SEC Form 4
FORM 4 UNITED STATES SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION
Washington, D.C. 20549

STATEMENT OF CHANGES IN BENEFICIAL OWNERSHIP

Filed pursuant to Section 16(a) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934
or Section 30(h) of the Investment Company Act of 1940
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1. Name and Address of Reporting Person*
Wright John A

(Last) (First) (Middle)
C/O CONSTELLATION BRANDS, INC.
207 HIGH POINT DRIVE, BUILDING 100

(Street)
VICTOR NY 14564

(City) (State) (Zip)
2. Issuer Name and Ticker or Trading Symbol
CONSTELLATION BRANDS, INC. [ STZ ]
5. Relationship of Reporting Person(s) to Issuer
(Check all applicable)
Director 10% Owner
X Officer (give title below) Other (specify below)
EVP & COO
3. Date of Earliest Transaction (Month/Day/Year)
08/14/2012
4. If Amendment, Date of Original Filed (Month/Day/Year)
6. Individual or Joint/Group Filing (Check Applicable Line)
X Form filed by One Reporting Person
Form filed by More than One Reporting Person
Table I - Non-Derivative Securities Acquired, Disposed of, or Beneficially Owned
1. Title of Security (Instr. 3) 2. Transaction Date (Month/Day/Year) 2A. Deemed Execution Date, if any (Month/Day/Year) 3. Transaction Code (Instr. 8) 4. Securities Acquired (A) or Disposed Of (D) (Instr. 3, 4 and 5) 5. Amount of Securities Beneficially Owned Following Reported Transaction(s) (Instr. 3 and 4) 6. Ownership Form: Direct (D) or Indirect (I) (Instr. 4) 7. Nature of Indirect Beneficial Ownership (Instr. 4)
Code V Amount (A) or (D) Price
Class A Common Stock 08/14/2012 C 20,000 A $0 (1) 143,618 D
Class A Common Stock 08/14/2012 S 20,000 D $30.251 (2) 123,618 D
Table II - Derivative Securities Acquired, Disposed of, or Beneficially Owned
(e.g., puts, calls, warrants, options, convertible securities)
1. Title of Derivative Security (Instr. 3) 2. Conversion or Exercise Price of Derivative Security 3. Transaction Date (Month/Day/Year) 3A. Deemed Execution Date, if any (Month/Day/Year) 4. Transaction Code (Instr. 8) 5. Number of Derivative Securities Acquired (A) or Disposed of (D) (Instr. 3, 4 and 5) 6. Date Exercisable and Expiration Date (Month/Day/Year) 7. Title and Amount of Securities Underlying Derivative Security (Instr. 3 and 4) 8. Price of Derivative Security (Instr. 5) 9. Number of derivative Securities Beneficially Owned Following Reported Transaction(s) (Instr. 4) 10. Ownership Form: Direct (D) or Indirect (I) (Instr. 4) 11. Nature of Indirect Beneficial Ownership (Instr. 4)
Code V (A) (D) Date Exercisable Expiration Date Title Amount or Number of Shares
Class 1 (convertible) Common Stock (3) 08/14/2012 M 20,000 (3) (3) Class A Common Stock 20,000 $11.85 20,000 D
Class 1 (convertible) Common Stock (3) 08/14/2012 C 20,000 (3) (3) Class A Common Stock 20,000 $0.0000 0.0000 D
Non-Qualified Stock Option (right to buy) $11.85 08/14/2012 M 20,000 04/06/2010 (4) 04/06/2019 Class 1 Common Stock 20,000 $0.0000 83,420 D
Explanation of Responses:
1. The reported shares of Class A Common Stock were received upon the conversion of shares of Class 1 Common Stock on a one-to-one basis.
2. Represents the weighted average sale price. These shares were sold in multiple transactions at prices ranging from $30.2500 to $30.2700, inclusive. Upon request by the Commission staff, the issuer, or a security holder of the issuer, the reporting person will provide full information regarding the number of shares sold at each separate price.
3. Shares of Class 1 Common Stock are convertible to shares of Class A Common Stock of the Issuer on a one-to-one basis in connection with the holders' sale of the shares of Class A Common Stock received upon the conversion. Class 1 Common Stock is not traded on any stock exchange.
4. This option becomes exercisable at the rate of 25% per year beginning on the date specified.
/s/ John A. (Jay) Wright 08/16/2012
** Signature of Reporting Person Date
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