Brown-Forman Board Approves Share Repurchase Authorization of $400 Million
Brown-Forman Corporation (NYSE: BFA, BFB) announced that its Board of Directors has approved a $400 million share repurchase authorization, commencing October 2, 2023, through October 1, 2024, subject to market and other conditions. Under the repurchase program, the company can repurchase Class A and Class B common shares for cash in open market purchases, block transactions, purchases made in accordance with Rule 10b5-1 under the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended, and privately negotiated transactions, in accordance with applicable laws and regulations. This share repurchase program does not obligate the company to repurchase a minimum number of shares of Class A or Class B common stock, and this share repurchase program may be modified, suspended, or terminated by the company at any time without prior notice.
Lawson Whiting, Brown-Forman’s President and Chief Executive Officer said, "Brown-Forman is appropriately attentive to today's uncertain market conditions while also confident in the long-term potential for our portfolio of brands. We always strive to deliver leading shareholder returns and believe this buyback authorization provides us the necessary flexibility to repurchase our shares when the market presents the right opportunity."
For more than 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 Ready-to-Drinks, Jack Daniel's Tennessee Honey, Jack Daniel's Tennessee Fire, Jack Daniel's Tennessee Apple, Gentleman Jack, Jack Daniel's Single Barrel, Woodford Reserve, Old Forester, Coopers’ Craft, The GlenDronach, Benriach, Glenglassaugh, Slane, Herradura, el Jimador, New Mix, Korbel, Sonoma-Cutrer, Chambord, Fords Gin, Gin Mare, and Diplomático Rum. Brown-Forman’s brands are supported by approximately 5,600 employees globally and sold in more than 170 countries worldwide. For more information about the company, please visit brown-forman.com. Follow us on LinkedIn, Instagram, and Twitter.
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