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Reynolds American board member John P. Daly resigns

Staff writer | Winston Salem, N.C., USA | January 18, 2016
Reynolds AmericanJanuary 18, 2016, Winston Salem, N.C., USA - Reynolds American Inc. announced that John P. Daly has resigned as a member of RAI’s board of directors, effective February 4, 2014.
Mr. Daly has served on RAI’s board since December 2010, one of five board members designated by Brown & Williamson Holdings, Inc. (B&W), a subsidiary of British American Tobacco p.l.c. (BAT), under the terms of the 2004 governance agreement, as amended, between RAI, B&W and BAT.

His three-year term as a Class II director was scheduled to expire in 2018. Mr. Daly, former chief operating officer at BAT, retired from BAT in 2014.

Jerome Abelman, director of legal and external affairs, and general counsel at BAT, has been designated by BAT for nomination to RAI’s board to succeed Mr. Daly, effective February 4, 2016.

Mr. Abelman has been with the BAT Group for 13 years and has held a number of legal, corporate and regulatory roles. He joined BAT’s management board as director, corporate and regulatory affairs, in January 2015, and was appointed director, legal and external affairs, and general counsel in May 2015.

Mr. Abelman has a bachelor’s degree from Tulane University in New Orleans, La., and a Juris Doctor degree from Pace University School of Law in New York.

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