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): May 18, 2017
ALTRIA GROUP, INC.
(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)
(State or other jurisdiction
(Commission File Number)
6601 West Broad Street, Richmond, Virginia
(Address of principal executive offices)
Registrant’s telephone number, including area code: (804) 274-2200
(Former name or former address, if changed since last report.)
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Item 5.07. Submission of Matters to a Vote of Security Holders.
On May 18, 2017, Altria Group, Inc. (the “Company”) held its Annual Meeting of Shareholders (“Annual Meeting”). At the Annual Meeting, shareholders, among other actions, conducted an advisory vote on the frequency of future advisory votes on the compensation of the Company’s named executive officers. As reported in the Company’s Current Report on Form 8-K, filed on May 18, 2017, a majority of the votes cast on this proposal were cast in favor of holding such an advisory vote annually. After considering the outcome of this advisory vote, the Board of Directors of the Company, upon a recommendation of the Compensation Committee, determined at a meeting held on August 24, 2017, that future advisory votes on the compensation of the Company’s named executive officers will occur annually.
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.
/s/ W. HILDEBRANDT SURGNER, JR.
W. Hildebrandt Surgner, Jr.
Corporate Secretary and
Senior Assistant General Counsel
DATE: August 24, 2017