Notes to editors

BAT’s business presence in the West and Central Africa Area, spans over a century, beginning with its acquisition of an equity interest in the Nigerian Tobacco Company (“NTC”) in 1912. By 1978, NTC (then co-owned by British American Tobacco (“BAT”) and the Nigerian Government) had three operational factories located in Ibadan, Port Harcourt and Zaria - all in Nigeria. In July 2000, however, BAT incorporated British American Tobacco (Nigeria) Limited (“BATN”) and merged it with NTC in November of the same year. BATN kept its name after the merger and became a fully owned subsidiary of the BAT Group. 

Operating in West and Central Africa, we have 10 legal entities (to be linked to the Area Directory Page), 3 West and Central Africa market Clusters (to be linked the WCM Page), and 16 market presence within the Area.

We are in the business of manufacturing, sale and exporting of cigarettes and tobacco products.

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