Who is Universal Corporation's transfer agent?

Broadridge Corporate Issuer Solutions is Universal's transfer agent, registrar, dividend disbursing agent, and dividend reinvestment plan agent. Broadridge maintains our shareholder records, and representatives of Broadridge can answer questions about your shareholder account. They can be reached as follows:

Mailing Address:
Broadridge Corporate Issuer Solutions
P.O. Box 1342
Brentwood, NY 11717


Toll-Free: 1.866.804.4445
Outside the U.S.: 720.414.6862

Client Portal:

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Can I access my shareholder account information on the internet?

Yes, you may go to http://www.shareholder.broadridge.com/uvv/ to access information such as your account balance, dividend information, and reinvestment transaction details. You can also change your account mailing address, request replacement of lost dividend checks, print replacement 1099s, and much more. Before you sign-up, please have the following information available: social security number, account number (located on your statement, dividend check stub or welcome letters), company name (Universal), and your e-mail address.

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Does Universal offer dividend reinvestment?

Yes. Universal offers a dividend reinvestment plan. All holders of record of shares of Universal common stock are eligible to participate in Universal's Dividend Reinvestment Plan ("DRIP"). The DRIP allows you to reinvest your dividends from all or a designated portion of your common stock holdings. You also may make additional cash investments in the DRIP from a minimum of $10 to a maximum of $1,000 each month. THERE IS NO COST TO YOU. Universal is paying all brokerage fees, commissions, and administrative charges incurred under the Plan as an additional shareholder service. To learn more about Universal's Dividend Reinvestment Plan, please click here.

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Where is Universal Corporation's common stock traded?

Universal Corporation's common stock is traded on the New York Stock Exchange under the ticker UVV. Universal Corporation's CUSIP number is 913456 10 9.

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When is Universal Corporation's fiscal year end?

The Company's fiscal year ends on March 31. The Company changed its fiscal year end from June 30 to March 31 beginning with the fiscal year ending March 31, 2004.

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When are dividends on common stock paid?

Dividend declarations are subject to the approval of the Company's Board of Directors. Dividends on common stock have traditionally been paid quarterly in February, May, August, and November to shareholders of record on the second Monday of the previous month.

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What is Universal Corporation's stock split history?

Record Stock Split
Date Ratio
12/11/47 4 for 1
10/18/60 2for 1
10/19/65 2 for 1
10/21/75 2 for 1
03/03/78 4 for 1
03/01/84 2 for 1
12/16/91 2 for 1

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Can I have my dividends directly deposited?

Yes. Shareholders may have dividends electronically deposited directly into their checking or savings account. Contact our transfer agent, Broadridge at 1.866.804.4445 or http://www.shareholder.broadridge.com/uvv/.

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How can I replace a lost, stolen, or destroyed Universal Corporation stock certificate?

If your Universal Corporation stock certificate(s) are lost, stolen, or destroyed, contact our transfer agent, Broadridge immediately to initiate replacement procedures. Broadridge can be reached at  1.866.804.4445 or www.shareholder.broadridge.com/uvv/.

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Did Universal Corporation shares ever trade under another name?

Yes. Prior to the formation of the holding company, Universal Corporation, on December 31, 1987, the company issued shares under the name Universal Leaf Tobacco Company.

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What are the details of the Lawyers Title spin-off?

Universal shareholders of record as of the close of business on October 1, 1991, received one share of Lawyers Title Corporation stock for every four shares of Universal stock owned. To determine the cost basis for your Universal and Lawyers Title shares allocate the cost basis of the Universal Corporation common stock held at the time of the distribution 95.343 percent to Universal shares and 4.657 percent to Lawyers Title shares.

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