Two top executives at British American Tobacco are to retire. They are operations director John Jewell and director of smoking tobacco and cigars Chris Bischoff.
Bischoff will step down from his post at the end of February. His responsibilities will be taken over by development director Ben Stevens in addition to those in his current post.
Jewell will retire at the end of March and will be replaced by Peter Taylor, who is global head of product.
Martin Broughton, chairman of BAT, said: "I would like to thank John and Chris enormously for the contributions they have made to the group. Between them, they have 75 years of tobacco industry experience and we have all benefited from their range of knowledge. I wish them both a long and happy retirement."