Universal Corporation Business Overview: Presentation to the University of Richmond and Questions with Preston Wigner, General Counsel

By: Christopher L. Rathlev


George C. Freeman, III presented a business overview of Universal Corporation at the University of Richmond on September 5, 2007. Prior to joining Universal Leaf Tobacco Company in 1997, Mr. Freeman served as a law clerk for the Honorable Richard S. Arnold, Circuit Judge, United States Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit, and for the Honorable Lewis F. Powell, Jr., Associate Justice of the United States Supreme Court. He also spent time as an associate with Hunton & Williams, an international law firm. Mr. Freeman was elected General Counsel and Secretary of Universal Corporation in February 2001 and Vice President in November 2005. On December 12, 2006, the Board of Directors of Universal Corporation elected him to succeed Mr. Allen B. King as President of Universal Corporation.


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