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Imperial Brands PLC (IMB.L)

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Japan Tobacco Group agrees to acquire tobacco business of Akij Group in Bangladesh
Monday, 6 Aug 2018 

Aug 6 (Reuters) - Japan Tobacco Inc <2914.T>:Says the company announces today that the JT Group has signed an agreement to acquire the tobacco business of Akij Group the second largest tobacco company in Bangladesh, further increasing its presence in Asia.The purchase price for the transaction is estimated at around 124.3 billion Bangladeshi taka(164.5 billion yen).Transfer date is the third quarter of the fiscal year 2018 .  Full Article

Japan Tobacco Group completes acquisition of Russia’s Donskoy Tabak
Wednesday, 1 Aug 2018 

Aug 1(Reuters) - Japan Tobacco Inc <2914.T>:Says its group completes acquisition of Russia’s Donskoy Tabak.  Full Article

Imperial Brands Announces Proposed Sell Down Of Minority Stake In Logista
Monday, 30 Jul 2018 

July 30 (Reuters) - Imperial Brands PLC ::PROPOSED SELL DOWN OF MINORITY STAKE IN LOGISTA.LAUNCH OF PLACING OF UP TO 13.3 ORDINARY SHARES IN LOGISTA.PLACING SHARES ARE HELD INDIRECTLY BY IMPERIAL BRANDS AND REPRESENT ABOUT 9.99 PERCENT OF CO'S EXISTING ISSUED ORDINARY SHARE CAPITAL.  Full Article

Imperial Brands Starts Placement Of 9.99 Pct Of Logista
Monday, 30 Jul 2018 

July 30 (Reuters) - Barclays Bank plc, Morgan Stanley & Co. International plc::PLACE 9.99 PERCENT OF LOGISTA FOR IMPERIAL BRANDS IN ACCELERATED BOOKBUILT OFFER.IT IS EXPECTED THAT PROCEEDS FROM PLACEMENT WILL BE UTILIZED BY IMPERIAL BRANDS TO SUPPORT FURTHER NET DEBT REDUCTION .FOLLOWING COMPLETION OF PLACING IMPERIAL BRANDS WOULD INDIRECTLY HOLD 50.01 PERCENT OF LOGISTA.IMPERIAL BRANDS HAS ALSO ENTERED INTO A 180 DAY LOCKUP RESTRICTION FROM SETTLEMENT, ON ITS REMAINING LOGISTA SHARES .  Full Article

Imperial Brands CEO says pursuing strategy, not strategic options
Wednesday, 9 May 2018 

May 9 (Reuters) - Imperial Brands PLC ::IMPERIAL BRANDS CEO SAYS WILL DO MORE TRIALS OF HEATED TOBACCO IN COMING MONTHS.IMPERIAL BRANDS CEO SAYS DOESN'T SEE ANY SIGNIFICANT IMPACT TO MIDDLE EAST BUSINESS FROM US DECISION ON IRAN NUCLEAR PACT.IMPERIAL BRANDS CEO SAYS NOT EXPLORING STRATEGIC OPTIONS FOR OVERALL BUSINESS.IMPERIAL BRANDS CEO SAYS CAN'T GIVE DETAILS ON UPCOMING DIVESTITURES BUT WILL UPDATE IN TIME.  Full Article

Imperial Brands Says U.S Tax Reform Will Not Impact Adjusted Earnings
Thursday, 18 Jan 2018 

Jan 18 (Reuters) - Imperial Brands Plc ::‍US TAX IMPACT.IMPERIAL BRANDS NOTES CHANGES IN US TAX LEGISLATION EFFECTIVE 1 JANUARY 2018​​.‍GROUP'S US DEFERRED TAX ASSETS AND LIABILITIES WILL BE REVALUED TO TAKE ACCOUNT OF CORPORATE TAX RATE​.NEW US TAX LEGISLATION EXPECTED TO RESULT IN ONE-OFF CREDIT OF £20M, WILL NOT IMPACT ADJUSTED EARNINGS.‍CONTINUE TO EXPECT AN OVERALL ADJUSTED EFFECTIVE TAX RATE FOR GROUP OF AROUND 20%​.ANTICIPATE THAT REDUCED TAXATION OF US EARNINGS WILL RESULT IN A BENEFIT OF LESS THAN 1% TO GROUP ADJUSTED EFFECTIVE TAX RATE​​.  Full Article

Japan Tobacco has contingency plans around Palmer & Harvey
Tuesday, 28 Nov 2017 

Nov 28 (Reuters) - Japan Tobacco Inc <2914.T>::JAPAN TOBACCO INTERNATIONAL SAYS HAS "WORKED CONTINUOUSLY" TO FACILITATE A CONSTRUCTIVE SOLUTION TO PALMER & HARVEY'S CHALLENGES INCLUDING EXTENDING SIGNIFICANT FINANCIAL AND OPERATIONAL SUPPORT.JAPAN TOBACCO INTERNATIONAL SAYS EFFORTS TO SUPPORT P&H WERE NOT SUCCESSFUL BUT HAS A CONTINGENCY PLAN IN PLACE AND EXPECTS NO SIGNIFICANT INTERRUPTION IN SUPPLY.  Full Article

Imperial Brands Sees No Significant Disruption To UK Ops After P&H Enters Into Administration
Tuesday, 28 Nov 2017 

Nov 28 (Reuters) - Imperial Brands Plc ::‍IN OCT 2017 PALMER & HARVEY ENTERED A PERIOD OF EXCLUSIVITY WITH CARLYLE GROUP WITH INTENTION OF SECURING SIGNIFICANT CAPITAL INVESTMENT.‍DISAPPOINTED TO LEARN THAT DESPITE IMPERIAL'S ON-GOING SUPPORT, DIRECTORS OF P&H HAVE TODAY APPOINTED ADMINISTRATORS.​.WAS PREPARED TO EXPLORE FURTHER ALTERNATIVES BUT OTHER PARTIES HAVE BEEN UNWILLING TO PURSUE THESE TO A SUCCESSFUL CONCLUSION​.ESTIMATE THAT P&H'S DECISION TO ENTER ADMINISTRATION MAY HAVE A ONE-OFF IMPACT ON GROUP OPERATING PROFIT IN CURRENT FY OF UP TO £160 MILLION​.‍DO NOT ANTICIPATE ANY SIGNIFICANT DISRUPTION TO OUR UK OPERATIONS​.  Full Article

Imperial Brands comments on vapor products
Tuesday, 7 Nov 2017 

Nov 7 (Reuters) - Imperial Brands Plc :Imperial brands ceo says going into trial w/ a number of platforms in heated tobacco.Imperial brands ceo says to launch 3 new vapour platforms w/ more than 20 new flavors.Imperial brands exec says expects its vapour products to be in more than 10 markets by end of fiscal 2018, more than 20 by end of fiscal 2019.Imperial brands exec says still believes e-vapor is going to be the winning platform, but needs to keep optionality w/ other alternatives.Imperial brands ceo says proposal by us regulator regarding e-cigarettes was "good to see" in terms of how they are looking at market.  Full Article

Imperial Brands and China Tobacco form joint venture
Wednesday, 11 Jan 2017 

Imperial Brands Plc : Joint venture . Subsidiaries of Imperial Brands Plc and China Tobacco have established a long-term joint venture (JV) business . JV will look to develop a variety of growth opportunities in China and international markets . JV will focus on maximising potential of two Yunnan brands, Jadé and Horizon, in markets outside of China . Further tobacco and next generation product launches, as well as potential M&A opportunities, will also be evaluated by GHVL . Jadé joins Imperial's portfolio of specialist brands .Imperial was assisted in transaction by Vermilion Partners and Allen & Overy.  Full Article

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FTSE rides out trade war tit-for-tat

MILAN/LONDON Britain's top share index barely budged on Tuesday as investors took in their stride an escalation in the U.S.-China trade war., and losses among tobacco stocks were balanced by gains in miners and oil companies.