On February 25th, 2010, British American Tobacco announced 2009 year-end results lifting its final dividend pay out by 16.2 per cent to 71.6 pence a share.
The group also reported a 17 per cent jump in revenue for 2009, whereas earnings per share were up 11 per cent.
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British American Tobacco PLC
25 February 2010
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"The Board has recommended a final dividend of 71.6p per share, an increase of 16 per cent, which will be paid on 6 May 2010 to shareholders on the register at 12 March 2010.
This takes the total dividend for the year to 99.5p, an increase of 19 per cent, and
maintains our target of paying out 65 per cent of sustainable earnings in dividends.". . . . .
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