Acquisition of Reynolds American Inc.
A General Meeting was held at Hilton London Bankside, 2-8 Great Suffolk Street, London SE1 0UG on Wednesday 19 July 2017 at 2.00pm.
On 14 June 2017, the UK Listing Authority approved a Class 1 circular (the "Circular") and a prospectus in relation to British American Tobacco’s recommended offer to acquire the remaining 57.8% of Reynolds American Inc. that it does not already own (the "Proposed Acquisition").
The Circular contained a notice convening a general meeting of British American Tobacco p.l.c. (the “Company”), at which the resolution to approve the Proposed Acquisition and the authority for the Directors of the Company to allot and issue new shares in connection with the Proposed Acquisition was proposed to shareholders.
The Notice of General Meeting, which can be found at the end of the Circular, contained the resolution proposed at the General Meeting. In addition, an explanation of the resolution was set out in the letter from the Chairman in Part I of the Circular.
The Proposed Acquisition was approved by British American Tobacco p.l.c. shareholders at the General Meeting.
The results of voting were released to the London Stock Exchange and JSE Limited on the afternoon following the General Meeting and can be viewed below.