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Oregon Supreme Court Rules in Favor of R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Company in Medical Monitoring Suit
Date:5/1/2008

WINSTON-SALEM, N.C., May 1 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- The Oregon State Supreme Court today issued its ruling in Lowe, a proposed statewide class action in which plaintiff sought to make cigarette manufacturers, including R. J. Reynolds Tobacco Company, pay for medical monitoring of all Oregon cigarette smokers.

The court ruled that the trial court's dismissal of the complaint and the intermediate appellate court's unanimous decision affirming that ruling were correct.

"We are pleased with the Court's decision," said Martin L. Holton III -- general counsel for R.J. Reynolds.

R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Company, an indirect subsidiary of Reynolds American Inc. (NYSE: RAI), is the second-largest tobacco company in the United States, manufacturing about one of every three cigarettes sold in the country. The company's brands include five of the 10 best-selling U.S. cigarette brands: Camel, Kool, Pall Mall, Winston and Doral. For more information, visit http://www.RJRT.com .


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