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Inocente Nuñez, New Co-President of Habanos s.a.

Nuñez CoPresidente

As part of the reorganization of the board of directors, the Corporación Habanos, S.A. announces the appointment of Mr. Inocente Núñez Blanco as Co-President of Habanos, S.A.

Mr. Núñez Blanco was born in the province of Pinar del Río. He is a Bachelor in Economics and has a brilliant professional career in the field of Agriculture. He has carried out other responsibilities in the development of his professional life; between 2001 and 2004 he was Vice-President of Economics of the Grupo Tabacuba (Tabacuba Group) to be appointed later on as Vice-Minister of Economics of the Ministry of Agriculture (2004-2010). After that he was appointed as Chief of the Food and Agriculture Mission in the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela.

Prior to his joining the Corporación Habanos, S.A., Mr. Núñez Blanco was Vice- President of Human Resources in the Brascuba Cigarrillos S.A Joint Venture.

On receiving his appointment, M. Núñez has stated his high commitment and willingness to work in order to maintain the leadership of Habanos, S.A. in the Premium Cigar market.