JTI-Macdonald Corp. intends to appeal Quebec Superior Court decision

MISSISSAUGA, ON, June 1, 2015 /CNW/ - JTI-Macdonald Corp. fundamentally disagrees with today's judgment and intends to file an appeal. The Company strongly believes that the evidence presented at trial does not justify the Court's conclusions.

Since the 1950s, Canadians have had a very high awareness of the health risks of smoking. That awareness has been reinforced by the health warnings printed on every legal cigarette package for more than 40 years.

The government has closely regulated every facet of the tobacco business for decades. JTI-Macdonald Corp. complies with all Canadian and Quebec laws and regulations and follows a strict Code of Conduct in the way it does business.

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Founded in 1858, JTI-Macdonald Corp. employs more than 510 people. The Company has manufacturing facilities in Montreal, administrative offices in Mississauga and sales offices across the country. In 2015, for the eleventh year, JTI-Macdonald Corp. was ranked among the 50 Best Companies to Work for in Canada, as compiled by Aon Hewitt.

 

SOURCE JTI-MACDONALD CORP.

For further information: Media Line, 905-804-7469, pressecanada@jti.com

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