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Vigorous steps! The history of KT&G

Read about KT&G's history to see how it grew into a global company.

KT&G, contributing to the national economy

An era of innovative company development
and the recipient of awards for being
an excellent company

Development and Advancement through Innovation Scroll left or right to move. 2002 - 1987

Development and Advancement through Innovation
Business Contents M Year M Awards
Sold all shares set aside for privatization (through overseas depositary receipt issues and share repurchases) 10 2002    
Completed domestic selloff of shares previously held by state-run banks 6    
Established the KT&G Central Research Institute (by merging Korea Ginseng & Tobacco Research Institute) 3    
Issued foreign securities (GDR and EB) and listed shares on the Luxembourg Stock Exchange 10 2001    
    2000 11 Received the best company award in the Customer Satisfaction Award and CEO Award from KMA Consultants Inc.
    1999 12 Selected as the best company in corporate informationization by the Ministry of Information and Communication
Completed modernization of Gwangju plant 9    
Announced corporate mid- and long-term master plan 5    
Established and proclaimed a Customer Charter as part of its efforts to improve customer service 1    
Launched Korea Ginseng Corporation, a subsidiary, to spin off its red ginseng business 11 1998 11 Received the Presidential Award in the National Quality Management Competition
Became an official sponsor of the Korea Football Association and the national football team 10 1997    
Changed to a stock company on the commercial law according to the Commercial Law by the Act on the Improvement of Managerial Structure and Privatization of Public Enterprises 7 1993    
Changed the name from Korea Ginseng & Tobacco Research Center to Korea Ginseng & Tobacco Institute 4 1989    
Founded Korea Tobacco & Ginseng Corp. Opened the tobacco market 7 1988    
Founded the Korea Monopoly Corporation 4 1987    
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