Constellation Brands Inc : Court Allows Settlement to Proceed Among the DOJ, Constellation Brands, Anheuser-Busch InBev and

 Constellation Brands Inc : Court Allows Settlement to Proceed Among the DOJ,
         Constellation Brands, Anheuser-Busch InBev and Grupo Modelo

VICTOR, N.Y., April 22, 2013--The Court today signed the previously announced
stipulation and order between Constellation Brands, Inc. (NYSE: STZ, STZ.B),
Anheuser-Busch InBev (Euronext: ABI; NYSE: BUD), Grupo Modelo, S.A.B. de C.V.
(BMV: GMODELOC), and the Department of Justice that resolves the Department of
Justice's challenge to AB InBev's proposed acquisition of the remaining shares
of Grupo Modelo that it does not already own. The parties had requested the
Court's signature of the stipulation and order last Friday, April 19, 2013.

Constellation expects to complete its transaction with AB InBev around the end
of Constellation's first quarter fiscal 2014 or shortly thereafter.

About Constellation Brands
Constellation Brands is the world's leading premium wine company that achieves
success through an unmatched knowledge of wine consumers, storied brands that
suit varied lives and tastes, and more than 4,400 talented employees
worldwide. With a broad portfolio of widely admired premium products across
the wine, beer and spirits categories, Constellation's brand portfolio
includes Robert Mondavi, Clos du Bois, Kim Crawford, Inniskillin, Franciscan
Estate, Mark West, Ruffino, Simi, Estancia, Corona Extra, Black Velvet
Canadian Whisky and SVEDKA Vodka.

Constellation Brands (NYSE: STZ and STZ.B) is a S&P 500 Index and Fortune
1000® company with more than 100 brands in our portfolio, sales in about 100
countries and operations in approximately 40 facilities. The company believes
that industry leadership involves a commitment to our brands, to the trade, to
the land, to investors and to different people around the world who turn to
our products when celebrating big moments or enjoying quiet ones. We express
this commitment through our vision: to elevate life with every glass raised.
To learn more about Constellation, visit the company's website at

Forward-Looking Statements

This news release contains forward-looking statements. All statements other
than statements of historical fact are forward-looking statements. The word
"expect" and similar expressions are intended to identify forward-looking
statements, although not all forward-looking statements contain such
identifying words. These statements may relate to business strategy, future
operations, prospects, plans and objectives of management, as well as
information concerning expected actions of third parties. All forward-looking
statements involve risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results to
differ materially from those set forth in, or implied by, such forward-looking
statements. The transactions described in the news release (collectively, the
"Transactions") are subject to the satisfaction of certain closing conditions,
including receipt of any necessary regulatory approval and the consummation of
certain transactions between Anheuser-Busch InBev SA/NV and Grupo Modelo,
S.A.B. de C.V. and certain of its affiliates. All forward-looking statements
speak only as of the date of this news release and Constellation Brands
undertakes no obligation to update or revise any forward-looking statements,
whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise. The
forward-looking statements are based on management's current expectations
should not be construed in any manner as a guarantee that such results will in
fact occur or that the Transactions will occur or occur on the timetable
contemplated hereby.

In addition to the risks and uncertainties of ordinary business operations,
the forward-looking statements of Constellation Brands contained in this news
release are subject to a number of risks and uncertainties, including
completion of the Transactions on the expected terms, the availability of
financing on the expected terms, the ability to realize the expected benefits
of the Transactions, and other factors and uncertainties disclosed in the
company's filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission, including its
Annual Report on Form 10-K for the fiscal year ended February 29, 2012, as
supplemented by the company's Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q for the fiscal
quarter ended May 31, 2012, which could cause future performance to differ
from current expectations.

Angela Howland Blackwell: 585-678-7141
Cheryl Gossin: 585-678-7191
Investor Relations
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Bob Czudak: 585-678-7170


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