Reynolds American Inc (RAI.N)
* Proposed BAT acquisition of RAI gains Japan antitrust approval Source text for Eikon: Further company coverage:
March 30 Imperial Brands, the world's fourth-biggest tobacco company, repeated its full-year forecast on Thursday, saying first-half performance was on track to meet expectations, helped by foreign exchange gains.
* 2016 adjusted profit from operations up 10 pct (Adds details from media briefing)
Feb 23 British American Tobacco, the second-largest international tobacco company, reported a slight increase in full-year cigarette and tobacco sales volumes on Thursday.
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LONDON British American Tobacco has agreed a $49.4 billion takeover of U.S. rival Reynolds American Inc , creating the world's biggest listed tobacco company after it increased an earlier offer by more than $2 billion. | Video
* Deal brings together makers of Pall Mall, Camel, Newport (Adds analyst and CEO comments)
(The following statement was released by the rating agency) LONDON, January 17 (Fitch) The increased price and cash component of British American Tobacco's (BAT) revised deal to acquire full control of Reynolds American will result in higher leverage than under the original proposal, Fitch Ratings says. It also means a two-notch downgrade is the most likely outcome for BAT's 'A-' IDR, which was placed on Rating Watch Negative following the first approach in October. We said at the time that
LONDON, Jan 17 British American Tobacco said on Tuesday it had agreed terms to buy U.S. rival Reynolds American Inc after it increased its offer for the 57.8 percent of the company it did not already own to $49.4 billion.
LONDON British American Tobacco (BAT) has quit plans to market a nicotine inhaler called Voke to focus on consumer items like e-cigarettes rather than health products.