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Richard L. DiMeola

Executive Vice President, Chief Operating Officer, Consolidated Cigar Corporation
From the Print Edition:
Arnold Schwarzenegger, Summer 96

(continued from page 30)

CA: When do you see that day coming?

DiMeola: I think that this year we can begin to expand it slowly.

CA: Are you talking about two or three years before it's available to tobacconists across America?

DiMeola: Availability like any major brand? I don't see it ever becoming available like any major brand. I think it's going to be an exclusive brand...but it will sell a substantial number of cigars.

CA: In 1995, how many Montecristos were sold to the consumer?

DiMeola: Under a half a million.

CA: For 1996, what are you budgeted?

DiMeola: Maybe a million.

CA: In 1997?

DiMeola: I haven't gone that far.


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