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UNITED STATES
SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION
WASHINGTON, D.C. 20549
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FORM 8-K
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CURRENT REPORT
PURSUANT TO SECTION 13 OR 15(d) OF THE
SECURITIES EXCHANGE ACT OF 1934

Date of Report (Date of earliest event reported): June 18, 2019
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UNIVERSAL CORPORATION
(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)
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Virginia
 
001-00652
 
54-0414210
(State or other jurisdiction of incorporation)
 
(Commission File Number)
 
(IRS Employer Identification No.)
 
 
 
 
 
9201 Forest Hill Avenue, Richmond, Virginia
 
 
 
23235
(Address of principal executive offices)
 
 
 
(Zip Code)

Registrant’s telephone number, including area code
(804) 359-9311

Not applicable
(Former name or former address, if changed since last report)
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Indicate by check mark whether the registrant is an emerging growth company as defined in Rule 405 of the Securities Act of 1933 (§230.405 of this chapter) or Rule 12b-2 of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 (§240.12b-2 of this chapter).
Emerging growth company    ¨
If an emerging growth company, indicate by check mark if the registrant has elected not to use the extended transition period for complying with any new or revised financial accounting standards provided pursuant to Section 13(a) of the Exchange Act.             ¨






Item 8.01.    Other Events.

On June 21, 2019, the Company issued a press release announcing updated dates of the Company’s Annual Meeting of Shareholders and corresponding record date.  The press release is attached as Exhibit 99.1 and is incorporated into this Item 8.01.
Item 9.01.    Financial Statements and Exhibits.

(d) Exhibits

No.
 
Description
99.1
 

SIGNATURES
Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended, the Company has duly caused this report to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned hereunto duly authorized.
 
 
UNIVERSAL CORPORATION
 
 
(Registrant)
 
 
 
 
 
Date:
June 21, 2019
By:
/s/ Preston D. Wigner
 
 
 
 
Preston D. Wigner
 
 
 
 
Vice President, General Counsel, and Secretary


Exhibit Index
Exhibit
 
 
Number
 
Document
 
 
 
99.1
 
 
 
 



Exhibit


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P.O. Box 25099 ~ Richmond, VA 23260 ~ Phone: (804) 359-9311 ~ Fax (804) 254-3584
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P R E S S R E L E A S E
 
 
 
 
CONTACT:
Candace C. Formacek
RELEASE
4:16 p.m. ET
 
Phone: (804) 359-9311
 
 
 
Fax: (804) 254-3584
 
 
 
Email: investor@universalleaf.com
 
 


Universal Corporation Updates Record Date and Annual Meeting Date

Richmond, VA June 21, 2019 / PRNEWSWIRE
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    On June 18, 2019, the Board of Directors of Universal Corporation (NYSE:UVV) approved changes to its previously announced Annual Meeting of Shareholders date and corresponding record date for administrative purposes. The Board of Directors set the new date of the Annual Meeting of Shareholders as Wednesday, August 28, 2019. It will be held at 9:00 a.m. at the Company’s headquarters building. The Board of Directors set the new record date for the Annual Meeting of Shareholders as July 19, 2019.

Headquartered in 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, 2019, were $2.2 billion. For more information on Universal Corporation, visit its website at www.universalcorp.com.

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