Committee Composition
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John B. Adams Jr.
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John B. Adams Jr.
Director

John B. Adams, Jr., is President, Chief Executive Officer and a director of Bowman Companies, a private land development company. He has also served as a director of Fauquier Bankshares, Inc. since 2003, and became Chairman of its Board of Directors in 2010. He has served on Universal Corporation's Board of Directors since 2003 and is a member of the Audit, Executive, Finance, and Pension Investment Committees.

Member of the Audit Committee Member of the Executive Committee   Member of the Finance Committee Member of the Pension Investment Committee
Diana F. Cantor
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Diana F. Cantor
Director

Diana F. Cantor is a Partner of Alternative Investment Management, LLC, an independent privately-held investment management firm, a position she has held since 2010. Prior to that, she was the co-founder and Managing Director of Hudson James Group LLC from 2012 to 2014. She served as a Managing Director with New York Private Bank and Trust from 2008 to 2009, and as a Founder and Executive Director of the Virginia College Savings Plan from 1996 to 2007. She also serves on the Board of Directors of Domino's Pizza, Inc. and is Vice Chairman of the Virginia Retirement System. Mrs. Cantor previously served as a director of Media General, Inc. from 2005 to 2017, Revlon, Inc., from 2013 to 2015 and as a director of The Edelman Financial Group, Inc., from 2011 to 2012. Mrs. Cantor is Chairman of Universal Corporation's Finance Committee and a member of the Executive Compensation, Nominating and Corporate Governance and Pension Investment Committees. She has served as a director since 2012.

    Member of the Executive Compensation, Nominating and Corporate Governance Committee Chair of the Finance Committee Member of the Pension Investment Committee
Lennart R. Freeman
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Lennart R. Freeman
Director

Lennart R. Freeman retired as Executive Vice President of Swedish Match AB, a global tobacco products manufacturer, in 2011. He worked with Swedish Match for more than 30 years, serving as Executive Vice President for the six years prior to his retirement. He has served as a director for Universal Corporation since 2013 and is a member of the Audit Committee, the Executive Committee and the Compensation and Governance Committee.

Member of the Audit Committee Member of the Executive Committee Member of the Executive Compensation, Nominating and Corporate Governance Committee    
Thomas H. Johnson
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Thomas H. Johnson
Director

Thomas H. Johnson is a Managing Partner of the private investment firm THJ Investments, L.P., a position he has held since 2005. He has also served as Chief Executive Officer of Taffrail Group, LLC since 2008. He previously served as Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Chesapeake Corporation until 2005, and then as Vice Chairman until 2006. Mr. Johnson is a director of Coca Cola Enterprises, Inc., and Tumi Holdings, Inc. He also served as a director of Superior Essex, Inc. from 2005 to 2008, and Gen On Corporation and the predecessor company, Mirant Corporation, from 2006 until its merger with NRG Energy, Inc. in 2012. He has served as a director for Universal Corporation since 2001 and is a member of the Executive Committee and the Chairman of the Executive Compensation, Nominating and Governance Committee.

  Member of the Executive Committee Chair of the Executive Compensation, Nominating and Corporate Governance Committee    
Michael T. Lawton
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Michael T. Lawton
Director

Michael T. Lawton retired as Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Domino's Pizza, Inc. ("Domino's"), a global pizza restaurant chain and franchise pizza delivery company, in August 2015.  Mr. Lawton was Chief Financial Officer of Domino's since 2010, and Executive Vice President, Supply Chain Services since October 2014.  He also served as Interim Chief Information Officer from 2011 to 2012, and Executive Vice President of International from 2004 to 2011.  Prior to Domino's, Mr. Lawton held various financial and general management positions with Gerber Products Company, a subsidiary of Nestle.  Mr. Lawton is a Director of La-Z-Boy, Inc., a manufacturer, importer, distributor and retailer of upholstery furniture products (he is Chairman of its Audit Committee and a member of its Compensation Committee). Mr. Lawton was elected as a director for Universal Corporation in 2016. He is currently a member of the Audit and Pension Investment Committees.

Member of the Audit Committee       Member of the Pension Investment Committee
Eddie N. Moore Jr. L
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Eddie N. Moore Jr.
Lead Independent Director

Eddie N. Moore, Jr., is the President and Chief Executive Officer of Norfolk State University, a private, historically black liberal arts college. Prior to joining Norfolk State University in 2013, he was Interim President and then Chief Executive Officer and President of St. Paul's College from 2011 to 2012. He also served as President of Virginia State University through 2010, and then became President Emeritus, a position he continues to hold. He previously served as state treasurer for the Commonwealth of Virginia, heading the Department of the Treasury and serving on fifteen state boards and authorities. Mr. Moore is a director of Owens & Minor, Inc. He is Chairman of Universal Corporation's Audit Committee and a member of the Finance and Pension Investment Committees. He has served as a director since 2000.

Chair of the Audit Committee     Member of the Finance Committee Member of the Pension Investment Committee
Robert C. Sledd
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Robert C. Sledd
Director

Robert C. Sledd is Managing Partner of Pinnacle Ventures, LLC, a venture capital firm, and Sledd Properties, LLC, an investment company. He previously served as the Senior Economic Advisor to the former Governor of Virginia from 2010 to 2014, and served as Chairman of Performance Food Group Co. (PFG) from 1995 to 2008. He served as Chief Executive Officer of PFG from 1987 to 2001, and from 2004 to 2006. He also serves on the Board of Directors of Owens & Minor, Inc. Mr. Sledd is also a Director of Pool Corporation. He has served as a director for Universal Corporation since 2009, and is Chairman of Pension Investment Committee, as well as a member of the Audit and Finance Committees.

Member of the Audit Committee     Member of the Finance Committee Chair of the Pension Investment Committee
George C. Freeman III
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George C. Freeman III
Chairman, President, and Chief Executive Officer

George C. Freeman, III, Chairman, President, and Chief Executive Officer, joined Universal Leaf Tobacco Company in 1997. In 2007, the Board of Directors of Universal Corporation elected him to succeed Allen B. King as Chief Executive Officer of Universal Corporation as of April 1, 2008. Mr. Freeman was elected Chairman of the Board in 2008, President of Universal Corporation in 2006, Vice President in 2005, and General Counsel and Secretary in 2001. Prior to joining Universal, he served as a law clerk for the Honorable Richard S. Arnold, Circuit Judge, United States Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit; a law clerk for the Honorable Lewis F. Powell, Jr., Associate Justice, United States Supreme Court; and an associate with Hunton & Williams, an international law firm. He is a director of Tredegar Corporation.  He has served as a director for Universal Corporation since 2007 and is Chairman of the Executive Committee and a member of the Finance Committee.

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