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  • yourdeadmeat69 yourdeadmeat69 Jul 20, 2009 5:40 AM Flag

    Is the UST 5% dividend additive to 7.5%?

    UST Dividend is either additive because of efficiencies derived from combining the two companies, layoffs, and consolidations at the top, or, it is an anchor of 5% dividends being averaged with the 7.8 recieved from MO alone.

    I believe the company has not changed much from cementing the two together--where are the buyouts, the board decreases, the number of high paid vampires at the helm being reduced so some of that money can reach shareholders?

    With govt taxation the vampire at the neck of tobacco, this is one business that will never go out of business, the govt needs the revenue in case you haven't noticed all that funny money being printed....this is one victim the govt dare not bleed dry--look what happened when they took away the financial responsibility to own a home?

    The company's future is assured, the additive UST acquisition is not necessarily a money maker for us--just a good hedge getting into chew.

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