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Altria Group Inc (MO)

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Tue, Sep 20 2016

BRIEF-Altria Group Inc records pre-tax charge against reported earnings in Q3 of 2016

* Will record a one-time, pre-tax charge against reported earnings in Q3 of 2016 of approximately $825 million, or $0.28 per share

BRIEF-Altria group issues $500 million aggregate principal amount of its 2.625% notes due 2026

* On September 16, co issued aggregate principal amount of $1.5 billion of its 3.875% notes due 2046

Fitch Rates Altria's Senior Notes Offering 'BBB+'; Outlook Stable

(The following statement was released by the rating agency) NEW YORK, September 13 (Fitch) Fitch Ratings has assigned a 'BBB+' rating to Altria Group, Inc.'s (Altria) senior notes offering. Fitch expects that the proceeds of the issue will be used to pay down a portion of Altria's currently outstanding $682 million of 9.95% notes due 2038 and $718 million of 10.20% notes due 2039, through an "any and all" tender offer that is set to expire on Sept. 16, unless extended. Any remaining proceed

BRIEF-Altria reaffirms FY earnings guidance

* Presents at the Barclays Global Consumer Staples Conference; Reaffirms full-year earnings guidance

BRIEF-Altria Group increases qtrly dividend by 8% to $0.61/common share

* Altria increases quarterly dividend by 8.0% to $0.61 per common share Source text for Eikon: Further company coverage:

BRIEF-SAB says investors Altria, BEVCO to vote on AB InBev deal separately

* Result of this is that Altria and BEVCO will consent to UK scheme separately and will not vote with other SABMiller shareholders

Aberdeen Asset Management says will vote against SABMiller, AbInbev deal

LONDON Fund manager Aberdeen Asset Management reiterated on Friday it would vote against the takeover of SABMiller by Belgian rival AB Inbev after the company said it backed the revised terms.

BRIEF-Altria Group Q2 adj earnings per share $0.81 excluding items

* Altria estimates total pre-tax restructuring charges in connection with initiative of approximately $140 million

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