SFO Closes Investigation Into BAT British American Tobacco p.l.c. Incorporated in England and Wales (Registration number: 03407696) Short name: BATS Share code: BTI ISIN number: GB0002875804 ("British American Tobacco p.l.c." or "the Company") British American Tobacco p.l.c. 15 January 2021 SFO Closes Investigation Into BAT The Company has been informed by the UK’s Serious Fraud Office (SFO) that the SFO has discontinued the investigation of suspicions of corruption in the conduct of business by the Company, its subsidiaries and associated persons, which was announced on 1 August 2017. BAT is pleased that the SFO has closed its investigation and that the SFO is taking no further action in respect of this matter. BAT remains committed to the highest standards in the conduct of its business. Enquiries: British American Tobacco Press Office +44 (0) 20 7845 2888 (24 hours) |@BATPress British American Tobacco Investor Relations Mike Nightingale / Victoria Buxton / William Houston / John Harney +44 (0) 20 7845 1180/2012/1138/1263 Sponsor: UBS South Africa (Pty) Ltd Date: 15-01-2021 09:00:00 Produced by the JSE SENS Department. The SENS service is an information dissemination service administered by the JSE Limited ('JSE'). The JSE does not, whether expressly, tacitly or implicitly, represent, warrant or in any way guarantee the truth, accuracy or completeness of the information published on SENS. The JSE, their officers, employees and agents accept no liability for (or in respect of) any direct, indirect, incidental or consequential loss or damage of any kind or nature, howsoever arising, from the use of SENS or the use of, or reliance on, information disseminated through SENS.