Altria Group (Altria) is the parent company of Philip Morris USA, the largest cigarette manufacturer in the United States, as well as U.S. Smokeless Tobacco Company and John Middleton – recently-acquired companies that offer leading brands in the growing moist smokeless tobacco and machine-made cigar categories. Altria also owns Ste. Michelle Wine Estates and Philip Morris Capital Corporation, and further has a significant minority interest in SABMiller.
Altria’s tobacco companies bring not only over a century’s worth of history, manufacturing and product development, they’re also the stewards of world class brands like Marlboro, Skoal, Copenhagen and Black & Mild. The strength of those brands, employee expertise, and loyal adult consumer base should continue to contribute to Altria’s long record of providing excellent returns to its shareholders.
Altria also understands that industry leadership means more than just financial strength and brand performance. As the parent company, Altria is focused on setting standards and priorities for its companies, including valuing and respecting employees, working to reduce the harm associated with cigarettes and other tobacco products, and partnering locally to improve the quality of life in the communities where we work and do business.
We know that our tobacco companies’ future success will also be based on continuing to satisfy adult tobacco consumers while listening and responding to the concerns of our various stakeholders. Our tobacco companies have a history of being proactive in changing the way the tobacco industry operates. With continued guidance from Altria’s Mission and Values, our companies can discover more ways to grow and succeed responsibly.