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Thu, Aug 24 2017

Altria ups dividend despite U.S. nicotine proposal hit to shares

NEW YORK Tobacco company Altria Group Inc raised its dividend by 8.2 percent on Thursday, signaling the company did not expect a U.S. government proposal to reduce nicotine in cigarettes to threaten its ability to make the payment to shareholders.

Altria ups dividend despite U.S. nicotine proposal hit to shares

NEW YORK, Aug 24 Tobacco company Altria Group Inc raised its dividend by 8.2 percent on Thursday, signaling the company did not expect a U.S. government proposal to reduce nicotine in cigarettes to threaten its ability to make the payment to shareholders.

BRIEF-ALTRIA INCREASES QUARTERLY DIVIDEND BY 8.2 PCT TO $0.66 PER COMMON SHARE

* ALTRIA INCREASES QUARTERLY DIVIDEND BY 8.2% TO $0.66 PER COMMON SHARE Source text for Eikon: Further company coverage:

Altria August dividend trade alive despite U.S. nicotine proposal

NEW YORK A U.S. proposal to slash nicotine levels in cigarettes may have smoked some investors out of Altria Group Inc , whose Marlboro line is the top-selling U.S. brand, but long-term stockholders are staying put after decades of dividend hikes in August.

Altria August dividend trade alive despite U.S. nicotine proposal

NEW YORK, Aug 9 A U.S. proposal to slash nicotine levels in cigarettes may have smoked some investors out of Altria Group Inc, whose Marlboro line is the top-selling U.S. brand, but long-term stockholders are staying put after decades of dividend hikes in August.

BRIEF-Altria "pleased" U.S. FDA filed Philip Morris' MRTP application for electronically-heated tobacco product

* Altria's statement on FDA'S filing of Philip Morris International's modified risk tobacco product application

BRIEF-Altria reaffirms 2017 adj EPS guidance

* Altria group inc says declares regular quarterly dividend of $0.61 per share

BRIEF-Altria Group Q1 revenue $6.1 bln

* Altria reports 2017 first-quarter results and reaffirms full-year earnings guidance

BRIEF-Altria Group CEO's 2016 compensation was $27.6 mln

* CEO Martin Barrington's 2016 total compensation was $27.6 million versus $13.3 million in 2015 - sec filing

Fitch Upgrades Altria's Ratings to 'A-' Outlook Stable

(The following statement was released by the rating agency) CHICAGO, April 03 (Fitch) Fitch Ratings has upgraded Altria Group, Inc.'s (Altria) Long-term Issuer Default Rating (IDR) and long-term debt ratings to 'A-' from 'BBB+'. Altria's short-term ratings have been affirmed. Altria had approximately $14 billion of total outstanding debt as of Dec. 31, 2016. The Rating Outlook is Stable. A complete list of rating actions follows at the end of this release. The ratings upgrade reflects the funda

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