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Form 8-K for UNIVERSAL CORP /VA/


7-Aug-2014

Results of Operations and Financial Condition, Submission of Matters to a Vot


Item 2.02. Results of Operations and Financial Condition.

Universal Corporation issued a press release on August 7, 2014, discussing its results for the quarter ended June 30, 2014. The press release is attached as Exhibit 99.1 and is incorporated by reference into this Item 2.02.



Item 5.07. Submission of Matters to a Vote of Security Holders.

At the 2014 Annual Meeting of Shareholders (the "2014 Annual Meeting"), the Company's shareholders (i) elected each of the persons listed below as a director for a term of three years, (ii) approved a non-binding advisory resolution approving the compensation of the Company's named executive officers,
(iii) ratified the appointment of Ernst & Young LLP as the Company's independent registered public accounting firm for the fiscal year ending March 31, 2015, and
(iv) approved the Universal Corporation Amended and Restated Executive Officer Annual Incentive Plan. As of June 13, 2014, the Company had 23,197,432 outstanding shares of common stock, each of which was entitled to one vote per share. The majority of shares entitled to vote constituted a quorum at the 2014 Annual Meeting. The Company's shareholders voted as follows at the 2014 Annual Meeting:

Proposal 1 - Election of Directors

                            For       Withheld   Broker Non-Votes

George C. Freeman, III   18,597,202   276,051       2,638,085

Lennart R. Freeman       18,488,724   384,529       2,638,085

Eddie N. Moore, Jr.      18,670,138   203,115       2,638,085

Messrs. G. Freeman, L. Freeman and Moore were elected to three-year terms. The terms of office of the following directors continued after the 2014 Annual Meeting: John B. Adams, Jr., Diana F. Cantor, Chester A. Crocker, Charles H. Foster, Jr., Thomas H. Johnson, and Robert C. Sledd.

Proposal 2 - Approval of a non-binding advisory resolution approving the compensation of the Company's named executive officers.
For Against Abstain Broker Non-Votes

17,929,857 816,744 126,651 2,638,085

Proposal 3 - Ratification of the appointment of Ernst & Young LLP as the independent registered public accounting firm for the fiscal year ending March

31, 2015
   For       Against   Abstain   Broker Non-Votes

21,320,251   107,179   83,908           0

Proposal 4 - Approval of the Universal Corporation Amended and Restated Executive Office Annual Incentive Plan
For Against Abstain Broker Non-Votes

18,300,123 396,809 176,321 2,638,085

No other matters were voted upon at the 2014 Annual Meeting.




Item 8.01. Other Events.

On August 5, 2014 the Company issued a press release announcing quarterly dividends for the Company's common stock and preferred stock. The press release is furnished as Exhibit 99.2 to this Report and is incorporated herein by reference.
On August 5, 2014, the Board of Directors appointed Charles H. Foster, Jr. to serve as the Company's Lead Independent Director, effective August 5, 2014. Mr. Foster will serve as Lead Independent Director until the next annual meeting of the Board of Directors to be held in August, 2015.




Item 9.01. Financial Statements and Exhibits.

(d) Exhibits

No. Description

99.1 Press release dated August 7, 2014, announcing results for the quarter ended June 30, 2014.*
99.2 Press release dated August 5, 2014, announcing quarterly dividends.*



*Filed Herewith


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