More on Lorillard's Q2

|By:, SA News Editor

Lorillard (NYSE:LO) reports cigarette volume fell 3.4% Y/Y in Q2 - mark which is better than the estimated industry average.

The Blu brand had an e-cig market share of close to 40% despite new competition. The Newport brand bumped up its market share by 30 bps.

Lorillard's total retail market share for cigarettes was up 20 bps to 15.0%.

The merger with Reynolds American is expected to close in 1H of 2015.

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