SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION
Washington, D.C. 20549
Pursuant to Section 13 or 15(d)
of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934
Date of Report (Date of earliest event reported): December 7, 2018
ALTRIA GROUP, INC.
(Exact Name of Registrant as Specified in its Charter)
|(State or other jurisdiction
6601 West Broad Street
Richmond, Virginia 23230
(Address of principal executive offices)
(Registrants telephone number, including area code)
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|Item 7.01.|| |
Regulation FD Disclosure.
On December 7, 2018, Altria Group, Inc. (Altria or the Company) issued a press release, a copy of which is attached as Exhibit 99.1 and incorporated by reference in this Current Report on Form 8-K, announcing that Altria will make an investment in Cronos Group Inc.
In accordance with General Instruction B.2 of Form 8-K, the information in this Current Report on Form 8-K, including Exhibit 99.1, 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 December 7, 2018 (furnished under Item 7.01)|
Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, the registrant has duly caused this report to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned hereunto duly authorized.
|ALTRIA GROUP, INC.|
|Date: December 7, 2018||By:|| |
/s/ W. HILDEBRANDT SURGNER, JR.
|Name:||W. Hildebrandt Surgner, Jr.|
|Title:||Vice President, Corporate Secretary and|
|Associate General Counsel|