RICHMOND, Va., Aug. 7, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- George C. Freeman, III, Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer of Universal Corporation (NYSE: UVV), announced today that the Company's Board of Directors declared a quarterly dividend of forty-nine cents ($0.49) per share on the common shares of the Company, payable November 12, 2012, to common shareholders of record at the close of business on October 09, 2012.
In addition, the Board of Directors declared a quarterly dividend of $16.875 per share on the Series B 6.75% Convertible Perpetual Preferred Stock ("Series B Preferred Stock"), payable September 15, 2012, to shareholders of record as of 5:00 p.m. Eastern Time on September 1, 2012.
Richmond, Virginia, Universal Corporation is the leading global leaf tobacco supplier and conducts business in more than 30 countries. Its revenues for the fiscal year ended
March 31, 2012, were
$2.4 billion. For more information on Universal Corporation, visit its web site at
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