Imperial Brands PLC agrees sale of Worldwide Premium Cigar Business for €1,225 million with proceeds to be used to reduce debt

April 27, 2020

Imperial Brands PLC (“Imperial”) is pleased to announce it has agreed the sale of its worldwide premium cigar businesses (“Premium Cigars”) to investment consortia of individual investors in two distinct transactions for a total consideration of €1,225 million (£1,074 million), which represents a multiple of 11.8x FY19 EBITDA on a standalone basis. The disposal reinforces Imperial’s focus on simplifying its business and realising value for shareholders.

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