Brown-Forman General Counsel to Retire

Louisville, KY, March 28, 2007 – Brown-Forman Corporation Chief Executive Officer Paul Varga announced today that Michael B. Crutcher, the company’s vice chairman, general counsel and secretary, is retiring effective August 31, 2007.  Crutcher, who joined Brown-Forman as general counsel and secretary in May of 1989, is responsible for the company’s legal and government […]

March 28th, 2007|Corporate|

Woodford Reserve Bourbon to Release 2007 Kentucky Derby Bottle

Louisville, KY, March 27, 2007 – Adding to its reputation as the signature bourbon of thoroughbred racing, Woodford Reserve, an award-winning small-batch bourbon, is honoring the country’s favorite horse race with the release of its 2007 Kentucky Derby® bottle (set to release April 2007). A product from the historic Woodford Reserve Distillery in Versailles, […]

March 27th, 2007|Brand|

Churchill Downs Makes it Official (2007)

Louisville, KY, March 26, 2007 – Brown-Forman brands have returned to the starting gates for Kentucky Derby® 133. Woodford Reserve Bourbon, Early Times Mint Julep, Finlandia Vodka, Korbel California Champagne, and Fetzer Wines are the “Official” products of the Kentucky Derby and Churchill Downs’® Derby-related events this year.A title bestowed on only a handful […]

March 26th, 2007|Brand|

Brown-Forman to Distribute Net Proceeds from Lenox Sale to Shareholders

Louisville, KY, March 22, 2007 – Brown-Forman Corporation announced today that its board of directors approved a cash distribution of approximately $205 million to be distributed pro rata to the holders of its common stock.  Approximately $1.66 per share will be distributed on May 10, 2007 to stockholders of record on April 5, 2007.  […]

March 22nd, 2007|Corporate|

Brown-Forman Reports Strong Third Quarter Earnings of $0.90 Per Share

Louisville, KY, March 6, 2007 – Brown-Forman Corporation reported earnings per share for its third quarter ended January 31, 2007 of $0.90, down 8% from the $0.97 recorded in the same prior year period.(1)   The decline in reported earnings was driven by the absence of a net $0.14 per share benefit related to changes […]

March 6th, 2007|Earnings|