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Louisville, KY, December 5, 2008 – Brown-Forman Corporation reported that diluted earnings per share from continuing operations  increased 13% to $0.94 and operating income increased 4% to $222 million for its fiscal 2009 second quarter.  For the first six months of the fiscal year, diluted earnings per share increased 5% to $1.52, while operating income…

Louisville, KY, December 1, 2008 – Brown-Forman announced today the sale of its Bolla and Fontana Candida Italian wine brands to Gruppo Italiano Vini (GIV), the Italian company with which Brown-Forman has worked for many years. Brown-Forman Chief Executive Officer Paul Varga said the decision reflects the company’s evolving portfolio strategy and a continuation of…