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Financial calendar

Important investor dates

 

Key dates

2017
23 February Preliminary announcement for year ended 31 December 2016
26 April Annual General Meeting
14 June Pre-Close Trading Update
19 July General Meeting – proposed acquisition of Reynolds American Inc.
27 July Half-year Report


Calendar for the interim dividend 2017

2017
27 July Half-year Report and declaration of interim dividend: amount of dividend per ordinary share in both sterling and rand; applicable exchange rate and conversion date - Tuesday 25 July 2017; plus additional applicable information as required in respect of South Africa Dividends Tax.
27 July to
18 August
From the commencement of trading on Thursday 27 July 2017 to Friday 18 August 2017 (inclusive), no removal requests in either direction between the UK main register and the South Africa branch register will be permitted.
15 August Last Day to Trade or LDT (JSE)
16 August to
18 August
From the commencement of trading on Wednesday 16 August 2017 to Friday 18 August 2017 (inclusive), no transfers between the UK main register and the South Africa branch register will be permitted; no shares may be dematerialised or rematerialised.
16 August Ex-dividend date (JSE)
17 August Ex-dividend date (LSE)
18 August Record date (LSE and JSE)
7 September Last date for receipt of Dividend Reinvestment Plan (DRIP) elections (UK main register only)
28 September Payment date (sterling and rand)

Notes:

  1. For holders of American Depositary Receipts (ADRs)(NYSE MKT symbol BTI), the record date for ADRs is also Friday 18 August 2017 with an ADR payment date of Tuesday 3 October 2017.
  2. Any changes to the dates set out above will be announced. This timetable will be included in the Half-year Report scheduled for release on Thursday 27 July 2017.

Calendar for the second interim dividend for the year ending 31 December 2017

2017
5 December Declaration of second interim dividend: amount of dividend per ordinary share in Pound sterling.
15 December Publication of finalisation information for the South Africa branch register: amount of dividend per ordinary share in rand; applicable exchange rate and conversion date – Wednesday 13 December 2017; plus additional applicable information as required in respect of South Africa Dividends Tax.
15 December to
29 December
From the commencement of trading on Friday 15 December to Friday 29 December 2017 (inclusive), no removal requests in either direction between the UK main register and the South Africa branch register will be permitted.
22 December Last Day to Trade or LDT (JSE).
27 December to
29 December
From the commencement of trading on Wednesday 27 December to Friday 29 December 2017 (inclusive), no transfers between the UK main register and the South Africa branch register will be permitted; no shares may be dematerialised or rematerialised.
27 December Ex-dividend date (JSE)
28 December Ex-dividend date (LSE and NYSE)
29 December Record date (LSE, JSE and NYSE)
2018
18 January Last date for receipt of Dividend Reinvestment Plan (DRIP) elections (UK main register only)
8 February Payment date (sterling and rand)
13 February ADS payment date (US dollars)
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