Tokyo, August 29, 2013 — Japan Tobacco Inc. (JT) (TSE: 2914) has announced three new additions to the 100 percent natural menthol ”Mevius Premium Menthol” lineup. The first in Japan(*) to feature ”spread filters,” ”Mevius Premium Menthol Spread One 100’s,” ”Mevius Premium Menthol Spread 5,” and ”Mevius Premium Menthol Spread 8” are to be rolled out across Japan in early October.
New filter delivers 3D menthol sensation, the first in Japan! Three ”Mevius Premium Menthol Spread” products to be launched
The ”Mevius Premium Menthol Spread” series is a novel lineup of menthol products that have JT’s unique new menthol dispersion filter, termed the ”spread filter.” At its tip this new filter features laser-punctured holes, that disperse the airflow in a previously unexperienced, wider pattern. As a result, consumers can enjoy the sensation of a clean and refreshing 100 percent natural menthol flavor spreading over the mouth, in addition to the tobacco aroma.
The packages adhere to the basic design of light emanating from natural menthol crystals common to all ”Mevius Premium Menthol” products. They are distinguished by a green and yellow color schemes and design markings symbolizing the refreshing menthol aroma emanating from the spread filter and representing the menthol flavor gliding over the palate.
The Company will continue to enhance the brand equity of Mevius through product lineup extensions, with the long-term aim of becoming the number one global premium brand.
Product information of the Mevius brand as of September 30, 2013
|Mevius Box||October 1993||410||10mg||0.8mg|
|Mevius 100’s Box||June 2009||410||10mg||0.8mg|
|Mevius Lights||July 1985||410||8mg||0.7mg|
|Mevius Lights Box||October 1994||410||8mg||0.7mg|
|Mevius Lights 100’s Box||June 2009||410||8mg||0.7mg|
|Mevius Super Lights||July 1989||410||6mg||0.5mg|
|Mevius Super Lights Box||June 1994||410||6mg||0.5mg|
|Mevius Super Lights 100’s Box||December 2006||410||6mg||0.5mg|
|Mevius Extra Lights||August 1998||410||3mg||0.3mg|
|Mevius Extra Lights Box||June 1995||410||3mg||0.3mg|
|Mevius Extra Lights 100’s Box||June 1996||410||3mg||0.3mg|
|Mevius One||March 2003||410||1mg||0.1mg|
|Mevius One Box||December 1999||410||1mg||0.1mg|
|Mevius One 100’s Box||February 1998||410||1mg||0.1mg|
|Mevius Impact One 100’s Box||May 2008||410||1mg||0.1mg|
|Mevius D-SPEC Super Lights Box||December 2007||410||6mg||0.5mg|
|Mevius D-SPEC One 100’s Box||January 2011||410||1mg||0.1mg|
|Mevius Style Plus 6||January 2012||410||6mg||0.5mg|
|Mevius Style Plus One||January 2012||410||1mg||0.1mg|
|Mevius Premium Menthol One||February 2013||410||1mg||0.1mg|
|Mevius Premium Menthol One 100’s||February 2013||410||1mg||0.1mg|
|Mevius Premium Menthol 5||February 2013||410||5mg||0.4mg|
|Mevius Premium Menthol 8||March 2013||410||8mg||0.7mg|
|Mevius Premium Menthol Option One 100’s||May 2013||410||1mg||0.1mg|
|Mevius Premium Menthol Option 5||May 2013||410||5mg||0.5mg|
|Mevius Premium Menthol Option 8||May 2013||410||8mg||0.7mg|
|Mevius Premium Menthol Spread One 100’s||September 2013||410||1mg||0.1mg|
|Mevius Premium Menthol Spread 5||September 2013||410||5mg||0.5mg|
|Mevius Premium Menthol Spread 8||September 2013||410||8mg||0.7mg|
Japan Tobacco Inc. is a leading international tobacco product company. Its products are sold in over 120 countries and its internationally recognized brands include Winston, Camel, Mevius/Mild Seven and Benson & Hedges. With diversified operations, JT is also actively present in pharmaceuticals, beverages and processed foods. The company’s revenue was JPY 2.120 trillion (US$22,543 million(*)) in the fiscal year ended March 31, 2013.
* Translated at the rate of JPY 94.05 per $1, as of March 29, 2013