Item 5.02. Departure of Directors or Certain Officers; Election of Directors;
Appointment of Certain Officers; Compensatory Arrangements of
On February 20, 2018, Gerald L. Baliles, a director of Altria Group, Inc. (the
"Company") since 2008, notified the Company of his decision to retire from
service on its Board of Directors following the completion of his current term.
Consequently, Governor Baliles will not stand for re-election to the Board of
Directors at the 2018 Annual Meeting of Shareholders, which is to be held on May
Item 7.01. Regulation FD Disclosure.
In connection with Governor Baliles's decision to retire, the Company issued a
press release on February 21, 2018, a copy of which is attached as Exhibit 99.1
and incorporated by reference in this Current Report on Form 8-K.
As the Company previously announced, its Chairman, Chief Executive Officer and
President, Marty Barrington, and other members of the Company's senior
management gave a live presentation today, February 21, 2018, at the Consumer
Analyst Group of New York ("CAGNY") conference in Boca Raton, Florida. In
connection with the presentation, the Company is furnishing the following
documents attached as exhibits to and incorporated by reference in this Current
Report on Form 8-K: the text of the remarks, attached as Exhibit 99.2, and the
press release addressing aspects of the presentation, attached as Exhibit 99.3.
In accordance with General Instruction B.2 of Form 8-K, the information in this
Current Report on Form 8-K, including the exhibits, shall not be deemed "filed"
for the purposes of Section 18 of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as
amended, or otherwise subject to the liabilities of that section. The
information in this Current Report on Form 8-K shall not be incorporated by
reference into any filing or other document pursuant to the Securities Act of
1933, as amended, except as shall be expressly set forth by specific reference
in such filing or document.
Item 9.01. Financial Statements and Exhibits.
99.1 Altria Group, Inc. Press Release, dated February 21, 2018 (furnished
under Item 7.01)
99.2 Remarks by Marty Barrington, Chairman, Chief Executive Officer and
President, Altria Group, Inc., and other members of Altria Group, Inc.'s
senior management, dated February 21, 2018 (furnished under Item 7.01)
99.3 Altria Group, Inc. Press Release, dated February 21, 2018 (furnished
under Item 7.01)
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