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|ALTRIA GROUP, INC. filed this Form 8-K on 02/01/2018|
Section 13. Order of Business. - At all meetings of the Board of Directors business may be transacted in such order as from time to time the Board of Directors may determine.
Section 14. Committees. - In addition to the executive committee authorized by Article III of these By-Laws, other committees, consisting of two or more directors, may be designated by the Board of Directors by a resolution adopted by the greater number of (a) a majority of all directors in office at the time the action is being taken or (b) the number of directors required to take action under Article II, Section 12 hereof. Any such committee, to the extent provided in the resolution of the Board of Directors designating the committee, shall have and may exercise the powers and authority of the Board of Directors in the management of the business and affairs of the Corporation, except as limited by law.
Section 15. Presiding Director. - The Board of Directors may, in its discretion, appoint a presiding director. The presiding director (if any) shall preside over executive sessions of the non-management directors or independent directors of the Board of Directors and, if the chairman of the Board of Directors is not present, meetings of the Board of Directors and shareholders. Other powers and responsibilities of the presiding director shall be established by the Board of Directors.
Section 1. How Constituted and Powers. - The Board of Directors, by resolution adopted pursuant to Article II, Section 14 hereof, may designate, in addition to the chairman of the Board of Directors, one or more directors to constitute an executive committee, who shall serve during the pleasure of the Board of Directors. The executive committee, to the extent provided in such resolution and permitted by law, shall have and may exercise all of the authority of the Board of Directors.
Section 2. Organization, Etc. - The Board of Directors shall elect the members and the chairman of the executive committee annually at its annual organizational meeting following the annual meeting of shareholders. The executive committee shall keep a record of its acts and proceedings and report the same from time to time to the Board of Directors.
Section 3. Meetings. - Meetings of the executive committee may be called by the chairman of the executive committee or by two members of the committee. Notice of each such meeting, which need not specify the business to be transacted thereat, shall be (a) mailed to each member of the committee, addressed to his or her residence or usual place of business, at least two days before the day on which the meeting is to be held, (b) given at least 24 hours before the time of the meeting by an electronic transmission, as previously consented to by the director to whom notice is given or (c) given personally or by telephone at least 24 hours before the time of the meeting.
Section 4. Quorum and Manner of Acting. - A majority of the executive committee shall constitute a quorum for transaction of business, and the act of a majority of those present at a meeting at which a quorum is present shall be the act of the executive committee. The members of the executive committee shall act only as a committee, and the individual members shall have no powers as such.
Section 5. Removal. - Any member of the executive committee may be removed, with or without cause, at any time, by the Board of Directors.
Section 6. Vacancies. - Any vacancy in the executive committee shall be filled by the Board of Directors.