In 2003, Philip Morris Companies Inc. changed its name to Altria Group, Inc.
In 2007, a spin out of Kraft Foods subsidiary was concluded. Altria no longer holds any interest in Kraft
John Middleton, Inc: In 2007, Altria completed its $2.9 billion acquisition of John Middleton, Inc., a
leading manufacturer of machine-made large cigars, from privately held Bradford Holdings, Inc. The
Black & Mild brand is the second-largest selling machine-made large cigar in the U.S. John Middleton,
Inc. was founded in 1856.