Michael A. Todman Nominated to Serve on Brown-Forman Board

  Michael A. Todman Nominated to Serve on Brown-Forman Board

Business Wire

LOUISVILLE, Ky. -- June 26, 2014

Brown-Forman Corporation (NYSE: BFA)(NYSE: BFB) announced today that Michael
A. Todman has agreed to stand for election to the company’s board of
directors. Brown-Forman’s annual shareholders’ meeting is July 24 and Class A
stockholders will vote on a slate of 12 directors, including 11 incumbent
directors in addition to Todman.

Todman is the president, Whirlpool International, Whirlpool Corporation and
has served on Whirlpool’s board of directors since 2006. He joined Whirlpool
in 1993 and has served in a variety of financial, sales, marketing, new
product development, and leadership roles over the course of his career. Prior
to joining Whirlpool, Todman held leadership positions at Wang Laboratories
and Price Waterhouse and Co. Todman currently serves on the board of directors
of Newell-Rubbermaid.

A native of St. Thomas, U.S. Virgin Islands, and the son of a career diplomat,
Todman has lived and/or worked in North and Sub-Saharan Africa, the Middle
East, Latin America, and Europe. He is a graduate of Georgetown University.

Brown-Forman Board Chairman Geo. Garvin Brown IV said, “Mike Todman is a true
internationalist with extensive consumer product experience and a proven track
record as an executive leader. We look forward to his election this July at
our Annual Shareholders’ Meeting and know that he will be an excellent asset
to our board and help contribute to our company’s future success.”

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, Jack Daniel’s Tennessee Honey,
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/.


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