Brown-Forman Promotes Brian Fitzgerald

  Brown-Forman Promotes Brian Fitzgerald

Business Wire

LOUISVILLE, Ky. -- November 19, 2012

Brown-Forman Corporation (NYSE:BFA)(NYSE:BFB) announced today the appointment
of Brian Fitzgerald as the company’s chief accounting officer, with
responsibility for overseeing the company’s day-to-day accounting and
corporate reporting functions. The appointment is effective January 1, 2013.
Fitzgerald succeeds Jane Morreau, who has been promoted to chief production

Fitzgerald brings more than a decade of experience in finance and accounting
to this new role. He joined Brown-Forman in 2003 as an analyst in corporate
development, was named director, business strategy & analysis for B-F Tequilas
in 2007, and has served as finance director, Greater Europe and Africa since
2009, based in Hamburg, Germany.

Fitzgerald will relocate to Louisville to serve as chief accounting officer.

For more than 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, Korbel, Gentleman Jack, el Jimador, 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 160
countries worldwide. For more information about the Company, please visit


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