Washington, D.C. 20549






Current Report

Pursuant to Section 13 or 15(d) of

The Securities Exchange Act of 1934

Date of Report (Date of earliest event reported): March 7, 2012



Brown-Forman Corporation

(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)




Delaware   002-26821   61-0143150

(State or other jurisdiction

of incorporation)



File Number)


(I.R.S. Employer

Identification No.)

850 Dixie Highway, Louisville, Kentucky   40210
(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.)



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:


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Item 2.02 Results of Operations and Financial Condition

On March 7, 2012, Brown-Forman Corporation issued a press release reporting its operating results for the third fiscal quarter and nine month period ended January 31, 2012. A copy of this press release is attached hereto as Exhibit 99.1.

Item 9.01 Financial Statements and Exhibits


(d) Exhibits

The following Exhibit is furnished as part of this Report on Form 8-K.


  99.1 Brown-Forman Corporation Press Release dated March 7, 2012


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.



        Brown-Forman Corporation
March 7, 2012         /s/ Nelea A. Absher
(Date)         Nelea A. Absher

Vice President, Associate General Counsel and

Assistant Corporate Secretary

Exhibit Index






99.1    Brown-Forman Corporation Press Release dated March 7, 2012