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Summary

Name Age Since Current Position

Garvin Brown

50 2015 Co-Chairman of the Board

Lawson Whiting

49 2019 President, Chief Executive Officer, Director

Jane Morreau

60 2014 Chief Financial Officer, Executive Vice President

Kirsten Hawley

49 2019 Senior Vice President, Chief Human Resources and Corporate Communications Officer

Matthew Hamel

59 2007 Executive Vice President, General Counsel, Secretary

Mark McCallum

64 2018 Executive Vice President and Chief Brands Officer

Kelli Nelson

49 2018 Senior Vice President, Chief Accounting Officer

Alejandro Alvarez

51 2014 Senior Vice President, Chief Production Officer

Ralph Chabert

72 2019 Senior Vice President, Chief Diversity and Global Community Relations Officer

John Hayes

59 2018 Senior Vice President, President U.S.A. and Canada

Thomas Hinrichs

57 2018 Senior Vice President, International Division

John Cook

66 2012 Lead Independent Director

Campbell Brown

51 2016 Director

Stuart Brown

54 2015 Director

Marshall Farrer

48 2016 Director

Laura Frazier

61 2016 Director

Augusta Holland

43 2015 Director

Patrick Bousquet-Chavanne

61 2005 Independent Director

Bruce Byrnes

71 2010 Independent Director

Kathleen Gutmann

50 2017 Independent Director

Michael Roney

65 2015 Independent Director

Tracy Skeans

46 2018 Independent Director

Michael Todman

61 2014 Independent Director

Jay Koval

Vice President, Director - Investor Relations

Biographies

Name Description

Garvin Brown

Mr. Garvin Brown is the Co-Chairman of the Board of Brown-Forman Corporation. He was Executive Vice President of Brown-Forman from 2011 to 2015; Senior Vice President and Managing Director of Western Europe and Africa from 2009 to 2011; Vice President and Jack Daniel’s Brand Director in Europe and Africa from 2004 to 2008; Director of the Office of the Chairman and Chief Executive Officer from 2002 to 2004.

Lawson Whiting

Mr. Lawson E. Whiting has been appointed as President, Chief Executive Officer, Director of the Company. He is no longer Chief Operating Officer of the Company effective January 1, 2019. He has served as Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer since October 2017. Prior to that time, he served as Executive Vice President and Chief Brands and Strategy Officer from 2015 to 2017, Senior Vice President and Chief Brands Officer from 2013 to 2015, and Senior Vice President and Managing Director for Western Europe from 2011 to 2013.

Jane Morreau

Ms. Jane C. Morreau serves as a Chief Financial Officer and Executive Vice President of the Company. Ms. Morreau was Senior Vice President, Chief Production Officer, and Head of Information Technology from 2013 to 2014. She was Senior Vice President and Director of Financial Management, Accounting and Technology from 2008 to 2013.

Kirsten Hawley

Ms. Kirsten M. Hawley is a Senior Vice President, Chief Human Resources and Corporate Communications Officer of the Company. She was Senior Vice President and Chief Human Resources Officer from February 2015 to February 2019. Senior Vice President and Director of Human Resources Business Partnerships from 2013 to 2015. Vice President and Director of Organization and Leader Development from 2011 to 2013. Assistant Vice President and Director of Employee Engagement from 2009 to 2011.

Matthew Hamel

Mr. Matthew E. Hamel is a Executive Vice President, General Counsel and Secretary of Brown-Forman Corporation., since October 2007. Mr. Hamel served as Associate General Counsel and Vice President, Law, of the Enterprise Media Group of Dow Jones & Company, Inc., from December 2006 to October 2007. Vice President, General Counsel and Secretary of Dow Jones Reuters Business Interactive LLC (d/b/a Factiva) from December 1999 to December 2006.

Mark McCallum

Mr. Mark I. McCallum is a Executive Vice President and Chief Brands Officer of the Company. He is Executive Vice President and President of Jack Daniel’s Brands from February 2015 to June 2018. Executive Vice President and President for Europe, Africa, Middle East, Asia Pacific, and Travel Retail from 2013 to 2015. Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer from 2009 to 2013. Executive Vice President and Chief Brands Officer from 2006 to 2009.

Kelli Nelson

Ms. Kelli Nelson is appointed as Senior Vice President, Chief Accounting Officer of the Company effective August 1, 2018. Senior Vice President and Chief Accounting Officer since August 2018. Vice President and Director Finance (North America Region) from 2015 to August 2018. Director NAR Division Finance (North America Region) from 2013 to 2015. Director Business Planning and Analytics (North America Region) from 2012 to 2013.

Alejandro Alvarez

Mr. Alejandro Alvarez is a Senior Vice President and Chief Production Officer of the Company. Mr. Alvarez has served as Vice President, General Manager of Tequila and Wine Operations since June 2013. Prior to that time, he served as General Manager of Brown-Forman Tequila Mexico Operations from November 2008 to June 2013 and Director of Louisville Production Operations from March 2007 to November 2008. He was Vice President and General Manager for Brown-Forman Tequila Mexico Operations from 2008 to 2014.

Ralph Chabert

Mr. Ralph De Chabert is a Senior Vice President, Chief Diversity and Global Community Relations Officer of the Company. He is Senior Vice President, Chief Diversity and Global Community Relations Officer since March 2019. Senior Vice President and Chief Diversity Officer from December 2007 to February 2019.

John Hayes

Mr. John V. Hayes is Senior Vice President, President U.S.A. and Canada of the company. Mr. Hayes served as Senior Vice President, President U.S.A. and Canada since June 2018. Senior Vice President, Chief Marketing Officer of Brown-Forman Brands from February 2015 to June 2018. Senior Vice President, Managing Director Jack Daniel’s from 2011 to 2015. Senior Vice President, Managing Director Herradura from 2007 to 2011.

Thomas Hinrichs

Mr. Thomas Hinrichs is a Senior Vice President, International Division of the Company. Senior Vice President, International Division since June 2018. Senior Vice President and President for Europe, North Asia, and ANZSEA from February 2015 to June 2018. Senior Vice President and Managing Director for Europe from 2013 to 2015. Senior Vice President and Managing Director for Greater Europe and Africa from 2006 to 2013.

John Cook

Mr. John D. Cook is a Lead Independent Director of Brown-Forman Corporation. He is Director of Emeritus, McKinsey & Company; Director, McKinsey & Company from 2003 to 2008. Earlier in his career, Mr. Cook worked in brand management at The Procter & Gamble Company, and held the number two management position at The Kellogg Company.

Campbell Brown

Mr. Campbell P. Brown is a Director of Brown-Forman Corporation. He was President and Managing Director of Old Forester, the Company’s founding bourbon brand, since 2015. A 22-year employee of the Company, he previously served Brown-Forman in the emerging markets of India, the Philippines, and Turkey, and most recently led the Company’s wine and spirits portfolio in Canada and the Midwest region of the U.S. Founding member of Brown-Forman/Brown Family Shareholders Committee since 2007.

Stuart Brown

Mr. Stuart R. Brown is a Director of the Company. He is Managing Partner, Typha Partners, LLC, an early-stage private equity investment company, since 2010; President, DendriFund, Inc., an environmental sustainability charitable foundation established by Brown-Forman, since 2011; Owner, Between the Covers Bookstore from 1998 to 2010; Sales and Marketing Management, Brown-Forman, from 1995 to 1998. Founding member of Brown-Forman/Brown Family Shareholders Committee since 2007.

Marshall Farrer

Mr. Marshall B. Farrer is a Director of the Company. He is Vice President, Managing Director of Global Travel Retail, which includes Duty Free, Military, Cruise, and Transportation sales globally, since 2015. An 18-year employee of the Company, he led the global Jack Daniel’s Tennessee Honey brand team from 2013 to 2015, was managing director of the Australia/Asia region from 2010 to 2013, and led the Latin America & Caribbean region from 2006 to 2009. Founding member of Brown-Forman/Brown Family Shareholders Committee since 2007. He is Member of the Brown-Forman Management Executive Committee from 2007 to 2009.

Laura Frazier

Ms. Laura L. Frazier is a Director of the Company. She is Owner, Chairman, and past-CEO of Bittners, a more than 160-year-old interior and commercial design firm. She previously served on the board of directors of Lenox, Inc., a former subsidiary company of Brown-Forman, from 1999 to 2005. Founding member of Brown-Forman/Brown Family Shareholders Committee since 2007.

Augusta Holland

Ms. Augusta Brown Holland is a Director of the Company. She is Founding Partner, Haystack Partners LLC, known for its nationally acclaimed work in environmentally conscious real estate development, since 2006. Founding member of Brown-Forman/Brown Family Shareholders Committee since 2007.

Patrick Bousquet-Chavanne

Mr. Patrick Bousquet-Chavanne is a Independent Director of Brown-Forman Corporation. He is Executive Director of Customer, Marketing and M&S.com, Marks and Spencer Group PLC, since 2014; Executive Director, Marketing and Business Development, Marks and Spencer Group PLC, from 2013 to 2014; Corporate Director of Strategy and Business Development, Marks and Spencer Group PLC, from 2012 to 2013; Co-Chairman of Yoostar Entertainment Group from 2010 to 2012; President and Chief Executive Officer of Yoostar from 2009 to 2012; President and Chief Executive Officer of T-Ink Technologies, Inc., from 2008 to 2009; Group President of The Estée Lauder Companies Inc. from 2001 to 2008; President of Estée Lauder International, Inc., from 1998 to 2001.

Bruce Byrnes

Mr. Bruce L. Byrnes is a Independent Director of Brown-Forman Corporation. He is Vice Chairman of the Board for The Procter & Gamble Company from 2002 to 2008. Mr. Byrnes retired in 2008 following a 38-year career at P&G, during which he held the following positions, among others: Vice Chairman, Global Brand Building Training from 2007 to 2008; Vice Chairman, Global Household Care Division from 2004 to 2007.

Kathleen Gutmann

Ms. Kathleen M. Gutmann is a Independent Director of the Company. She is Chief Sales and Solutions Officer for United Parcel Service (UPS) at its corporate headquarters in Atlanta, GA. An experienced global leader with more than 26 years of worldwide sales and marketing expertise, she is a member of the UPS executive committee and is involved in corporate strategy, oversight, and execution. Gutmann is responsible for more than $60 billion in revenue and oversees the UPS Store and UPS Capital business units globally. Gutmann is a graduate of Siena College and a member of The Committee of 200 and the International Women's Forum, and is a participant in the Yale CEO Summit. Gutmann has participated in the World Economic Forum for many years. She is also co-founder of the UPS Reading Clubs at the Boys & Girls Club of Metro Atlanta.

Michael Roney

Mr. Michael James Roney is an Independent Director of the Company. Mr. Roney is chief executive officer of Bunzl plc, a British multinational distribution and outsourcing group, where he has worked since 2005. Roney is previously served as a non-executive director on the Bunzl board since 2003. Previous to Bunzl, Roney served as chief executive officer of Goodyear Dunlop Tires Europe BV, a joint venture between Goodyear Tire & Rubber Co. and Sumitomo Rubber. Before serving as CEO, he served the company in a number of senior general management positions throughout Latin America and Asia, eventually becoming president of Goodyear’s Eastern Europe, African, and Middle Eastern business. Roney currently serves as the senior independent non-executive director of Johnson Matthey plc and chairman of their Remuneration Committee. He received a master of business administration from the Stephen M. Ross School of Business, University of Michigan, and qualified as a certified public accountant.

Tracy Skeans

Ms. Tracy L. Skeans is a Independent Director of the Company. Ms. Skeans is Chief Transformation and People Officer of Yum! Brands, Inc. (NYSE: YUM), one of the world's largest restaurant companies with more than 45,000 KFC, Pizza Hut and Taco Bell restaurants in more than 135 countries and territories. She leads Yum! Brands' global business transformation and people capability strategies. Skeans has a strong track record of business leadership at Yum! Brands. Prior to assuming her current position, Skeans was President of Pizza Hut International, which at the time, was a business with more than 5,900 restaurants across more than 85 countries. Before that, Skeans served as Chief People Officer of Pizza Hut Global.

Michael Todman

Mr. Michael A. Todman is Independent Director of Brown-Forman Corporation. He was Retired, Whirlpool Corporation; Vice Chairman, Whirlpool Corporation from 2014 to 2015; President, Whirlpool International from 2009 to 2014; President, Whirlpool North America from 2007 to 2009.

Jay Koval