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Vector Group Mourns the Passing of Board Member Jeffrey S. Podell

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Vector Group Ltd. (NYSE:VGR) today announced that Jeffrey Podell, a
long-serving member of the company's board of directors, has passed away.

"We are deeply saddened by Jeff's passing and extend our sincere
condolences to his family and friends," said Howard M. Lorber, President
and Chief Executive Office of Vector Group. "Jeff's expertise was valued
immensely by the board, and his contributions to the company will be
felt for many years to come."

Mr. Podell, a private investor, served as a director of the company
since November 1993. He was a member of the New York State Bar
Association from 1965 until March 2010.

Vector Group is a holding company that indirectly owns Liggett Group LLC
and Vector Tobacco Inc. and directly owns New Valley LLC, which owns a
controlling interest in Douglas Elliman Realty, LLC. Additional
information concerning the company is available on the Company's
website, www.VectorGroupLtd.com.

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