Altria to gain full global ownership of NJOY’s e-vapor product portfolio, including NJOY ACE, currently the only pod-based e-vapor product with market authorizations from the FDA.
The transaction is an important milestone on Altria’s journey toward Moving Beyond Smoking
RICHMOND, Va.--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Altria Group, Inc. (NYSE:MO) announces that we have entered into a definitive agreement to acquire NJOY Holdings, Inc. (NJOY) for approximately $2.75 billion in cash payable at closing (Transaction). The Transaction terms include additional $500 million in cash payments that are contingent upon regulatory outcomes with respect to certain NJOY products. “We believe we can responsibly accelerate U.S. adult smoker and competitive adult vaper adoption of NJOY ACE in ways that NJOY could not as a standalone company,” said Billy Gifford, Altria’s Chief Executive Officer. “We believe the strengths of our commercial resources can benefit adult tobacco consumers and expand competition. We are also excited to welcome NJOY's talented employees to Altria at closing.” “As a result of this Transaction, Altria’s enhanced smoke-free portfolio will include full global ownership of products and technologies across the three largest smoke-free categories and a joint venture with JT Group for the U.S. commercialization of heated tobacco stick products.” “We are excited to add NJOY’s e-vapor intellectual property as a new platform that we believe we can build on to help more adult smokers transition to smoke-free alternatives,” said Olivier Houpert, Altria’s new Chief Innovation and Product Officer. A conference call with the investment community and news media will be webcast at 9:00 a.m. Eastern Time on March 6, 2023. Access to the live webcast is available at www.altria.com/webcasts. A replay of the webcast and a transcript will be available on the same website following the event.