11:18 am
Tue January 13, 2015

Lorillard, University Agree On E-Cigarette Slogan

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The University of Kentucky and Lorillard Inc. have settled a trademark dispute after the school opposed the tobacco company's use of "Blu Nation" for its e-cigarette loyalty program.

The Greensboro, North Carolina-based company said Tuesday it has reached a non-financial agreement that will allow both parties to use their respective slogans "Blu Nation" and "Big Blue Nation."

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10:49 am
Tue October 21, 2014

Lorillard CEO Could Get $44M in Merger Deal

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The CEO of cigarette maker Lorillard Inc. is set to receive more than $44 million following the planned $25 billion merger with Reynolds American Inc. Murray Kessler is one of several Lorillard executives to receive compensation if they're terminated after the deal closes.

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4:49 pm
Fri August 29, 2014

Federal Trade Commission Has More Questions About Reynolds Deal

Reynolds American Headquarters in downtown Winston-Salem.
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The Federal Trade Commission is asking for more information about Reynolds American’s $25-billion takeover of Lorillard.

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11:00 pm
Tue July 15, 2014

Reynolds Acquisition of Lorillard a "Blockbuster of a Deal for the Triad"

The Reynolds American headquarters in Winston-Salem.
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Reynolds American announced last week that it was in talks with Lorillard about a possible acquisition, a deal that had been rumored for months.

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5:39 pm
Tue July 15, 2014

Residents React to Reynolds’ Acquisition of Lorillard

Reynolds American, Inc. says it will keep its headquarters in downtown Winston-Salem
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It’s official. Reynolds American, Inc. plans to buy Greensboro-based Lorillard in a nearly $27 billion dollar acquisition deal. Reynolds American is based in Winston-Salem and company official said t will remain a part of the city's downtown skyline.

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