SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION
Washington, D.C. 20549
Pursuant to Section 13 or 15(d) of
The Securities Exchange Act of 1934
Date of Report (Date of earliest event reported): June 19, 2009
PHILIP MORRIS INTERNATIONAL INC.
(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)
(State or other jurisdiction
120 Park Avenue, New York, New York
(Address of Principal Executive Offices)
Registrants telephone number, including area code: (917) 663-2000
(Former name or former address, if changed since last report)
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Item 8.01. Other Events.
On June 19, 2009, the Republic of Colombia, together with the Departments of Colombia and the Capital District of Bogota, along with our subsidiaries Philip Morris Colombia and Coltabaco, announced that they have signed an agreement to promote investment and cooperation with respect to the Colombian tobacco market and to fight counterfeit and contraband tobacco products. The Investment and Cooperation Agreement provides $200 million in funding to the Colombian governments over a 20-year period to address issues of mutual interest, such as combating the illegal cigarette trade, including the threat of counterfeit tobacco products, and increasing the quality and quantity of locally grown tobacco. As a result of the Investment and Cooperation Agreement, we will record a pre-tax charge of approximately $135 million (approximately $93 million after-tax) during the second quarter of 2009 equivalent to earnings per share of approximately $0.05.
Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, the registrant has duly caused this report to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned hereunto duly authorized.
|PHILIP MORRIS INTERNATIONAL INC.|
|By:||/s/ G. Penn Holsenbeck|
|Name:||G. Penn Holsenbeck|
|Title:||Vice President & Corporate Secretary|
Date: June 19, 2009