Imperial Tobacco Preliminary Results 2010: Interview with Alison Cooper

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Chief Executive Alison Cooper discusses the company's full year results and underlines her commitment to deliver on a sales-focused strategy.

This is your first set of full-year results as CEO, so how do you assess them?

They're a strong set of results, demonstrating the success of our strategy. We have growth in our brands, growth in our products, and growth in our mature and emerging markets coming through. And that's delivered net revenue growth of 3 per cent, just over £7bn, and also adjusted operating profit growth of just over £3bn - a 5 per cent growth in the year. This translates into earnings growth of 11 per cent and dividend growth of 15 per cent. And we made further excellent progress on reducing our debt, down by £1.5bn to £9.3bn at the end of the year...


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Imperial Tobacco Group PLC (Imperial Tobacco) is a tobacco company. Through the Company’s total tobacco portfolio it provides consumers a range of brands and products, including cigarettes, fine cut tobacco, cigars, snus and papers. Its total tobacco portfolio includes fine cut tobacco, cigars, rolling papers and tubes. Its non-European Union (EU) markets consist of Eastern Europe, Africa and the Middle East and Asia and markets of the United States and Australasia. Its international cigarette brands include Davidoff, Gauloises Blondes, West and JPS. It offers services across the whole logistics value chain to its customers, including order reception, storage and stock management, order preparation, transport and distribution, invoicing and collection and customer services. Its business has two aspects: tobacco logistics and non-tobacco logistics. Imperial Tobacco comprises two distinct businesses: Tobacco and Logistics. more »

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