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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 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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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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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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F. Ross Johnson, Symbol of ’80s Corporate Excess, Dies at 85

F. Ross Johnson, who as chief executive of RJR Nabisco instigated an era-defining takeover struggle that was chronicled in film and a best-selling book and made him to many a symbol of corporate greed, died on Thursday at his home in Jupiter, Fla. He was
New York Times
added Jan 1, 2017 14:12
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[North Carolina] Former RJR Nabisco CEO Johnson dies, leaves controversial legacy

F. Ross Johnson, the former top executive of RJR Nabisco and perhaps the most vilified businessman in local history, died Thursday of pneumonia at age 85. Johnson’s death was confirmed by a spokesman, multiple media outlets reported Saturday.
Winston-Salem (NC) Journal
added Jan 1, 2017 14:10
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F. Ross Johnson, former CEO of RJR Nabisco, dies at 85

F. Ross Johnson, the former RJR Nabisco CEO depicted as the epitome of corporate greed in the bestselling book and movie Barbarians at the Gate, has died. He was 85. The Aycock-Riverside Funeral and Cremation Center in Jupiter, Fla., said Johnson died Th
AP - Associated Press
added Jan 1, 2017 14:09
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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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Revealed: George Michael battled secret lung problems ever since suffering a serious bout of pneumonia in 2011

A source has now said his lungs never fully recovered from that serious bout of pneumonia. ...The source added: 'George made no secret about how much he smoked. Smoking can seriously affect the lungs and dramatically increases the risk of infection.'
The Daily Mail and Mail on Sunday (uk)
added Dec 30, 2016 05:58
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George S. Irving, Tony Winner and Voice of Heat Miser, Dies at 94

spokesman for...White Owl cigars. Once you try a White Owl, he said with a cocky smile, “We’re gonna getcha.”...he lost the job...when he told Esquire magazine that he was most like his character in the ad campaign “when I get my hands on a big, fat Cuban
New York Times
added Dec 30, 2016 02:39
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