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Philip Morris International Inc. (PMI) Reports 2012 Second-Quarter Results; Reaffirms 2012 Full-Year Reported Diluted EPS

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In the EU, PMI’s total cigarette shipment volume decreased by 9.4% in the quarter, predominantly due to a lower total market, particularly in southern Europe. PMI’s June year-to-date cigarette shipment volume was down by 5.8%. In EEMA, PMI’s total cigarette shipment volume grew by 5.1% in the quarter, driven mainly by a higher total market and share in Turkey and a higher share in Russia, partly offset by a lower total market in Egypt due primarily to a high incidence of illicit trade. PMI’s June year-to-date cigarette shipment volume was up by 4.2%, excluding acquisitions. In Asia, PMI’s total cigarette shipment volume decreased by 0.7% in the quarter, due to an unfavorable comparison related to the Japan hurdle and a lower total market and share in the Philippines, largely offset by a higher total market and share in Indonesia, Thailand and Vietnam. PMI’s June year-to-date cigarette shipment volume was up by 5.4%. Excluding the aforementioned Japan hurdle, PMI’s cigarette shipment volume in Asia in the second quarter and June year-to-date was up by 7.4% and 9.8%, respectively. In Latin America & Canada, PMI’s total cigarette shipment volume decreased by 3.0% in the quarter, mainly due to a lower total market, and the unfavorable impact of trade inventory movements, in Mexico. This decline was partly offset by growth in Brazil, reflecting a favorable comparison with the second quarter of 2011 which was negatively impacted by higher trade purchases in the first quarter of 2011 ahead of retail price increases in early April 2011. PMI’s June year-to-date cigarette shipment volume was essentially flat.

Total cigarette shipment volume of Marlboro of 76.9 billion units was down by 1.5% in the quarter. Excluding the aforementioned Japan hurdle, total cigarette shipment volume of Marlboro was up by 0.8%, reflecting growth across EEMA of 5.0%, notably in North Africa, Saudi Arabia and Serbia, partly offset by a 6.7% decline in the EU, notably in France, Italy and Spain, and a 2.3% decline in Latin America & Canada, primarily in Mexico, partly offset by growth in Brazil. Total June year-to-date cigarette shipment volume of Marlboro was up by 1.7%, or by 2.9% excluding the aforementioned Japan hurdle.

Total cigarette shipment volume of L&M of 23.6 billion units was down by 1.0% in the quarter, reflecting a decline in the EU, notably in Greece and Spain, partially offset by growth in: EEMA, notably in Russia and Turkey, partly offset by a decline in Egypt; in Asia, mainly Thailand; and in Latin America & Canada. Total June year-to-date cigarette shipment volume of L&M was up by 1.5%.

Total cigarette shipment volume of Bond Street of 12.7 billion units increased by 6.1% in the quarter, led mainly by growth in Kazakhstan and Ukraine, partly offset by a decline in Hungary. Total June year-to-date cigarette shipment volume of Bond Street was up by 5.6%.

Total cigarette shipment volume of Parliament of 11.1 billion units was up by 7.1%, fueled by double-digit growth across EEMA, notably in Russia and Turkey. Total June year-to-date cigarette shipment volume of Parliament was up by 8.6%. Excluding the aforementioned Japan hurdle, total cigarette shipment volume of Parliament increased by 10.5% in both the quarter and June year-to-date.

Total cigarette shipment volume of Philip Morris of 9.6 billion units decreased by 7.6% in the quarter, mainly reflecting a decline in Japan and the Philippines, partly offset by growth in Argentina. Total June year-to-date cigarette shipment volume of Philip Morris was down by 3.4%. Excluding the aforementioned Japan hurdle, total cigarette shipment volume of Philip Morris declined by 1.0% in the quarter and was up marginally by 0.1% June year-to-date.

Total cigarette shipment volume of Chesterfield of 9.6 billion units was down by 2.3%, due to a decline in EEMA, mainly in Ukraine, partially offset by growth in the EU, primarily in Poland. Total June year-to-date cigarette shipment volume of Chesterfield was down marginally by 0.2%.

Total cigarette shipment volume of Lark of 8.6 billion units decreased by 15.3% in the quarter and by 3.4% June year-to-date. Excluding the aforementioned Japan hurdle, total shipment volume of Lark increased by 14.1% and 14.6% in the quarter and June year-to-date, respectively.

Total shipment volume of other tobacco products (OTP), in cigarette equivalent units, grew by 11.8% in the quarter, notably in Belgium, Italy and Spain, and by 13.4%, excluding acquisitions, June year-to-date.

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