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 19, 2022
(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)
Virginia    1-08940    13-3260245
(State or other jurisdiction
of incorporation)
   (Commission File Number)    (I.R.S. Employer
Identification No.)
6601 West Broad Street, Richmond, Virginia 23230
(Address of principal executive offices)         (Zip Code)
Registrant’s telephone number, including area code: (804) 274-2200
(Former name or former address, if changed since last report.)
Check the appropriate box below if the Form 8-K filing is intended to simultaneously satisfy the filing obligation of the registrant under any of the following provisions: 
Written communications pursuant to Rule 425 under the Securities Act (17 CFR 230.425)
Soliciting material pursuant to Rule 14a-12 under the Exchange Act (17 CFR 240.14a-12)
Pre-commencement communications pursuant to Rule 14d-2(b) under the Exchange Act (17 CFR 240.14d-2(b))
Pre-commencement communications pursuant to Rule 13e-4(c) under the Exchange Act (17 CFR 240.13e-4(c))
Securities registered pursuant to Section 12(b) of the Act:
               Title of each class               
Trading Symbols Name of each exchange on which registered
Common Stock, $0.33 1/3 par value
MO New York Stock Exchange
1.000% Notes due 2023
MO23A New York Stock Exchange
1.700% Notes due 2025
MO25 New York Stock Exchange
2.200% Notes due 2027
MO27 New York Stock Exchange
3.125% Notes due 2031
MO31 New York Stock Exchange
Indicate by check mark whether the registrant is an emerging growth company as defined in Rule 405 of the Securities Act of 1933 (§230.405 of this chapter) or Rule 12b-2 of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 (§240.12b-2 of this chapter).
Emerging growth company
If an emerging growth company, indicate by check mark if the registrant has elected not to use the extended transition period for complying with any new or revised financial accounting standards provided pursuant to Section 13(a) of the Exchange Act. o

Item 5.07.    Submission of Matters to a Vote of Security Holders.

On May 19, 2022, Altria Group, Inc. (“Altria”) held its 2022 Annual Meeting of Shareholders (the “Annual Meeting”). There were 1,490,464,934 shares of Altria’s common stock represented in person or by proxy at the Annual Meeting, constituting 82.22% of outstanding shares on March 28, 2022, the record date for the Annual Meeting. The matters voted upon at the Annual Meeting and the final voting results are set forth below:

Proposal 1:    Election of 12 Directors.
Name For Against Abstain Broker Non-Vote
Ian L.T. Clarke 1,153,000,873 8,082,787 4,245,080 325,136,194
Marjorie M. Connelly 1,153,474,741 8,005,068 3,848,931 325,136,194
R. Matt Davis 1,154,312,977 6,752,566 4,263,197 325,136,194
William F. Gifford, Jr. 1,151,048,076 10,307,708 3,972,956 325,136,194
Debra J. Kelly-Ennis 1,153,432,095 8,202,948 3,693,697 325,136,194
W. Leo Kiely III 1,128,850,017 32,136,684 4,342,039 325,136,194
Kathryn B. McQuade 1,145,010,694 16,477,595 3,840,451 325,136,194
George Muñoz 1,116,398,944 44,840,096 4,089,700 325,136,194
Nabil Y. Sakkab 1,140,391,955 20,609,138 4,327,647 325,136,194
Virginia E. Shanks 1,148,731,943 12,728,329 3,868,468 325,136,194
Ellen R. Strahlman 1,154,170,116 7,232,187 3,926,437 325,136,194
M. Max Yzaguirre 1,152,557,570 8,424,870 4,346,300 325,136,194

All nominees were duly elected as directors of Altria.
Proposal 2:        Ratification of the Selection of PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP as Independent Registered Public Accounting Firm for the Fiscal Year Ending December 31, 2022.
For Against Abstain
1,435,612,757 50,063,810 4,788,367
The selection of the Independent Registered Public Accounting Firm was ratified.
Proposal 3:    Non-Binding Advisory Vote to Approve the Compensation of Altria’s Named Executive Officers.
For Against Abstain Broker Non-Vote
1,078,752,847 77,032,438 9,543,455 325,136,194
The proposal was approved on an advisory basis.

Proposal 4:     Shareholder Proposal - Commission a Civil Rights Equity Audit.

For Against Abstain Broker Non-Vote
715,821,902 435,757,191 13,749,647 325,136,194
The proposal was approved.


Item 9.01. Financial Statements and Exhibits.

(d)    Exhibits

104    Cover Page Interactive File (the cover page tags are embedded within the Inline XBRL document)

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.

Name: W. Hildebrandt Surgner, Jr.
Title: Vice President, Corporate Secretary and
Associate General Counsel

DATE:    May 23, 2022

Altria (NYSE:MO)
Historical Stock Chart
From Dec 2022 to Jan 2023 Click Here for more Altria Charts.
Altria (NYSE:MO)
Historical Stock Chart
From Jan 2022 to Jan 2023 Click Here for more Altria Charts.