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Violation Tracker Current Parent Company Summary

Current Parent Company Name: British American Tobacco
Ownership Structure: publicly traded (ticker symbol LSE: BATS)
Headquartered in: United Kingdom
Major Industry: tobacco
Specific Industry: tobacco
Penalty total since 2000$310,567,870
Number of records: 23
Top 5 Offense Groups (Groups Defined)Penalty TotalNumber of Records
safety-related offenses$310,363,72017
financial offenses$95,0001
employment-related offenses$77,9003
environment-related offenses$31,2502
Top 5 Primary Offense TypesPenalty TotalNumber of Records
tobacco litigation$310,335,00013
tax violations$95,0001
labor relations violation$77,9003
environmental violation$31,2502
workplace safety or health violation$28,7204
Notes: Parent-subsidiary linkages are based on relationships current as of the latest revision listed in the Update Log, which may vary from what was the case when a violation occurred. The penalty totals are adjusted to account for the fact that the individual entries below may include both agency records and settlement announcements for the same case; or else a penalty covering multiple locations may be listed in the individual records for each of the facilities. The totals are also adjusted to reflect cases in which federal and state or local agencies cooperated and issued separate announcements of the outcome. Duplicate or overlapping penalty amounts are marked with an asterisk in the list below.

Links: Subsidy Tracker data on financial assistance to this company by federal, state and local government agencies can be found here.

For an overview of assistance this company is receiving under the CARES Act, see its Covid Stimulus Watch summary page here.

Individual Penalty Records:

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CompanyPrimary Offense TypeYearAgencyPenalty Amount sort icon .
Brown & Williamson Tobaccotobacco litigation2003MULTI-AG$150,000,000
R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Companytobacco litigation2020FL-AG$92,000,000
R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Co.tobacco litigation2004CA-AG$17,250,000
R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Companytobacco litigation2002CA-AG$14,800,000
Brown & Williamson Tobacco Corp.tobacco litigation2011MS-AG$8,100,000
Brown and Williamson Tobacco Corp.tobacco litigation2015MS-AG$7,500,000
R. J. Reynolds Tobacco Co.tobacco litigation2015MS-AG$7,500,000
R.J. Reynolds Tobaccotobacco litigation2011DOJ_CIVIL$6,250,000
R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Companytobacco litigation2006CA-AG$5,000,000
Brown & Williamson Tobacco Co.tobacco litigation2004MULTI-AG$1,460,000
R. J. Reynolds Tobacco Companytobacco litigation2001MULTI-AG$175,000
R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Co.tobacco litigation2010CT-AG$150,000
R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Companytobacco litigation2010MD-AG$150,000
Brown & Williamson Tobacco Corporationtax violations2007ATTTB$95,000
Lorillard Tobaccolabor relations violation2009NLRB$39,900
Brown & Williamson Tobacco Corp.labor relations violation2003NLRB$30,000
R. J. Reynoldsenvironmental violation2009NC-ENV$26,250
LORILLARD TOBACCO COMPANYworkplace safety or health violation2015OSHA$11,250
Lorillard Tobacco Companylabor relations violation2005NLRB$8,000
AMERICAN SNUFF COMPANY LLCworkplace safety or health violation2017OSHA$6,825
KENTUCKY BIOPROCESSING INCworkplace safety or health violation2017OSHA$5,500
SANTA FE NATURAL TOBACCO COMPANY, INC.workplace safety or health violation2006OSHA$5,145
BROWN & WILLIAMSON TOBACCO CORP.environmental violation2000EPA$5,000
(*): Penalty amounts marked by an asterisk are ones announced by more than one agency. Parent penalty totals are adjusted to avoid double-counting.