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 fourth 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, Liggett Select and Eagle 20’s.
Vector Group is also involved in the real estate business through its New Valley subsidiary. New Valley owns a 70.59% 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 stockholders. We thank our stockholders, employees, customers and clients for their continued support.
Howard M. Lorber
President & Chief Executive Officer