Leading Italian fashion firm Marzotto has signed a deal to distribute apparel collections for the Marlboro Classics brand in Spain.

Under a licensing agreement with International Trademarks Inc - a division of tobacco giant Philip Morris International Inc - Marzotto will be responsible for the distribution of all Marlboro Classics apparel, footwear and accessories in Spain.

Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed by Marzotto said in a statement it expects turnover from its Spanish business to be worth $18.4 million by 2006.