Date: 20.04.2020

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Philip Morris Bulgaria EOOD is part of Philip Morris International (PMI), a leading international tobacco company with a 170-year history, with presence in 180 countries and close to 80,000 employees worldwide. PMI has 48 manufacturing facilities in 32 countries, with more than 150 million users worldwide choosing the company's products.

But today, PMI is pursuing its new vision for designing a smoke-free future and is committed to developing and offering innovative smoke-free products that have the potential to reduce individual and societal risk compared to continuous smoking. The company's mission is to make an unprecedented change in its history by replacing cigarettes with smoke-free products. For the last 10 years, over 430 scientific experts in the company's research centers in Switzerland and Singapore have been developing new smoke-free alternatives to cigarettes. By the end of 2019, there are nearly 14 million users of the company’s most developed smoke-free platform, the tobacco heating system.

Philip Morris Bulgaria EOOD has been consistently present for more than 12 years on the Bulgarian market, and its close to 100 highly qualified employees share the values ​​and vision of the company, are committed to achieving its goals and are proud of their successes. For its excellent employee development programs, good working conditions and career development opportunities, the company receives since 2017 the Top Employer Certificate from Top Employer Institute. In fulfillment of the UN Sustainable Development Goals, since 2015, Philip Morris Bulgaria has been supporting children, the elderly, young entrepreneurs and, more recently, teachers in the tobacco-producing regions of the country through its program for socially responsible sustainable development "Summer for Joy, Autumn for Care”, which has received a number of awards for the most successful small and medium-sized enterprise donation program.

For more than 10 years, Philip Morris International has invested over $ 6 billion in the research and development of innovative smoke-free products that aim to reduce the harm to adult smokers worldwide. To fulfill its mission, the company engages more than 400 scientific experts, scientists and engineers at its research centers in Switzerland and Singapore.

The company's research on smokeless products, including 10 clinical and 18 non-clinical trials, is solid, and the results of all studies are completely transparent and accessible to the public (www.pmiscience.com). They are featured in more than 340 publications in peer-reviewed journals, including specialist medical journals. And the number of independent studies on smoke-free products is steadily increasing, with 30 studies currently available. At present, the only tobacco heating system licensed for sale on the US market by the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is Philip Morris International, after a thorough evaluation and review of all product scientific documentation. Government agencies such as the German Risk Assessment Institute (BfR), Public Health England, the UK Toxic Committee and the National Institute for Public Health and the Environment of the Netherlands have also reviewed scientific evidence, their findings concurring with those of the company for reduced concentrations of harmful and potentially harmful substances when using our smokeless products compared to cigarette smoke.