This excerpt taken from the UVV DEF 14A filed Jun 25, 2008.
APPROXIMATE DATE OF MAILING JUNE 25, 2008
This Proxy Statement sets forth certain information with respect to the accompanying proxy to be used at the 2008 Annual Meeting of Shareholders of Universal Corporation, which we refer to as the Annual Meeting, or at any adjournments or postponements thereof, for the purposes set forth in the accompanying Notice of Annual Meeting. The Board of Directors has designated our headquarters building located at 1501 North Hamilton Street, Richmond, Virginia, as the place of the Annual Meeting. The Annual Meeting will be called to order at 2:00 p.m., Eastern Time, on Tuesday, August 5, 2008.
The Board of Directors solicits this proxy and urges you to vote immediately. Unless the context otherwise indicates, reference to Universal, we, us, our or the Company means Universal Corporation.
Our Annual Report on Form 10-K for the fiscal year ended March 31, 2008, which we refer to as the fiscal year 2008 Annual Report, is being mailed concurrently with this Proxy Statement to our shareholders. Unless otherwise specifically stated, our fiscal year 2008 Annual Report is not incorporated into this Proxy Statement and shall not be considered a part of this Proxy Statement or soliciting materials.