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Wednesday, 27 December 2006

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Cigar Lounge Opens within the Largest Cigar Club in the U.S. Friday, December 15, 2006, elegant Club Macanudo® lounge within the highly anticipated Havana Club at the Miami City Club. Poised to debut to a parade of celebrities and luminaries, the Club’s grand opening will begin at 8 PM with a ribbon cutting ceremony featuring Miami’s Mayor Manny Diaz, followed by a performance by Jon Secada and Arturo Sandoval. Celebrities who are scheduled to appear include Kevin Costner, Denzel Washington, Armand Assanti and Steven Segal, among others. The Club Macanudo lounge is a luxurious, 2500 sq. foot space outfitted with an array of amenities including buttery-soft couches and chaise lounges, elegant dining tables nestled between floor-to-ceiling windows, wide screen televisions, and a one-of-a-kind retractable glass wall that will transform the lounge into an intimate space for private entertaining. According to Cooper Gardiner, vice president of marketing for General Cigar, “The Club Macanudo lounge at the Havana Club represents a golden opportunity. Not only is the lounge a luxurious embodiment of the Macanudo brand, it also affords us an opportunity to share the Club Macanudo experience with cigar connoisseurs in South Florida.” Robert Katz, president and managing partner of the Havana Club comments, “I am extremely pleased that General Cigar has agreed to partner with us in opening the Club Macanudo lounge within the Havana Club. Considering the prominence of the Macanudo® brand, and Club Macanudo’s reputation as the first name in luxurious enjoyment of cigars, the Havana Club will debut with unmatched credibility among cigar aficionados.” The Havana Club at the Miami City Club is a prestigious members-only establishment located on the 55th floor of the Wachovia Financial Center, the jewel of the Miami skyline. The 15,000-square-foot Club boasts a breathtaking 360-degree view of Miami and its surrounding waters. Membership to this rarefied Club will be limited to 800 members who will enjoy a private humidor, 24-hour concierge service, unlimited access to the Club’s in-house conference room and business center, usage of the Club’s fleet of limousines, curbside valet parking, and VIP status with Asprey, the bespoke British luxury goods purveyor. Havana Club members will also enjoy membership to the Downtown Athletic Club as well as reciprocal memberships to more than 150 clubs worldwide, including Club Macanudo locations in New York, Washington DC, London and Jakarta. The Havana Club at the Miami City Club is more than a social club. It is at once an intimate meeting place for business tycoons, a fine dining establishment, an elegant oasis for cigar connoisseurs and an epicenter for social activity among South Florida’s elite. The Havana Club at the Miami City Club will carry an array of General Cigar’s world-class offerings including Macanudo Vintage and Macanudo Gold Label, Partagas® 160 and Partagas Limited Reserve Decadas, Cohiba® XV, and La Gloria Cubana Reserva® Figurados. In addition, the Havana Club at the Miami City Club and General Cigar are currently discussing the possibility of developing a special La Gloria Cubana expression which would available exclusively at the Club. About General Cigar General Cigar Co., Inc., a subsidiary of Swedish Match, manufactures and markets premium handcrafted cigars. Passionate about delivering cigars of the finest quality, General Cigar produces Macanudo, Partagas, Cohiba, Punch®, Excalibur®, Hoyo de Monterrey®, La Gloria Cubana® and several other industry-leading brands, which are sold through tobacconists nationwide. In addition, the company grows its own proprietary Connecticut Shade wrapper tobacco, as well as natural and candela wrapper in the Dominican Republic. General Cigar also operates Club Macanudo®, a cigar bar with locations in New York City, Washington DC, London and Jakarta. For more information, please visit

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