SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION
Washington, D.C. 20549
Pursuant to Section 13 or 15(d)
of The Securities Exchange Act of 1934
Date of Report (Date of earliest event reported): February 1, 2021
ALTRIA GROUP, INC.
(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)
(State or other jurisdiction
|6601 West Broad Street, Richmond, Virginia||23230|
(Address of principal
Registrant’s telephone number, including area code: (804) 274-2200
(Former name or former address, if changed since last report.)
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Securities registered pursuant to Section 12(b) of the Act:
Title of each class
Name of each exchange
on which registered
|Common Stock, $0.33 1/3 par value||MO||New York Stock Exchange|
|1.000% Notes due 2023||MO23A||New York Stock Exchange|
|1.700% Notes due 2025||MO25||New York Stock Exchange|
|2.200% Notes due 2027||MO27||New York Stock Exchange|
|3.125% Notes due 2031||MO31||New York Stock Exchange|
Emerging growth company ☐
If an emerging growth company, indicate by check mark if the registrant has elected not to use the extended transition period for complying with any new or revised financial accounting standards provided pursuant to Section 13(a) of the Exchange Act. ☐
On February 1, 2021, Altria Group, Inc. (“Altria”) issued a press release announcing that it has commenced cash tender offers (the “Tender Offers”) for certain of its outstanding senior unsecured notes (the “Notes”) identified in the press release announcing the Tender Offers. A copy of the press release is attached as Exhibit 99.1 and incorporated by reference in this Current Report on Form 8-K. Concurrently, Altria has commenced an underwritten public offering of new senior unsecured notes (the “New Notes”).
This Current Report on Form 8-K is neither an offer to sell nor a solicitation of offers to buy any securities. The Tender Offer is being made only pursuant to the related Offer to Purchase. The Tender Offer is not being made to holders of Notes in any jurisdiction in which the making or acceptance thereof would not be in compliance with the securities, blue sky or other laws of such jurisdiction. The offering of New Notes is being made only by means of a prospectus and a related prospectus supplement, which may be obtained by visiting the Securities and Exchange Commission’s website at www.sec.gov.
Financial Statements and Exhibits.
|99.1||Altria Group, Inc. Press Release, dated February 1, 2021|
|104||The cover page from this Current Report on Form 8-K, formatted in Inline XBRL (included as Exhibit 101)|
|ALTRIA GROUP, INC.|
/s/ W. HILDEBRANDT SURGNER, JR.
|Name:||W. Hildebrandt Surgner, Jr.|
|Title:||Vice President, Corporate Secretary and|
|Associate General Counsel|
DATE: February 1, 2021