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Constellation Brands Inc : Constellation Brands and Crown Imports Ring in Cinco de Mayo at New York Stock Exchange

  Constellation Brands Inc : Constellation Brands and Crown Imports Ring in
                   Cinco de Mayo at New York Stock Exchange

 ~Bell ringing officially kicks off key summer selling season for Crown beer
                                  business~

VICTOR, N.Y., May 2, 2013 - Constellation Brands, Inc. (NYSE: STZ and STZ.B),
announced today that representatives from the company and Crown Imports will
ring the closing bell at the New York Stock Exchange on May 3, 2013 in honor
of Cinco de Mayo. Constellation's Chief Financial Officer, Bob Ryder will push
the button and hit the gavel that closes the day's activities on the trading
floor. He will be joined by Bill Hackett, president, Crown Imports, Jim
O'Neil, senior vice president of the East Business Unit for Crown Imports,
along with representatives from Crown and its local wholesaler, Manhattan
Beer.

Constellation is in the process of acquiring from Anheuser-Busch InBev the
remaining half of the Crown Imports joint venture that it does not already own
and the Piedras Negras brewery in Mexico. Crown is the leading beer importer
in the U.S. that markets and sells brands which include Corona Extra, the top
selling imported beer in the U.S. and Modelo Especial, one of the fastest
growing large beer brands and the number three imported beer in the U.S. The
portfolio also includes, Corona Light, Victoria, Negra Modelo, Pacifico and
Tsingtao.

"Cinco de Mayo heralds the start of summer, the biggest selling season of the
year for the Mexican beer portfolio and we are very excited to start the party
by ringing the closing bell at the NYSE," said Ryder, "There are a number of
great programs on tap this summer targeted to consumers who enjoy Crown's
products including new advertising, social media campaigns and on- and
off-premise promotions."

"Cinco de Mayo is a key holiday for Corona and the entire Modelo portfolio
when consumers are looking to celebrate with an authentic Mexican beer," said
Hackett.  "We are thrilled to be able to officially kick off Cinco at the
NYSE."

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
www.cbrands.com.

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, 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
28, 2013, which could cause future performance to differ from current
expectations.

Media 
Angela Howland Blackwell: 585-678-7141
Cheryl Gossin: 585-678-7191

Crown Imports: Bill Ligas-312-873-9279

Investor Relations
Patty Yahn-Urlaub: 585-678-7483
Bob Czudak: 585-678-7170

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