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Friday, December 31, 2010
Answer: Legal & General Group Plc
Legal & General Group Plc (LSE: LGEN), commonly known as Legal & General, is a multinational financial services company headquartered in London, United Kingdom. Its products include life insurance, general insurance, pensions and investments. It has operations in the United Kingdom (where it has over 6.9 million customers), Egypt, France, Germany, the Gulf, India, the Netherlands and the United States. As at end-December 2009 it had total funds under management of £315 billion.
It listed on the London Stock Exchange and is a constituent of the FTSE 100 Index.
Thursday, December 30, 2010
Answer: Levi Strauss & Co.
Levi Strauss & Co. (LS&CO) is a privately held clothing company known worldwide for its Levi's brand of denim jeans. It was founded in 1853 when Levi Strauss came from Buttenheim, Franconia, (Kingdom of Bavaria) to San Francisco, California to open a west coast branch of his brothers' New York dry goods business. Although the company began producing denim overalls in the 1870s, modern jeans were not produced until the 1920s. The company briefly experimented (in the 1970s) with employee ownership and a public stock listing, but remains owned and controlled by descendants and relatives of Levi Strauss' four nephews.
Wednesday, December 29, 2010
Answer: Philip Morris International (PMI)
Philip Morris International (PMI) (NYSE: PM) is an international tobacco company, with products sold in over 160 countries. In 2007, it held a 15.6% share of the international cigarette market outside of the USA and reported revenues net of excise taxes of $22.8 billion and operating income of $8.9 billion.
Until a spin-off in March 2008, Philip Morris International was an operating company of Altria Group. It had its first day of trading on NYSE Euronext’s New York and Paris markets following its spin-off from Altria Group, Inc. as per March 31, 2008. In its first quarter of operations as a separately owned and traded entity from Altria, PMI had sales revenue of $15.6 billion and net earnings of $1.86 billion as compared with $13.2 and $1.45 billion respectively for the first quarter in 2007.
With its Operations Center based in Lausanne, Switzerland, it owns 7 of the top 15 brands in the world and has a mix of international and local products, which are produced in more than 50 factories around the world. PMI employs 75,600 people worldwide.
Its main brands are Marlboro, Longbeach, L&M, Philip Morris, Bond Street, Chesterfield, Parliament, Lark, A-Mild, Morven Gold, Muratti, DJI Sam Soe, Multifilter and Virginia Slims.