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Fortnightly Tobacco Companies Review: Lawsuits In Florida And Uruguay

The last two weeks brought much sorrow to cigarette companies in the U.S. Philip Morris USA (part of the Altria Group (NYSE: MO)) and R.J. Reynolds (part of Reynolds American (NYSE: RAI)) were both asked to pay out damages worth several millions of dolla
Trefis
added Sep 27, 2014 14:02
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[UK] Takeover bid from Japan Tobacco on Imperial Tobacco extremely unlikely, Citi says

The chief reason is that Japanese laws require the government to maintain a one-third stake in JT. To circumvent antgi-trust legislation JT might buy 60% of Imperial, but that would push its leverage, in terms of net debt to EBITDA to near 5%, far exceed
Digital Look (uk)
added Apr 28, 2017 22:48
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[Florida] Will This Supreme Court Decision Cost Altria Group Much More Than $25 Million?

Sweda talked to Altria CEO Marty Barrington... Barrington responded to Sweda's comments by acknowledging the risk but defending Altria's track record. "The company has done quite a good job of managing those risks," the CEO said, and "we could go down the
Motley Fool
added May 20, 2016 15:28
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FORM 8-K CURRENT REPORT

On April 17, 2015, Reynolds American Inc. issued an earnings release... • the possibility of being required to pay various adverse judgments in the Engle Progeny cases and/or other litigation; • the substantial payment obligations with respect
Reynolds American (RAI)
added Apr 17, 2015 12:30
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[UK] Renewed bid talk lifts Imperial Tobacco

Tougher than expected market conditions were undermining Imperial’s investment in brands and innovation, suggesting it may be time to consider plan B, Deutsche Bank said. “Consolidation has usually been the fate of the smaller international tobacco play
Financial Times (uk)
added Feb 3, 2013 13:28
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Reynolds Plays The Waiting Game With The FTC

Reynolds American can trade up to $84 even if the merger is struck down by the FTC. The stock will decline if that happens, but I feel that would be a buying opportunity. If the merger is approved then I believe that this stock must be owned in everyone's
Seeking Alpha blog network
added Feb 19, 2015 12:35
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Imperial Tobacco Group's CEO Discusses F2Q13 Results - Earnings Call Transcript

we see opportunities to create new consumer experiences adjacent to the tobacco experience. So, this is a non-tobacco focused venture. We’ve got an interest in an e-cigarette business but we’re really looking at it more from an e-vapor perspective, so not
Seeking Alpha blog network
added Apr 30, 2013 21:01
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Lorillard Investor Sues to Halt $25 Billion Reynolds Deal

“To the detriment of the company’s shareholders, the terms of the merger agreement substantially favor Reynolds and are calculated to unreasonably dissuade potential suitors from making competing offers,” the investor, Vincent Valentino, said in the compl
Business Week/Bloomberg
added Jul 23, 2014 20:51
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[Iraq, UK, USA] Imperial sales hit by US cigar market slump

further problems with the timing of pricing activity in a number of markets and the mixed impact of lower sales of mass market cigars in the US ahead of a brand re-launch, combined with trouble in Iraq and the strong pound. All these resulted in a decline
City A.M. (uk)
added Feb 13, 2015 15:50
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[Australia] Super fund quits tobacco companies

SUPERANNUATION fund First State Super has wiped from its investment portfolios all companies involved in the manufacture of tobacco products, in a move welcomed by cancer specialists. Chief executive Michael Dwyer said the decision to exclude the cigare
Brisbane (QLD) Times (au)
added Jul 20, 2012 03:49
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