Altria Group Inc is a holding company incorporated in the Commonwealth of Virginia in 1985. The Company, through its subsidiaries is engaged in the manufacture and sale of cigarettes and certain smokeless tobacco products in the United States. It also maintains a portfolio of leveraged and direct finance leases. The Company's segments are smokeable products, smokeless products and wine. The smokeable tobacco segment comprised of manufacture and sale of machine-made large cigars and pipe tobacco, cigarettes to customers. In smokeless products segment, it is the producer and marketer of moist smokeless tobacco (MST) products. The smokeless products segment includes the premium brands,Copenhagen and Skoal, value brands, Red Seal and Husky, and Marlboro Snus, a premium PM USA spit-free smokeless tobacco product. Substantially all of the smokeless tobacco products are manufactured and sold to customers in the United States. In wine segment the Company is the producer of Washington state wines, Chateau Ste. Michelle, Columbia Crest and 14 Hands and owns wineries. The Company's operations are subject to various federal, state and local laws and regulations concerning the discharge of materials into the environment, or otherwise related to environmental protection, including, in the United States.
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