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June 08, 2012 at 17:56 PM EDT
Fitch Withdraws Reynolds America Inc. Ratings

Fitch Ratings has affirmed and simultaneously withdrawn its ratings on Reynolds America Inc. and R. J. Reynolds Tobacco Holdings, Inc. as follows:

Reynolds American Inc. (RAI)

--Long-term Issuer Default Rating (IDR) at 'BBB-';

--Guaranteed bank credit facility at 'BBB-';

--Guaranteed unsecured notes at 'BBB-'.

R. J. Reynolds Tobacco Holdings, Inc. (a wholly owned subsidiary of RAI)

--IDR at 'BBB-';

--Senior unsecured notes at 'BBB-';

--Guaranteed unsecured notes at 'BBB-'.

The Rating Outlook is Positive.

The ratings have been withdrawn for business reasons, and Fitch will no longer provide rating coverage of RAI and its subsidiaries.

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