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LouisvilleKY’s Brown-Forman to invest in renewable energy

First Major U.S. Spirits and Wine Producer to Enter Power Purchase Agreement LOUISVILLE, Ky.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Brown-Forman Corporation (NYSE:BFA)(NYSE:BFB) today announced a major commitment to renewable energy with an agreement to purchase 30 megawatts (MW) of electricity annually from Solomon Forks Wind Project, a new wind power project in Kansas. The wind farm is expected to generate the equivalent of more than 90% of Brown-Forman’s annual electricity usage in the United States. Brown-Forman is the first major U.S. spirits and wine producer to commit to a power purchase agreement (PPA) in the U.S. Power purchase agreements allow companies such as Brown-Forman to…


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LouisvilleKy’s Famous Horse Race gets a new sponsor

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (Wednesday, Oct. 25, 2017) – Churchill Downs Incorporated (“CDI”, NASDAQ: CHDN) and Brown-Forman Corporation (“Brown-Forman”, NYSE:BFA,BFB) today announced a five-year agreement through which Brown-Forman’s Woodford Reserve bourbon will be the presenting sponsor of the Kentucky Derby. Beginning with its 144th running on Saturday, May 5, 2018 at Churchill Downs Racetrack(“Churchill Downs”) in Louisville, Ky., the $2 million classic race for 3-year-old Thoroughbreds and one of America’s premier sports and entertainment events will be known as the Kentucky Derby Presented by Woodford Reserve.  America’s oldest continuously-held sports event with a history that dates to 1875, the Kentucky Derby will be nationally televised by NBC Sports. Terms of the presenting sponsor agreement…


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LouisvilleKY’s Brown-Forman Makes Commitment to Barrel Making with Investment

 Modernization of Facility Requires Reduced Workforce in 2019 LOUISVILLE, Ky.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Brown-Forman Corporation (NYSE:BFA) (NYSE:BFB) announced that it will invest $45 million in the Brown-Forman Cooperage in Louisville, Kentucky. The investment will modernize the Cooperage, reduce operating cost by improving efficiency, and allow the continued production of high quality barrels in Louisville. The new equipment will be focused in the Heading and Staving departments and necessitate the elimination of 70 hourly positions once fully implemented in early 2019. The Cooperage will continue to employ approximately 205 individuals. All impacted employees, determined by the current UAW contract, will be offered a variety of…


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LouisvilleKY’s Brown-Forman to provide nutritional information website

LOUISVILLE, Ky.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Brown-Forman (NYSE:BFA) (NYSE:BFB) announced today the launch of a website providing nutritional information for its many consumer brands, including Jack Daniel’s Tennessee Whiskey, Finlandia, Canadian Mist, Jimador, Herradura, Sonoma-Cutrer, Chambord, and Woodford Reserve. The site is available from the corporate website or directly at nutrition.brown-forman.com. Although Brown-Forman has provided nutritional information on its brands to consumers upon request, the launch of the publicly available site aims to make the process easier. The company’s consumer branded websites and social media pages will be adding a link to the nutrition website over the next several months. The new site aligns…


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Louisville Ky’s Speed Art Museum to have Free Sundays

Gift Allows Community Free Admission – “Owsley Sundays” – to the Speed Every Sunday for Five Years  Louisville, KY, February 23, 2016 – Brown-Forman Corporation announced today that it is giving the Speed Art Museum $1 million dollars as part of the Speed’s multi-million dollar capital campaign. The announcement was made today by Brown-Forman Vice Chairman James S. Welch, Jr. during a news conference at the Speed Art Museum. “Brown-Forman has been a long-time benefactor of the Speed, and we are very pleased to make this contribution which benefits our entire community in honor of former Brown-Forman Chairman and CEO Owsley Brown II, who was one…