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Philip Morris International Inc. Update on Holding of Medicago Inc.

Friday, December 10, 2010

Philip Morris International Inc. Update on Holding of Medicago Inc.16:46 EST Friday, December 10, 2010 NEW YORK (Business Wire) -- Philip Morris International Inc. (NYSE / Euronext Paris: PM) confirms that its investment in Medicago Inc. (“Medicago”), formerly held by Philip Morris Participations B.V., is now held by Philip Morris Investments B.V., a wholly owned indirect subsidiary of Philip Morris International Inc. (“PMI”). The current holding of Philip Morris Investments B.V. in Medicago remains unchanged and consists of 45,000,000 common shares, representing 32.86% of the issued and outstanding common shares of Medicago when calculated on a non-fully diluted basis. Based on Medicago's most recent notification of the total number of common shares issued and outstanding, PMI remains its largest shareholder. PMI may, subject to market conditions and in accordance with applicable securities laws, make additional investments in, or dispositions of, securities of Medicago, including additional purchases of Medicago's common shares. Philip Morris International Inc. Profile Philip Morris International Inc. (PMI) is the leading international tobacco company, with seven of the world's top 15 brands, including Marlboro, the number one cigarette brand worldwide. PMI's products are sold in approximately 160 countries. In 2009, the company held an estimated 15.4% share of the total international cigarette market outside of the U.S., or 26.0% excluding the People's Republic of China and the U.S. For more information, see www.pmi.com. Philip Morris International Inc.Investor Relations:New York: +1-917-663-2233Lausanne: +41 (0)58 242 4666orMedia:Lausanne: +41 (0)58 242 4500