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|IMPORTANT ANNUAL MEETING INFORMATION|
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Shareholder Meeting Notice
Important Notice Regarding the Availability of Proxy Materials for the
Altria Group, Inc. 2019 Annual Meeting of Shareholders to be Held on May 16, 2019
This communication presents only an overview of the more complete proxy materials that are available to you on the Internet. We encourage you to access and review all of the important information contained in the proxy materials before voting.
The Proxy Statement and Annual Report on Form 10-K for the fiscal year ended December 31, 2018 are available at:
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Shareholder Meeting Notice
The Altria Group, Inc. 2019 Annual Meeting of Shareholders will be held on Thursday, May 16, 2019 at the Greater Richmond Convention Center, 403 North 3rd Street, Richmond, Virginia, at 9:00 a.m., Eastern Time.
Proposals to be voted on at the meeting are listed below along with the Board of Directors’ recommendations.
|The Board of Directors recommends that you vote FOR the following proposals:|
|1.||Election of Directors:||01 - John T. Casteen III||07 - George Muñoz|
|02 - Dinyar S. Devitre||08 - Mark E. Newman|
|03 - Thomas F. Farrell II||09 - Nabil Y. Sakkab|
|04 - Debra J. Kelly-Ennis||10 - Virginia E. Shanks|
|05 - W. Leo Kiely III||11 - Howard A. Willard III|
|06 - Kathryn B. McQuade|
Ratification of the Selection of Independent Registered Public Accounting Firm
Non-Binding Advisory Vote to Approve the Compensation of Altria’s Named Executive Officers
The Board of Directors recommends that you vote AGAINST the following proposals:
Shareholder Proposal - Reducing and Disclosing Nicotine Levels in Cigarette Brands
Shareholder Proposal - Disclosure of Lobbying Policies and Practices
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|Admission and Directions to the Altria Group, Inc. 2019 Annual Meeting of Shareholders|
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