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Altria Announces Cash Tender Offer For A Portion Of Its Long-Term Debt

For Notes validly tendered and not validly withdrawn prior to the Early Tender Deadline and accepted for purchase, the applicable total consideration per $1,000 principal amount of each series of Notes (for each series, the “Total Consideration”) will be a price determined as described in the Offer to Purchase intended to result in a yield to maturity (calculated in accordance with standard market practice) equal to the sum of (i) the yield to maturity for the applicable UST Reference Security specified in the table above, calculated based on the bid-side price of such UST Reference Security as of 11:00 a.m., New York City time, on August 20, 2012 (being the business day following the Early Tender Deadline), plus (ii) the applicable Fixed Spread specified in the table above. The Total Consideration includes the Early Tender Payment specified in the table above.

In addition, holders whose Notes are purchased in the tender offer will be paid accrued and unpaid interest on their purchased Notes from the applicable last interest payment date up to, but not including, the payment date for such purchased Notes.

The tender offer is subject to the satisfaction or waiver of certain conditions, as specified in the Offer to Purchase, including the issuance of the New Notes prior to the Expiration Date on terms and conditions satisfactory to Altria.

Note Issuance

Altria also commenced an underwritten public offering of New Notes under its effective shelf registration statement. Altria expects to use the net proceeds from the issuance of the New Notes to fund the purchase of the Notes accepted in the tender offer and for general corporate purposes.

Information Relating to the Tender Offer

Citigroup Global Markets Inc., J.P. Morgan Securities LLC and Morgan Stanley & Co. LLC are acting as the lead dealer managers for the tender offer. Investors with questions may contact Citigroup Global Markets Inc. at (800) 558-3745 (toll-free) or (212) 723-6106 (collect) and J.P. Morgan Securities LLC at (866) 834-4666 (toll-free) or (212) 834-2494 (collect). Global Bondholder Services Corporation is the Information Agent and Depositary and can be contacted at the following numbers: banks and brokers can call (212) 430-3774 (collect), and all others can call (866) 387-1500 (toll-free).

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