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Universal Corporation

9201 Forest Hill Avenue
Richmond, VA 23235
United States

SectorConsumer Goods
IndustryTobacco Products, Other
Full Time Employees24,000

Key Executives

Mr. George C. Freeman IIIChairman, Chief Exec. Officer and Pres1.8M1.96M54
Mr. David C. MooreChief Financial Officer and Sr. VP864.38k768.69k61
Mr. Airton L. HentschkeChief Operating Officer and Sr. VP1.09M185.94k47
Mr. Preston D. WignerVP, Gen. Counsel and Sec.639.02k428.46k48
Mr. Theodore G. BroomeExec. VP of Universal Leaf Tobacco Company INC and Sales Director of Universal Leaf Tobacco Company INC679.22k395.98k63
Amounts are as of December 31, 2016 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. Currency in USD.


Universal Corporation engages in leaf tobacco business worldwide. It is involved 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 processes and sells flue-cured and burley tobaccos, and oriental tobaccos that are primarily used in the manufacture of cigarettes; and dark air-cured tobaccos principally used in the manufacture of cigars, pipe tobacco, and smokeless tobacco products. It also provides 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, electronic nicotine delivery system, e-liquid testing, and smoke testing for customers. Further, it produces and sells dehydrated and juiced fruit and vegetable products. The company was founded in 1886 and is headquartered in Richmond, Virginia.

Corporate Governance

Universal Corporation’s ISS Governance QualityScore as of June 2, 2017 is 6. The pillar scores are Audit: 2; Board: 3; Shareholder Rights: 10; Compensation: 3.

Corporate governance scores courtesy of Institutional Shareholder Services (ISS). Scores indicate decile rank relative to index or region. A decile score of 1 indicates lower governance risk, while a 10 indicates higher governance risk.