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British American Tobacco p.l.c. (the Company)
Retirement of Anthony Ruys: disclosures required by section 430(2B), Companies Act 2006
Further to the announcement by the Company on 27 February 2014, Anthony Ruys stood down as a Non-Executive Director of the Company with effect from the conclusion of the Annual General Meeting on 30 April 2014.
As required by section 430(2B) of the Companies Act 2006, we can confirm that no remuneration is payable consequent upon or in respect of his retirement. He will receive pro-rated Board fees and Audit Committee fees to the date of his retirement. He will not receive any payment for loss of office or any other payments in relation to the cessation of his term of appointment with the Company.
Anthony Ruys has been a non-executive director of ITC Limited (ITC), an associate undertaking of the Company, since 20 January 2009. Following his retirement as a Non-Executive Director of the Company, Anthony Ruys will continue as a director of ITC but the payment of the top-up fees by the Group to him in respect of this appointment will cease with effect from 30 April 2014.
G C W Cunnington
British American Tobacco p.l.c.
1 May 2014
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