ABOUT OUR COMPANY
March 19, 2003, Licensed to Kill, Inc, was incorporated in the
state of Virginia, becoming the world's newest tobacco company.
Approved by the Commonwealth of Virginia State Corporation Commission,
the introduction of Licensed to Kill reflects important evolutions
in the development of the global tobacco industry.
name "Licensed to Kill" is truly a tobacco name - a
name associated with leadership in corporate killing in that industry
in the United States and around the world. We do not own any companies
that are not tobacco-based, and we do not feel a need to purchase
any food subsidiaries to obscure the fact that our prime source
of profit is indeed cigarettes. By taking such a name, Licensed
to Kill, Inc clearly identifies what it is: a company that has
been given the explicit permission by the state to manufacture
and market tobacco products in a way that each year kills over
400,000 Americans and 4.5 million other persons worldwide. In
short, a company that profits off of some of the world's most
name "Licensed to Kill" derives from the Latin words
"licere" and "caedere", meaning "permission
to kill". To our company, it connotes an enterprise that
is fully authorized to aim for peak performance and constant improvement
in killing for profit. Our goal is that, over time, the name also
will reflect the five attributes that we believe define who we
are and how we grow our business: a strong commitment to profits
over people; excellence in marketing death; financial pay-offs;
innovation in public relation spin; and an undying dedication
to making a killing.
have speculated that the choice of the name "Licensed to
Kill" is perhaps a tad bit too truthful. It isn't. Licensed
to Kill, Inc takes pride in owning what we believe to be the premier
tobacco company in the world. Going forward, our identity will
give stakeholders clarity about the purpose of our company.
SLOGAN: The beauty of the tobacco business is that people
pay us to kill them. That's why our motto is "We're
Rich. You're Dead!"