United States Tobacco Company changes its name to U.S. Smokeless Tobacco Company to more closely align with the company's strategic vision and more accurately reflect its distinct position in the tobacco industry.
With Altria Group’s acquisition of UST Inc., USSTC becomes a wholly-owned subsidiary of Altria Group, making Altria the owner of
the premier tobacco companies in the United States. Altria’s other operating companies
include Philip Morris USA, John Middleton, Ste. Michelle Wine Estates and Philip Morris Capital Corporation.