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Philip Morris Tobacco Company

PM USA is an operating company of Altria Group, Inc., a Virginia corporation whose stock is traded on the New York Stock Exchange (MO). PM USA is more than 150 years old. The history of our company can be traced back to Philip Morris’ 1847 opening of a single shop on London’s Bond Street, selling tobacco and ready-made cigarettes. In 1902, Philip Morris & Co., Ltd. incorporated as a small tobacco company in New York City. In 1960, Philip Morris was the smallest among the six major tobacco companies in the United States. By 1983, PM USA had become the largest cigarette company in the country. Today, PM USA is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Altria.

British American Tobacco

British American Tobacco PLC is a holding company that owns, directly or indirectly, investments in the numerous companies constituting the British American Tobacco Group of companies. The Company is an international tobacco company engaged in the sale of cigarettes, cigars, leaf and other tobacco products. British American Tobacco produces and markets a diverse range of brands to suit consumers’ preferences, with a particular focus on its four Global Drive Brands (GDBs), which are Dunhill, Kent, Lucky Strike and Pall Mall.

Its cigar portfolio includes the handmade Dunhill Signed Range. The Company has over 300 brands in its portfolio and its brands are sold in over 180 markets. In June 2008, the Company completed the acquisition of the cigarette business assets of Tekel, a Turkish state-owned tobacco company. In July 2008, the Company completed the acquisition of the cigarette businesses of Skandinavisk Tobakskompagni A/S (ST) and certain snus and roll-your-own tobacco interests.

Japan Tobacco International

Japan Tobacco Inc., abbreviated JT, is a cigarette manufacturing company. It is part of the Nikkei 225 index. In 2009 the company was listed at number 312 on the Fortune 500 list. The company is headquartered in Minato, Tokyo. The international headquarters are in Geneva, Switzerland.

Imperial Tobacco

UK-based Imperial Tobacco is fourth–largest cigarette maker in the world. Besides the manufacture of cigarettes, this company is also world-known for its other smoking-related products of superb quality, such as cigars, tobacco for pipes and hand-rolling, wrapping paper and filter tubes.

R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Company

The second-largest tobacco company in the United States, R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Company makes many of the nation’s best selling cigarette brands, including Camel, Pall Mall, Doral, Kool, Winston and Salem. R.J. Reynolds provides adult tobacco consumers with the highest quality products and is an innovation leader in the industry. R.J. Reynolds takes great pride in the principled and responsible manner in which we conduct ourselves and our business. We are proud of the fact that we abide by these rules while continuing to effectively compete for the business of adult tobacco consumers.

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