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 22, 2007 (March 22, 2007)
Brown-Forman Corporation
(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)
Delaware   002-26821   61-0143150
(State or other jurisdiction
of incorporation)
  (Commission 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.)
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Item 7.01 Regulation FD Disclosure
     On March 22, 2007, Brown-Forman Corporation (the “Corporation”) issued a press release announcing that its Board of Directors has authorized and declared a cash distribution in partial liquidation of the Corporation of approximately $205,000,000, to be distributed pro rata to each share of Class A and Class B Common Stock (the “Capital Distribution”). The Capital Distribution will be paid on May 10, 2007, to the holders of Class A and Class B Common Stock as of the record date of April 5, 2007 (“Record Date”). The Capital Distribution, currently estimated to be approximately $1.66 per share, will be adjusted for the actual number of shares outstanding as of the Record Date. A copy of the press release is furnished herewith as Exhibit 99.1.
Item 9.01 Financial Statements and Exhibits
     (d) Exhibits
          Exhibit 99.1 Press Release, dated March 22, 2007



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 22, 2007
   /s/ Nelea A. Absher    
    Nelea A. Absher   
    Vice President and Assistant Corporate Secretary   
Exhibit Index
99.1 Press Release, dated March 22, 2007, issued by Brown-Forman Corporation.