Universal Corporation is a leaf tobacco merchant and processor. The Company is focused on agri-products. Universal conducts business in over 30 countries. Universal's business includes selecting, buying, shipping, processing, packing, storing and financing of leaf tobacco in tobacco growing countries for marketing to, or for the account of, manufacturers of tobacco products throughout the world. The Company markets various kinds of tobacco, including flue-cured and burley tobaccos, and oriental tobaccos, which are ingredients in American blend cigarettes. Universal also operates in dark tobacco markets around the world. Its dark tobacco operations are located in the various countries, including the United States, the Dominican Republic, Indonesia and Brazil, and in other markets.