Brown-Forman Corporation (NYSE:BFA)(NYSE:BFB) announced today the appointment of Brian Fitzgerald as the company’s chief accounting officer, with responsibility for overseeing the company’s day-to-day accounting and corporate reporting functions. The appointment is effective January 1, 2013. Fitzgerald succeeds Jane Morreau, who has been promoted to chief production officer. Fitzgerald brings more than a decade of experience in finance and accounting to this new role. He joined Brown-Forman in 2003 as an analyst in corporate development, was named director, business strategy & analysis for B-F Tequilas in 2007, and has served as finance director, Greater Europe and Africa since 2009, based in Hamburg, Germany. Fitzgerald will relocate to Louisville to serve as chief accounting officer. For more than 140 years, Brown-Forman Corporation has enriched the experience of life by responsibly building fine quality beverage alcohol brands, including Jack Daniel’s Tennessee Whiskey, Southern Comfort, Finlandia, Jack Daniel’s & Cola, Canadian Mist, Korbel, Gentleman Jack, el Jimador, Herradura, Sonoma-Cutrer, Chambord, New Mix, Tuaca, and Woodford Reserve. Brown-Forman’s brands are supported by nearly 4,000 employees and sold in approximately 160 countries worldwide. For more information about the Company, please visit http://www.brown-forman.com/.