Universal Corporation
UNIVERSAL CORP /VA/ (Form: 8-K, Received: 03/14/2017 16:31:57)



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): March 14, 2017
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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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Item 5.02. Departure of Directors or Certain Officers; Election of Directors; Appointment of Certain Officers; Compensatory Arrangements of Certain Officers.
On March 14, 2017, Universal Corporation (the “Company”) announced that David C. Moore, Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of the Company, recently returned to the Company from a temporary medical leave of absence and has resumed his management duties and responsibilities as the Company's principal financial officer, effective March 14, 2017.

Item 8.01. Other Events
On March 14, 2017, the Company issued a press release announcing that its Chief Financial Officer returned to the Company from a temporary medical leave of absence.  The press release is attached as Exhibit 99.1 and is incorporated by reference into this Item 8.01.

Item 9.01. Financial Statements and Exhibits.

(d)
Exhibits
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
No.
 
Description
 
 
 
 
 
99.1
 
Press release dated March 14, 2017, Announcing Universal Corporation Chief Financial Officer returned from a temporary medical leave of absence.





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:
March 14, 2017
By:
/s/ Preston D. Wigner
 
 
 
 
Preston D. Wigner
 
 
 
 
Vice President, General Counsel, and Secretary




Exhibit Index
Exhibit
 
 
Number
 
Document
 
 
 
99.1
 
Press release dated March 14, 2017, Announcing Universal Corporation Chief Financial Officer returned from a temporary medical leave of absence.





Exhibit 99.1
UNIVERSALCORPBLUEA02.JPG
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:
4:15 p.m. ET
 
Phone: (804) 359-9311
 
 
 
Fax: (804) 254-3584
 
 
 
Email: investor@universalleaf.com
 
 

Universal Corporation CFO Returns from Temporary Medical Leave of Absence
Richmond, VA March 14, 2017 / PRNEWSWIRE

Universal Corporation (NYSE:UVV), (the “Company”), announced today that Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer David C. Moore recently returned from a temporary medical leave of absence. Effective immediately, Mr. Moore will resume his management duties and responsibilities as the Company’s principal financial officer.

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, 2016, were $2.1 billion. For more information on Universal Corporation, visit its website at www.universalcorp.com.
      

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