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Brown-Forman Names Whiting Managing Director of Western Europe

Louisville, KY, March 28, 2011 – Brown-Forman Corporation announced today the appointment of Lawson Whiting as managing director, Western Europe, based in London, effective May 1, 2011. 

Whiting brings a broad range of experience to this important position, most recently serving as director of finance for Western Europe.  Whiting joined Brown-Forman in 1997 as an analyst in Corporate Development.  He subsequently served as director of Investor Relations, director of finance for wines, director of global business strategy for the Jack Daniel’s Family of Brands, director of global brands strategy and analysis, and director of finance for the North America Region. 

“Lawson’s experience on the leadership teams for the global Jack Daniel’s business, the North America region, and currently the Western Europe region equips him well for this new business leadership role,” said Mark McCallum, executive vice president and chief operating officer for Brown-Forman.

Whiting earned his bachelor’s degree from Miami University and his MBA from the University of Chicago.

For over 140 years, Brown-Forman Corporation has enriched the experience of life by responsibly building fine quality beverage alcohol brands, including Jack Daniel’s Tennessee Whiskey, Southern Comfort, Finlandia, Jack Daniel’s & Cola, Canadian Mist, Fetzer, Korbel, Gentleman Jack, el Jimador, Tequila Herradura, Sonoma-Cutrer, Chambord, New Mix, Tuaca, and Woodford Reserve. Brown-Forman’s brands are supported by nearly 4,000 employees and sold in approximately 135 countries worldwide. For more information about the company, please visit http://localhost/.