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    Tobacco giants sue Britain over plain-packaging

    Philip Morris International (PMI) and British American Tobacco (BAT) have sued the British government over plain-packaging legislation passed in March. The law, which would take effect from May 2016, requires cigarettes to be sold in packages of uniform shape and size that feature only the brand name and contain prominent graphic health warnings. England is...Read More

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    PMI announces new U.S. tobacco purchasing model

    Philip Morris International is adopting a new leaf buying model in the United States. The company will transition from directly purchasing tobacco through contracts with U.S. growers to purchasing through two suppliers, Alliance One International Inc. (AOI) and Universal Corp. This new purchasing model will take effect on April 1, 2015. “Moving to a new...Read More

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    AOI to supply PMI

    Alliance One International has been selected to supply U.S. tobacco to Philip Morris International (PMI), as PMI adopts a new leaf procurement model in the United States and Canada. On Nov. 5, 2014, PMI announced its decision to transition from direct contracting and purchasing of tobacco from U.S. growers to sourcing its U.S. tobacco requirements...Read More

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    PMI buys Nicocigs

    Philip Morris International has purchased Nicocigs, a leading U.K.-based vapor company whose principal brand is Nicolites. The transaction is not subject to regulatory approval and is not material to PMI’s 2014 consolidated financial position. “This acquisition is complementary to our previously announced agreement for the license and distribution of Altria Group’s e-vapor products,” said Drago...Read More

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    PMI and Altria to cooperate on e-cigs

    Philip Morris International and Altria Group have established a strategic framework to commercialize reduced-risk products and e-cigarettes. Under the terms of a set of licensing, supply and cooperation agreements, Altria will make available its e-cigarette products exclusively to PMI for commercialization outside the United States and PMI will make available two of its candidate reduced-risk...Read More

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    PMI and JTI acquire stakes in Russian distribution firm

    Photo: scaliger Philip Morris International and Japan Tobacco International are acquiring equity stakes of 20 percent each in Megapolis Distribution, the holding company of CJSC TK Megapolis, a major distributor in Russia. The companies are paying $750 million each for their stakes. If Megapolis’ operational performance meets certain benchmarks during the four fiscal years following...Read More

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    PMI buys remaining shares of PM Mexico

    Philip Morris International will buy Grupo Carso’s 20 percent share in Philip Morris Mexico (PMM)) for approximately $700 million. The purchasing price is subject to a potential adjustment based on PMM’s performance over three years ending two fiscal years after the closing of the purchase. The transaction, which will give PMI a 100 percent share...Read More

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    PMI to webcast symposium presentation

    Philip Morris International is due to host a live audio webcast at www.pmi.com/webcasts of its remarks and question-and-answer session by CFO Jacek Olczak at the Goldman Sachs Consumer Products Symposium on May 14, starting about 9:05 a.m. Eastern Time. The webcast, which will be in listen-only mode, will provide live audio of the entire PMI session. An...Read More

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    PMI celebrates performance at annual meeting

    Philip Morris International held its annual meeting of shareholders today. Louis C. Camilleri, chairman of the board and CEO, addressed shareholders and answered questions. Chief Operating Officer André Calantzopoulos gave the business presentation, focusing on PMI’s performance since its spin-off in March 2008, which has seen total shareholder return reach 135 percent through April 30,...Read More