SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION
Pursuant to Section 13 or 15(d) of the
Securities Exchange Act of 1934
Date of Report (Date of Earliest Event Reported): March 15, 2004
|(State or Other Jurisdiction
|(Commission File Number)||(I.R.S. Employer
100 West Putnam Avenue, Greenwich, Connecticut 06830
|Item 5. Other Events and Required FD Disclosure.|
|Item 7. Financial Statements and Exhibits.|
Item 5. Other Events and Required FD Disclosure.
On March 15, 2004, Registrant reported that it had taken taken significant steps to resolve antitrust claims filed as a result of the Conwood litigation, including entering into an agreement with Swedish Match North America, Inc. settling the outstanding litigation between the two companies and an agreement, which is subject to court approval, to resolve a significant number of the indirect purchaser claims. A copy of the press release announcing the settlements and related matters is filed as Exhibit 99.1 and is incorporated herein by reference.
Item 7. Financial Statements and Exhibits.
|Exhibit No.||Document Description|
|Press Release, dated March 15, 2004|
Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended, the registrant has duly caused this report to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned hereunto duly authorized.
Dated: March 15, 2004
|By:||/s/ DEBRA A. BAKER|
|Name: Debra A. Baker|
|Title: Senior Vice President and Secretary|