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UST Executives to Discuss Second Quarter 2008 Results in Webcast

STAMFORD, Conn., July 15 -- UST Inc. (NYSE: UST) Chairman and Chief Executive Officer Murray S. Kessler and members of his executive team will discuss second quarter results in a live audio webcast at on Thursday, July 24, 2008 starting at 9 a.m. Eastern time. A press release announcing results will be issued earlier that morning.

During the webcast, Kessler also will answer questions from the investment community. The webcast will be in a listen-only mode.

An archived copy of the webcast will be available by noon on the same day at

UST Inc. is a holding company for its principal subsidiaries: U.S. Smokeless Tobacco Company and Ste. Michelle Wine Estates. U.S. Smokeless Tobacco Company is a leading producer and marketer of moist smokeless tobacco products including Copenhagen, Skoal, Red Seal and Husky. Ste. Michelle Wine Estates produces and markets premium wines sold nationally under more than 20 different labels including Chateau Ste. Michelle, Columbia Crest, Stag's Leap Wine Cellars and Erath, as well as exclusively distributes and markets Antinori products in the United States.

CONTACT: Thomas J. Fitzgerald, Media Relations, +1-203-817-3549, or Mark A. Rozelle, Investor Relations, +1-203-817-3520, both of UST Inc.