2004 Committee Charter : MO
The Public Affairs and Social Responsibility Committee (the "Committee") of the Board of Directors (the "Board") of Altria Group, Inc. (the "Company") shall consist of at least three directors chosen by the Board. Based on the recommendation of the Nominating and Corporate Governance Committee, the Board annually shall elect the members and the Chair of the Committee at its organizational meeting following the Annual Meeting of Stockholders. The members of the Committee may be removed by the Board.
Purpose, Authority and Responsibilities
The purpose of the Committee is to provide oversight of the Company's public affairs, corporate reputation and societal alignment strategies.
In furtherance of this purpose, the Committee shall have the following authority and responsibilities:
The Committee shall meet as often as it deems is appropriate to carry out its responsibilities. A majority of the members of the Committee shall constitute a quorum. The Chair of the Committee, in consultation with the other Committee members, shall set meeting agendas. The Committee shall report its actions and recommendations to the Board.
The Committee shall have the sole authority to retain and terminate legal counsel and other advisors to the Committee as the Committee may deem appropriate, including sole authority to approve related fees and terms of any counsel or advisors to the Committee that it retains.
The Committee may delegate its authority to subcommittees or the Chair of the Committee when it deems appropriate.