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					   Conwood Company to change name to American Snuff Company

MEMPHIS, Tenn. – Nov. 24, 2009 – Conwood Company, LLC, is changing its name to
American Snuff Company, LLC, effective Jan. 1, 2010. Conwood, the nation’s second
largest manufacturer of smokeless tobacco products, is an operating company of
Reynolds American Inc. (NYSE: RAI).

The company name change will not affect any of the company’s operations, products or
staffing levels.

“Reassuming our historical company name emphasizes our commitment to the core
values on which our company was founded,” said Bryan K. Stockdale, Conwood’s
president and chief executive officer. “We are focused on delivering the highest quality
smokeless tobacco products to our customers and adult tobacco consumers, and
returning to our historical company name drives that home.”

American Snuff Company was founded before 1900. In 1912, American Snuff
Company’s headquarters moved from New York to Memphis, and for 40 years, the
company manufactured dry snuff. In the 1950s and 1960s, the company began
diversifying, acquiring manufacturers of chewing tobaccos, as well as companies that
manufactured shoe polish, popcorn, theater supplies and yogurt. In 1966, to reflect its
diversified operations, the company changed its name to Conwood Company.

Since the 1980s, Conwood has divested all its non-tobacco lines of business and
focused solely on smokeless tobacco products. Its Grizzly brand is the best-selling
brand of moist snuff in the U.S.

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Conwood Company, LLC is the nation’s second-largest manufacturer of smokeless
tobacco products. Its leading brands are Grizzly, Kodiak and Levi Garrett. Conwood
also sells and distributes a variety of tobacco products manufactured by Lane, Limited,
including Winchester and Captain Black little cigars, and Bugler roll-your-own tobacco.

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