Date of Report (Date of earliest event reported): May 24, 2023
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Item 2.02. Results of Operations and Financial Condition.
Universal Corporation (the “Company”) issued a press release on May 24, 2023, discussing its results for the quarter and fiscal year ended March 31, 2023. The press release is attached as Exhibit 99.1 and is incorporated by reference into this Item 2.02.
Item 7.01. Regulation FD Disclosure
On May 19, 2023, the Company issued a press release announcing an approximately $30 million expansion project at its subsidiary Shank’s Extracts, LLC. A copy of this release is furnished as Exhibit 99.3 to this Current Report on Form 8-K.
In accordance with General Instruction B.2 of Form 8-K, the information in this Item 7.01 of this Current Report on Form 8-K, including Exhibit 99.3, shall not be deemed “filed” for the purposes of Section 18 of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended (the “Exchange Act”), or otherwise subject to the liabilities of that section, nor shall either be deemed incorporated by reference in any filing under the Securities Act of 1933, as amended, or the Exchange Act, except as shall be expressly set forth by specific references in such a filing.
Item 8.01. Other Events.
On May 24, 2023, the Company issued a press release announcing its dividend increase for the Company’s common stock, and announcing the date of the Company's Annual Meeting of Shareholders. The press release is attached as Exhibit 99.2 and is incorporated by reference into this Item 8.01.