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1976 British American Cosmetics acquired Juvena of Switzerland
1984 BAT Industries acquired Eagle Star Insurance Co, a first step into financial services. Soon after acquired Hambro Life, which was said to make the financial services arm sufficiently large not to need further acquisitions. Sold International Stores to Dee Corporation; sold the cosmetics business to Beecham.
1985 Name of Hambro Life changed to Allied Dunbar
The financial services division acquired Farmers Insurance (USA)