it’s obviously illegal. So they have this group of people in every city… They try to create this thing where they give packets of cigarettes to people with a certain number of followers, so that they post a picture with the packet. The final image they want to give is that smoking Lucky Strike is cool." [87]

Political Spending[edit]

For a list of political contributions in the United States look here.

According to the 2018 Annual report, the total amount of British American Tobacco’s political contributions made to non-EU political parties in 2018 was GBP 3,718,540 (2017: GBP4,832,321).[2]:70 RAI Companies reported political contributions totalling GBP 3,718,540 (USD 4,965,850) for the full year 2018 to US political organisations, non-federal-level political party committees and to campaign committees of various non-federal candidates. [2]:70

Research and Development[edit]

Portal Chemical & Engineering News reported that representatives from British American Tobacco, Japan Tobacco International, Philip Morris International, and Reynolds American attended the annual meeting of the American Society for Cellular & Computational Toxicology focused on non-animal toxicology testing. The website cited the ultimate goal to:

  "to convince officials at the U.S. Food & Drug Administration’s Center for Tobacco Products (CTP) that in vitro methods for predicting respiratory toxicology in humans are ready for prime time." [88]

A study by Oxford Economics, commissioned by British American Tobacco, revealed that Malaysia has the highest illegal cigarette incidence in the world and loses almost RM100 million every week to criminal smugglers and sellers. [89]

Corporate Social Responsibility[edit]

In 2019, British American Tobacco announced the roll-out of VerifY, a scheme aimed at ensuring that all retailers of e-cigarettes are aware of their role in the prevention of access to vaping by under-18s. [90]

British American Tobacco Bangladesh was amongst 28 companies honored for practising transparency and good governance in their day-to-day operations by the Institute of Chartered Secretaries of Bangladesh, a professional body tasked with developing, promoting and regulating the profession of chartered secretaries, organised the awards. British American Tobacco Bangladesh won the gold award in the manufacturing companies category. [91]

In October 2018 Reuters reported that British American Tobacco ranked second and third (alongside Tesco) on the first Global Governance FTSE 100 League Table. The ranking judges companies based on their compliance with the 2015 Modern Slavery Act. [92]

In 2016, British American Tobacco Peru and British American Tobacco Central America and Caribbean are “recognised … amongst top employers in LatAm 2016”. British American Tobacco Mexico has been recognised as the leading employer in the country and British American Tobacco West Africa won "awards for outstanding employee engagement strategies”. [93] British American Tobacco was named as a "Top Employer" for 2019 in eight countries – Australia, Bangladesh, Indonesia, Japan, Malaysia, Pakistan, South Korea and Vietnam, by the Top Employers Institute. [94]

Bangladesh Labor Welfare Foundation (under the Bangladeshi Ministry of Labor and Employment) has received donations amounting to BDT 23,07,61,480 (approximately USD 2 million) from British American Tobacco Bangladesh. Acceptance of these donation was a clear breach of Guideline 4.10, under Article 5.3, of the WHO treaty Framework Convention on Tobacco Control. [95]

Reporting and Regulation[edit]

Investigations[edit]

The US House of Representatives committee has asked e-cigarette manufacturers to hand over details about the health impact of products, heaping renewed scrutiny on the popular devices. The energy and commerce committee wrote to Fontem Ventures, a subsidiary of Imperial Brands, the tobacco manufacturer, which owns the Blu vaping brand, Reynolds American, the US business of British American Tobacco, Japan Tobacco International and Juul. [96]

According to the Independent, British American Tobacco, Imperial Brands, Japan Tobacco International and Philip Morris International have all shifted their corporate structures to minimise their tax bills in the United Kingdom, researchers from the University of Bath found. Despite being headquartered in Britain, Imperial Brands paid an effective rate of just 13 per cent over the past seven years, during which corporation tax has varied between 20 per cent and 28 per cent. British American Tobacco is also based in the UK but paid “virtually no” corporation tax over the same period, including four consecutive years (2011-14) where it paid nothing at all, the paper found. [97]

Tobacco Litigation[edit]

Brazil's solicitor general's office is suing British American Tobacco Plc and Philip Morris International to recover the public health treatment costs of tobacco-related diseases over the last five years. [98] This move had been praised by the World Health Organisation. [99]

A full list of tobacco industry litigation cases can be found here.

Souza Cruz (a subsidiary of British American Tobacco ) was sentenced to pay around USD 180,000 to the widow of a smoker in Caxias do Sul. According ACT, this is the 1st time that the responsibility of the tobacco industry is recognized. Historically in Brazil, the industry has won all lawsuits filed by victims or relatives. [100] In a lawsuit, filed in the High Court in Auckland, Philip Morris (New Zealand) is suing British American Tobacco (New Zealand), alleging its larger rival is breaching competition law by locking retailers into contracts designed to preserve its dominance in a NZD 2.5 billion market. [101]

In 2015, British American Tobacco, Philip Morris International and Japan Tobacco ordered to pay CAD 12.5 billion in damages to Quebec smokers. [102]

In 2014, Philip Morris International and British American Tobacco, with support from other companies including Imperial Tobacco and Japan Tobacco International,made a legal bid to have new European Union picture health warnings and a ban on menthol cigarettes overturned. [103]

Country [2]:201 Year [2]:201 Status [2]:201 Description [2]:201
Angola 2016 Pending BAT Angola affiliate Sociedade Unificada de Tabacos de Angola (“SUT”) was served with a collective action filed in the Provincial Court of Luanda, 2nd Civil Section, by the consumer association Associação Angolana dos Direitos do Consumidor (“AADIC”). The lawsuit seeks damages of AOA 800,000,000 (approximately £2 million or US$2.6 million)

allegedly incurred by the Angolan Instituto Nacional do Controlo do Cancro (“INCC”) for the cost of treating tobacco-related disease, non-material damages allegedly suffered by certain individual smokers on the rolls of INCC, and the mandating of certain cigarette package warnings. SUT filed its answer to the claim on or about 5 December 2016.

Argentina 2007 Evidentiary stage The non-governmental organisation the Argentina Tort Law Association (“ATLA”) and Emma Mendoza Voguet brought a reimbursement action against Nobleza Piccardo S.A.I.C.y.F. (“Nobleza”) and Massalín Particulares. The case is being heard in the Contentious Administrative Court.
Brazil 2007 Subject to further appeal The São Paulo Public Prosecutor’s Office filed a medical reimbursement claim against Souza Cruz S.A. (“Souza

Cruz”). A similar claim was lodged against Philip Morris Brasil Indústria e Comércio Ltda. On 4 October 2011, the Court dismissed the action against Souza Cruz, with a judgment on the merits. The plaintiffs’ appeal to the Court of Appeal failed by unanimous vote (3 to 0). The Public Prosecutor’s Office filed a Special Appeal to the Superior Court of Justice, which was denied on 12 November 2018 by a decision that is subject to further appeal.

Canada NA Following the implementation of legislation enabling provincial governments to recover healthcare costs directly from tobacco manufacturers, ten actions for recovery of healthcare costs arising from the treatment of smoking and health-related diseases have been brought. These proceedings name various Group companies as defendants, including the Company, Investments, Industries, Carreras Rothmans Limited (collectively, the “UK Companies”) and Imperial Tobacco Canada Limited (“Imperial”), the Group’s operating company in Canada, as well as RJRT and its affiliate R.J.Reynolds Tobacco International Inc. (“RJRTI”) (collectively, the “RJR Companies”). Pursuant to the terms of the 1999 sale of RJRT’s international tobacco business to Japan Tobacco Incorporated (“JTI”), JTI has agreed to indemnify RJRT for all liabilities and obligations (including litigation costs) arising in respect of the Canadian recoupment actions. Subject to a reservation of rights, JTI has assumed the defence of the RJR Companies in these actions. The ten cases are proceeding in British Columbia, New Brunswick, Newfoundland and Labrador, Ontario, Quebec, Manitoba, Alberta, Saskatchewan, Nova Scotia and Prince Edward Island. The enabling legislation is in force in all ten provinces. In addition, legislation has received Royal Assent in two of the three territories in Canada, but has yet to be proclaimed into force.

Partners and Allies[edit]

According to Transparency Register, in 2017 British American Tobacco disclosed it was a member of the following associations: [104]

  • The American Chamber of Commerce to the European Union
  • American European Community Association
  • British Chamber of Commerce in Belgium
  • BusinessEurope
  • European Policy Centre
  • Confederation of British Industry
  • European Risk Forum
  • Ad Hoc Council (The European Government Business Relations Council)
  • Confederation of European Community Cigarette Manufacturers (CECCM)
  • European Smoking Tobacco Association (ESTA)
  • European Smokeless Tobacco Council (ESTOC)
  • International Chamber of Commerce (ICC)
  • International Trademark Association
  • ICC Business Action to Stop Counterfeiting and Piracy (BASCAP)
  • Kangaroo Group
  • The Mentor Group
  • Tobacco Industry Platform (TIP)
  • Transatlantic Business Dialogue
  • Tobaksproducenterne (Tobacco Manufacturers Denmark)
  • Tobacco Manufacturers' Association (TMA)

A full list of memberships and associations is available on Tobacco Tactics wikipedia by clicking here.

Right-wing lobbying group, the NZ Taxpayers’ Union, was identified as being supported by British American Tobacco. [105]

Lobbying[edit]

Australia[edit]

Strategic public affairs firm Wells Haslem Mayhew lists British American Tobacco Australia as one of their clients. [106] British American Tobacco Australia wants Western Australia to be the first state in the nation to change its e-cigarette regulations. British American Tobacco Australia has fronted WA's Parliamentary Select Committee on Personal Choice and Community Safety, which is assessing whether the use of electronic cigarettes should be made legal in the state. [107] British American Tobacco has previously donated to one of Australia’s most prominent right-wing think tank, the Institute of Public Affairs. [108]

European Union[edit]

Think-tanks from multiple countries received funding from British American Tobacco, Japan Tobacco International and Philip Morris International, alongside governments as they argued against tobacco controls. [109] According to Politico, among the lobbyists on the EU Transparency Register, representing British American Tobacco are Bernstein Public Policy and Red Flag. [110]

The European Union Register lists the following lobbyists currently work for British American Tobacco:

Name Contract Status Start Date End Date
Giovanni Carucci [111] Active 26 September 2018 25 September 2019
Thomas Compernolle [111] Active 18 April 2019 30 April 2020
Devrla Gleeson [111] Active 26 February 2019 20 February 2020
Ruth Gunning [111] Active 26 February 2019 20 February 2020
Federica Patalano [111] Active 21 September 2018 20 September 2019
Christa Pelsers [111] Active 26 February 2019 20 February 2020
Nicole Scourti [111] Active 26 February 2019 20 February 2020

EU Transparency register lists British American Tobacco as a member of various associations and networks around the world, including:[111]

  • AmCham EU
  • British Chamber of Commerce Belgium
  • BusinessEurope
  • Institute of Economics Affairs
  • Kangaroo Group
  • International Chamber of Commerce UK
  • INTA
  • CBI
  • ICC BASCAP
  • CECCM
  • ESTA
  • ECMA
  • CEPS

Kenya[edit]

Researchers have previously suggested British American Tobacco has undue influence over the Kenyan government and is in breach of WHO tobacco convention. The company has been accused of intimidation and interference in the country. [112] In July 2017, the Guardian revealed that in Kenya and Uganda, British American Tobacco is seeking to prevent the government from taking preventative measures against tobacco. [113]

Pakistan[edit]

In 2018, Philip Morris International Inc and British American Tobacco Plc lobbied Pakistan’s government to not implement bigger health warnings on cigarette packs. British American Tobacco, through its local subsidiary, also lobbied then Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi with a letter and met Pakistani officials, according to government documents and a review of the October 2017 correspondence. [114]

South Africa[edit]

Philip Morris South Africa previously contributed to the Free Market Foundation, a South African libertarian think-tank.[115]

Uganda[edit]

In July 2017, the Guardian revealed that in Kenya and Uganda, British American Tobacco is seeking to prevent the government from taking preventative measures against tobacco. [116]

United Kingdom[edit]

CTF Partners, owned by Lynton Crosby, is a registered lobbyist for British American Tobacco on “issues impacting domestic tobacco industry”. [117] The 2018 Freedom of information requests revealed that the U.K. Foreign Office and the Department for International Trade had been championing the interests of British American Tobacco in the past. This is despite the government being forced to draw up new guidelines for UK embassy staff after it emerged in 2012 that the UK ambassador had been lobbying the Panama government on behalf of company. [118]

United States[edit]

Lobbying expenses reported in 2018:

Lobbying Firm Hired Amount [119] Subsidiary (Lobbied For) [119] Lobbyists Hired [119]
10 Square Solutions $30,000 Reynolds American Copher, Michael
Aduston Consulting $20,000 Reynolds American Gallant, Karl M
ATS Communications $20,000 Reynolds American Silbey, Alex
Ballard Partners $110,000 Reynolds American Ballard, Brian; Benn, Rebecca; Lukis, Sylvester; Mcfaul, Dan
BGR Group $60,000 Reynolds American Barbour, Haley; Boyer, Dave; Stone, John
Capitol Counsel $20,000 Reynolds American Boustany, Charles Jr; Eannello, Joseph; Olander, David; Raffaelli, John D
Coffee & Assoc $0 Reynolds American Coffee, Roy C; DiStefano, David
CTF Global $5,000 Reynolds American Grossman, Lawrence C
DiStefano, David $0 Reynolds American DiStefano, David
Greenberg Traurig LLP $40,000 Reynolds American McKay, K Laurie; Phillips, Katie; Wynn, Albert R; Zausner, L Andrew
Guidepost Strategies $60,000 Reynolds American Cox, Phil
Hecht, Latham et al $40,000 Reynolds American Hecht, Timothy P;Latham, Tom; Phifer, Franklin C Jr
HR Strategies $20,000 Reynolds American Hannegan, Timothy; Rosenbaum, Jerr
King & Spalding $10,000 Reynolds American Spulak, Thomas J
LeMunyon Group $20,000 Reynolds American Lemunyon, Glenn B
Potomac Group $30,000 Reynolds American Smith, G Wayne
Randall Davis Assoc $10,000 Reynolds American Davis, Randall E
Reynolds American $790,000 Reynolds American Anderson, Lakeitha; Haselwood, Rich L; Hogg, Jeffrey; Moon, Cara; Okereke, Flora
Robin, Tallon & Assoc $15,000 Reynolds American Tallon, Robin
Rowland Strategy Group $45,000 Reynolds American Rowland, James A
Ruhlen Strategies $30,000 Reynolds American Ruhlen, Stephen S
Smith-Free Group $60,000 Reynolds American Deuser, Jon SR; Locke, W Timothy
The Policy Group $0 Reynolds American Wall, Chris

List of issues lobbied on in 2019 [120]

Issue Specific Issues No. of Reports*
Tobacco 21 22
Trade 4 4
Health Issues 4 4
Taxes 3 3
Agriculture 2 2
Fed Budget & Appropriations 2 2
Government Issues 2 2
Homeland Security 1 1

Wall Street Journal reported British American Tobacco plans to challenge possible restrictions on menthol cigarettes in the United States and argue that a ban in Canada hasn’t reduced smoking rates. [121]

Think-tanks & International Organizations[edit]

Name Years Funded Notes
Americans for Prosperity Foundation 2011-2014 In response to questions from the Guardian, British American Tobacco said it donated to Americans for Prosperity, but did not disclose which years. [122]
Americans for Tax Reform 2015-2017 In response to questions from the Guardian, Japan Tobacco and British American Tobacco both disclosed it donated to Americans for Tax Reform, though did not disclose which years.[122]
The Atlas Network 2016 The Atlas Network is a thinktank based in Arlington, Virginia, which says it has more than 490 "partner" thinktanks in more than 90 countries around the world. In two annual reports in 2015 and 2016, the group said it received donations from British American Tobacco.[122]
Canadian Taxpayers Federation NA The group receives support from the Canadian Tobacco Manufacturers Council, which is supported by companies including British American Tobacco.[122]
National Taxpayers Union 2012, 2017 In response to questions from the Guardian, British American Tobacco said it currently supports this organization.[122]
Australian Institute for Progress NA In 2018, the Australian Institute for Progress also signed onto a letter to the WHO opposing plain packaging, which removes branding from cigarette packs. Johns also consulted for the the International Tax and Investment Center, which at the time received funding from Philip Morris International, British American Tobacco, Japan Tobacco International and Imperial Brands tobacco. In his role at the ITIC, Johns attacked SEATCA as an “instrument of the World Health Organization".[122]

In response to questions from the Guardian, the Institute said it is an “independent thinktank and we do work in areas which are significant to us”. Although the group said it does not disclose its funding, British American Tobacco said it had not supported AIP. [122]

Institute of Public Affairs (IPA) NA IPA has a relationship with British American Tobacco Australia and New Zealand "that goes back decades," according to Tobacco Tactics, a database run by the University of Bath, and has repeatedly taken direct funding from tobacco companies.[122]
New Zealand Taxpayers' Union NA New Zealand Taxpayers Union has repeatedly opposed plain packaging, which removes branding from cigarettes packs. Dozens of Atlas thinktanks, including the New Zealand Taxpayers Union, signed open letters to the World Health Organization opposing plain packaging in 2016 and 2018. In response to questions from the Guardian, British American Tobacco said it currently supports this organization.[122]
Institute for Democracy and Economic Affairs (Ideas) 2015-2017 The Institute for Democracy and Economic Affairs (Ideas) was one of dozens of free-market thinktanks which opposed plain packaging in a letter to the World Health Organization (WHO) in 2016 . In response to questions from the Guardian, British American Tobacco said it donated to Ideas, but did not disclose which years.[122]
Austrian Economics Center NA The Austrian Economics Center has repeatedly opposed plain packaging, which removes branding from cigarettes packs. Dozens of free-market thinktanks, including the the Austrian Economics Center, signed open letters to the World Health Organization opposing plain packaging in 2016 and 2018. In response to questions from the Guardian, Japan Tobacco and British American Tobacco both disclosed they donated to the Austrian Economics Center, but did not disclose which years.[122]
Institute of Economic Affairs 2011-2014, 2018 In 2011, the Institute of Economic Affairs (IEA) co-signed a letter to the editor of the Telegraph calling for a "halt to the relentless campaign to 'denormalise' smoking" and pushing against plain packaging. The same year, British American Tobacco gave more than £10,000 to the IEA, and £20,000 in 2012, according to disclosures by BAT.[122]
TaxPayers' Alliance NA The TaxPayers' Alliance was among a handful of Atlas affiliates which co-signed a letter to the editor of the Telegraph calling for a "halt to the relentless campaign to 'denormalise' smoking" and pushing against plain packaging. In response to questions from the Guardian, Japan Tobacco disclosed it also donated to the TaxPayer's Alliance, though did not disclose which years, and British American Tobacco said it currently supports this organization. [122]
Ukrainian Economic Freedoms Foundation 2017 Philip Morris donated $150,000 to the Ukrainian Economic Freedoms Foundation in 2017. In response to questions from the Guardian, Japan Tobacco disclosed it donated to the Foundation, though did not disclose which years. British American Tobacco said it currently supports this organization. In 2016 and 2018, the foundation was one of dozens of Atlas-affiliated thinktanks which signed a letter to the World Health Organization opposing plain packaging, which removes branding from cigarette packs.[122]
Warsaw Enterprise Institute NA Warsaw Enterprise Institute was among dozens of free-market thinktanks to oppose plain packaging in an open letter to the World Health Organization in 2018. Plain packaging removes branding from cigarette packs, and is fiercely opposed by tobacco companies. In response to questions from the Guardian, British American Tobacco said it donated to the Warsaw Enterprise Institute, but did not disclose which years.[122]
Libertad y Desarrollo 2013-2 In 2014, Chilean news reported British American Tobacco Chile funded Libertad y Desarrollo, which worked to delay a vote on the country's tobacco laws. One of the groups founders was named president of BAT Chile the same year. BAT later told the Guardian the payment was "to purchase a technical and political analysis report" written by Libertad y Desarrollo, "which are available for any person or organisation to buy".[122]
Forrest EU 2018 Forest EU is supported by the Confederation of European Community Cigarette Manufacturers (CECCM), whose members are Japan Tobacco International (JTI), British American Tobacco (BAT) and Imperial Brands PLC (IMB) and by the members of the European Smoking Tobacco Association (ESTA). Our annual budget in 2018 is EUR 165,000. [123]
The Kangaroo Group 2017 - onging The Kangaroo Group promotes free trade across the European Union. In 2017, the Group’s tobacco industry members were listed as Barry Ronan from British American Tobacco, Mario Muller from the Confederation of European Community Cigarette Manufacturers, Alan Hardacre from Imperial Tobacco, Kristof Doms from Philip Morris International and Paolo Bochicchio from Japan Tobacco International. [124]

Front Groups[edit]

British American Tobacco is a Silver member of the Scottish Grocers Federation, a front group 'promoting responsible community retailing by lobbying, communication, networking and advice.' As of 2018, Japan Tobacco International and Imperial Tobacco were both listed as members on the organization's website. [125]

British think-tank Institute of Economic Affairs has carried articles opposing tobacco taxes. While the think tank does not disclose its funding online, Open Democracy and Guardian reported it has received money from British American Tobacco in the past. [126] [127]

Ceylon Tobacco Company is a part of a consortium of multinational corporations in Sri Lanka known as the League of Multinational Corporates. Business Mirror described them as a 'business association that will promote the island nation’s economic potential and initiate a dialogue with the government on the issues and opportunities in the investment landscape.' [128] Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer of the Ceylon Tobacco Company Michael Koest held the chairmanship of the organization as of 2018. [129]

The Eliminating Child Labor in Tobacco-Growing is a front group for tobacco industry interests under the guise of a corporate social responsibility initiative. Eliminating Child Labor in Tobacco-Growing was co-founded by British American Tobacco and represents an alliance of tobacco companies and growers - led exclusively by members of the tobacco industry. In 2016 every member of the board came from tobacco. [130] The Organization has close ties to the United Nation's agency for labot, the International Labour Organization. The partnership has been ongoing since 2002 and seeks to eliminate child labour and promote workers’ rights in tobacco-growing communities in Brazil, Malawi, Tanzania, Uganda and Zambia. [131] In November 2018, the International Labour Organization announced it will no longer rely on tobacco-industry funding for its projects to end child labor and promote workers’ rights in select tobacco growing communities. The International Labour Organization will no longer rely on its public-private partnerships with the tobacco industry to fund projects on addressing child labor and tobacco workers’ rights in the short term. [132] In 2018, the Eliminating Child Labour in Tobacco Growing provided training and communications to farmers and rural community members to raise awareness of human rights issues, which reached over 134,000 beneficiaries in 2018. [2]:30

Tobacco Tactics reported a number of tobacco companies, including British American Tobacco were a donors to the Atlas Network in 2015 and 2016. According to the organisation's Wiki "internal tobacco industry documents show the Atlas Network has had a longstanding funding relationship with the tobacco industry." [133]. Full profile on the organisation can be found here.

Banking, Auditing and Accounting[edit]

Name Contract Status Notes
Cravath, Swaine & Moore (2017) NA Six top law firms have advised on British American Tobacco’s mega-buyout of Reynolds American. According to official announcements from BAT and Reynolds, the law firms and other reports, the legal advisers to various groups involved in the deal are: Cravath, Swaine & Moore; Herbert Smith Freehills; Jones Day; Weil, Gotshal & Manges; Moore & Van Allen; and Simpson Thacher & Bartlett. [134]
Shearn Delamore & Co. NA Law firm for British American Tobacco Malaysia. [135]
Wong & Partners (Baker & McKenzie International) NA Law firm for British American Tobacco Malaysia.[135]
De Borja Marasigan Allado Law Partnership NA Law firm for British American Tobacco Philippines.[135]
Herbert Smith Freehills (2017) Active Herbert Smith Freehills advised their long-standing client British American Tobacco on a recommended offer to acquire the remaining 57.8 percnt of Reynolds it does not already own, which amounts to a total current value of USD 49.4 billion. [136]
Jones Day (2017) NA Six top law firms have advised on British American Tobacco’s mega-buyout of Reynolds American. According to official announcements from BAT and Reynolds, the law firms and other reports, the legal advisers to various groups involved in the deal are: Cravath, Swaine & Moore; Herbert Smith Freehills; Jones Day; Weil, Gotshal & Manges; Moore & Van Allen; and Simpson Thacher & Bartlett.[134]
Weil, Gotshal & Manges LLP (2017) NA Six top law firms have advised on British American Tobacco’s mega-buyout of Reynolds American. According to official announcements from BAT and Reynolds, the law firms and other reports, the legal advisers to various groups involved in the deal are: Cravath, Swaine & Moore; Herbert Smith Freehills; Jones Day; Weil, Gotshal & Manges; Moore & Van Allen; and Simpson Thacher & Bartlett.[134]
Moore&VanAllen (2017) NA Herbert Smith Freehills advised their long-standing client British American Tobacco on a recommended offer to acquire the remaining 57.8 percnt of Reynolds it does not already own, which amounts to a total current value of USD49.4 billion. [137]
Simpson Thacher & Bartlett (2017) NA Six top law firms have advised on British American Tobacco’s mega-buyout of Reynolds American. According to official announcements from BAT and Reynolds, the law firms and other reports, the legal advisers to various groups involved in the deal are: Cravath, Swaine & Moore; Herbert Smith Freehills; Jones Day; Weil, Gotshal & Manges; Moore & Van Allen; and Simpson Thacher & Bartlett.[134]
KPMG (2014) NA A KPMG conducted a study for British American Tobacco, Imperial Tobacco, Japan Tobacco International and Philip Morris International that revealed one in every ten cigarettes consumed in the European Union in 2013 were illicit. [138]

KPMG LLP was appointed as the Group Auditors for British American Tobacco in March 2015 and their appointment was confirmed by shareholders at the 2015 AGM. [139]

EY (2017) Active British American Tobacco hired EY to conduct an independent review of the company's sustainability data. [140]

Fees: 2018: GBP 18,000 [2]:105 2017: GBP 15,000 [2]:105

Deloitte (2018) Active Deloitte provides British American Tobacco with general advice on remuneration matters including: market trends and comparator group analysis; policy review and shareholder engagement perspectives; and independent measurement of the relative TSR performance conditions[2]:105

Fees:

2018: GBP 136,700 [2]:105 2017: GBP 86,000 [2]:105

Marketing, Conferences and PR[edit]

Name Contract Status Notes
Global Tobacco and Nicotine Forum Active David O’Reilly, director of scientific research for British American Tobacco will be one of the speakers at the 2019 Forum in Washington DC. [141]
Politico (2019) Active British American Tobacco and Philip Morris International advertised with Politico in June 2019. [142]
IsoNTech Conference (2019) Active Developers, manufactures and distributors of eCigsar invited to demonstrate new products and discuss their design and development at IsoNTech Conference. Representatives from British American Tobacco (Chris Proctor), Philip Morris International (Gizelle Baker) and Juul (Erik Augustson) were present. [143]
Kantar Media (2017) NA BAT commissioned Kantar Media in 2017 to conduct a global media review. The review identified the key issues covered by the tobacco industry and FMCG peer companies; relevant national and international regulation; international standards and frameworks, such as the UN Sustainable Development Goals; external reports and allegations regarding BAT or the tobacco industry; and risk monitoring and outlook reports, such as those of the World Economic Forum. [144]
FTI Consulting (2017) 2015-2018 FTI Consulting is an independent global business advisory firm dedicated to helping organizations manage change, mitigate risk and resolve disputes: financial, legal, operational, political and regulatory, reputational and transactional. Individually, each practice is a leader in its specific field, staffed with experts recognized for the depth of their knowledge and a track record of making an impact.
Geometry Global (2017) NA Geometry Global Japan has curated an art installation, “Do-Re-Mi-Rella by glo”. The event is designed for British American Tobacco Japan which launched the next-generation tobacco device “glo” in Sendai in December 2016. [145]
Sard Verbinnen (2017) Active Sard Verbinnen & Co., LLC provides strategic communications advice and services that help clients in managing their position and specific events affecting their reputation, business, and market value. The company also provides services in the areas of corporate positioning that include development of strategies and initiatives based on research, judgment, and thinking for individuals and institutions; and offers communication advisory services to boards and senior management of public and private organizations, as well as small and mid-cap companies.
EUK Consulting (2017) Active EUK Westminster and Brussels based consultancy, bespoke public affairs, lobbying and issues-management services, political consultants, politics, british politics, London parliament. [146]
Red Flag (2017) Active Red Flag is an international consultancy specialising in strategic communications, government relations, crisis management and regulatory engagement. The company was listed as lobbyists for British American Tobacco in 2016 EU talks regarding implementation of FCTC. [147]
Ogilvy Hong Kong (2016) NA According to company's website, Ogilvy has been working with British American Tobacco for 15 years. [148]

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