The agreement is subject to the approval of the arbitration panel in the NPM adjustment arbitration that is currently underway. In addition, states that have not joined in the agreement (non-signatory states) have raised objections with the arbitration panel and a number of non-signatory states have indicated that they may attempt to take action in state court to prevent the agreement from proceeding or to seek other relief with respect to the agreement. No assurance can be given that the arbitration panel will issue the order necessary for the agreement to proceed or that the objections or any other such actions by non-signatory states will be resolved in a manner favorable to PM USA. If the agreement proceeds, PM USA expects to record a corresponding increase in its reported pre-tax earnings. A more detailed description of the agreement is included in Altria's Current Report on Form 8-K filed December 18, 2012.2013 Full-Year Guidance
Altria Reports 2012 Fourth-Quarter And Full-Year Results; Delivers 2012 Full-Year Adjusted EPS Growth Of 7.8%
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