Company Highlights

RAI announces public offering of senior debt securities On Oct. 24, 2012, Reynolds American announced that it had commenced an underwritten public offering of $2.55 billion aggregate principal amount of senior notes. Learn more

RAI selected to Dow Jones Sustainability North America Index for 5th time On Sept. 13, 2012, Reynolds American announced that, for the fifth consecutive year, the company was recognized as a leader in corporate sustainability by being awarded membership of the 2012-1013 Dow Jones Sustainability North America Index, effective Sept. 24. Learn more

Peck named vice president and general auditor of Reynolds American On July 26, 2012, Reynolds American named Lynne Peck as the company's vice president and general auditor, effective Aug. 1, 2012. Learn more

RAI delivers higher second-quarter earnings, reaffirms full-year guidance On July 24, 2012, Reynolds American announced second-quarter adjusted EPS of $0.79, up 11.3 percent from the prior-year quarter, excluding a charge of $0.01 per share for Engle progeny lawsuits. Reported EPS was $0.78, up 39.3 percent. Learn more

RAI announced dividend increase of 5.4 percent and issues results of 2012 shareholders' meeting On May 3, 2012, Reynolds American announced its board of directors approved an increase of 5.4 percent in the quarterly cash dividend on the company's common stock to $0.59 per share ($2.36 per share annualized). Learn more

RAI demonstrates underlying strength and resilience in challenging 1Q12; Company reaffirms full-year growth projections On April 24, 2012, Reynolds American announced first-quarter 2012 adjusted EPS of $0.63, down 1.6 percent from the prior-year quarter, excluding a charge of $0.16 per share for restructuring. Reported EPS was $0.47, down 27.7 percent. Learn more

RAI completes business analysis On March 14, 2012, Reynolds American announced that it and several of its operating companies completed a three-month business analysis designed to identify resources to reinvest in the businesses to sustain their growth momentum. Learn more

Federal judge rules in favor of R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Company and other manufacturers in graphic warnings lawsuit On Feb. 29, 2012, R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Company announced that U.S. Federal District Court Judge Richard Leon held unconstitutional a regulation by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) that would have forced cigarette makers to place nine graphic health warnings on the top half of the front and back of all cigarette packages, and the top fifth of all advertising. Learn more

RAI announces $2.5 billion share repurchase program, pension and postretirement accounting change On Nov. 14, 2011, Reynolds American announced that its board of directors had authorized the repurchase of up to $2.5 billion of the company's outstanding common stock over the next two-and-a-half years. The company also said it is changing the way it accounts for pension and postretirement plans.Learn more

Listen to RAI's Investor Day webcast The management team of Reynolds American outlines the company's Transforming Tobacco strategy during a Nov. 14 update to the investment community on the company's performance and plans. Learn more

RAI reports higher 3Q11 adjusted earnings, tightens full-year guidance and increases dividend On Oct. 25, 2011, Reynolds American reported third-quarter 2011 adjusted EPS of $0.70, up 2.9 percent from the prior-year quarter, excluding a charge of $0.07 per share for accruals for four Engle progeny lawsuits and implementation and integration costs. Third-quarter reported EPS was $0.63, down 3.1 percent. The company also tightened full-year adjusted guidance and increased its dividend. Learn more

R.J. Reynolds Tobacco employees vote against union representation On Oct. 21, 2011, R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Company announced that a preliminary count of ballots cast indicates that a majority of its production and maintenance workers chose not to be represented by the Internatonal Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers and the Bakery, Confectionary, Tobacco Workers and Grain Millers International Union for the purpose of collective bargaining. Learn more

Reynolds American Foundation donates $250,000 for N.C. hurricane relief On Aug. 31, 2011, Reynolds American announced that the Reynolds American Foundation will donate $250,000 to the American Red Cross to help provide relief to victims of Hurricane Irene that hit North Carolina on Aug. 27.Learn more

R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Company provides 3,000 pieces of art to arts council The Arts Council of Winston and Forsyth County will be the beneficiary of about 3,000 pieces of artwork from the corporate collection of R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Company.Learn more

RAI board declares quarterly dividend, elects Kahler to board On July 15, 2011, Reynolds American Inc. announced that its board of directors declared a quarterly cash dividend on the company's common stock of $0.53 per share ($2.12 per share annualized), and elected H. Richard Kahler as a Class l director.Learn more

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Reynolds American Foundation donates $100,000 for North Carolina tornado relief On April 19, 2011, Reynolds American Inc. announced that the Reynolds American Foundation will donate $100,000 to the American Red Cross to help provide relief to victims of the multiple tornadoes that hit North Carolina on April 16. Learn more

R.J. Reynolds looks forward to participating in further review of menthol cigarettes by FDA On March 18, 2011, R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Company said it looks forward to continuing to dialogue with the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) as the agency begins its review of the use of menthol in cigarettes. Learn more

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Reynolds American board declares 8.2 percent dividend increase On Feb . 16, 2011, the board of directors of Reynolds American Inc. announced an 8.2 percent dividend increase in the quarterly cash dividend on the company's common stock to $0.53 per share from $0.49 per share. This action increases the annual dividend rate to $2.12 per share from $1.96 per share, bringing it in line with the 80 percent dividend payout target that the company announced in December. Learn more

RAI Board Reaffirms Statement on Human Rights On Feb. 16, 2011, the Reynolds American Board of Directors reaffirmed its statement in support of human rights. The Board's action exemplifies RAI's long-held belief that respect for universally recognized human rights is a day-to-day practice that is integral to how RAI and its operating companies conduct their businesses. Learn more