– agreement expands FIN® distribution to more than 1,200 murphy locations in 23 states-
GRAND RAPIDS, MICHIGAN, FEBRUARY 9, 2015 – Electronic Cigarettes International Group, Ltd. (OTCBB: ECIG), a global marketer and distributor of electronic cigarette and vapor products whose brands include FIN, Vapestick, Victory, VIP, and others, today announced that it has introduced its FIN Advanced Vaping System® to more than 1,200 Murphy locations in 23 states. Murphy had previously carried legacy FIN products in approximately 50% of its locations. Additionally, ECIG showcased the FIN line of vaping products at Murphy’s Annual National Managers Meeting, January 18-20 in Orlando.
The Advanced Vaping System from FIN® is the first of its kind in vaping, and is the only vaping system that comes with pre-filled V-tanks, avoiding the hassle, mess and risk of filling standard vaping systems with open e-liquids. The system also comes with a larger universally compatible battery that provides greater vapor production relative to traditional vaping products and an ‘all-day vape.’ Not only is it an easier and more convenient alternative to other vaping systems, it provides both retailers and consumers the confidence and consistency eliminating any perceived concerns about handling open e-liquids.
“We are very excited to add Murphy USA to our impressive and growing roster of convenience retailers now carrying the FIN Advanced Vaping System,” said Brent Willis, CEO of Electronic Cigarettes International Group, Inc. “Having access to leading retailers like Murphy is a key part of our growth strategy.”
Murphy introduced eight SKUs to all locations, including Bold Tobacco and Bold Menthol Starter Kits, Bold Tobacco, Bold Menthol, Cherry, Vanilla, Zero Nicotine and Cinnamon.
About Electronic Cigarettes International Group, Ltd. (ECIG)
Electronic Cigarettes International Group (ECIG) is dedicated to providing a compelling alternative to traditional cigarettes for the more than 1 billion current smokers around the world. ECIG is a fast growing independent electronic cigarette company, and owns the trademarks VAPESTICK®, FIN®, Victory®, VIP®, and others. The Company owns multiple subsidiary companies and has operations in North America and Western Europe. ECIG offers consumers a full product portfolio that incorporates product quality and the latest technology. The Company’s website is www.ecig.co.
About Murphy USA
Murphy USA is one of the largest independent retailers of gasoline products and convenience store merchandise with over 1,200 locations in 23 states across the Southern and Midwestern United States. Murphy USA serves approximately 1.6 million customers per day with a leading market share of 5% (2012).
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This press release contains forward-looking statements that are made pursuant to the safe harbor provisions within the meaning of Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933, as amended, and Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended. Forward-looking statements are any statement reflecting management’s current expectations regarding future results of operations, economic performance, financial condition and achievements of ECIG, including statements regarding ECIG’s expectation to see continued growth. The forward-looking statements are based on the assumption that operating performance and results will continue to materialize consistent with recent trends. Management believes these assumptions to be reasonable but there is no assurance that they will prove to be accurate. Forward-looking statements, specifically those concerning future performance are subject to certain risks and uncertainties, and actual results may differ materially. These risks and uncertainties include: ECIG’s reliance on additional financing, ECIG’s profitability and financial health, risks associated with ECIG’s products, including that they may pose a health risk; governmental regulations may impact ECIG’s business; the market or consumers may not accept ECIG’s products; ECIG relies on a single class of products; existing or pending patents may affect ECIG’s business; and other factors disclosed in the Company’s filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission. Unless required by applicable law, ECIG undertakes no obligation to update or revise any forward-looking statements.
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