WINSTON-SALEM, N.C., - Reynolds American Inc. has been recognized as a leader in corporate sustainability for the second consecutive year by being awarded membership in the 2009-2010 Dow Jones Sustainability North America Index (DJSI North American), effective Sept. 21, 2009. RAI is the only U.S. tobacco company and one of only 146 North American companies on the index.
Companies are selected based on an extensive evaluation of many criteria,
including corporate governance, risk management, human resources development,
supply chain standards, energy consumption and climate change strategies.
Sustainability indexes are used by many investment portfolio managers when
making investment decisions. To learn more about RAI’s sustainability
initiatives, and to view the company’s Corporate Responsibility Report, visit
Starting Jan. 1, 2010, RAI’s Web site, www.ReynoldsAmerican.com, will be the
primary source of publicly disclosed news about RAI and its operating
companies. In this way, RAI will comply with its disclosure obligations under
SEC Regulation FD. Those wishing to stay on top of company news can sign up
for e-mail alerts by going to Shareholder Tools in the Web site’s Investors
Reynolds American Inc. (NYSE: RAI) is the parent company of R.J. Reynolds
Tobacco Company, Conwood Company, LLC and Santa Fe Natural Tobacco Company,
— R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Company is the second-largest U.S. tobacco
company. The company’s brands include five of the 10 best-selling
cigarettes in the United States: Camel, Pall Mall, Kool, Winston and
— Conwood Company, LLC is the nation’s second-largest manufacturer of
smokeless tobacco products. Its leading brands are Kodiak, Grizzly
Levi Garrett. Conwood also sells and distributes a variety of tobacco
products manufactured by Lane, Limited, including Winchester and
Black little cigars, and Bugler roll-your-own tobacco.
— Santa Fe Natural Tobacco Company, Inc. manufactures Natural American
Spirit cigarettes and other additive-free tobacco products, and
and markets other super-premium brands.
Copies of RAI’s news releases, annual reports, SEC filings and other financial
materials, including risk factors containing forward-looking information, are
available at www.ReynoldsAmerican.com.
SOURCE Reynolds American Inc.
Investor Relations: Morris Moore, +1-336-741-3116, or for Media: Jane
Seccombe, +1-336-741-5068, both for Reynolds American Inc.