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About the company: British American Tobacco [JSE:BTI]

by , 01 June 2015

Founded in 1902, British American Tobacco came about when the Imperial Tobacco Company and the American Tobacco Company merged. It is now one of the world's leading manufacturers of cigarettes and is one of the Johannesburg Stock Exchange's Top 40 companies…

Full name: British American Tobacco Plc
Short name: Bats
Ticker: BTI
Sector: Personal & household goods - tobacco


Five top facts about British American Tobacco


Fact #1:
British American Tobacco employs around 2,500 people in South Africa and over 57,000 people worldwide. It operates in over 180 countries. As well as cigarettes the company produces cigarillos, pipe tobacco and roll your own tobacco.

Fact #2:
The company has three listings. As well as its listing here on the Johannesburg Stock Exchange under ticker BTI, British American Tobacco is listed on the London Stock Exchange [LSE:BATS] and the New York Stock Exchange [NYSE:BTI]. Its London listing is its primary listing.

Fact #3:
It is the world’s second largest cigarette manufacturer. It sells over 200 different brands

Fact #4:
It is the only tobacco company of its kind that has major interests in the growing of tobacco. British American Tobacco buys 400,000 tonnes of tobacco grown by its own suppliers each year.

Fact #5:
In 2014, British American Tobacco manufactured 667 billion cigarettes.


Chart of British American Tobacco’s share price


Chart of British American Tobacco's share price


Financial information


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