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):     November 24, 2009 (November 19, 2009)

                            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

Check the appropriate box below if the Form 8-K filing is intended to
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Item 8.01.  Other Events

Brown-Forman  Corporation  (the  "Company") has been advised that Mrs. Ina Brown
Bond ("Mrs.  Bond") a Brown family member and former Company director,  plans to
direct the sale of up to 1,000,000  shares of the Company's  non-voting  Class B
common stock during the remainder of this calendar year, depending on market and
other  conditions.  Ms. Bond has told the Company that she and entities that she
controls  plan  to sell  the  shares  for  tax  planning  purposes  and  general
investment diversification.

Brown-Forman  has been  advised  that up to  440,985  non-voting  Class B common
shares may be sold pursuant to a Rule 10b5-1  trading  plan.  Under the terms of
the plan,  shares may be sold so long as the gross  sales price per share is not
less than a specified amount.  Sales may be executed during the period beginning
November 24, 2009,  and ending  December 4, 2009,  unless the plan is terminated
before that date.  Neither Mrs. Bond,  nor any officer,  employee or director of
Brown-Forman will have any control over the timing of sales under the plan.

In addition to the shares  covered by the plan,  Mrs. Bond and entities that she
controls may sell, in the  aggregate,  up to 560,015  non-voting  Class B common
shares  during the  remainder of calendar  year 2009.  There can be no assurance
that any of the shares will be sold.

Item 9.01.  Financial Statements and Exhibits

(d)  Exhibits
      99.1  Brown-Forman Corporation Press Release dated November 24, 2009


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:  November 24, 2009                   By:  /s/ Nelea A. Absher
                                                Nelea A. Absher
                                                Vice President, Associate
                                                 General Counsel, and Assistant
                                                 Corporate Secretary

                                                                 Exhibit 99.1



Louisville,  KY, November 24, 2009 - Brown-Forman  Corporation has been notified
that Ina Brown Bond, a Brown family member and former Company director, plans to
direct the sale of up to 1,000,000  shares of the  Company's  nonvoting  Class B
common stock during the remainder of this calendar year, depending on market and
other  conditions.  Ms. Bond has told the Company that she and entities that she
controls  plan  to sell  the  shares  for  tax  planning  purposes  and  general
investment diversification.

Ms. Bond  informed  the Company that she remains  as  supportive  as ever of the
Company and  management.     The shares to be sold are  nonvoting  and represent
less than 1% of the Company's total outstanding stock.  The proposed sales would
not affect the Company's status as a family-controlled  company, as Brown family
members  would  continue to own a substantial  majority of the Company's  voting

Brown-Forman  Corporation  is a producer and  marketer of fine quality  beverage
alcohol brands, including Jack Daniel's, Southern Comfort,  Finlandia,  Canadian
Mist,   Fetzer,   Korbel,   Gentleman  Jack,  el  Jimador,   Tequila  Herradura,
Sonoma-Cutrer, Chambord, Tuaca, Woodford Reserve, and Bonterra.


This  release  contains   statements,   estimates,   and  projections  that  are
"forward-looking  statements"  as defined under U.S.  federal  securities  laws.
Words  such  as  "expect,"  "believe,"  "intend,"   "estimate,"  "will,"  "may,"
"anticipate," "project," and similar words identify forward-looking  statements,
which  speak only as of the date we make them.  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.  By their  nature,
forward-looking  statements involve risks, uncertainties and other factors (many
beyond our  control)  that could cause our actual  results to differ  materially
from our historical  experience or from our current expectations or projections.
These risks and other factors include, but are not limited to:

 - deepening or expansion of the global economic downturn or turmoil in
   financial and equity markets (and related credit and capital market
   instability and  illiquidity; decreased consumer and trade spending; higher
   unemployment; supplier, customer or consumer credit or other financial
   problems; inventory fluctuations at distributors, wholesalers, or retailers;
   bank failures or governmental nationalizations; etc.)
 - competitors' pricing actions (including price promotions, discounting,
   couponing or free goods), marketing, product introductions, or other
   competitive activities aimed at our brands
 - trade or consumer reaction to our product line extensions or new marketing
 - prolonged or deeper declines in consumer confidence or spending, whether
   related to global economic conditions, wars, natural disasters, pandemics
   (such as swine flu), terrorist attacks or other factors
 - changes in tax rates (including excise, sales, corporate, individual income,
   dividends, capital gains) or related reserves, changes in tax rules (e.g.,
   LIFO, foreign income deferral, U.S. manufacturing deduction) or accounting
   standards, tariffs, or other restrictions affecting beverage alcohol, and the
   unpredictability and suddenness with which they can occur
 - trade or consumer resistance to price increases in our products
 - tighter governmental restrictions on our ability to produce and market our
   products, including advertising and promotion
 - business disruption, decline or costs related to reductions in workforce or
   other cost-cutting measures
 - lower returns on pension assets, higher interest rates on debt, or
   significant changes in recent inflation rates (whether up or down)
 - fluctuations in the U.S. dollar against foreign currencies, especially the
   euro, British pound, Australian dollar, or Polish zloty
 - continued reduction of bar, restaurant, hotel and other on-premise business;
   consumer shifts to discount stores to buy our products; consumer shifts away
   from premium-priced products; decreased travel; or other price-sensitive
   consumer behavior
 - changes in consumer preferences, societal attitudes or cultural trends that
   result in reduced consumption of our products
 - distribution arrangement decisions that affect the timing of our sales or
   limit our ability to market or sell our products
 - adverse impacts resulting from our acquisitions, dispositions, joint
   ventures, business partnerships, or portfolio strategies
 - lower profits, due to factors such as fewer used barrel sales, lower
   production volumes (either for our own brands or those of third parties),
   or cost increases in energy or raw materials, such as grapes, grain, agave,
   wood, glass, plastic, or closures
 - climatic changes, agricultural uncertainties, our suppliers' financial
   hardships or other factors that reduce the availability or quality of grapes,
   agave, grain, glass, closures, plastic, or wood
 - negative publicity related to our company, brands, personnel, operations,
   business performance or prospects
 - product counterfeiting, tampering, or contamination and resulting negative
   effects on our sales, brand equity, or corporate reputation
 - adverse developments stemming from state, federal or other governmental
   investigations of beverage alcohol industry business, trade, or marketing
   practices by us, our distributors, or retailers
 - impairment in the recorded value of inventory, fixed assets, goodwill or
   other intangibles