Dividends, Community Programs, Settlements, and Appointments - Research Report on Philip Morris International, Coca-Cola, Altria Group, PepsiCo, and Reynolds American PR Newswire NEW YORK, September 16, 2013 NEW YORK, September 16, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Editor Note: For more information about this release, please scroll to bottom. Today, Investors' Reports announced new research reports highlighting Philip Morris International, Inc. (NYSE: PM), The Coca-Cola Company (NYSE: KO), Altria Group Inc. (NYSE: MO), PepsiCo, Inc. (NYSE: PEP), and Reynolds American Inc. (NYSE: RAI). Today's readers may access these reports free of charge - including full price targets, industry analysis and analyst ratings - via the links below. Philip Morris International, Inc. Research Report On September 11, 2013, Philip Morris International, Inc. (Philip Morris International) announced that its Board of Directors has increased the regular quarterly dividend by 10.6% to an annualized rate of $3.76 per share. According to the Company, the new quarterly dividend is up from $0.85 per share to $0.94 per share, and is payable on October 11, 2013 to stockholders of record as of September 26, 2013. The Company noted that the ex-dividend date is September 24, 2013. The Full Research Report on Philip Morris International, Inc. - including full detailed breakdown, analyst ratings and price targets - is available to download free of charge at: [http://www.InvestorsReports.com/report/2013-09-11/PM] -- The Coca-Cola Company Research Report On September 5, 2013, The Coca-Cola Company (Coca-Cola) announced the expansion of its Water and Development Alliance (WADA) with the US Agency for International Development (USAID). Coca-Cola reported that the new programs under WADA will provide over 190,000 people with improved clean water and/or improved sanitation services by the end of 2015. Commenting on the expansion, Dr. Rajiv Shah, USAID Administrator, stated, "This important public-private partnership builds on our Agency's new and first-ever Water and Development Strategy to improve health and food security across the world. Its programs represent the next generation of this vital alliance--helping families lift themselves out of poverty and communities onto a path towards sustainable development." The Full Research Report on The Coca-Cola Company - including full detailed breakdown, analyst ratings and price targets - is available to download free of charge at: [http://www.InvestorsReports.com/report/2013-09-11/KO] -- Altria Group Inc. Research Report On September 11, 2013, Altria Group Inc. (Altria Group) announced that its subsidiary, Philip Morris USA, will receive approximately $145 million, after an arbitration panel determined that 6 out of 15 states failed in 2003 to diligently enforce laws that require escrow payments from the cigarette manufacturers that have not signed the Master Settlement Agreement (MSA). Denise Keane, Executive Vice President and General Counsel of Altria Group, speaking on behalf of PM USA, commented, "Today's decision sends a strong message about the importance of diligently enforcing the laws that apply to non-participating manufacturers." Keane added, "We are fully prepared to move forward with the arbitration for the 2004 dispute, and for all of the remaining years as well. That being said, we remain open to resolving these disputes in a way that makes sense for us and the states that did not join the settlement." The Full Research Report on Altria Group Inc. - including full detailed breakdown, analyst ratings and price targets - is available to download free of charge at: [http://www.InvestorsReports.com/report/2013-09-11/MO] -- PepsiCo, Inc. Research Report On September 11, 2013, PepsiCo, Inc. (PepsiCo) announced that its Chief Scientific Officer Dr. Mehmood Khan has been appointed to the CTO Forum Advisory Board. According to the Company, the CTO Forum brings together senior technology executives and business leaders in order to discuss and collaborate on key technology issues facing the industry and to accelerate innovation across organizations. Basheer Janjua, Founder and Chairman of the CTO Forum and CEO of Integnology Corporation, said, "We are very honored to welcome Mehmood Khan to our advisory board. He brings over twenty years of experience in the medical, pharmaceutical and food and beverage fields with a proven R&D track record. His knowledge, expertise and vision will be a huge asset for the CTO Forum." The Full Research Report on PepsiCo, Inc. - including full detailed breakdown, analyst ratings and price targets - is available to download free of charge at: [http://www.InvestorsReports.com/report/2013-09-11/PEP] -- Reynolds American Inc. Research Report On September 11, 2013, Reynolds American Inc. (Reynolds American) announced that an arbitration panel has determined that R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Company is entitled to approximately $266 million in disputed payments the Company made under the terms of an agreement, known as the Master Settlement Agreement (MSA), between cigarette manufacturers and state governments and certain territories. Martin L. Holton III, Executive Vice President and General Counsel for R.J. Reynolds, stated, "We are pleased that the arbitration panel found that six jurisdictions failed to meet their diligent enforcement obligations under the MSA." Holton continued, "Between today's rulings and a settlement reached with 22 jurisdictions earlier this year, R.J. Reynolds should recover nearly $549 million with respect to its 2003 NPM Adjustment claim." The Full Research Report on Reynolds American Inc. - including full detailed breakdown, analyst ratings and price targets - is available to download free of charge at: [http://www.InvestorsReports.com/report/2013-09-11/RAI] ---- EDITOR NOTES: 1.This is not company news. We are an independent source and our views do not reflect the companies mentioned. 2.Information in this release is fact checked and produced on a best efforts basis and reviewed by an analyst. However, we are only human and are prone to make mistakes. 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Dividends, Community Programs, Settlements, and Appointments - Research Report on Philip Morris International, Coca-Cola, Altria
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