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):     December 9, 2008 (December 9, 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 7.01.  Regulation FD Disclosure.

On December 9, 2008, Brown-Forman Corporation (the "Company") said it intends to
promote G. Garvin Brown IV to head the Company's  Western Europe/ Africa ("WEA")
region, effective January 1, 2009. David Dearie, currently the managing director
of WEA, will end his employment at the Company, effective at the end of December
2008. Mr. Brown will continue to serve as the Presiding Chairman of the Board of
Directors of the Company.

This report contains statements that constitute "forward-looking  statements" as
defined under U.S.  federal  securities laws.  Generally,  words such as "will,"
"would," "should" 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.


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:   December 9, 2008                   By:  /s/ Nelea A. Absher
                                                Nelea A. Absher
                                                Vice President, Associate
                                                General Counsel and Assistant
                                                Corporate Secretary