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We are a young company with a rich heritage

It is our unique blend of old and new, tradition and innovation, that has helped shape and transform us into a significant, fast-moving global business. Acquisitions and their heritage are an important part of this story.

Here are some of the major milestones that we remember, celebrate and are proud of:

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2016

JT acquires the international business of Natural American Spirit, leading premium additive-free, whole leaf and organic brand

 

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2015

Arian Tobacco Industries in Iran is acquired

 

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2015

JT acquires Logic, one of the leading US e-cigarette brands

 

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2015

JTI acquires the right to commercialize Ploom-branded tobacco pod vaporization devices worldwide is acquired

 

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2014

JT acquires E-Lites, the UK’s most popular E-cigarette brand

 

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2013

JT acquires Al Nakhla, an Egypt-based waterpipe tobacco manufacturer

 

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2013

JT acquires a 20% stake in Megapolis, a leading Russian distribution business

 

Gryson

2012

JT acquires Gryson NV, a leading
European manufacturer of rolling
tobacco.

 

Haggar Cigarette and Tobacco
Factory

2011

JT signs an agreement to acquire Haggar Cigarette & Tobacco Factory Ltd

 

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2009

JTI embarks on vertical
integration into the tobacco
leaf supply chain

 

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2007

JT acquires Gallaher,
a FTSE 100 business

 

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1999

JT acquires the non-US
operations of R.J. Reynolds and JTI is founded

 

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1997

Gallaher is listed on the London
and New York stock exchanges

 

Stock Exchange

1994

JT is listed on the Tokyo, Osaka
and Nagoya stock exchanges

 

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1985

JT is established and the government monopoly is abolished

 

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1949

The Monopoly Bureau in Japan is incorporated as Japan Tobacco and Salt Public Corporation

 

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1898

The Japanese Monopoly Bureau is established to sell domestic leaf tobacco

 

Richard Joshua Reynolds

1874

R.J. Reynolds is founded by Richard Joshua Reynolds in Winston, North Carolina, US

 

William Christopher Macdonald

1858

William Christopher Macdonald establishes McDonald Brothers and Co in Montreal, Canada, later becoming the Macdonald Tobacco Company

 

Thomas Gallaher

1857

Thomas Gallaher sets up
his business in Londonderry, Northern Ireland

 

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1784

Austria Tabak is founded by Emperor Joseph II in Vienna

 

11k

employees joined JTI with the acquisition of Gallaher

10

years and JTI doubled in size