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Universal Corporation (UVV)

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Universal Corporation

9201 Forest Hill Avenue
Richmond, VA 23235
United States
804 359 9311

Sector(s)Consumer Defensive
Full Time Employees24,000

Key Executives

NameTitlePayExercisedYear Born
Mr. George C. Freeman IIIChairman, Pres & CEO1.65MN/A1963
Mr. Johan C. KronerSr. VP & CFO709.36kN/A1968
Mr. Airton L. HentschkeCOO & Sr. VP973.82kN/A1970
Mr. Preston Douglas WignerVP, Gen. Counsel & Sec.635.95kN/A1969
Mr. Theodore G. BroomeExec. VP & Sales Director of Universal Leaf Tobacco Company Inc627.75kN/A1954
Harvard B. SmithVP & Chief Compliance OfficerN/AN/AN/A
Ms. Candace C. FormacekVP & TreasurerN/AN/A1960
Mr. Scott J. BleicherVP & ControllerN/AN/A1977
Mr. James A. HuffmanSr. VP of Information & Planning - Universal Leaf Tobacco Company, IncN/AN/A1962
Ms. Catherine H. ClaiborneVP & Assistant Sec.N/AN/A1962
Amounts are as of December 31, 2020 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 supplies leaf tobacco products worldwide. The company operates through North America, South America, Africa, Europe, Asia, Dark Air-Cured, Oriental, and Special Services segments. It is involved in procuring, financing, processing, packing, storing, and shipping leaf tobacco for sale to manufacturers of consumer tobacco products. The company contracts, purchases, processes, and sells flue-cured, burley, and oriental tobaccos that are primarily used in the manufacture of cigarettes; and dark air-cured tobaccos principally used in the manufacture of cigars, natural wrapped cigars and cigarillos, smokeless, and pipe tobacco products. It also provides value-added services, including blending, chemical, and physical testing of tobacco; service cutting for various manufacturers; manufacturing reconstituted leaf tobacco; just-in-time inventory management services; electronic nicotine delivery systems; e-liquid testing services; and smoke testing services for customers. In addition, the company offers testing services for crop protection agents and tobacco constituents in seed, leaf, and finished products, including e-cigarette liquids and vapors; and analytical services that include chemical compound testing in finished tobacco products and mainstream smoke, as well as engages in the research and development growth trials with various partners for non-tobacco agriproducts production, such as vanilla. Further, it produces and sells dehydrated and juiced fruit and vegetable products, as well as provides water pipe style leaf tobacco; and recycles waste materials from tobacco production. The company was founded in 1886 and is headquartered in Richmond, Virginia.

Corporate Governance

Universal Corporation’s ISS Governance QualityScore as of November 1, 2019 is 6. The pillar scores are Audit: 2; Board: 5; Shareholder Rights: 9; 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.