LONDON, November 1, 2011 /PRNewswire/ --
In a video interview with financial broadcaster http://www.cantos.com, Imperial Tobacco Chief Executive Alison Cooper discusses the key elements of the company's full-year 2011 results and reveals that earnings grew 5% during the period with a dividend increase of 13%.
She highlights the unique total tobacco portfolio as a key differentiator for the company.
"We're not just a cigarette company, we're in all the tobacco product categories, we're number one in the world in fine cut and cigars, and across the other tobacco products we have a full range in our portfolio."
In a summary of regional performance, Cooper addresses the issues in both Spain and the UK and outlines how the company has responded to changing consumer demand. She also gives an update on the performance of all the key brands.
Robert Dyrbus, Finance Director, adds a summary of the financial details focusing on cash conversion and the increase in the dividend.
The interview and transcript are available now on http://www.cantos.com/company/Imperial%20Tobacco.
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SOURCE Imperial Tobacco PLC