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Brown Forman Corp – ‘8-K’ for 1/22/21

On:  Wednesday, 1/27/21, at 8:30am ET   ·   For:  1/22/21   ·   Accession #:  14693-21-10   ·   File #:  1-00123

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 1/27/21  Brown Forman Corp                 8-K:5,7,9   1/22/21   13:308K

Current Report   —   Form 8-K   —   Sect. 13 / 15(d) – SEA’34
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Washington, DC 20549

FORM  i 8-K

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

Date of Report (Date of earliest event reported):
 i January 22, 2021

 i Brown-Forman Corporation

(Exact Name of Registrant as Specified in its Charter)

 i Delaware i 001-00123 i 61-0143150
(State or Other Jurisdiction of Incorporation)(Commission File Number)(I.R.S. Employer Identification No.)

 i 850 Dixie Highway, i Louisville, i Kentucky i 40210
(Address of Principal Executive Offices)(Zip Code)

Registrant’s telephone number, including area code:  i (502)  i 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:

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

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

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

 i  Pre-commencement communications pursuant to Rule 13e-4(c) under the Exchange Act (17 CFR 240.13e-4(c))

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

Title of each class
Trading Symbol(s)
Name of each exchange on which registered
 i Class A Common Stock (voting), $0.15 par value
 i BFA i New York Stock Exchange
 i Class B Common Stock (nonvoting), $0.15 par value
 i BFB i New York Stock Exchange
 i 1.200% Notes due 2026
 i BF26 i New York Stock Exchange
 i 2.600% Notes due 2028
 i BF28 i 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  i 

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 January 22, 2021, George Garvin Brown, IV, a director and Chairman of the Board of Directors (“Board”) of Brown-Forman Corporation (the “Company”), notified the Company of his decision to retire from service on its Board following the completion of his current term. Consequently, Mr. Brown will not stand for re-election to the Board at the 2021 Annual Meeting of Stockholders.

Item 7.01. Regulation FD Disclosure.

In connection with Mr. Brown’s decision to retire, the Company issued a press release on January 27, 2021, a copy of which is attached as Exhibit 99.1 and incorporated by reference in Item 7.01 of this Current Report on Form 8-K.

    The information furnished pursuant to this Item 7.01 (and the related information in Exhibit 99.1) shall not be deemed “filed” for purposes of Section 18 of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended (the “Exchange Act”), and shall not be deemed to be incorporated by reference in any filing under the Securities Act of 1933, as amended, or the Exchange Act, except as shall be expressly set forth by specific reference in such filing.

Item 9.01. Financial Statements and Exhibits.

(d)    Exhibits

Exhibit No.Description
Brown-Forman Corporation Press Release dated January 27, 2021 (furnished under Item 7.01).
104Cover Page Interactive Data File (embedded within the Inline XBRL document).


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: January 27, 2021/s/ Jaileah X. Huddleston
Jaileah X. Huddleston
Vice President, Associate General Counsel - Corporate and Securities Law, and Assistant Secretary


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  As Of               Filer                 Filing    For·On·As Docs:Size             Issuer                      Filing Agent

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