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 Officers

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 Officers
Item 5.02. Departure of Directors or Certain Officers; Election of Directors; Appointment of Certain Officers; Compensatory Arrangements of Certain Officers.

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On June 20, 2018, Brown-Forman Corporation (the "Company") announced Kelli B. Nelson's appointment as Vice President, Chief Accounting Officer, effective August 1, 2018.Ms. Nelson, 48, will succeed Brian P. Fitzgerald who has been named Treasurer and Director Tax Strategy and Brand Analytics, effective August 1, 2018. Ms. Nelson has served as Vice President and Director Finance NAR since May 2015. Prior to that time, she served as Director NAR Division Finance from November 2013 to May 2015, NAR Business Planning and Analytics Manager from January 2012 to November 2013, and held a series of roles of increasing responsibility since first joining the Company in 1995.

In connection with her appointment, Ms. Nelson's compensation will increase, effective August 1, 2018, as follows: annual salary, including holiday bonus, will increase to $258,517; and short-term and long-term incentive compensation opportunities at target will increase to $84,378 and $95,258, respectively. Ms. Nelson's long-term incentive compensation opportunity will be allocated among long-term cash and long-term equity options.

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 Ms. Nelson that are reportable under Item 404(a) of Regulation S-K.


About Brown-Forman Corporation (NYSE:BF.A)

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.

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