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British American Tobacco's response

Author: British American Tobacco, Published on: 23 May 2016

"British American Tobacco response re how alleged corruption may have risked lives in Africa"

...Towards the end of 2015 a number of allegations were made regarding historic misconduct in Africa. We are a company that prides itself on its culture and governance and will not tolerate corruption in our business anywhere in the world.

 In the light of this, we are, not surprisingly, taking these allegations extremely seriously. In this context the Board has appointed an external law firm to conduct a full investigation and appointed a sub committee to oversee this investigation. We have also informed the UK’s Serious Fraud Office of our approach and are continuing to liaise with them. I hope you will appreciate that while this investigation is ongoing it wouldn’t be appropriate for us to prejudge its outcome or answer questions about what may, or may not, have occurred.

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This is a response from the following companies: British American Tobacco