General Tobacco makes MSA payment in full..

April 16, 2009 - MAYODAN, N.C. -- General Tobacco (GT), the US' sixth biggest cigarette manufacturer with sales of about $300 million has made a payment of $73,876,915 to the Master Settlement Agreement (MSA) in full compliance with its obligations under the agreement. Since joining the MSA in 2004, GT, has contributed more than $546 million under the agreement.

The payment comes as part of GT’s commitment to the multi-state agreement by tobacco companies setting forth strict guidelines for tobacco marketing and advertising, according to a company press release. Since joining in 2004, GT has contributed more than $546 million to the MSA.

GT makes 32 Degrees Menthol Cigarettes, launched in October 2006, that come in four menthol varieties Full, Mild, Light and Max flavor.

Reference: General Tobacco Makes Full Annual Payment to MSA, Convenience Store News, 4/16/2009.

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