Imperial Tobacco Preliminary Results 2010: Interview with Alison Cooper

Tuesday, Nov 02 2010 by

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 Brands PLC, formerly Imperial Tobacco Group PLC, is a fast-moving consumer goods company. The Company offers a range of cigarettes, fine cut and smokeless tobaccos, papers and cigars. The Company's segments include Growth Markets, USA, Returns Markets North, Returns Markets South and Logistics. The Growth Markets segment includes Iraq, Norway, Russia, Saudi Arabia and Taiwan, and also includes Premium Cigar and Fontem Ventures. The Returns Markets North segment includes Australia, Belgium, Germany, the Netherlands, Poland and the United Kingdom. The Returns Markets South segment includes France, Spain and its African markets, including Algeria, Ivory Coast and Morocco. Its businesses include Tobacco and Logistics. The Tobacco business comprises the manufacture, marketing and sale of tobacco and tobacco-related products. The Logistics business comprises the distribution of tobacco products for tobacco product manufacturers. more »

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