Dear Investors, Customers, Employees and Friends:
Welcome to the Vector Group Ltd. website. Through our subsidiaries,
Liggett Group LLC and Vector Tobacco Inc., we manufacture and market
high quality cigarette products to adult smokers in the United States.
Vector Group also owns New Valley LLC.
Vector Group’s tobacco subsidiaries have a proud history of charting
an independent course in the tobacco industry, dating from Liggett’s
founding in 1873. In 1996, Liggett became the first tobacco company
to settle certain smoking-related litigation. A year later, we led
Liggett into its landmark announcement that smoking is addictive
and causes cancer and other health ailments. To this day, Liggett
– the fifth largest cigarette manufacturer in the U.S. – remains
the only major tobacco company to carry “Smoking Is Addictive” warning
labels on its cigarette packs and to list ingredients on its cartons.
Liggett has a strong collection of discount cigarette brands, which
includes Eve, Grand Prix, Pyramid and Liggett Select.
Our Vector Tobacco subsidiary is focused on developing reduced risk cigarette products.
Vector Group is also involved in the real estate business through
its New Valley subsidiary. New Valley owns
a 50% ownership interest in Douglas Elliman Realty LLC, which operates
the largest residential real estate brokerage company in the New
York metropolitan area. New Valley also holds investments in several significant real estate projects in California and New York.
We continue to strive to deliver high quality products to our customers
and increased value to our shareholders. We thank our shareholders,
employees, customers and clients for their continued support.
Howard M. Lorber
President & Chief Executive Officer