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Brown-Forman Corporation engages in the manufacturing, bottling, importing, exporting, marketing, and selling alcoholic beverages. It provides whiskey, ready-to-drink products, vodka, tequilas, champagnes, wines, liqueur, and other distilled spirits. The company offers products primarily under the brand names of Jack Daniel’s, Gentleman Jack, Southern Comfort, Finlandia, Antiguo, el Jimador, Herradura, Pepe Lopez, Woodford Reserve, Canadian Mist, Chambord, Collingwood, Early Times, Korbel Champagne, Little Black Dress, Maximus, Old Forester, Sonoma-Cutrer, and Tuaca. The company sells its products to distributors and state governments, as well as directly to retail stores and wholesalers. Brown-Forman Corporation primarily sells in the United States, Australia, the United Kingdom, Germany, Poland, France, Russia, Turkey, Mexico, Japan, Canada, Spain, the Czech Republic, South Africa, Brazil, and Italy. The company was founded in 1870 and is headquartered in Louisville, Kentucky.

3,800 Employees
Last Reported Date: 06/27/13
Founded in 1870

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Executive Chairman, Chief Executive Officer a...
Total Annual Compensation: $1.1M
Chief Financial Officer and Executive Vice Pr...
Total Annual Compensation: $404.0K
Executive Vice President and President for Eu...
Total Annual Compensation: $584.1K
Compensation as of Fiscal Year 2013.

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Brown-Forman Eyeing Whyte and Mackay’s Whisky Business

Brown-Forman Corporation (NYSE:BF.B) is planning to acquire Whyte and Mackay Limited’s whisky business and is said to be one of the potential buyers. The possible deal is expected to fetch around £350 million. United Spirits Limited (BSE:532432) is selling Whyte & Mackay, in order to satisfy competition concerns arising from Diageo's purchase of a controlling stake in the Indian drinks firm. SPI Group S.a.r.l., Gruppo Campari SpA, Lion Capital LLP, and TPG Capital Management are among the possible suitors. Other media have reported that Kohlberg Kravis Roberts & Co. (NYSE:KKR) was also bidding. Second-round bids are due on April 17, 2014.

Brown-Forman Corporation Elects Michael J. Roney to its Board of Directors, Effective March 27, 2014

Brown-Forman Corporation announced that Michael J. Roney has been elected to the company's Board of Directors, effective March 27, 2014. Roney is chief executive officer of Bunzl plc, where he has worked since 2005. He has served on the Bunzl board since 2003. 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.

Brown-Forman Reports Unaudited Consolidated Earnings Results for the Third Quarter and Nine Months Ended January 31, 2014; Provides Earnings Guidance for Fiscal 2014

Brown-Forman Corporation reported unaudited consolidated earnings results for the third quarter and nine months ended January 31, 2014. For the quarter, the company reported net sales of $1,078 million compared to $1,027 million a year ago. Operating income was $255 million compared to $237 million a year ago. Income before income taxes was $249 million compared to $229 million a year ago. Net income was $177 million against $157 million a year ago. Earnings per share diluted were $0.82 against $0.73 per share a year ago. For the nine months, the company reported the company reported net sales of $3,053 million compared to $2,919 million a year ago. Operating income was $783 million compared to $721 million a year ago. Income before income taxes was $765 million compared to $704 million a year ago. Net income was $526 million against $478 million a year ago. Earnings per share diluted were $2.45 against $2.22 per share a year ago. Cash provided by operating activities was $390 million against $367 million a year ago. Additions to property, plant and equipment was $87 million against $59 million a year ago. For fiscal 2014, the company is increasing its fiscal 2014 earnings per share outlook to a range of $2.95 to $3.05 per share. This outlook incorporates a negative $0.06 per diluted share impact related to the route to consumer change in France that occurred on January 1, 2014, as well as the negative $0.01 per diluted share impact from adverse foreign exchange. The company continues to anticipate high-single digit growth in underlying sales. Full year A&P is projected to grow at a faster rate than sales growth. The company continues to expect strong, low double-digit growth in underlying operating income for full year fiscal 2014. The company expects a full year tax rate of approximately 31%. The company expects capex in the range of $140 million to $160 million.


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