RJR Shareholders Re-Elect 3 Directors, Ratify Independent Auditor

Apr 25, 2001, 01:00 ET from R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Holdings, Inc.

    WINSTON-SALEM, N.C., April 25 /PRNewswire/ -- R.J. Reynolds Tobacco
 Holdings, Inc. (NYSE:   RJR) shareholders, voting today at the company's annual
 meeting, re-elected three incumbent directors and ratified the appointment of
 KPMG LLP as independent auditors for RJR's 2001 fiscal year.
     "This is a very exciting time for RJR," Andrew J. Schindler, chairman and
 chief executive officer, told approximately 300 shareholders, employees and
 guests at the meeting.  "We've made significant progress against each of our
 key objectives, and I feel confident about the future of our company," he
 said.
     The nine members of the RJR board of directors are divided into three
 classes, with members of each class serving staggered terms of three years.
 Re-elected today as directors were A.D. Frazier Jr., John G. Medlin Jr. and
 Nana Mensah.
     Last week the nation's second largest tobacco manufacturer announced
 higher net income and earnings per share for the quarter ended March 31, 2001.
 Net income per diluted share rose 29 percent to $0.98 and net income was up
 27 percent to $100 million on sales of $1.95 billion, up 2 percent from the
 year-ago period.
     R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Holdings, Inc. is the parent company of R.J.
 Reynolds Tobacco Company.  R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Company is the second-largest
 tobacco company in the United States, manufacturing about one of every four
 cigarettes sold in the United States.  Reynolds Tobacco's product line
 includes four of the nation's 10 best-selling cigarette brands:  Camel,
 Winston, Salem and Doral.  In December 2000, Reynolds Tobacco was recognized
 by Fortune magazine as one of the "100 Best Companies to Work For."  Copies of
 RJR's news releases, most recent annual report, SEC filings and other
 financial materials are available on the company's website, www.rjrt.com.
 
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    WINSTON-SALEM, N.C., April 25 /PRNewswire/ -- R.J. Reynolds Tobacco
 Holdings, Inc. (NYSE:   RJR) shareholders, voting today at the company's annual
 meeting, re-elected three incumbent directors and ratified the appointment of
 KPMG LLP as independent auditors for RJR's 2001 fiscal year.
     "This is a very exciting time for RJR," Andrew J. Schindler, chairman and
 chief executive officer, told approximately 300 shareholders, employees and
 guests at the meeting.  "We've made significant progress against each of our
 key objectives, and I feel confident about the future of our company," he
 said.
     The nine members of the RJR board of directors are divided into three
 classes, with members of each class serving staggered terms of three years.
 Re-elected today as directors were A.D. Frazier Jr., John G. Medlin Jr. and
 Nana Mensah.
     Last week the nation's second largest tobacco manufacturer announced
 higher net income and earnings per share for the quarter ended March 31, 2001.
 Net income per diluted share rose 29 percent to $0.98 and net income was up
 27 percent to $100 million on sales of $1.95 billion, up 2 percent from the
 year-ago period.
     R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Holdings, Inc. is the parent company of R.J.
 Reynolds Tobacco Company.  R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Company is the second-largest
 tobacco company in the United States, manufacturing about one of every four
 cigarettes sold in the United States.  Reynolds Tobacco's product line
 includes four of the nation's 10 best-selling cigarette brands:  Camel,
 Winston, Salem and Doral.  In December 2000, Reynolds Tobacco was recognized
 by Fortune magazine as one of the "100 Best Companies to Work For."  Copies of
 RJR's news releases, most recent annual report, SEC filings and other
 financial materials are available on the company's website, www.rjrt.com.
 
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