Update on Spanish tobacco pricing
13 June, 2011
In recent weeks there have been a number of price moves in Spain impacting all market participants. We have acted to protect our market position and the long-term sustainability of our Spanish business and continue to monitor the situation closely.
Based on retail prices as at Friday 10 June 2011 we currently estimate that for the financial year to 30 September 2011, adjusted operating profits derived from Spain could reduce by up to £110 million against our previous expectations. Of this, up to £40 million represents a one-off non-recurring impact on our logistics business.
Excluding Spain, the anticipated financial performance and position of Imperial Tobacco Group PLC for the financial year to 30 September 2011 remains in line with the Board's expectations.
Gerry Gallagher (Director of Investor Communications)
Telephone: +44 (0) 117 933 7014
John Nelson-Smith (Investor Relations Manager)
Telephone: +44 (0) 117 933 7032
Alex Parsons (Director of Corporate Communications)
Telephone: +44 (0) 117 933 7241
Simon Evans (Group Press Officer)
Telephone: +44 (0) 117 933 7375