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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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ARCHIVE: VIDEO: Barbarians at the Gate

Bryan Burrough and John Helyar revisited the corporate takeover of RJR Nabisco and the Wall Street culture of the 1980's in the 20th anniversary of the publication of their book, Barbarians at the Gate: The Fall of RJR Nabisco. Mr. Burrough and Mr. Helya
C-Span
added Dec 28, 2016 00:06
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[Indiana] THE R.J. REYNOLDS TOBACCO COMPANY'S POLITICAL ACTION COMMITTEE HAS SELECTED YOU ...

# pg 8... Dear Mr . Pence : The R . J . Reynold s Tobacco Company' s Political Action Committee has selected you as a recipient of a contribution of $1,000.00 to assist you in your 2000 general election campaign . R . J . Reynolds Tobacco Company is
Truth Tobacco Industry Documents Library (USCF)
added Jul 16, 2016 01:36
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CEO LETTER

As you read through our sustainability microsite, I hope you will agree that RAI and its subsidiaries have made enormous progress in 2015 toward our Transforming Tobacco vision. This vision drives our sustainability strategy, and will guide our companies
Reynolds American (RAI)
added May 3, 2016 18:02
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