Complying with regulation
The formal ‘constitution’ of British American Tobacco p.l.c. is prescribed by the UK Companies Act and associated regulations and is set out in its articles of association.
The articles of association or bylaws set out a company's regulations for its internal management in the context of such matters as the rights of shareholders, procedure upon an issue or transfer of shares, rights attaching to shares, the appointment, removal and powers of directors and the conduct of Board and general meetings.
A copy of the Company's current articles of association is given below.