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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...

May 20, 2014, 12:10 ET

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 Company's...

May 13, 2014, 14:53 ET

Universal Corporation Announces Conference Call

Universal Corporation (NYSE:UVV) will webcast its conference call on May 20, 2014, following the release of its results for fiscal year 2014...

Apr 16, 2014, 16:04 ET

Universal Corporation Announces New Business to Produce Innovative Food Ingredients

Universal Corporation (NYSE: UVV), the leading global leaf tobacco supplier, announced today that it has entered the fruit and vegetable food...

Feb 07, 2014, 10:53 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...

Feb 06, 2014, 16:01 ET

Universal Corporation Reports Improved Third Quarter Earnings

HIGHLIGHTS Third Quarter Diluted earnings per share of $1.36, up 9% Segment operating income of $75 million, up 18% Revenues up 13% to $768...

Jan 31, 2014, 10:30 ET

Universal Corporation Announces Conference Call

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

Dec 12, 2013, 07:30 ET
Vanderbilt University Medical Center logo.  (PRNewsFoto/Gary and Mary West Health Institute)

New Research Study on Automating Patient Care Outside Hospitals Announced by West Health Institute, Vanderbilt University Medical Center and West Corporation

 A five-year study to explore new technologies that automate patient care outside of hospitals and doctors' offices was announced today by the...

Nov 05, 2013, 16:01 ET

Universal Corporation Reports Six-Month Results

HIGHLIGHTS Six Months Diluted earnings per share of $2.95, up 18%. Segment operating income of $56 million, down 55%. Dividend increase announced...

Nov 05, 2013, 13:26 ET

Universal Corporation Announces Share Repurchase Program and 43rd Annual Dividend Increase

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

Oct 31, 2013, 16:00 ET

Universal Corporation Announces Expansion in Africa

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