SEC Form 4
Washington, D.C. 20549


Filed pursuant to Section 16(a) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934
or Section 30(h) of the Investment Company Act of 1940
OMB Number: 3235-0287
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Check this box if no longer subject to Section 16. Form 4 or Form 5 obligations may continue. See Instruction 1(b).
1. Name and Address of Reporting Person*
Jones Jill Ackerman

(Last) (First) (Middle)


(City) (State) (Zip)
2. Issuer Name and Ticker or Trading Symbol
5. Relationship of Reporting Person(s) to Issuer
(Check all applicable)
Director 10% Owner
X Officer (give title below) Other (specify below)
Executive Vice President
3. Date of Earliest Transaction (Month/Day/Year)
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 06/01/2012 A 2,965(1) A $0 5,685 D
Class A Common 1,306.583(2) I ESPP
Class B Common 11,869 D
Class B Common 30 I Trust FBO Child
Class B Common 30 I Trust FBO Child
Class B Common 184.872(2) I ESPP
Class B Common 4,069.077(3) I 401(k) Plan
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
Stock Appreciation Right $45.53 05/01/2008 04/30/2015 Class B Common 3,702 3,702 D
Stock Appreciation Right $55.69 05/01/2009 04/30/2016 Class B Common 2,006 2,006 D
Stock Appreciation Right $53.8 05/01/2010 04/30/2017 Class B Common 4,078 4,078 D
Stock Appreciation Right $56.58 05/01/2011 04/30/2018 Class B Common 5,461 5,461 D
Stock Appreciation Right $43.1 05/01/2012 04/30/2019 Class B Common 8,630 8,630 D
Stock Appreciation Right $61.24 05/01/2013 04/30/2020 Class B Common 9,478 9,478 D
Stock Appreciation Right $73.95 05/01/2014 04/30/2021 Class B Common 10,515 10,515 D
Explanation of Responses:
1. These shares were issued on June 1, 2012 in connection with a July 23, 2009 award of Class A Common Performance-Based Restricted Stock. The award - initially determined as a cash value - was subject to a three-year performance period, which ended April 30, 2012. The number of shares issued was determined by multiplying the cash value of the award by a three-year performance adjustment factor, adjusting upwards to account for dividends paid during the second and third years of the performance period, and then dividing that amount by $46.40, which was the closing price of the issuer's Class A common stock on the date of the grant.
2. These are the number of shares acquired through the Brown-Forman Corporation Employee Stock Purchase Program as of close of business on May 25, 2012.
3. Held in 401(k) account as of May 31, 2012.
Diane M. Barhorst, Attorney-in-Fact for Jill Ackerman Jones 06/01/2012
** Signature of Reporting Person Date
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* If the form is filed by more than one reporting person, see Instruction 4 (b)(v).
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