October 01, 2014 5:30 PM ET


Company Overview of R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Company

Company Overview

R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Company manufactures and markets cigarettes for adult tobacco consumers in the United States. It offers its products through a network of retailers and wholesalers. R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Company was formerly known as Brown & Williamson U.S.A., Inc. The company was founded in 1875 and is based in Winston-Salem, North Carolina. R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Company operates as a subsidiary of R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Holdings, Inc.

401 North Main Street

Winston-Salem, NC 27102

United States

Founded in 1875





Key Executives for R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Company

President and Chief Commercial Officer
Age: 43
Chief Financial Officer
Chief Scientific Officer and Executive Vice President of Operations
Age: 56
Executive Vice President and General Counsel
Age: 56
Senior Vice President of Research & Development
Age: 53
Compensation as of Fiscal Year 2014.

R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Company Key Developments

R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Company Announces Promotion of Auger to Executive Vice President of Trade Marketing

R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Company announced that Auger promoted to executive vice president of trade marketing of the company.

R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Company Names Debra Crew as President, Chief Commercial Officer

Reynolds American Inc. has announced that Debra Crew named president, chief commercial officer of R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Company.

A U.S. Appeals Court Vacates Ruling in Favor of R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Co

A U.S. Appeals Court has vacated a ruling in favor of R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Co. in a 12- year-old lawsuit involving its former affiliation with Nabisco, and 3,500 current and former employees. The lawsuit was filed in May 2002 by Richard Tatum of Winston- Salem in U.S. District Court in Greensboro. The lawsuit alleged Reynolds failed to live up to its duty as trustee of its 401(k) retirement plan by selling Nabisco stocks at a loss in January 2000. District Court Judge Carlton Tilley Jr. dismissed the lawsuit with prejudice in March 2013, meaning the case could not be refiled later. The Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals heard Tatum's appeal March 18 and rendered a 2-1 decision. The case was remanded to the District Court for further proceedings consistent with this opinion. At its essence, the lawsuit was about whether the fiduciaries of the Reynolds plan â undertook the appropriate investigation into the prudence of removing the Nabisco funds from the tobacco plan and whether prudence would have compelled a fiduciary to maintain the Nabisco funds as frozen funds in the plan.

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