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F. Ross Johnson

Frederick Ross Johnson, OC (December 13, 1931 – December 29, 2016) was a Canadian businessman, best known as the chief executive officer of RJR Nabisco in the 1980s.
Wikipedia
added Jan 1, 2017 14:19
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Former RJR Nabisco CEO F. Ross Johnson Dies at Age 85

whose reign as chief executive of RJR Nabisco Co. became a symbol of corporate greed in the late 1980s, died of pneumonia Thursday at his home in Jupiter, Fla., a spokesman said. He was 85 years old.
The Wall Street Journal Interactive Edition
added Jan 1, 2017 14:16
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[North Carolina] F. Ross Johnson's impact lives on at Reynolds American, despite his 1988 departure

Johnson died Thursday at age 85. The $25.4 billion-leverage buyout by Kohlberg Kravis Roberts in November 1988, which Johnson set in motion as RJR Nabisco’s chief executive through his management buyout attempt, unleashed a painful cycle of deals and re
Winston-Salem (NC) Journal
added Jan 1, 2017 14:03
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Former RJR Nabisco chief F Ross Johnson dies at age 85

Johnson was best known for his attempt to take RJR Nabisco Co, the cigarettes-to-cookies conglomerate, private via a leveraged buyout in 1988. It led to a fierce battle — depicted in the book Barbarians at the Gate — that he ultimately lost to KKR in a c
Financial Times (uk)
added Jan 1, 2017 14:18
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F. Ross Johnson, Who Allowed RJR Nabisco Buyout, Dies

The Canadian-born businessman triggered the fiercest contest of the leveraged-buyout era in 1988 by attempting a management-led purchase of the maker of Ritz crackers, Oreo cookies and Winston cigarettes. He lost control of the process after making an in
Bloomberg News
added Jan 1, 2017 14:14
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New Zealand anti-litter charity funded by tobacco company

British American Tobacco (BAT) generate over a third of Keep New Zealand Beautiful's income, Newshub can reveal. BAT's contribution to the anti-litter charity has risen from $100,000 to nearly $200,000 a year since 2008.
Newshub (nz)
added Dec 30, 2016 17:13
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[UK] ‘Chilled now more important than tobacco’ says symbol boss

The chilled category has overtaken tobacco as the top revenue earner... “The product mix is very varied. For some, tobacco accounts for 40% or more of their entire business, whereas chilled can be minimal. “Tobacco only takes up a small amount of space
betterRetailing (uk)
added Dec 30, 2016 16:38
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Tillerson Led Exxon’s Shift on Climate Change; Some Say ‘It Was All P.R.’

, Alan T. Jeffers, an Exxon spokesman, denied that the company’s shifting statements on climate change were a response to tobacco’s liability issues. “It was not a liability-based decision,” he said. “It was a science-based decision.”
New York Times
added Dec 29, 2016 12:14
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The California Gathering That Hatched Plan to Prosecute Skeptics of Climate Change

Glantz said he was “struck by the parallels” between the public relations tactics of the oil industry and the tobacco companies. He said: The pattern of quietly financing public relations efforts and small ‘independent’ groups of scientists in order to c
Daily Signal (Heritage Foundation)
added Dec 29, 2016 12:19
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Lawsuit takes aim at new vaping tax

A family that runs wholesale and retail vaping businesses in western Pennsylvania is challenging the state's new vaping tax and awaiting a court date for the suit to be heard. Clarion-based Kingdom Vapor Inc. and Smoke 4 Less LLC last week filed a petit
Central Penn Business Journal
added Dec 28, 2016 14:11
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