BF.A Brown-Forman

Filed: 3 May 21, 4:18pm

Washington, DC 20549


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

Date of Report (Date of earliest event reported):
May 3, 2021

Brown-Forman Corporation

(Exact Name of Registrant as Specified in its Charter)

(State or Other Jurisdiction of Incorporation)(Commission File Number)(I.R.S. Employer Identification No.)

850 Dixie Highway,Louisville,Kentucky40210
(Address of Principal Executive Offices)(Zip Code)

Registrant’s telephone number, including area code: (502) 585-1100

Not Applicable
(Former Name or Former Address, if Changed Since Last Report.)

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

Title of each classTrading Symbol(s)Name of each exchange on which registered
Class A Common Stock (voting), $0.15 par valueBFANew York Stock Exchange
Class B Common Stock (nonvoting), $0.15 par valueBFBNew York Stock Exchange
1.200% Notes due 2026BF26New York Stock Exchange
2.600% Notes due 2028BF28New 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

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.


This Current Report on Form 8-K/A amends the Current Report on Form 8-K, dated April 15, 2021, that was filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission (the “SEC”) on April 15, 2021 (the “Original Report”) by Brown-Forman Corporation (the “Company”) announcing that Leanne Cunningham, currently Senior Vice President and Shareholder Relations Officer, Global Commercial Finance and Financial, Planning and Analysis will serve as the Company’s Chief Financial Officer, effective July 2, 2021.    

Item 5.02. Departure of Directors or Certain Officers; Election of Directors; Appointment of Certain Officers; Compensatory Arrangements of Certain Officers.

As originally announced in the Original Report, Ms. Cunningham will be appointed as Chief Financial Officer, effective July 2, 2021.

In connection with her appointment, Ms. Cunningham’s compensation will increase, effective July 2, 2021, as follows: annual salary, including holiday bonus, will increase to $598,978; and short-term and long-term incentive compensation opportunities at target will increase to $489,000 and $700,000, respectively. Ms. Cunningham’s long-term incentive compensation opportunity will be allocated among long-term cash and long-term equity options.

Details regarding the Company’s executive compensation program are included in the Compensation Discussion and Analysis section of the Company’s definitive proxy statement for the 2020 Annual Meeting of Stockholders filed with the SEC on June 30, 2020.


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: May 3, 2021/s/ Jaileah X. Huddleston
Jaileah X. Huddleston
Vice President, Associate General Counsel - Corporate and Securities Law, and Assistant Secretary