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February 3, 2014
09:46 EDTMOAltria Group agrees to acquire e-vapor business of Green Smoke for $110M
Altria Group announced that its subsidiary, Nu Mark entered into an agreement to acquire the e-vapor business of Green Smoke and its affiliates for approximately $110M in cash, subject to closing adjustments, and up to $20M in incentive payments. Green Smoke's revenues for 2013 were approximately $40M. The agreement contains provisions to retain key management infrastructure and talent. Subject to closing conditions, Nu Mark anticipates that the transaction will be completed in the second quarter of 2014.
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September 29, 2014
06:41 EDTMOTobacco companies placing tough warnings on e-cigarettes, NY Times says
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September 26, 2014
10:01 EDTMOOn The Fly: Analyst Upgrade Summary
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08:00 EDTMOAltria Group upgraded at BofA/Merrill
As previously reported, BofA/Merrill upgraded Altria to Buy from Neutral. The firm expects Altria to benefit from steady U.S. fundamentals given and believes it could monetize its beer exposure if AB Inbev acquires SABMiller, which Altria has an investment in. Price target raised to $50 from $44.
07:41 EDTMOAltria Group upgraded to Buy from Neutral at BofA/Merrill
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September 24, 2014
12:12 EDTMOIllinois Supreme Court grants review of the Price case
The Illinois Supreme Court granted review in the Price case to decide whether its 2005 dismissal of that case against Philip Morris USA should remain in place. In April, an intermediate state appellate court overturned a decade-old decision of the Illinois Supreme Court dismissing the Price case. The appellate court further held that, as a result of the case being reopened, the original judgment should be reinstated. That decision remains stayed while on appeal. In 2003, a Madison Circuit Court judge sitting without a jury found that Philip Morris USA had deceived Illinois smokers in purchasing Marlboro Lights and Cambridge Lights cigarettes and imposed a $10.1B judgment. In 2005, the Illinois Supreme Court reversed the judgment in favor of Philip Morris USA.
September 16, 2014
07:49 EDTMOBofA/Merrill to hold a conference
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