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Washington, DC 20549


Pursuant to Section 13 or 15(d) of
the Securities Exchange Act of 1934

Date of Report (Date of earliest event reported):
June 10, 2020

Brown-Forman Corporation

(Exact Name of Registrant as Specified in its Charter)

(State or Other Jurisdiction of Incorporation)
(Commission File Number)
(I.R.S. Employer Identification No.)

850 Dixie Highway,
(Address of Principal Executive Offices)
(Zip Code)

Registrant’s telephone number, including area code: (502) 585-1100

Not Applicable
(Former Name or Former Address, if Changed Since Last Report.)

Check the appropriate box below if the Form 8-K filing is intended to simultaneously satisfy the filing obligation of the registrant under any of the following provisions:

Written communications pursuant to Rule 425 under the Securities Act (17 CFR 230.425)

Soliciting material pursuant to Rule 14a-12 under the Exchange Act (17 CFR 240.14a-12)

Pre-commencement communications pursuant to Rule 14d-2(b) under the Exchange Act (17 CFR 240.14d-2(b))

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Securities registered pursuant to Section 12(b) of the Act:

Title of each class
Trading Symbol(s)
Name of each exchange on which registered
Class A Common Stock (voting), $0.15 par value
New York Stock Exchange
Class B Common Stock (nonvoting), $0.15 par value
New York Stock Exchange
1.200% Notes due 2026
New York Stock Exchange
2.600% Notes due 2028
New York Stock Exchange

Indicate by check mark whether the Registrant is an emerging growth company as defined in Rule 405 of the Securities Act of 1933 (§230.405 of this chapter) or Rule 12b-2 of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 (§240.12b-2 of this chapter).
Emerging growth company

If an emerging growth company, indicate by check mark if the Registrant has elected not to use the extended transition period for complying with any new or revised financial accounting standards provided pursuant to Section 13(a) of the Exchange Act.

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

On June 10, 2020, in connection with an internal restructuring, with the overall goal of unlocking growth potential for markets, brands, and people, Brown-Forman Corporation (the “Company”) announced that Thomas Hinrichs will be appointed Senior Vice President, President of Brown-Forman Emerging International and Marshall Farrer will be appointed as Senior Vice President, President of Brown-Forman Europe effective August 1, 2020. Mr. Hinrichs has served as Senior Vice President, International Division since June 2018 and Mr. Farrer has served as Senior Vice President, Managing Director of GTR and Developed APAC Region since June 2018; Mr. Farrer has also served on the Company’s Board of Directors since 2016.


Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, the registrant has duly caused this report to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned hereunto duly authorized.

Date: June 10, 2020
/s/ Jaileah X. Huddleston
Jaileah X. Huddleston
Vice President, Assistant General Counsel and Assistant Corporate Secretary


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