Philip Morris International Inc. (PMI) to complete acquisition of Rothmans Inc.



    NEW YORK, Sept. 30 /CNW/ - Philip Morris International Inc.
(NYSE/Euronext Paris: PM) announced today that approximately 63,904,405 shares
representing approximately 93.8% of the outstanding common shares of Rothmans
Inc. (Rothmans) on a fully-diluted basis have been tendered to the offer made
by PMI. The company has taken up all of the shares which have been tendered
and, to the extent that it has not already paid for such shares, it will do so
on October 2, 2008.
    PMI will complete the purchase of the remaining Rothmans shares by
compulsory acquisition in accordance with Canadian law.

    About Philip Morris International Inc.

    Philip Morris International Inc. (PMI) is the leading international
tobacco company, with seven of the world's top 15 brands, including Marlboro,
the number one cigarette brand worldwide. PMI has more than 75,000 employees
and its products are sold in approximately 160 countries. In 2007, the company
held an estimated 15.6% share of the total international cigarette market
outside of the U.S. For more information, see www.pmintl.com.




For further information:

For further information: Investor Relations: New York: (917) 663-2233,
Lausanne: +41 (0)58 242 4666, www.pmintl.com/investors

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