RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Shareholders of British American Tobacco and Reynolds American Inc. were scheduled to decide Wednesday whether to approve a merger that would create the world's largest publicly traded tobacco company.The takeover marks an end for what became R.J. Reynolds Tobacco, which stamped its home state of North Carolina as a center during a bygone era of smoking's popularity through its Winston and Salem brands.
NYS Entity Status
NYS Filing Date
MAY 09, 2013
NYS DOS ID#
NYS Entity Type
DOMESTIC BUSINESS CORPORATION
2013 - M & J WHOLESALE TOBACCO CORPORATION
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By Ruth Reader - Wednesday Jun 14, 2017
Evidence is mounting that we are done settling workplace grievances in silence.
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By Rachel Swan - Wednesday Jul 12, 2017
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