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However, cumulative taxes increased by 2% to a total of sh9.4 billion, which reflects higher exercise duty charges and increased profitability.

The increased tax liability that BAT faces is a result of recent hikes in exercise duty rates, one of which will be a five per cent rise in November 2021.

After a 10% increase in the rate of excise duty took effect in July of 2022, it is anticipated that the impact of the higher duty will continue to have a significant influence on the second half of the year.
The Board of Directors of BAT has approved a proposal to pay an interim dividend of Ksh.5 per share, which would amount to a total pay-out of Ksh.500 million and would be distributed on or around 16 September.

According to a statement released by the BAT Kenya Company Secretary, Kathryne Maundu, “the interim dividend, which will be paid on or about 16 September 2022 and will be subject to withholding tax, will be paid to shareholders who were on the register at the close of business on 12 August 2022.”