The company's net income rose to $492 million,
or 92 cents per share, in the second quarter ended June 30, from
$461 million, or 84 cents per share, a year earlier.
Net sales fell 0.7 percent to $2.16 billion.
Reynolds American, which has agreed to buy smaller rival
Lorillard Inc in a $25 billion deal, also raised the bottom end
of its full-year adjusted earnings forecast range to $3.35-$3.45
per share from $3.30-$3.45.
(This story has been refiled to change the dateline of the story
to July 29 from July 28)
(Reporting by Shailaja Sharma in Bangalore; Editing by Saumyadeb
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