Lorillard About Us

Our History

In 1760, entrepreneur Pierre Lorillard founded America’s first tobacco company in New York City. Now known as Lorillard Inc., it is the oldest continuously operating tobacco company in the United States.

Today, Lorillard, through its Lorillard Tobacco Company subsidiary, manufactures Newport — the number one selling menthol cigarette in the U.S. — as well as brands Kent, True, Maverick, and Old Gold.*

In 2010, Lorillard celebrated its 250th anniversary since its founding in 1760, making it the oldest publicly traded company listed on the New York Stock Exchange and one of the oldest continuously operating companies in America.

*Lorillard and its brand names are registered trademarks of Lorillard Licensing Company, LLC.