Brown-Forman Declares Cash Dividend

  Brown-Forman Declares Cash Dividend  Business Wire  LOUISVILLE, Ky. -- May 21, 2014  Brown-Forman’s (NYSE:BFA) (NYSE:BFB) Board of Directors declared a regular quarterly cash dividend of 29 cents per share on its Class A and Class B Common Stock. Stockholders of record on June 4, 2014 will receive the cash dividend on July 1, 2014.  Brown-Forman has paid regular quarterly cash dividends for 68 consecutive years and has increased the dividend for 30 consecutive years. Brown-Forman is a member of the prestigious Standard & Poor’s 500 Dividend Aristocrats Index which is comprised of an elite list of companies selected by Standard & Poor’s that have consistently increased their cash dividend every year for over 25 years.  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 http://www.brown-forman.com/.  Important Information on Forward-Looking Statements:  This press release contains statements, estimates, and projections that are “forward-looking statements” as defined under U.S. federal securities laws. 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These risks and other factors include, but are not limited to:    *Unfavorable global or regional economic conditions, and related low     consumer confidence, high unemployment, weak credit or capital markets,     sovereign debt defaults, sequestrations, austerity measures, higher     interest rates, political instability, higher inflation, deflation, lower     returns on pension assets, or lower discount rates for pension obligations   *Risks associated with being a U.S.-based company with global operations,     including political or civil unrest; local labor policies and conditions;     protectionist trade policies; compliance with local trade practices and     other regulations, including anti-corruption laws; terrorism; and health     pandemics   *Fluctuations in foreign currency exchange rates   *Changes in laws, regulations or policies - especially those that affect     the production, importation, marketing, sale or consumption of our     beverage alcohol products   *Tax rate changes (including excise, sales, VAT, tariffs, duties,     corporate, individual income, dividends, capital gains) or changes in     related reserves, changes in tax rules (e.g., LIFO, foreign income     deferral, U.S. manufacturing and other deductions) or accounting     standards, and the unpredictability and suddenness with which they can     occur   *Dependence upon the continued growth of the Jack Daniel’s family of brands   *Changes in consumer preferences, consumption or purchase patterns -     particularly away from brown spirits, our premium products, or spirits     generally, and our ability to anticipate and react to them; decline in the     social acceptability of beverage alcohol products in significant markets;     bar, restaurant, travel or other on-premise declines   *Production facility, aging warehouse or supply chain disruption;     imprecision in supply/demand forecasting   *Higher costs, lower quality or unavailability of energy, input materials     or finished goods   *Route-to-consumer changes that affect the timing of our sales, temporarily     disrupt the marketing or sale of our products, or result in     implementation-related or higher fixed costs   *Inventory fluctuations in our products by distributors, wholesalers, or     retailers   *Competitors’ consolidation or other competitive activities, such as     pricing actions (including price reductions, promotions, discounting,     couponing or free goods), marketing, category expansion, product     introductions, entry or expansion in our geographic markets or     distribution networks   *Risks associated with acquisitions, dispositions, business partnerships or     investments - such as acquisition integration, or termination difficulties     or costs, or impairment in recorded value   *Insufficient protection of our intellectual property rights   *Product counterfeiting, tampering, or recall, or product quality issues   *Significant legal disputes and proceedings; government investigations     (particularly of industry or company business, trade or marketing     practices)   *Failure or breach of key information technology systems   *Negative publicity related to our company, brands, marketing, personnel,     operations, business performance or prospects   *Business disruption, decline or costs related to organizational changes,     reductions in workforce or other cost-cutting measures, or our failure to     attract or retain key executive or employee talent  For further information on these and other risks, please refer to the “Risk Factors” section of our annual report on Form 10-K and quarterly reports on Form 10-Q filed with the SEC.  Contact:  Brown-Forman Corporation Phil Lynch, 502-774-7928 Vice President Director Corporate Communications and Public Relations or Jay Koval, 502-774-6903 Vice President Director Investor Relations  
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