|Altria Increases Quarterly Dividend by 7.3% to $0.44 per Common Share|
RICHMOND, Va.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Aug. 24, 2012--
The new annualized dividend rate is
Today's dividend increase reflects Altria's intention to return a large amount of cash to shareholders in the form of dividends and is consistent with Altria's dividend payout ratio target of approximately 80% of its adjusted diluted earnings per share.
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