May 23 (Reuters) - Universal Corp

* Universal corporation reports annual results

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* Q4 earnings per share $1.28 excluding items

* Q4 loss per share $1.64

* Q4 revenue $650 million

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* Universal corp says "as we move into fiscal year 2018, we are forecasting that global flue-cured tobacco production outside of china will increase by about 9%" Source text for Eikon: Further company coverage: