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Liggett Group

COMPANY

Maker of Chesterfield brand cigarettes. Formerly known as Liggett & Myers Tobacco Company, formed 1911 by order of an antitrust court. The name did exist prior to the ruling as an earlier company. Liggett & Myers changed its name in 1976 to Liggett Group, though the old name is still used internally. In 1980 Liggett was acquired by food and beverage conglomerate Grand Metropolitan for $575M, but in 1986 sold it to Brooke Partners for $137M. Liggett Group is presently 100% owned by Vector Group, successor to Brooke Partners.

Official Website:
http://www.liggettgroup.com/

Industry:
Tobacco

Ticker:
(private)

Corporate headquarters:
Durham, NC

PAST BOARD MEMBERS OR DIRECTORS

NameOccupationBirthDeathKnown for
Thomas F. Keller
Educator
22-Sep-1931   Dean of Fuqua School of Business, 1974-96

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Janis Carter
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10-Oct-1913 30-Jul-1994 B-Movie actress
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9-Mar-1918 31-Aug-1999 Coroner Creek
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Stefanie Powers
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3-Aug-1900 18-Apr-1945 Scripps-Howard war correspondent
Basil Rathbone
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