American Brands, Inc. - 1960's-70's dated Indian Vignette Stock Certificate - Famous Tobacco Co.Inv# TC1007 Stock
Tobacco Stock. Great vignette of an Indian in full headdress. One of the largest tobacco companies in the world. Important!!! Available in Orange or Green. Please specify color.
Fortune Brands was a holding company founded in 1969 as American Brands, renamed in 1997 and split apart in 2011. The corporate headquarters was in Deerfield, Illinois, in the United States. The company had diversified product lines. It announced on December 8, 2010, that it would focus on its liquor business, and spin off or sell other parts of the company including home furnishings, hardware and golf products. The company sold its Titleist and FootJoy product lines to FILA Korea. On October 3, 2011, it split the remainder of its business into two publicly traded companies: Fortune Brands Home & Security (NYSE: FBHS) and Beam Inc. (NYSE: BEAM). On January 13, 2014, Suntory (headquartered in Osaka, Japan) announced it would buy Beam Inc. for about $13.6 billion. The acquisition was completed on April 30, 2014, for about $16 billion and Beam became a subsidiary of Suntory named Beam Suntory.
The American Tobacco Company was founded in 1890. In the late 1960s, with health concerns seen as posing an increasing threat to the tobacco business, management decided to diversify into other fields and changed the corporate name to American Brands, Inc. Brown & Williamson acquired the tobacco division in 1994. American Tobacco Company was the original division of American Brands. American Tobacco was sold to British American Tobacco in 1994. American Brands acquired Franklin Life Insurance in 1979. It sold the company to American General in 1994. Read more at https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/American_Brands
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