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Brown-Forman Names Long-Time Company Veteran Cunningham to Senior Vice President, Shareholder Relations Officer

LOUISVILLE, KY, August 1, 2019 — Brown-Forman (NYSE: BFA)(NYSE: BFB) announced today that it has appointed Leanne Cunningham as Senior Vice President, Shareholder Relations Officer for the company, effective August 1, 2019. Cunningham succeeds Jay Koval, Director of Investor Relations.

Cunningham is uniquely qualified to assume this role, having served Brown-Forman for over 23 years in a variety of roles, most recently as the General Manager for a significant portion of our Global Production operations. She also successfully led teams through the acquisition and integration of BenRiach Distillery Company and the start-ups of Slane and Old Forester Distillery. Prior to this, Cunningham served in a variety of roles, including Director of Finance for Global Production, Chief of Staff for the Chief Production Officer, numerous financial roles in our US business, and in Corporate Strategy and Business Development.

Jane Morreau, Brown-Forman’s Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer noted that “Leanne brings a wealth of business knowledge, financial acumen, industry experience, and company passion to this role. She is a proven leader that will further strengthen Brown-Forman’s relationships with the investment community and help foster an appreciation for the company’s long-term strategic focus on creating value for all shareholders.”

For nearly 150 years, Brown-Forman Corporation has enriched the experience of life by responsibly building fine quality beverage alcohol brands, including Jack Daniel’s Tennessee Whiskey, Jack Daniel’s & Cola, Jack Daniel’s Tennessee Honey, Jack Daniel’s Tennessee Fire, Gentleman Jack, Jack Daniel’s Single Barrel, Finlandia, Korbel, el Jimador, Woodford Reserve, Old Forester, Coopers’ Craft, Canadian Mist, Herradura, New Mix, Sonoma-Cutrer, Early Times, Chambord, BenRiach, GlenDronach, Slane and Fords Gin. Brown-Forman’s brands are supported by approximately 4,700 employees and sold in more than 170 countries worldwide. For more information about the company, please visit