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Submission of Matters to a Vote of Security Holders, Regulation FD Disclosure,

Item 5.07. Submission of Matters to a Vote of Security Holders.

Brown-Forman Corporation (the "Company") held its 2014 Annual Meeting of Stockholders (the "Annual Meeting") on July 24, 2014. The matters submitted to a vote of the Class A common stockholders at the Annual Meeting and the voting results therefor are as follows:

Proposal 1: Election of Directors

The Company's Class A common stockholders elected each of the director nominees proposed by the Company's Board of Directors to serve until the next Annual Meeting of Stockholders or until such director's successor is duly elected and qualified. The following is a breakdown of the voting results:

    Name of Nominee                 For            Against       Abstain       Non-Votes
    Joan C. Lordi Amble           78,642,850         146,006       21,871               0
    Patrick Bousquet-Chavanne     78,709,803          74,131       26,793               0
    Geo. Garvin Brown IV          77,518,500       1,273,538       18,688               0
    Martin S. Brown, Jr.          77,725,112       1,066,423       19,192               0
    Bruce L. Byrnes               78,709,915          79,793       21,019               0
    John D. Cook                  78,649,170         140,395       21,162               0
    Sandra A. Frazier             77,599,150       1,192,049       19,527               0
    Michael J. Roney              78,706,134          49,886       54,707               0
    Dace Brown Stubbs             77,579,151       1,209,741       21,834               0
    Michael A. Todman             78,726,720          63,215       20,791               0
    Paul C. Varga                 77,734,411       1,042,748       33,567               0
    James S. Welch, Jr.           77,649,161       1,114,111       47,455               0

Proposal 2: Advisory Vote on Executive Compensation

At the Annual Meeting, the Class A common stockholders also approved a non-binding advisory vote on executive compensation. The following is a breakdown of the voting results:

                        For       Against    Abstain    Non-Votes
                     76,667,795   172,532   1,970,400       0

Item 7.01. Regulation FD Disclosure.

On July 24, 2014, the Company issued a press release commenting on its fiscal 2014 performance and announcing that at its Annual Meeting, Brown-Forman Class A common stockholders elected directors for the coming year and approved a non-binding advisory vote on executive compensation. In addition, the Company announced that its Board of Directors approved a regular quarterly cash dividend of $0.29 cents per share on its Class A and Class B common stock, payable on October 1, 2014, to stockholders of record on September 8, 2014. A copy of this press release is attached hereto as Exhibit 99.1.

Item 9.01. Financial Statements and Exhibits.

(d) Exhibits

Exhibit No. Description
99.1 Brown-Forman Corporation Press Release dated July 24, 2014

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