Imperial Tobacco is a leading international tobacco company, which manufactures, markets and sells a comprehensive range of cigarettes, tobaccos, rolling papers, filter tubes and cigars.
Imperial Tobacco products are available in over 160 countries worldwide. Our geographic diversity and versatile multi-product portfolio provides business resilience and a strong platform for future growth. Our leading international super premium cigarette brand Davidoff has a strong and growing presence in mature and emerging markets, including the European Union, the Middle East and Eastern Europe. Gauloises Blondes is another key international cigarette brand which has developed a position of strength in the Middle East.
The West cigarette brand has a major position in a number of European markets and volumes are increasing in our Rest of the World region. Our value brand JPS has a growing presence in all regions it is sold, and our versatile cigarette portfolio also includes a number of important regional brands including Fortuna and Gitanes. Complementing our strong cigarette presence is our world leadership in fine cut tobacco, rolling papers and tubes with brands such as Golden Virginia, Drum and Rizla.
We also have a world leading cigar position including a 50 per cent interest in Habanos, the exclusive worldwide distributor of premium Cuban cigar brands such as Cohiba and Montecristo.