This excerpt taken from the MO 10-K filed Feb 24, 2010.
Net Cash Provided by (Used in) Financing Activities, Continuing Operations
During 2009, net cash provided by financing activities on a continuing operations basis was $276 million, compared with net cash used of $937 million during 2008. This change was due primarily to the following:
n lower dividends paid on Altria Group, Inc. common stock during 2009 as a result of the PMI spin-off;