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Press release from PR Newswire

Universal Corporation to Webcast Presentation

Thursday, September 16, 2010

Universal Corporation to Webcast Presentation09:47 EDT Thursday, September 16, 2010RICHMOND, Va., Sept. 16 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Universal Corporation (NYSE: UVV) will host a live audio webcast of the Company's New York presentation to investors at www.universalcorp.com on Tuesday, September 21, 2010. The webcast will air a presentation by George C. Freeman, III, Chairman, President, and Chief Executive Officer, and will be in listen-only mode. It will start when Mr. Freeman begins to address the audience, which is expected to be at 12:45 p.m., Eastern Time.An archived copy of the webcast will be available at www.universalcorp.com until 5:00 p.m., Eastern Time on December 21, 2010.  All remarks made during the conference call will be current at the time of the call, and the language of the call will not be updated to reflect subsequent material developments.  The use of any comments made by Universal employees or other participants during the call will be restricted for background use only and not for attribution.  The contents of the presentation are the property of Universal Corporation, protected by copyright law, and may not be reproduced in any form without the written permission of Universal Corporation. Rebroadcast of the copyrighted call or any portion thereof is prohibited.    Headquartered in Richmond, Virginia, Universal Corporation is the world's leading tobacco merchant and processor and conducts business in more than 30 countries.  Its revenues from continuing operations for the fiscal year ended March 31, 2010, were $2.5 billion. For more information on Universal Corporation, visit its web site at www.universalcorp.com. SOURCE Universal CorporationFor further information: Karen M. L. Whelan, +1-804-359-9311, or Fax, +1-804-254-3594, investor@universalleaf.com