WINSTON-SALEM, N.C., April 19, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Reynolds American Inc. (NYSE: RAI) announced that the Reynolds American Foundation will donate $100,000 to the American Red Cross to help provide relief to victims of the multiple tornadoes that hit North Carolina on April 16.
"Our hearts go out to our fellow North Carolinians who have lost so much as a result of these devastating storms," said Steve Strawsburg, president of the Reynolds American Foundation. "Our hope is that this donation will help in the rebuilding process as people begin to put their lives back together."
Additionally, the Foundation plans to match, dollar for dollar, any tornado-relief contributions that employees of Reynolds American and its operating companies make to qualifying non-profit charitable public organizations, including the American Red Cross.
The Reynolds American Foundation is a non-profit corporation, established as a 501(c)(3) tax-exempt private foundation, that administers certain charitable and educational giving programs on behalf of Reynolds American Inc., its operating companies and their employees. The Foundation primarily focuses contributions on educational, arts, and human-service programs in communities where significant numbers of employees of Reynolds American and its operating companies live and work.
Reynolds American, its operating companies and their private charitable foundations, donated more than $10.2 million to a wide range of non-profit organizations in 2010.
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Reynolds American Inc. (NYSE: RAI) is the parent company of R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Company; American Snuff Company, LLC; Santa Fe Natural Tobacco Company, Inc.; and Niconovum AB.
- R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Company is the second-largest U.S. tobacco company. The company's brands include six of the 10 best-selling cigarettes in the U.S.: Camel, Pall Mall, Winston, Kool, Doral and Salem.
- American Snuff Company, LLC (formerly Conwood Company, LLC) is the nation's second-largest manufacturer of smokeless tobacco products. Its leading brands are Kodiak, Grizzly and Levi Garrett.
- Santa Fe Natural Tobacco Company, Inc. manufactures Natural American Spirit cigarettes and other additive-free tobacco products, and manages and markets other super-premium brands.
- Niconovum AB markets innovative nicotine replacement therapy products in Sweden and Denmark under the Zonnic brand name.
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