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AOI complying with stock exchange listing standards

AOI complying with stock exchange listing standards

| April 7, 2015

Alliance One International said on Thursday that it had received notice on April 1 from the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) that it had regained compliance with the NYSE’s continued listing standards. AOI had come back into compliance because the average closing share price of its common stock for the 30 trading days ended March […]

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Hentschke succeeds Brewer as senior VP and COO at Universal

Hentschke succeeds Brewer as senior VP and COO at Universal

| April 2, 2015

Universal Corp.’s board of directors has elected Airton L. Hentschke as senior vice president and chief operating officer, replacing W. Keith Brewer, who recently retired as executive vice president and COO. Hentschke has more than 24 years of experience in leaf operations with Universal, and has served since 2013 as executive vice president of Universal […]

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Jim Schneeberger to retire from AOI

Jim Schneeberger to retire from AOI

| April 2, 2015

Jim Schneeberger, global business relationship director of Alliance One International and its predecessor companies, will retire on April 3, after 27 years of service. Schneeberger has served in several business relationship management positions throughout his career, most recently leading the Philip Morris International Global BRM team. Graham Kayes will take over the Philip Morris International […]

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Crude animal studies should cede to in vitro methods

Crude animal studies should cede to in vitro methods

| April 2, 2015

The tobacco industry and regulatory authorities should support more-relevant and less-costly in vitro toxicology testing methods over unreliable animal testing, according to a review of research advances published this week in the comment pages of the peer-reviewed scientific journal Alternatives to Laboratory Animals. The article by researchers with People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals […]

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BAT arms itself for UK standardized packaging battle

BAT arms itself for UK standardized packaging battle

| April 2, 2015

British American Tobacco has appointed a legal team led by Andrew Lidbetter of London-based international law firm Herbert Smith Freehills to fight the UK government’s legislation requiring standardized packaging for cigarettes and roll-your-own tobacco sold in England, according to a City AM story relayed by the TMA. BAT has enlisted also Nigel Pleming QC and […]

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Call for chairman’s sacking over cancer-link question

Call for chairman’s sacking over cancer-link question

| April 2, 2015

A tobacco control group has called for the removal of the chairperson of India’s Committee on Subordinate Legislation, which recently called for more discussions over a proposal to increase the size of cigarette pack health warnings to 85 percent, according to a merinews story. The Tamilnadu People’s Forum for Tobacco Control (TNPFTC) described as preposterous […]

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