Altria Holds 2023 Annual Meeting of Shareholders; Declares Regular Quarterly Dividend of $0.94 Per Share

RICHMOND, Va. ~ Today, Altria Group, Inc. (Altria) (NYSE:MO) held its 2023 Annual Meeting of Shareholders (Annual Meeting). During the Annual Meeting, Billy Gifford, Altria's Chief Executive Officer, provided brief remarks and addressed shareholder questions.

Preliminary voting results from shareholders at the Annual Meeting showed that all 12 nominees for the Board of Directors were elected to a one-year term each. Additionally, PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP was ratified as the independent registered public accounting firm for 2023 and shareholders approved, on an advisory basis, the compensation of named executive officers (NEOs). Furthermore, shareholders approved that future advisory votes on NEO compensation should be held annually. Two shareholder proposals were not approved. Final voting results will be reported in a Current Report on Form 8-K filed with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission.

Following the Annual Meeting, Altria's Board declared a regular quarterly dividend of $0.94 per share payable on July 10th 2023 to shareholders of record as of June 15th 2023 with an ex-dividend date of June 14th 2023. Future dividend payments remain subject to the discretion of Altria's Board.

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Altria has a leading portfolio of tobacco products for U.S. tobacco consumers age 21+. Their Vision is to responsibly lead the transition of adult smokers to a smoke-free future (Vision). They are Moving Beyond Smoking™ by taking action to transition millions to potentially less harmful choices - believing it is a substantial opportunity for adult tobacco consumers, their businesses and society. Their wholly owned subsidiaries include leading manufacturers of both combustible and smoke-free products such as Philip Morris USA Inc., John Middleton Co., U.S Smokeless Tobacco Company LLC and Helix Innovations LLC among others; they also have majority-owned joint venture Horizon Innovations LLC for heated tobacco stick products and exclusive U.S commercialization rights to IQOS Tobacco Heating System® and Marlboro HeatSticks® through April 2024; their equity investments include Anheuser-Busch InBev SA/NV and Cronos Group Inc.. The brand portfolios of their tobacco operating companies include Marlboro®, Black & Mild®, Copenhagen®, Skoal® and on!® .

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