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May 19, 2015, 16:02 ET
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Universal Corporation Reports Annual Results and Improved Fourth Quarter Earnings

HIGHLIGHTS Fiscal Year 2015 Diluted earnings per share of $4.06 Segment operating income of $167 million, down $8 million Improved margins on...

May 19, 2015, 13:10 ET
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Universal Corporation Announces Quarterly Dividends and Sets Annual Meeting Date

 George C. Freeman, III, Chairman, President, and Chief Executive Officer of Universal Corporation (NYSE: UVV), announced today that the...

May 12, 2015, 13:47 ET
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Universal Corporation Announces Conference Call

Universal Corporation (NYSE:UVV) will webcast its conference call on May 19, 2015, following the release of its results for fiscal year 2015 after...

May 06, 2015, 09:20 ET

Universal Alloy Corporation Issues Statement in Response to Baseless Lawsuit

Universal Alloy Corporation (UAC) today issued the following statement in response to a lawsuit filed in a Georgia federal court by Alcoa,...

Mar 25, 2015, 08:39 ET

Universal Corporation Names Hentschke To Succeed Brewer As Chief Operating Officer

George C. Freeman, III, Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer of Universal Corporation (NYSE: UVV) ("Universal" or the "Company"),...

Mar 02, 2015, 09:00 ET

Universal Corporation Announces Agreement with Philip Morris International Inc. to Supply Mexican Tobaccos

George C. Freeman, III, Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer of Universal Corporation (NYSE: UVV) ("Universal"), announced today that...

Feb 03, 2015, 16:02 ET

Universal Corporation Reports Improved Third Quarter Results

HIGHLIGHTS Third Quarter Diluted earnings per share of $1.87, up 38% Segment operating income of $94 million, up 25% Revenues down 1% to $758...

Feb 03, 2015, 12:07 ET

Universal Corporation Announces Quarterly Dividends

 George C. Freeman, III, Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer of Universal Corporation (NYSE:UVV), announced today that the...

Jan 19, 2015, 17:00 ET

Universal Corporation Announces Conference Call

Universal Corporation (NYSE: UVV) will webcast its conference call on February 3, 2015, following the release of its results for the third quarter...

Jan 06, 2015, 17:49 ET

Universal Corporation Completes New Credit Facility Agreement

Universal Corporation (NYSE: UVV) disclosed in a filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission on December 31, 2014, that the Company has...

Nov 06, 2014, 16:01 ET

Universal Corporation Reports Six-Month Results

HIGHLIGHTS Six Months Diluted earnings per share of $0.35. Revenues down 32%, to $736 million due to later market timing. Dividend increase...

Nov 06, 2014, 12:56 ET

Universal Corporation Announces 44th Annual Increase in Dividends

 George C. Freeman, III, Chairman, President, and Chief Executive Officer of Universal Corporation (NYSE: UVV), announced today that the...

Nov 05, 2014, 09:15 ET

Universal Corporation Announces Agreement with Philip Morris International Inc. to Supply U.S. Tobaccos

George C. Freeman, III, Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer of Universal Corporation (NYSE:UVV) ("Universal"), announced today that the...

Oct 27, 2014, 17:15 ET

Universal Corporation Announces Conference Call

Universal Corporation (NYSE:UVV) will webcast its conference call on November 6, 2014, following the release of its results for the second quarter...

Sep 18, 2014, 17:29 ET

Universal Corporation Announcement

Universal Corporation (NYSE: UVV) today released the following statement:   "We note the recent activity in the Company's common stock...

Aug 07, 2014, 16:01 ET

Universal Corporation Reports First Quarter Results

HIGHLIGHTS Revenues down 37%, to $271.5 million due to later timing of customer shipments Fiscal year volumes expected to be comparable to prior...

Aug 05, 2014, 15:37 ET

Universal Corporation Announces Quarterly Dividends

George C. Freeman, III, Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer of Universal Corporation (NYSE: UVV), announced today that the Company's...

Jul 24, 2014, 10:18 ET

Universal Corporation Announces Conference Call

Universal Corporation (NYSE: UVV) will webcast its conference call on August 7, 2014, following the release of its results for the first quarter of...

Jul 15, 2014, 16:08 ET

Universal Potash ceases operations.

 Universal Potash Corporation (the "Company") (PINKSHEETS: UPCO) announces that the Board of Directors has authorized the cessation of all...

May 20, 2014, 16:01 ET

Universal Corporation Reports Annual Results

HIGHLIGHTS Fiscal Year 2014 Diluted earnings per share of $5.25, up 13% Segment operating income of $175 million Revenues up $80 million to $2.5...