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R.J. Reynolds reaches agreement with New York on Master Settlement Agreement payment disputes


WINSTON-SALEM, N.C., — Oct. 20, 2015 — R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Company has reached an agreement with the State of New York to settle 11 years of claims related to the company’s Master Settlement Agreement (MSA) payments to the state. The settlement addresses claims relating to a downward adjustment to R.J. Reynolds’ annual MSA payment obligations known as the Non-Participating Manufacturer (NPM) Adjustment.