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Altria Holds 2024 Annual Meeting of Shareholders; Declares Regular Quarterly Dividend of $0.98 Per Share


Altria Group, Inc. (Altria) (NYSE: MO) held our 2024 Annual Meeting of Shareholders (Annual Meeting) today. During the Annual Meeting, Billy Gifford, Altria’s Chief Executive Officer, provided brief remarks and addressed shareholder questions. A copy of the presentation and a replay of the webcast are available on www.altria.com.

Preliminary Voting Results

The preliminary voting results from our shareholders at the Annual Meeting were as follows:

  • elected to a one-year term each of the 10 nominees for our Board of Directors (Board) named in our 2024 Proxy Statement;
  • ratified the selection of PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP as our independent registered public accounting firm for 2024;
  • approved, on an advisory basis, the compensation of our named executive officers; and
  • did not approve two shareholder proposals.

Final voting results will be reported in a Current Report on Form 8-K filed with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission.

Regular Quarterly Dividend

Following the Annual Meeting, our Board declared a regular quarterly dividend of $0.98 per share, payable on July 10, 2024, to shareholders of record as of June 14, 2024. The ex-dividend date is June 14, 2024. Future dividend payments remain subject to the discretion of our Board.

Altria’s Profile

We have a leading portfolio of tobacco products for U.S. tobacco consumers age 21+. Our Vision is to responsibly lead the transition of adult smokers to a smoke-free future (Vision). We are Moving Beyond Smoking™, leading the way in moving adult smokers away from cigarettes by taking action to transition millions to potentially less harmful choices - believing it is a substantial opportunity for adult tobacco consumers, our businesses and society.

Our wholly owned subsidiaries include leading manufacturers of both combustible and smoke-free products. In combustibles, we own Philip Morris USA Inc. (PM USA), the most profitable U.S. cigarette manufacturer, and John Middleton Co. (Middleton), a leading U.S. cigar manufacturer. Our smoke-free portfolio includes ownership of U.S. Smokeless Tobacco Company LLC (USSTC), the leading global moist smokeless tobacco (MST) manufacturer, Helix Innovations LLC (Helix), a leading manufacturer of oral nicotine pouches, and NJOY, LLC (NJOY), currently the only e-vapor manufacturer to receive market authorizations from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for a pod-based e-vapor product.

Additionally, we have a majority-owned joint venture, Horizon Innovations LLC (Horizon), for the U.S. marketing and commercialization of heated tobacco stick products.

Our equity investments include Anheuser-Busch InBev SA/NV (ABI), the world’s largest brewer, and Cronos Group Inc. (Cronos), a leading Canadian cannabinoid company.

The brand portfolios of our operating companies include Marlboro®, Black & Mild®, Copenhagen®, Skoal®, on!® and NJOY®. Trademarks related to Altria referenced in this release are the property of Altria or our subsidiaries or are used with permission.

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