Universal Corporation (NYSE: UVV), headquartered in Richmond, Virginia, is the leading global leaf tobacco supplier. In addition, the Company is involved in other agribusiness ventures. Tobacco has been its principal focus since its founding in 1918. The largest portion of the Company’s business involves procuring and processing flue-cured and burley tobacco for manufacturers of consumer tobacco products. Universal conducts its business in more than 30 countries on five continents and employs more than 20,000 permanent and seasonal workers.
Common Stock Dividend History By Fiscal Year
Dividend declarations are subject to approval by the company's Board of Directors, and there can be no assurance that dividends will continue to increase in the future. Dividends are usually paid quarterly in the months of February, May, August and November to shareholders of record on the second Monday of the previous month.* Dividend increase occured in May with new Capital Allocation Strategy
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