26 February, 2013
Imperial Tobacco Group PLC is hosting an investor event in London, UK today, 26 February 2013.
The event will focus on Imperial Tobacco’s strategy for sustainable growth; delivering quality sales growth supported by cost and cash optimisation.
During today’s presentations we will state our intention to grow dividends by at least 10% per annum for the medium term.
As announced in our Interim Management Statement on 30 January we are currently accelerating a cost optimisation programme designed to fund investments to support profit growth. The presentations will also include an outline of this cost programme, which will realise some benefits in our current financial year. From October 2013 the programme will deliver further savings of around £300 million per annum by September 2018.
The presentation slides will be made available on the Group's website later today.
We will release our half yearly results on Tuesday 30 April 2013 and we confirm that our full year results remain in line with our expectations.
Gerry Gallagher, Director of Investor Communications +44 (0)7813 917 339
John Nelson-Smith, Investor Relations Manager +44 (0)7919 391 866
Grant Edmunds, Investor Relations Manager +44 (0)7854 521 732
Alex Parsons, Director of Corporate Communications +44 (0)7967 467 241
Simon Evans, Group Press Officer +44 (0)7967 467 684
View the presentations from our Investor Day