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Dividends, Community Programs, Settlements, and Appointments - Research Report on Philip Morris International, Coca-Cola, Altria

Dividends, Community Programs, Settlements, and Appointments - Research Report
on Philip Morris International, Coca-Cola, Altria Group, PepsiCo, and Reynolds
                                   American

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NEW YORK, September 16, 2013

NEW YORK, September 16, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --

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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]

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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]

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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]

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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]

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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]

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