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February, 2008

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SIMON HOLDEN RETURNS TO API LAMINATES

Simon Holden returns to API after a three-year stint as European Sales Agent for the American company Brushfoil LLC where he successfully introduced the com­pany into the European packaging market. Prior to his departure from API, Simon was API’s Tobacco Market Manager, a po­sition he held for five years in a 14-year stint within the business, which started on the factory floor running the machines and progressed to various other positions within the company, leading to a manage­ment position within five years.

Simon returned to API in November of 2007 and assumed responsibility once more as Key Account Manager for the to­bacco market. API supplies a range of laminated boards for the hinge lid blanks (outer packet) and also for the inner frame board and has been a supplier of laminated boards to the tobacco industry for over 40 years.

API Laminates Ltd., Simon Holden, Key Account Manager. Tel: +44 1625 650560, Fax: +44 8716 6451571 Email: Simon.Holden@apilaminates.com, Web: www.apilaminates.com


UNIVERSAL CORPORATION’S HARTWELL H. ROPER TO RETIRE AS CFO, REPLACED BY DAVID C. MOORE

Hartwell H. Roper, Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Universal Corporation has announced his plans to retire effective August 31, 2008. The Board of Directors has elected David C. Moore, currently Vice President and Chief Administrative Officer, to succeed Mr. Roper as Chief Financial Officer as of September 1, 2008.

Mr. Moore has been with Universal since 1978, and began his career in the areas of finance and international opera­tions. He served the company in assign­ments of increasing complexity and re­sponsibility, which included oversight of the company’s European offices from 1999 to 2005, and became Vice President and Chief Administrative Officer of Universal Corporation in April 2006.

Mr. Roper joined Universal in 1974. He became Vice President and Controller of the predecessor company in 1985 and Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Universal Corporation in 1992.


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