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Key Group statistics 2015
(Group subsidiaries, as at 31 December 2015)

Gross turnover
(including duty, excise and other taxes)
£42,052 million
(after deducting duty, excise and other taxes)
£13,104 million
Profit from operations £4,557 million
Adjusted profit from operations* £4,992 million
Global cigarette volumes 663 billion
Market share growth +40 basis points
Major taxes paid £29.6 billion
Markets where brands sold More than 200
Markets where largest market share 55+
Factories producing cigarettes and Other Tobacco Products 44 in 41 countries
Employees 50,000+
Group Environmental, Health and Safety expenditure £25 million
Group Research & Development expenditure £460 million+ over the last three years
Group charitable and community donations £11.1 million (London Benchmarking Group criteria)**
Shareholders (combined UK and South African registers) 118,963
Size of shareholding No. of holders Percentage of
issued ordinary
share capital
1–1,999 105,471 1.86
2,000–9,999 9,903 1.90
10,000–199,999 2,918 6.24
200,000–499,999 316 4.88
500,000 and over 354 77.10
Treasury shares (UK) 1 8.02

* Adjusted profit from operations is derived after excluding the adjusting items from the profit from operations. These items include restructuring and integration costs, amortisation and impairment of trademarks and similar intangibles, and a payment and release of a provision relating to non-tobacco litigation.

** The LBG comprises more than 100 companies working together to measure corporate community investment.