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Universal Corporation (UVV)

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Universal Corporation
9201 Forest Hill Avenue
Richmond, VA 23235
United States - Map
Phone: 804-359-9311

Index Membership:N/A
Sector:Consumer Goods
Industry:Tobacco Products, Other
Full Time Employees:26,000

Business Summary 

Universal Corporation operates as a leaf tobacco merchant and processor worldwide. It is engaged in procuring, financing, processing, packing, storing, and shipping leaf tobacco for sale to, or for the account of, manufacturers of consumer tobacco products. The company contracts, purchases, processes, and sells flue-cured and burley tobaccos, as well as dark air-cured and oriental tobaccos that are used in the manufacture of cigarettes; and dark air-cured tobaccos for the manufacture of cigars, pipe tobacco, and smokeless tobacco products. It also provides various value-added services, such as blending, chemical and physical testing of tobacco, service cutting for various manufacturers, manufacturing reconstituted leaf tobacco, just-in-time inventory management, e-cigarette and e-liquid testing, and smoke testing for customers. In addition, the company supplies liquid nicotine to the e-cigarette industry; and produces dehydrated and juiced fruit and vegetable products. The company was founded in 1888 and is headquartered in Richmond, Virginia.

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Corporate Governance 
Universal Corporation’s ISS Governance QuickScore as of Oct 1, 2014 is 5. The pillar scores are Audit: 5; Board: 2; Shareholder Rights: 9; Compensation: 3.
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Key Executives 
Mr. George C. Freeman III, 51
Chairman, Chief Exec. Officer, Pres, Chairman of Exec. Committee and Member of Fin. Committee
Mr. David C. Moore , 58
Chief Financial Officer and Sr. VP
Mr. W. Keith Brewer , 55
Chief Operating Officer and Exec. VP
Mr. Preston D. Wigner , 45
VP, Gen. Counsel and Sec.
Mr. Theodore G. Broome , 60
Exec. VP of Universal Leaf Tobacco Company Inc and Sales Director of Universal Leaf Tobacco Company Inc
Amounts are as of Dec 31, 2014 and compensation values are for the last fiscal year ending on that date. Pay is salary, bonuses, etc.Exercised is the value of options exercised during the fiscal year.
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