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Brown-Forman Second Quarter Earnings Release and Conference Call Scheduled for December 5

Louisville, KY, November 25, 2008 – Brown-Forman Corporation will release its financial results for the second quarter of fiscal 2009 on December 5 by 7:30 a.m. (EST).  The company will host a conference call to discuss the results at 9:30 a.m. (EST) that same morning.  All interested parties in the U.S. are invited to join the conference call by dialing 888-624-9285 and asking for the Brown-Forman call.  International callers should dial 706-679-3410 and ask for the Brown-Forman call.  No password is required.  The company suggests that participants dial in approximately ten minutes in advance of the 9:30 a.m. start of the conference call.

A live audio broadcast of the conference call will also be available via
Brown-Forman’s Internet Web site, www.brown-forman.com, through a link to “Investor Relations/Events and Presentations.”   For those unable to participate in the live call, a replay will be available by calling 800-642-1687 (U.S.) or 706-645-9291 (international).  The identification code is 73923858.  A digital audio recording of the conference call will also be available on the Web site approximately one hour after the conclusion of the conference call.  The replay will be available for at least 30 days following the conference call.

In addition to the earnings release and conference call, Brown-Forman will also hold an analyst meeting starting at 1:00 p.m. on December 5 and a live audio Web cast of the

company presentations and question and answer session with analysts will be available via www.brown-forman.com, through a link to Investor Relations/Events and Presentations.  Copies of the slides presented at the analyst meeting will also be available via the Web site.

Brown-Forman CEO Paul Varga, other company executives, and members of the Brown family will ring The Closing Bell® at the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) on December 5, 2008 – the 75th Anniversary of the day in 1933 when national Prohibition in the U.S. officially ended.  Brown-Forman is the only U.S. spirits company that existed before and during Prohibition (when the company received a special federal license to sell whiskey for “medicinal purposes”) that still exists today. 

Brown-Forman Corporation is a producer and marketer of fine quality beverage alcohol brands, including Jack Daniel’s, Southern Comfort, Finlandia Vodka, Tequila Herradura, el Jimador Tequila, Canadian Mist, Fetzer Wines, and Korbel California Champagnes.