Michael J. Roney Elected to Brown-Forman Board

  Michael J. Roney Elected to Brown-Forman Board

Business Wire

LOUISVILLE, Ky. -- March 27, 2014

Brown-Forman Corporation (NYSE: BFA) (NYSE: BFB) announced that Michael J.
Roney has been elected to the company’s Board of Directors, effective today.

Roney is chief executive officer of Bunzl plc, a British multinational
distribution andoutsourcinggroup, where he has worked since 2005. He has
served on the Bunzl board since 2003.

Brown-Forman Board Chairman Geo. Garvin Brown IV stated, “We are delighted to
welcome Michael to Brown-Forman’s board. His global experience and perspective
will be of great value to our company’s long-term strategy. His balanced and
thoughtful approach to business and people will certainly complement our

Previous to Bunzl, Roney served as chief executive officer of Goodyear Dunlop
Tires Europe BV, a joint venture between Goodyear Tire & Rubber Co. and
Sumitomo Rubber. Before serving as CEO, he served the company in a number of
senior general management positions throughout Latin America and Asia,
eventually becoming president of Goodyear’s Eastern Europe, African, and
Middle Eastern business.

Roney currently serves as the senior independent non-executive director of
Johnson Matthey plc and chairman of their Remuneration Committee. He received
a master of business administration from the Stephen M. Ross School of
Business, University of Michigan, and qualified as a certified public

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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