British American Tobacco names Board Member Kieran Poynter as Senior Independent Director and announces Paul McCrory as Company Secretary Designate

– UK, London – British American Tobacco p.l.c. announced on 28 July 2016 that Christine Morin-Postel is retiring as a Non-Executive Director with effect from 6 December 2016 having served on the Board since 2007 and as Senior Independent Director since 2013. The Board is pleased to announce today that Kieran Poynter will take over Christine’s role as Senior Independent Director with immediate effect. Kieran joined the Board as a Non-Executive Director in 2010, is currently Chairman of the Audit Committee and a member of the Nominations Committee and has extensive experience as a director of other publicly listed companies.

The Board is also pleased to announce the appointment of Paul McCrory as Company Secretary Designate with effect from 1 February 2017 and as Company Secretary with effect from 1 May 2017. He will take over from Nicola Snook who is retiring from the Company and from the role as Company Secretary, having held that position for ten years. As part of the handover process, Nicky will remain with the Group until July 2017.

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