Brown-Forman Corporation (NYSE:BF.A) Files An 8-K Departure of Directors or Certain Officers; Election of Directors; Appointment of Certain Officers; Compensatory Arrangements of Certain OfficersItem 5.02. Departure of Directors or Certain Officers; Election of Directors; Appointment of Certain Officers; Compensatory Arrangements of Certain Officers.
On September 28, 2017, Brown-Forman Corporation (the "Company") announced the promotion of Lawson Whiting to the position of Chief Operating Officer, effective October 1, 2017.Mr. Whiting, 49, has served as Executive Vice President and Chief Brands and Strategy Officer since February 2015. Prior to that time, he served as Senior Vice President and Chief Brands Officer from 2013 to 2015, Senior Vice President and Managing Director for Western Europe from 2011 to 2013, Vice President and Finance Director for Western Europe from 2010 to 2011, and Vice President and Finance Director for North America from 2009 to 2010.
Reporting to Mr. Whiting in his role as Chief Operating Officer are Jill Jones, Executive Vice President and President for North America, CCSA, IMEA, and Global Travel Retail; Alejandro “Alex” Alvarez, Senior Vice President and Chief Production Officer; and Thomas Hinrichs, Senior Vice President and President for Europe, North Asia, and ANZSEA.
In connection with his promotion, Mr. Whiting's compensation will increase, effective October 1, 2017, as follows: annual salary, including holiday bonus, will increase to $666,688; and short-term and long-term incentive compensation opportunities at target will increase to $455,000 and $900,000, respectively. Mr. Whiting's long-term incentive compensation opportunity will be allocated among long-term cash and Class A and Class B common performance-based equity.
Details regarding the Company's executive compensation program are included in the Compensation Discussion and Analysis section of the Company’s definitive proxy statement for the 2017 Annual Meeting of Stockholders filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission on June 27, 2017.
There are no related party transactions involving Mr. Whiting that are reportable under Item 404(a) of Regulation S-K.
A copy of the press release announcing Mr. Whiting's promotion is attached hereto as Exhibit 99.1 and incorporated herein by reference.
Item 9.01. Financial Statements and Exhibits.
BROWN FORMAN CORP ExhibitEX-99.1 2 pressrelease-20170928xappo.htm EXHIBIT 99.1 Exhibit NEWS RELEASEPHIL LYNCH JAY KOVALVICE PRESIDENT VICE PRESIDENT CORPORATE COMMUNICATIONS INVESTOR RELATIONS AND PUBLIC RELATIONS AND COMMUNITY RELATIONS 502-774-7928 502-774-6903 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEBROWN-FORMAN NAMES LAWSON WHITING CHIEF OPERATING OFFICERLouisville,…To view the full exhibit click
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Brown-Forman Corporation is a spirit and wine company. The Company manufactures, bottles, imports, exports, markets and sells a range of alcoholic beverages. The Company has a portfolio of approximately 40 spirit, wine and ready-to-drink cocktail (RTD) brands. Its principal brands include Jack Daniel’s Tennessee Whiskey, Jack Daniel’s RTDs, Jack Daniel’s Tennessee Honey, Gentleman Jack Rare Tennessee Whiskey, Jack Daniel’s Tennessee Fire, Jack Daniel’s Single Barrel Collection, Jack Daniel’s Sinatra Select, Jack Daniel’s Winter Jack, Jack Daniel’s No. 27 Gold Tennessee Whiskey, Finlandia Vodkas, Finlandia RTDs, Korbel California Brandy, Woodford Reserve Kentucky Bourbons, el Jimador Tequilas, el Jimador New Mix RTDs, Herradura Tequilas, Canadian Mist Canadian Whisky, Sonoma-Cutrer California Wines, Early Times Kentucky Whisky and Bourbon, Chambord Liqueur, Old Forester Kentucky Bourbon, Antiguo Tequila, Pepe Lopez Tequila, Santa Dose Cachaca and Collingwood Canadian Whisky.