– USA, KY –  Brown-Forman Corporation (NYSE:BFA | NYSE:BFB) today announced that Lawson Whiting, the company’s incoming CEO, as of January 1, 2019, has been elected to the company’s Board of Directors, effective immediately. As part of the CEO transition process, Paul Varga will remain on the board until the next annual meeting of shareholders on July 25, 2019, and that will mark the conclusion of the board’s multi-year succession plan and his almost 16 years of service on the board.

“Lawson brings a wealth of business experience to the Brown-Forman board, including more than two decades in various roles at the company,” said Brown-Forman Board Chairman Geo. Garvin Brown IV. “We’re excited to welcome him to the board and are grateful to Paul for the important role he has played in this thoughtful succession process.”

About Brown-Forman Corporation

For nearly 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 RTDs, 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.

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