Washington, D.C. 20549

                                    Form 8-K

                                 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 14, 2008 (March 14, 2008)

                            Brown-Forman Corporation
             (Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)

   Delaware                  002-26821            61-0143150
(State or other            (Commission         (I.R.S. Employer
 jurisdiction of            File Number)       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

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

On March 14, 2008,  Brown-Forman  Corporation  (the  "Company")  announced  that
Phoebe A. Wood, Vice Chairman and Chief Financial Officer, would retire from her
employment at the Company, effective April 30, 2008, and that Donald C. Berg was
being  appointed as Chief  Financial  Officer of the Company,  effective  May 1,
2008. The Company issued a press release on March 14, 2008 announcing Ms. Wood's
upcoming  retirement  and the  appointment  of Mr. Berg to the position of Chief
Financial  Officer.  A copy of the  press  release  is  furnished  herewith  and
attached as Exhibit 99.1.

Mr.  Berg,  age 52, is  currently a Senior Vice  President  and the  Director of
Corporate  Finance for the  Company.  From 2003 to 2006 he served as  President,
Spirits America,  during which time he led the sales and marketing  organization
for the  Company's  spirits  portfolio in the  Americas.  Before that,  Mr. Berg
served as Senior Vice President and Director, Corporate Development and Strategy
for the Company from 2001 - 2003.  Mr. Berg was the  President of the  Company's
Advancing  Markets  Group (AMG) from 1999 to 2001 and Senior Vice  President and
Managing  Director  of AMG from  1997 to 1999.  Mr.  Berg  holds an MBA from the
Wharton  School of Business at the University of  Pennsylvania  and a bachelor's
degree from Augustana College in Illinois.

The terms of any amended  compensation  arrangements  for Mr. Berg in connection
with  this  appointment  have  not been  determined  at this  time,  but will be
reported when finalized and approved.  There are no related person  transactions
between the Company and Mr. Berg.

Item 9.01.  Financial Statements and Exhibits

 (d)      Exhibits

          99.1  Press Release dated March 14, 2008


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

Date:   March 14, 2008                     By:  /s/ Nelea A. Absher
                                                Nelea A. Absher
                                                Vice President and Assistant
                                                 Corporate Secretary

                                                                 Exhibit 99.1



Louisville,  KY, March 14, 2008 - Brown-Forman  Corporation announced today that
Vice Chairman and Chief  Financial  Officer  Phoebe A. Wood will retire from her
position at the end of the fiscal year (April 30,  2008).  She will assist in an
orderly transition of her duties and responsibilities to the new CFO.

Wood joined  Brown-Forman  as CFO in February 2001 after a 23-year career at the
Atlantic  Richfield Company (now part of BP) and Motorola.  During her tenure as
Brown-Forman's  CFO,  Wood helped the  company  evolve its  portfolio  through a
number of acquisitions and divestitures, implemented and ensured compliance with
the new  Sarbanes-Oxley  regulations,  and created strong finance and technology
teams that have upgraded the company's financial reporting and analysis.

"Phoebe  brought  thoughtful,  trusted  oversight  to  Brown-Forman's  financial
functions,  and she has  helped  lead our  company  during a  period  of  strong
financial   performance  and  development  over  the  last  seven  years,"  said
Brown-Forman  Chief Executive  Officer Paul Varga. "I know that our shareholders
join all of us at Brown-Forman  in thanking Phoebe for her excellent  service to
Brown-Forman and in wishing her well in her new endeavors."

Wood plans to stay active in the financial arena, including serving on corporate
boards.  Wood is  currently  a director of Leggett & Platt,  Inc.,  and a former
director of OshKosh B'Gosh.

Donald Berg Named New CFO

Brown-Forman also announced that Donald Berg will become Chief Financial Officer
effective  May 1, 2008. He is a 19-year  veteran of the company,  and since July
2006 has served as senior vice  president  and  director of  corporate  finance,
working closely with Wood and the rest of the finance  leadership  team. In this
key  role,  Berg's  responsibilities  have  encompassed  the  areas of  investor
relations, corporate development, treasury, and tax.

Berg joined  Brown-Forman in 1988 as assistant to then-company  president Owsley
Brown  II. In 1994 he was  project  leader  of the team  that  recommended  that
Brown-Forman significantly expand its non-U.S. business. In 1999, Berg was named
president  of the  division  responsible  for the  company's  growth in many new
markets  and he and his team  built the  foundation  upon  which the  company is
developing  successful  businesses.  He was then  named  to lead  the  company's
corporate  development  and strategy  group,  where he was  instrumental  in the
acquisition  of the  Finlandia  Vodka  brand.  In 2003,  Berg took a  leadership
position in the U.S. sales and marketing  organization  and became  president of
the Americas in July of that year.

Prior to joining Brown-Forman, Berg served in a number of increasingly important
financial positions within the pharmaceutical industry.

"Don has a broad range of financial and operational experience,  and has been an
active  member of our company's  executive  committee  since 1999,  where he has
participated  in the  consideration  of the company's most important  strategic,
operational,  and policy topics," stated Varga.  "Those who have worked with Don
over the last two decades know him to be a proven leader with a deep  analytical
mind  who  has  demonstrated   that  he  is  ready  to  take  on  the  important
responsibilities of chief financial officer for Brown-Forman."

Berg  received  his  bachelor's  degree from  Augustana  College in Rock Island,
Illinois,  after which he became a certified public accountant.  He subsequently
earned  an MBA  from  the  Wharton  School  of  Business  at the  University  of

Brown-Forman  Corporation is a diversified producer and marketer of fine quality
consumer products,  including Jack Daniels,  Southern Comfort, Finlandia Vodka,
Tequila  Herradura,  el Jimador Tequila,  Canadian Mist, Fetzer and Bolla Wines,
and Korbel California Champagnes.


This release  contains  statements,  estimates,  or projections  that constitute
"forward-looking  statements"  as defined under U.S.  federal  securities  laws.
Generally,   the  words  "expect,"  "believe,"  "intend,"   "estimate,"  "will,"
"anticipate," and "project," and similar expressions  identify a forward-looking
statement,  which speaks only as of the date the  statement  is made.  Except as
required  by law,  we do not  intend to update  or  revise  any  forward-looking
statements, whether as a result of new information, future events, or otherwise.
We  believe  that  the   expectations   and  assumptions  with  respect  to  our
forward-looking statements are reasonable. But by their nature,  forward-looking
statements involve known and unknown risks, uncertainties and other factors that
in some  cases are out of our  control.  These  factors  could  cause our actual
results to differ materially from  Brown-Forman's  historical  experience or our
present expectations or projections.  Here is a non-exclusive list of such risks
and uncertainties:

 - continuation of the deterioration in general economic conditions,
   particularly in the United States where we earn about half of our profits,
   including higher energy prices, declining home prices, deterioration of the
   sub-prime lending market, or other factors;
 - pricing, marketing and other competitive activity focused against our major
 - lower consumer confidence or purchasing related to economic conditions, major
   natural disasters, terrorist attacks or widespread outbreak of infectious
 - tax increases, whether at the federal or state level or in major
   international markets and/or tariff barriers or other restrictions affecting
   beverage alcohol;
 - limitations and restrictions on distribution of products and alcohol
   marketing, including advertising and promotion, as a result of stricter
   governmental policies adopted either in the United States or in international
 - fluctuations in the U.S. dollar against foreign currencies, especially the
   British pound, euro, Australian dollar, and the South African rand;
 - reduced bar, restaurant, hotel and travel business, including travel retail;
 - longer-term, a change in consumer preferences, social trends or cultural
   trends that results in the reduced consumption of our premium spirits brands;
 - changes in distribution arrangements in major markets that limit our ability
   to market or sell our products;
 - adverse impacts relating to our acquisition strategies or our integration of
   acquired businesses and conforming them to the company's trade practice
   standards, financial controls environment and U.S. public company
 - price increases in energy or raw materials, including grapes, grain, agave,
   wood, glass, and plastic;
 - changes in climate conditions and agricultural uncertainties that adversely
   affect the supply of grapes, agave, grain or wood;
 - termination of our rights to distribute and market agency brands in our
 - press articles or other public media related to our company, brands,
   personnel, operations, business performance or prospects;
 - counterfeit production of our products and any resulting negative effect on
   our intellectual property rights or brand equity; and
 - adverse developments stemming from state or federal investigations of
   beverage alcohol industry marketing or trade practices of suppliers,
   distributors or retailers.