Altria Group Inc.

04/08/2021 | Press release | Distributed by Public on 04/08/2021 07:50

2021 Proxy Statement, 2020 Annual Report & 2021 Annual Meeting of Shareholders

To attend the meeting:

You are entitled to participate in the virtual meeting if you were a shareholder of record as of the close of business on March 29, 2021 or if you hold a valid proxy for the Annual Meeting. If you are not a shareholder or do not have a 16-digit control number, you may access the meeting as a guest, but you will not be able to submit questions or vote during the meeting.

To attend the virtual meeting as a shareholder or guest, please visit The meeting will start at 9:00 a.m. (Eastern Time). We encourage you to access the meeting prior to the start time to familiarize yourself with the virtual meeting platform and ensure you can hear the streaming audio. Online access will be available starting at 8:30 a.m. (Eastern Time).

Should you encounter any technical difficulties during the check-in or the meeting, please call the support number that will be posted on the virtual meeting login page.

Where can shareholders find their 16-digit control number:

The 16-digit control number is located on either the proxy card, Notice of Internet Availability of Proxy Materials, voting instruction form or e-delivery notification that shareholders received in connection with their annual meeting materials.

How to submit a question during the meeting:

We welcome questions from shareholders. You must have a 16-digit control number to submit a question during the Annual Meeting. If you are interested in asking a question, you may do so by selecting 'Q&A' on the virtual meeting platform screen, typing your question into the 'Submit a question' field and clicking submit. Questions may be submitted beginning at 8:30 a.m. on the day of the Annual Meeting. The Question and Answer Session will be limited to 30 minutes and will be guided by the following:

  • The Company does not intend to answer questions that:
    1. a. do not relate directly to the business of the Company;
    2. b. contain derogatory references to individuals or that are otherwise disrespectful or profane;
    3. c. relate to a personal grievance; or
    4. d. are matters of individual concern that are not matters of interest to shareholders generally.
  • Questions will be answered in the order in which they are received.
  • We will try to answer all questions during the 30-minute period; however, if multiple questions are submitted on the same topic, in the interest of time we will summarize those questions and respond collectively.
  • If a question violates these rules, it will not be answered.

In the event we reach the time limit and questions relevant to the meeting and otherwise consistent with the Rules of Conduct remain unanswered, we plan to respond to those questions (if appropriate) by contacting the shareholder directly using the contact information provided during the login process.

How to vote your shares during the meeting:

Only shareholders as of the close of business on March 29, 2021, the record date for the Annual Meeting, or their duly authorized proxies are entitled to vote during the Annual Meeting.

You must have a valid 16-digit control number to vote during the Annual Meeting. To vote your shares during the meeting, select 'Voting' on the virtual meeting platform screen and follow the directions provided.

If you voted prior to the meeting, there is no need to vote those shares unless you wish to change your vote.

Shareholders may vote until the polls close.

For further information, please refer to the Rules of Conduct for the meeting that will also be posted on the virtual meeting platform on the morning of the meeting. Please also refer to the 'Questions and Answers about the 2021 Annual Meeting and Voting' section of our 2021 Proxy Statement beginning on page 80.