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Louisville, KY, March 8, 2011 – On net sales of $962 million, Brown-Forman grew diluted earnings per share 32% to $0.96 and reported operating income 30% to $226 million for its third quarter ended January 31, 2011.  For the first nine months of the fiscal year, diluted earnings per share increased 10% to $2.77 while…

LOUISVILLE, KY, March 1, 2011 – Brown-Forman Corporation (NYSE: BFA, BFB) announced today that the company has completed the strategic review of its Hopland, California-based wine assets. As a result, Brown-Forman has agreed to sell Fetzer Vineyards to Chilean wine producer Viña Concha y Toro S.A. for $238 million. Brown-Forman acquired Fetzer in 1992 from the…