Brown-Forman Board Approves Share Repurchase Authorization of $200 Million

Brown-Forman Corporation (NYSE: BFA)(NYSE: BFB) announced that its Board
of Directors has approved a $200 million share repurchase authorization,
commencing July 13, 2018 through July 12, 2019, subject to market and
other conditions. Under the repurchase program, the company can
repurchase Class A and Class B common stock from time to time for cash
in open market purchases, block transactions, and privately negotiated
transactions in accordance with applicable federal securities laws. This
share repurchase program may be modified, suspended, or terminated by
the company at any time without prior notice.

Paul Varga, chief executive officer of Brown-Forman said, “We are
appropriately attentive to today’s uncertain market environment, but
remain optimistic about the long-term growth prospects for our brands
around the world. We strive to deliver leading returns for our
shareholders and believe this buyback authorization provides us with the
flexibility to repurchase our shares when the market presents the

For almost 150 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 & Cola,
Jack Daniel’s Tennessee Honey, Jack Daniel’s Tennessee Fire, Gentleman
Jack, Jack Daniel’s Single Barrel, Finlandia, Korbel, el Jimador,
Woodford Reserve, Old Forester, Canadian Mist, Herradura, New Mix,
Sonoma-Cutrer, Early Times, Chambord, BenRiach, GlenDronach and Slane.
Brown-Forman’s brands are supported by over 4,800 employees and sold in
more than 170 countries worldwide. For more information about the
company and its corporate responsibility efforts, please visit

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