SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION
Washington, D.C. 20549
Pursuant to Section 13 OR 15(d) of The Securities Exchange Act of 1934
Date of Report (Date of earliest event reported) October 9, 2017
CONSTELLATION BRANDS, INC.
(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)
(State or other jurisdiction
207 High Point Drive, Building 100, Victor, NY 14564
(Address of principal executive offices) (Zip Code)
Registrant’s telephone number, including area code (585) 678-7100
(Former name or former address, if changed since last report.)
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Regulation FD Disclosure.
On October 9, 2017, Constellation Brands, Inc. (“Constellation” or the “Company”) issued a news release, a copy of which release is furnished herewith as Exhibit 99.1 and is incorporated herein by reference, announcing a change in the Company’s senior management personnel.
References to Constellation’s website and/or other social media sites or platforms in the release do not incorporate by reference the information on such websites, social media sites or platforms into this Current Report on Form 8-K, and Constellation disclaims any such incorporation by reference. The information in the news release attached as Exhibit 99.1 is incorporated by reference into this Item 7.01 in satisfaction of the public disclosure requirements of Regulation FD. This information is “furnished” and not “filed” for purposes of Section 18 of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, and is not otherwise subject to the liabilities of that section. Such information may be incorporated by reference in another filing under the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 or the Securities Act of 1933 only if and to the extent such subsequent filing specifically references the information incorporated by reference herein.
On October 9, 2017, the Company announced that Thomas J. Mullin, Executive Vice President and General Counsel, informed the Company that he will be retiring at the end of February 2018. James O. Bourdeau, age 53, has been named to succeed Mr. Mullin as Executive Vice President and General Counsel, effective December 1, 2017. Since September 2014, Mr. Bourdeau has served as the Company’s Senior Vice President and General Counsel, Corporate Development. Before joining the Company, Mr. Bourdeau was a partner in the law firm of Nixon Peabody LLP from July 2000 through September 2014. Mr. Mullin will remain with the Company until his retirement in order to facilitate an effective transition of responsibilities.
Financial Statements and Exhibits.
The following exhibit is furnished as part of this Current Report on Form 8-K:
News Release of Constellation Brands, Inc. dated October 9, 2017.
INDEX TO EXHIBITS
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: October 9, 2017
CONSTELLATION BRANDS, INC.
/s/ David Klein
Executive Vice President and
Chief Financial Officer