Constellation Brands Harvests Increased Net Sales, EPS in Fiscal 2006

ANNUAL FINANCIAL HIGHLIGHTS

  • Net sales of $4.6 billion, up 13% over prior year
  • Reported net income up 18% to $325.3 million
  • Reported diluted EPS up 14% to $1.36
  • Comparable basis net income up 21% to $379.8 million
  • Comparable basis diluted EPS up 18% to $1.59
  • Net cash provided by operating activities increased to $436.0 million
  • Free cash flow increased to $303.5 million
  • Net sales for wines segment up 13%
  • Net sales for imported beers up 13%
  • Company updates fiscal year 2007 EPS guidance, provides first quarter fiscal 2007 EPS guidance

FAIRPORT, N.Y., April 6 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Constellation Brands, Inc. (NYSE: STZ) (ASX: CBR), a leading international producer and marketer of beverage alcohol, today reported net sales of $4.6 billion for its fiscal year ended Feb. 28, 2006 ("fiscal 2006"), up 13 percent over prior year. Net sales for fiscal 2006 included $337.5 million of sales for the period March 1, 2005 through Dec. 22, 2005, resulting from the Dec. 22, 2004 acquisition of The Robert Mondavi Corporation ("Robert Mondavi"), and $43.6 million of sales of Ruffino brands for the period March 1, 2005 through Jan. 31, 2006. Constellation began distributing Ruffino brands in the United States on Feb. 1, 2005. Organic net sales, which exclude net sales of Robert Mondavi and Ruffino brands for these periods, grew three percent, or four percent on a constant currency basis. Growth of branded products in the wine, imported beers and spirits categories, as well as the addition of the higher margin Robert Mondavi brands, drove solid margin expansion. Branded business net sales grew 18 percent, or 19 percent on a constant currency basis, while branded business organic net sales increased six percent.

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"Fiscal 2006 was another terrific year for Constellation Brands in which we successfully managed tremendous growth, improved our profitability, increased free cash flow over the prior year and paid down a substantial amount of debt," stated Richard Sands, Constellation Brands chairman and chief executive officer. "We strengthened our branded product portfolio through a combination of new product introductions and value-creating acquisitions, and grew our business in the face of challenging conditions in many of our markets. Our fiscal 2006 results can be attributed to the efforts of our global team, which executed our strategy and achieved results that truly exemplify the benefits and value of the flexible and responsive decentralized structure used to manage our production processes, customer relationships and markets."

Operating income for fiscal 2006, as reported under generally accepted accounting principles ("reported"), totaled $666.1 million, or 14.5 percent of net sales, compared with $567.9 million or 13.9 percent of net sales for fiscal 2005. Reported operating income included $6.4 million of expense related to a United Kingdom (U.K.) pension plan adjustment, and $4.3 million of expenses associated with the company's tender offer for Vincor International Inc. that expired in December 2005, both recorded in the fourth quarter fiscal 2006.

Reported net income for fiscal 2006 increased 18 percent to $325.3 million, while reported diluted earnings per share totaled $1.36, an increase of 14 percent over fiscal 2005. The reported effective tax rate for fiscal 2006 was 31.8 percent compared with 36.0 percent for fiscal 2005.

Fiscal 2006 and 2005 reported results include acquisition-related integration costs, restructuring and related charges and unusual items. Net income and diluted earnings per share, on a comparable basis ("comparable"), exclude these costs, charges and items. Fiscal 2006 operating income, on a comparable basis, was $760.0 million or 16.5 percent of net sales, compared with $626.7 million or 15.3 percent of net sales for the prior year period. On a comparable basis, fiscal 2006 net income and diluted earnings per share increased 21 percent to $379.8 million and 18 percent to $1.59, respectively.

For fiscal 2006, the company generated $436.0 million of net cash provided by operating activities and $303.5 million of free cash flow. The company exited fiscal 2006 with approximately $2.81 billion of debt, which represents a decrease of approximately $480 million from the prior year. This decrease resulted primarily from debt payments principally funded from free cash flow and proceeds from asset sales.

Full Year Constellation Wines Results

For fiscal 2006, Constellation wines net sales totaled $3.24 billion, up 13 percent, including a negative one percent impact from currency.

Branded wine net sales increased 24 percent to reach $2.26 billion, driven by the incremental sales of Robert Mondavi and Ruffino brands and three percent growth in branded wine organic sales.

Net sales of branded wine in the United States increased 37 percent, primarily driven by the addition of Robert Mondavi and Ruffino brands.

"U.S. wine consumers are clearly spending more on wine and they want more variety. We believe these are long-term trends which present tremendous unharvested opportunities for companies with consumer insight, the right products and a strong route-to-market," explained Sands. "Consumers embraced new brands such as Monkey Bay, Twin Fin, 3 Blind Moose, Four Emus and Kelly's Revenge, all of which were among the top 10 new table wines introduced to the U.S. in 2005, according to Information Resources, Inc. ("IRI"). Our existing wines, including Robert Mondavi Private Selection, Ravenswood Vintner's Blend, Blackstone, Estancia and Black Box, were also among IRI top U.S. performers in 2005, contributing to Constellation's growth and further strengthening our premium and fine wine leadership position. We also renewed the relationship with Baron Philippe de Rothschild S.A., initiated by the late Baron Philippe de Rothschild and Robert Mondavi in 1979 to produce the iconic California wine Opus One at the Opus One winery and estate. In addition, we became the importer for other Baron Philippe de Rothschild S.A. wines, including the popular Mouton Cadet. It's an exciting category and we're enthusiastic about the prospects for our premium and fine wine portfolios."

Branded wine net sales in Europe were even with last year, including a three percent negative impact from currency, or an increase of three percent on a constant currency basis. Branded wine net sales in Australasia were up five percent, including a two percent positive impact from currency, or three percent on a constant currency basis.

Wholesale and other net sales decreased five percent for fiscal 2006, or a decrease of two percent on a constant currency basis. The U.K. wholesale business was down on a reported basis, but up slightly on a constant currency basis, and in-line with U.K. on-premise market trends.

Constellation wines operating income for fiscal 2006 totaled $530.4 million, a 30 percent increase over fiscal 2005. Segment operating margin for the year was 16.4 percent compared with 14.3 percent for the prior year, reflecting the benefit of improved sales mix, primarily due to the addition of the Robert Mondavi portfolio.

Full Year Constellation Beers and Spirits Results

Net sales for Constellation beers and spirits for fiscal 2006 reached $1.37 billion, an 11 percent increase over fiscal 2005. Imported beers posted a 13 percent increase in net sales for the year due to strong volume growth of the company's Mexican beer portfolio, and the St. Pauli Girl and Tsingtao brands.

"Our imported beer business was a phenomenal growth driver in fiscal 2006, and has excellent momentum heading into fiscal 2007," stated Sands. "With six of the top 20 imported beer brands, our portfolio delivered significant growth to wholesalers and retailers, which led to greater focus on, and distribution of, these brands. In fact, syndicated data from IRI reveals that Constellation Brands' imported beer business grew almost twice that of the next best competitor in the U.S. food and drug store channels in fiscal 2006."

Total spirits net sales for fiscal 2006 increased four percent reflecting a slight increase in branded spirits and a 21 percent increase in contract production services. "We are building our premium spirits portfolio with new product introductions including Ridgemont Reserve 1792 bourbon, Balblair Scotch, Danfield's Canadian whiskey, and through investments in brands such as Effen Vodka, Cocktails by Jenn and Meukow Cognac," Sands stated. "We're using our distribution scale and routes-to-market to expand consumer awareness of, and brand equity for, these terrific brands, while aggressively exploiting opportunities to continue building our premium spirits business for the long term."

Operating income for Constellation beers and spirits totaled $292.6 million for fiscal 2006, an increase of six percent over the prior year. Segment operating margin for the year was 21.4 percent compared with 22.3 percent for the prior year, with the decrease primarily due to higher transportation costs for imported beers, higher investment behind premium spirits and product mix.

Fourth Quarter Results

Net sales for the fourth quarter fiscal 2006 totaled $1.05 billion, up one percent over prior year fourth quarter, or four percent on a constant currency basis. Fourth quarter net sales included $8.5 million of sales for Robert Mondavi brands for the period Dec. 1 through Dec. 22, 2005, and $7.7 million of sales of Ruffino brands for the period Dec. 1, 2005 through Jan. 31, 2006. For the quarter, organic net sales, which exclude net sales of Robert Mondavi and Ruffino brands for these periods, decreased one percent, but increased two percent on a constant currency basis. Branded business net sales grew four percent, or five percent on a constant currency basis. Organic net sales for the branded business increased two percent, or three percent on a constant currency basis.

Reported operating income totaled $130.7 million for the fourth quarter fiscal 2006, or 12.5 percent of net sales, compared with $119.6 million or 11.5 percent of net sales for the fourth quarter fiscal 2005. The fourth quarter fiscal 2006 reported operating income was impacted by the previously referenced U.K. pension plan adjustment and Vincor tender offer expenses.

Reported net income for the fourth quarter fiscal 2006 increased 22 percent to $58.2 million, while reported diluted earnings per share for the fourth quarter fiscal 2006 totaled $0.24, an increase of 20 percent over fourth quarter fiscal 2005. Equity in earnings of equity method investees decreased for the quarter primarily due to a write-down of certain pre- acquisition Ruffino inventories. The reported effective income tax rate for the fourth quarter fiscal 2006 was 25.8 percent, compared with 36.0 percent for the fourth quarter fiscal 2005.

Fourth quarter fiscal 2006 operating income, on a comparable basis, was $162.8 million or 15.5 percent of net sales, compared with $159.5 million or 15.4 percent of net sales for the prior year period. On a comparable basis, fourth quarter fiscal 2006 net income and diluted earnings per share increased 19 percent to $86.9 million and 16 percent to $0.36, respectively.

Fourth Quarter Constellation Wines Results

For the fourth quarter fiscal 2006, Constellation wines net sales totaled $767.0 million, a decrease of three percent, including a negative three percent impact from currency.

Branded wine net sales totaled $538.8 million, a decrease of one percent, or an increase of one percent on a constant currency basis. Branded wine organic net sales decreased four percent, or two percent on a constant currency basis.

"While we anticipated a challenge in surpassing our robust fourth quarter fiscal 2005 net sales, our fourth quarter fiscal 2006 year-over-year comparisons were further impacted by adverse product mix in our fine wine portfolio, and higher than expected retail inventory reduction in the U.K.," explained Sands.

Net sales of branded wine in the United States increased three percent, driven by the addition of the Robert Mondavi and Ruffino brands. Branded wine net sales in Europe decreased 16 percent, including a seven percent negative impact from currency, or a decrease of 10 percent on a constant currency basis. Branded wine net sales in Australasia decreased four percent, including a three percent negative impact from currency. On a constant currency basis, branded wine net sales in Australasia decreased less than one percent.

Wholesale and other net sales decreased nine percent for the fourth quarter fiscal 2006, or a decrease of two percent on a constant currency basis.

Constellation wines operating income for the fourth quarter fiscal 2006 totaled $126.2 million, a two percent increase over the fourth quarter fiscal 2005. Segment operating margin for the fourth quarter fiscal 2006 was 16.5 percent compared with 15.5 percent for the prior year quarter, with the increase primarily due to product mix and operating leverage on fixed costs.

Fourth Quarter Constellation Beers and Spirits Results

Net sales for Constellation beers and spirits for the fourth quarter fiscal 2006 totaled $280.9 million, a 16 percent increase over fourth quarter fiscal 2005. Imported beers posted a 20 percent increase in net sales for the quarter while spirits net sales for the quarter increased four percent reflecting a five percent increase in branded spirits and a slight decrease in contract production services.

Operating income for Constellation beers and spirits totaled $55.7 million for the fourth quarter fiscal 2006, an increase of five percent over the prior year quarter. Segment operating margin for the quarter was 19.8 percent compared with 21.8 percent for the prior year quarter with the decrease primarily due to higher transportation costs for imported beers, higher investment behind premium spirits and product mix.

Summary

"In fiscal 2006 we once again set new financial performance records, experienced true growth for our business, expanded our base of profitability and free cash flow and strengthened our platform for future growth," Sands pointed out. "We added strong wine and spirits brands to our portfolio through acquisitions and new product development, and our imported beer business outpaced U.S. beer market growth. We've restructured our business to meet the needs of our customers and the ever-changing marketplace dynamics, while remaining close to consumer trends. Mining the wealth of consumer insights we continuously gather from our core markets around the world, we are positioned to take advantage of many unharvested opportunities in fiscal 2007, with our sights always set on an unwavering commitment to increasing shareholder value."

Vincor International Arrangement Agreement

On April 3, 2006, Constellation announced that it entered into an arrangement agreement with Vincor International Inc. ("Vincor") under which Constellation will acquire all of the issued and outstanding common shares of Vincor at a cash price of C$36.50 and assume Vincor's net debt. The transaction is valued at approximately C$1.52 (U.S. $1.31) billion and is expected to be completed in early June 2006. Additional details are included in the company's April 3, 2006 news release, which is available on the Internet at Constellation's Web site: http://www.cbrands.com.

Outlook

The table below sets forth management's current diluted earnings per share expectations both on a reported basis and a comparable basis for the first quarter ending May 31, 2006, and fiscal year ending Feb. 28, 2007, and excludes the impact of the proposed Vincor acquisition discussed above. This is compared to actual diluted earnings per share both on a reported basis and a comparable basis for the first quarter ended May 31, 2005, and fiscal year ended Feb. 28, 2006.

The company adopted Statement of Financial Accounting Standards No. 123 (revised 2004), "Share-Based Payment" ("SFAS 123(R)"), on March 1, 2006. The table below provides actual comparable basis diluted earnings per share, including stock-based employee compensation expense ("stock compensation expense") on a pro forma basis as though the company had adopted SFAS 123(R) for the periods presented.

With respect to the table, reconciliations of reported information to comparable information and to comparable information, including pro forma stock compensation expense, are included in this news release.



           Constellation Brands First Quarter and Fiscal Year 2007
                      Diluted Earnings Per Share Outlook

                                                                 Comparable
                                                                   Basis,
                        Reported Basis       Comparable Basis   Including Pro
                                                                Forma Stock
                                                                Compensation
                                                                   Expense
                       FY07        FY06        FY07     FY06        FY06
                     Estimate     Actual     Estimate   Actual      Actual
    First Quarter
     Ending
     May 31       $0.25 - $0.28   $0.32   $0.30 - $0.33 $0.30       $0.28
    Fiscal Year
     Ending Feb.
     28           $1.57 - $1.65   $1.36   $1.70 - $1.78 $1.59       $1.44

   Full-year fiscal 2007 guidance includes the following assumptions, which
    exclude the impact of the proposed Vincor acquisition discussed above.

    --  Net sales growth: six to eight percent
    --  Reported basis operating income: $775 - $805 million
    --  Comparable basis operating income: $820 - $850 million
    --  Adjusted earnings before interest and taxes ("adjusted EBIT"), which
        the company defines as comparable basis operating income plus
        comparable basis equity in earnings (loss) of equity method investees:
        $830 - $860 million
    --  Interest expense: $180 - $190 million
    --  Stock compensation expense: approximately $8.5 million
    --  Tax rate: approximately 36.5 percent
    --  Weighted average diluted shares outstanding: approximately 241 million
    --  Net cash provided by operating activities: $425 - $445 million
    --  Capital expenditures: approximately $155 million
    --  Free cash flow: $270 - $290 million

Common Stock Splits

All share and per share amounts in this press release, including within the financial information, reflect the effect of the company's two-for-one stock splits of its Class A and Class B common stock that were distributed in the form of stock dividends on May 13, 2005 to stockholders of record on April 29, 2005.

Conference Call

A conference call to discuss fiscal 2006 results and outlook for fiscal 2007 will be hosted by Chairman and Chief Executive Officer Richard Sands and Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer Tom Summer on Thursday, April 6, 2006 at 5:00 p.m. (eastern). The conference call can be accessed by dialing +973-935-8505 beginning 10 minutes prior to the start of the call. A live listen-only webcast of the conference call, together with a copy of this press release (including the attachments) and other financial information that may be discussed in the call will be available on the Internet at Constellation's Web site: http://www.cbrands.com under "Investors," prior to the call.

Explanations

Net income and diluted earnings per share on a comparable basis exclude acquisition-related integration costs, restructuring and related charges and unusual items. The company discusses results on a comparable basis in order to give investors better insight on underlying business trends from continuing operations. Management uses the comparable basis measurements in evaluating results from continuing operations.

Tables reconciling the above measures, as well as other related financial measures to reported results, are included in this news release. For a detailed discussion of these items, please see the section "Items Affecting Comparability" following the financial information. The company's measure of segment profitability excludes acquisition-related integration costs, restructuring and related charges and unusual items, which is consistent with the measure used by management to evaluate results.

The company also discusses additional non-GAAP measures in this news release, including organic net sales, constant currency net sales, adjusted EBIT, free cash flow and comparable basis diluted earnings per share and adjusted EBIT, including pro forma stock compensation expense. Tables reconciling these measures, together with definitions of these measures and the reasons management uses these measures, are included in this news release.

About Constellation

Constellation Brands, Inc. is a leading international producer and marketer of beverage alcohol brands with a broad portfolio across the wine, spirits and imported beer categories. Well-known brands in Constellation's portfolio include: Almaden, Arbor Mist, Vendange, Woodbridge by Robert Mondavi, Hardys, Nobilo, Alice White, Ruffino, Robert Mondavi Private Selection, Blackstone, Ravenswood, Estancia, Franciscan Oakville Estate, Simi, Robert Mondavi Winery brands, Stowells, Blackthorn, Black Velvet, Mr. Boston, Fleischmann's, Paul Masson Grande Amber Brandy, Chi-Chi's, 99 Schnapps, Ridgemont Reserve 1792, Effen Vodka, Corona Extra, Corona Light, Pacifico, Modelo Especial, Negra Modelo, St. Pauli Girl, Tsingtao. For additional information about Constellation Brands, as well as its product portfolio, visit the company's Web site at http://www.cbrands.com.

FORWARD-LOOKING STATEMENTS

The statements made under the heading Outlook, as well as all other statements set forth in this press release which are not historical facts are forward-looking statements that involve risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results to differ materially from those set forth in or implied by the forward-looking statements.

During the current quarter, Constellation may reiterate the estimates set forth above under the heading Outlook and elsewhere in this news release (collectively, the "Projections"). Prior to the start of the company's quiet period, which will begin at the close of business on May 17, 2006, the public can continue to rely on the Projections as still being Constellation's current expectations on the matters covered, unless Constellation publishes a notice stating otherwise.

At the close of business on May 17, 2006, Constellation will observe a "quiet period" during which the Projections should not be considered to constitute the company's expectations. During the quiet period, the Projections should be considered to be historical, speaking as of prior to the quiet period only and not subject to update by the company.

The company's forward-looking statements are based on management's current expectations and, unless otherwise noted, do not take into account the impact of any future acquisition, merger or any other business combination, divestiture or financing that may be completed after the date of this release. Any projections of future results of operations, and in particular, (i) the company's estimated diluted earnings per share on a reported basis for fiscal 2007 and first quarter 2007, and (ii) the company's estimated diluted earnings per share on a comparable basis for fiscal 2007 and first quarter 2007, should not be construed in any manner as a guarantee that such results will in fact occur. In addition to the risks and uncertainties of ordinary business operations, the forward-looking statements of the company contained in this press release are also subject to the following risks and uncertainties: the company achieving certain sales projections and meeting certain cost targets; wholesalers and retailers may give higher priority to products of the company's competitors; raw material supply, production or shipment difficulties could adversely affect the company's ability to supply its customers; increased competitive activities in the form of pricing, advertising and promotions could adversely impact consumer demand for the company's products and/or result in higher than expected selling, general and administrative expenses; a general decline in alcohol consumption; increases in excise and other taxes on beverage alcohol products; and changes in interest rates and foreign currency exchange rates. In addition, the company may not achieve all of the expected cost savings related to its announced global wine restructuring due to lower than anticipated reductions in headcount or other expenses, or a delay or greater than anticipated costs in the implementation of the restructuring. The company expects to enter into one or more derivative contracts to purchase foreign currency in order to hedge against the risk of foreign currency fluctuations in connection with the acquisition of Vincor and the payment of Vincor debt. The company will be required to mark the derivative contracts to market, which could result in a gain or loss. Also, there can be no assurance that any transaction between Constellation and Vincor will occur, or will occur on the timetable contemplated hereby. For additional information about risks and uncertainties that could adversely affect the company's forward-looking statements, please refer to the company's filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission, including its Annual Report on Form 10-K for the fiscal year ended Feb. 28, 2005, which contain a discussion of additional factors that may affect Constellation's business. The factors discussed in these reports could cause actual future performance to differ from current expectations.



                   CONSTELLATION BRANDS, INC. AND SUBSIDIARIES
                      CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED BALANCE SHEETS
                                 (in thousands)

                                                February 28,      February 28,
                                                    2006              2005
    ASSETS
    CURRENT ASSETS:
      Cash and cash investments                    $10,878           $17,635
      Accounts receivable, net                     771,875           849,642
      Inventories                                1,704,432         1,607,735
      Prepaid expenses and other                   213,670           259,023
        Total current assets                     2,700,855         2,734,035
    PROPERTY, PLANT AND EQUIPMENT, net           1,425,298         1,596,367
    GOODWILL                                     2,193,583         2,182,669
    INTANGIBLE ASSETS, net                         883,880           945,650
    OTHER ASSETS, net                              196,938           345,451
        Total assets                            $7,400,554        $7,804,172

    LIABILITIES AND STOCKHOLDERS' EQUITY
    CURRENT LIABILITIES:
      Notes payable to banks                       $79,881           $16,475
      Current maturities of long-term debt         214,066            68,094
      Accounts payable                             312,839           345,254
      Accrued excise taxes                          76,662            74,356
      Other accrued expenses and liabilities       614,612           633,908
        Total current liabilities                1,298,060         1,138,087
    LONG-TERM DEBT, less current maturities      2,515,780         3,204,707
    DEFERRED INCOME TAXES                          371,246           389,886
    OTHER LIABILITIES                              240,297           291,579
    STOCKHOLDERS' EQUITY                         2,975,171         2,779,913
      Total liabilities and stockholders'
       equity                                   $7,400,554        $7,804,172



                   CONSTELLATION BRANDS, INC. AND SUBSIDIARIES
                        CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF INCOME
                               ON A REPORTED BASIS
                      (in thousands, except per share data)

                                         For the Three  For the Three
                                          Months Ended   Months Ended
                                          February 28,   February 28,  Percent
                                                2006          2005      Change
     Sales                                  $1,304,082    $1,304,875       0%
     Excise taxes                             (256,215)     (267,194)     -4%
       Net sales                             1,047,867     1,037,681       1%
     Cost of product sold                     (761,505)     (750,901)      1%
       Gross profit                            286,362       286,780       0%
     Selling, general and administrative
      expenses                                (133,845)     (154,578)    -13%
     Acquisition-related integration
      costs                                       (900)       (9,421)     N/A
     Restructuring and related charges         (20,875)       (3,152)    562%
       Operating income                        130,742       119,629       9%
     Equity in (loss) earnings of equity
      method investees                          (4,895)        1,132    -532%
     Interest expense, net                     (47,417)      (46,343)      2%
       Income before income taxes               78,430        74,418       5%
     Provision for income taxes                (20,248)      (26,790)    -24%
       Net income                               58,182        47,628      22%
     Dividends on preferred stock               (2,451)       (2,451)      0%
       Income available to common
        stockholders                           $55,731       $45,177      23%


     Earnings per common share:
       Basic - Class A Common Stock              $0.25         $0.21      19%
       Basic - Class B Common Stock              $0.23         $0.19      21%
       Diluted                                   $0.24         $0.20      20%

     Weighted average common shares
      outstanding:
       Basic - Class A Common Stock            198,357       193,643       2%
       Basic - Class B Common Stock             23,867        23,961       0%
       Diluted                                 239,568       236,181       1%

     Segment Information:
     Net sales:
       Constellation Wines
         Branded wine                         $538,812      $543,842      -1%
         Wholesale and other                   228,138       250,880      -9%
           Net sales                          $766,950      $794,722      -3%
     Constellation Beers and Spirits
       Imported beers                         $206,051      $171,068      20%
       Spirits                                  74,866        71,891       4%
         Net sales                            $280,917      $242,959      16%
     Consolidated net sales                 $1,047,867    $1,037,681       1%

     Operating income:
       Constellation Wines                    $126,243      $123,458       2%
       Constellation Beers and Spirits          55,669        53,086       5%
       Corporate Operations and Other          (19,072)      (17,016)     12%
       Acquisition-related integration
        costs, restructuring and
        related charges, and unusual
        costs (a)                              (32,098)      (39,899)    -20%
     Consolidated operating income            $130,742      $119,629       9%

    (a)  Acquisition-related integration costs, restructuring and related
         charges, and unusual costs for Fourth Quarter 2006 include
         restructuring and related charges of $20,875 associated primarily
         with the world wide wines reorganization; accelerated depreciation
         costs of $6,155 in connection with the U.S. west coast facility
         rationalization; the flow through of adverse grape cost of $2,834,
         the flow through of inventory step-up of $1,261, and acquisition-
         related integration costs of $900 associated primarily with the
         Robert Mondavi acquisition; and other costs of $73 associated with
         the world wide wines reorganization. Acquisition-related integration
         costs, restructuring and related charges, and unusual costs for
         Fourth Quarter 2005 include financing costs of $21,382 associated
         with the repayment of the Company's prior senior credit facility; the
         flow through of adverse grape cost and acquisition-related
         integration costs associated with the Robert Mondavi acquisition of
         $9,750 and $9,421, respectively; restructuring and related charges
         associated with the Fiscal 2004 Plan and the Robert Mondavi Plan of
         $3,152; and the flow through of inventory step-up associated with the
         Hardy and Robert Mondavi acquisitions of $2,312; partially offset by
         the net gain on the sale of non-strategic assets of $3,118 and the
         gain related to the receipt of a payment associated with the
         termination of a previously announced potential fine wine joint
         venture of $3,000.



                   CONSTELLATION BRANDS, INC. AND SUBSIDIARIES
                        CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF INCOME
                               ON A REPORTED BASIS
                      (in thousands, except per share data)

                                           For the Year  For the Year
                                              Ended         Ended
                                           February 28,  February 28, Percent
                                               2006          2005      Change
     Sales                                  $5,706,925    $5,139,863     11%
     Excise taxes                           (1,103,477)   (1,052,225)     5%
       Net sales                             4,603,448     4,087,638     13%
     Cost of product sold                   (3,278,859)   (2,947,049)    11%
       Gross profit                          1,324,589     1,140,589     16%
     Selling, general and administrative
      expenses                                (612,404)     (555,694)    10%
     Acquisition-related integration
      costs                                    (16,788)       (9,421)    N/A
     Restructuring and related charges         (29,282)       (7,578)   286%
       Operating income                        666,115       567,896     17%
     Equity in earnings of equity method
      investees                                    825         1,753    -53%
     Interest expense, net                    (189,682)     (137,675)    38%
       Income before income taxes              477,258       431,974     10%
     Provision for income taxes               (151,996)     (155,510)    -2%
       Net income                              325,262       276,464     18%
     Dividends on preferred stock               (9,804)       (9,804)     0%
       Income available to common
        stockholders                          $315,458      $266,660     18%


     Earnings per common share:
       Basic - Class A Common Stock              $1.44         $1.25     15%
       Basic - Class B Common Stock              $1.31         $1.14     15%
       Diluted                                   $1.36         $1.19     14%

     Weighted average common shares
      outstanding:
       Basic - Class A Common Stock            196,907       191,489      3%
       Basic - Class B Common Stock             23,904        24,043     -1%
       Diluted                                 238,707       233,060      2%

     Segment Information:
     Net sales:
       Constellation Wines
       Branded wine                         $2,263,369    $1,830,808     24%
       Wholesale and other                     972,051     1,020,600     -5%
         Net sales                          $3,235,420    $2,851,408     13%
     Constellation Beers and Spirits
       Imported beers                       $1,043,483      $922,947     13%
       Spirits                                 324,545       313,283      4%
         Net sales                          $1,368,028    $1,236,230     11%
     Consolidated net sales                 $4,603,448    $4,087,638     13%

     Operating income:
       Constellation Wines                    $530,388      $406,562     30%
       Constellation Beers and Spirits         292,572       276,109      6%
       Corporate Operations and Other          (63,001)      (55,980)    13%
       Acquisition-related integration
        costs, restructuring and
        related charges, and unusual
        costs (a)                              (93,844)      (58,795)    60%
     Consolidated operating income            $666,115      $567,896     17%

    (a)  Acquisition-related integration costs, restructuring and related
         charges, and unusual costs for Fiscal 2006 include restructuring and
         related charges of $29,282 associated primarily with the world wide
         wines reorganization; the flow through of adverse grape cost of
         $22,995 and acquisition-related integration costs of $16,788
         associated primarily with the Robert Mondavi acquisition; accelerated
         depreciation costs of $13,409 in connection with the U.S. west coast
         facility rationalization; the flow through of inventory step-up of
         $7,889 associated with the Robert Mondavi acquisition; Allied Domecq
         due diligence costs of $3,408; and other costs of $73 associated with
         the world wide wines reorganization. Acquisition-related integration
         costs, restructuring and related charges, and unusual costs for
         Fiscal 2005 include financing costs associated with the Company's
         redemption of its senior notes and the repayment of its prior senior
         credit facility of $31,695; the flow through of adverse grape cost
         and acquisition-related integration costs associated with the Robert
         Mondavi acquisition of $9,750 and $9,421, respectively; restructuring
         and related charges associated primarily with the Fiscal 2004 Plan of
         $7,578; and the flow through of inventory step-up associated with the
         Hardy and Robert Mondavi acquisitions of $6,469; partially offset by
         the net gain on the sale of non-strategic assets of $3,118 and the
         gain related to the receipt of a payment associated with the
         termination of a previously announced fine wine joint venture of
         $3,000."



                   CONSTELLATION BRANDS, INC. AND SUBSIDIARIES
                      CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF CASH FLOWS
                                 (in thousands)

                                               For the Year      For the Year
                                                   Ended             Ended
                                               February 28,       February 28,
                                                    2006              2005
     CASH FLOWS FROM OPERATING ACTIVITIES:
       Net income                                $325,262           $276,464

     Adjustments to reconcile net income
      to net cash provided by operating
      activities:
       Depreciation of property, plant and
        equipment                                 119,946             93,139
       Proceeds from early termination of
        derivative contracts                       48,776                 -
       Deferred tax provision                      30,116             48,274
       Amortization of intangible and other
        assets                                      8,152             10,516
       Stock-based compensation expense             7,516                109
       Loss on disposal of assets                   2,188              2,442
       Amortization of discount on long-
        term debt                                      77                 72
       Equity in earnings of equity method
        investees                                    (825)            (1,753)
       Noncash portion of loss on
        extinguishment of debt                         -              23,181
     Change in operating assets and liabilities,
      net of effects from purchases and sales of
      businesses:
         Accounts receivable, net                  44,191           (100,280)
         Inventories                             (121,887)           (74,466)
         Prepaid expenses and other current
          assets                                    7,267             (8,100)
         Accounts payable                          (1,241)            11,388
         Accrued excise taxes                       3,987             25,405
         Other accrued expenses and
          liabilities                             (35,105)            11,607
     Other, net                                    (2,449)             2,702
         Total adjustments                        110,709             44,236
         Net cash provided by operating
          activities                              435,971            320,700

     CASH FLOWS FROM INVESTING ACTIVITIES:
       Purchases of property, plant and
        equipment                                (132,498)          (119,664)
       Purchases of businesses, net of cash
        acquired                                  (45,893)        (1,052,471)
       Payment of accrued earn-out amount          (3,088)            (2,618)
       Investment in equity method investee        (2,723)           (86,121)
       Proceeds from sales of assets              119,679             13,771
       Proceeds from sale of equity method
        investment                                 35,953              9,884
       Proceeds from sales of businesses           17,861                 -
       Proceeds from sale of marketable
        equity securities                              -              14,359
       Other investing activities                  (4,849)                -
         Net cash used in investing
          activities                              (15,558)        (1,222,860)

     CASH FLOWS FROM FINANCING ACTIVITIES:
       Principal payments of long-term debt      (527,593)        (1,488,686)
       Payment of preferred stock dividends        (9,804)            (9,804)
       Net proceeds from (repayment of)
        notes payable                              63,802            (45,858)
       Exercise of employee stock options          31,504             48,241
       Proceeds from issuance of long-term debt     9,625          2,400,000
       Proceeds from employee stock purchases       6,229              4,690
       Payment of issuance costs of long-term debt     -             (24,403)
         Net cash (used in) provided by financing
          activities                             (426,237)           884,180

     Effect of exchange rate changes on
      cash and cash investments                      (933)            (1,521)

     NET DECREASE IN CASH AND CASH INVESTMENTS     (6,757)           (19,501)
     CASH AND CASH INVESTMENTS, beginning of
      period                                       17,635             37,136
     CASH AND CASH INVESTMENTS, end of period     $10,878            $17,635



    RECONCILIATION OF REPORTED, COMPARABLE AND PRO FORMA MEASURES
    (in thousands, except per share data)

    Comparable measures are provided because management uses this information
    in evaluating the results of the continuing operations of the Company and
    internal goal setting. In addition, the Company believes this information
    provides investors better insight on underlying business trends and
    results in order to evaluate year over year financial performance. As
    such, the following items, when appropriate, are excluded from comparable
    results: the flow through of adverse grape cost associated with the Robert
    Mondavi acquisition; the flow through of inventory step-up associated with
    acquisitions and investments in equity method investees; accelerated
    depreciation costs in connection with the U.S. West Coast facility
    rationalization; financing costs associated with the Company's redemption
    of senior notes and repayment of the Company's prior credit agreement; due
    diligence costs associated with the Company's evaluation of a potential
    offer for Allied Domecq; other costs associated with the world wide wines
    reorganization; net gain on the sale of non-strategic assets; gain on
    transaction termination; acquisition-related integration costs associated
    with the Robert Mondavi acquisition; restructuring and related charges
    associated with the Company's realignment of business operations within
    the Company's wine segment, the Robert Mondavi acquisition, the U.S. West
    Coast facility rationalization and the world wide wines reorganization;
    and the income tax adjustment in connection with the reversal of an income
    tax accrual related to the completion of various income tax examinations.

    Adjusted earnings before interest and taxes ("adjusted EBIT"), as used
    by the Company, means operating income plus equity in earnings (loss) of
    equity method investees, both on a comparable basis. Adjusted EBIT is
    considered a performance measure and the Company considers operating
    income the most comparable GAAP measure. Adjusted EBIT is used by
    management in evaluating the results of the continuing operations of the
    Company including the results of its equity method investments. In
    addition, the Company believes this information provides investors better
    insight on underlying business trends and results in order to evaluate
    year over year financial performance.

    Pro forma measures are provided because management believes this
    information provides investors better insight on underlying business
    trends and results in order to evaluate year over year financial
    performance. As such, pro forma measures present diluted earnings per
    share and adjusted EBIT, on a comparable basis, as if the provisions of
    SFAS No. 123(R) regarding the recognition of stock-based employee
    compensation expense within the Company's consolidated statement of income
    had been applied beginning March 1, 2005.

    You may also visit the Company's website at http://www.cbrands.com under
    Investors/Financial Information/Financial Reports for a historical
    reconciliation between reported and comparable information.


                                   For the Three         For the Three
                                   Months Ended          Months Ended
                                   February 28,          February 28,
                                       2006      Margin      2005      Margin

    Reported net sales              $1,047,867   100.0%   $1,037,681   100.0%

    Reported gross profit             $286,362    27.3%     $286,780    27.6%
      U.S. West Coast facility
       rationalization                   6,155     0.6%           -      0.0%
      Adverse grape cost                 2,834     0.3%        9,750     0.9%
      Inventory step-up                  1,261     0.1%        2,312     0.2%
      Comparable gross profit         $296,612    28.3%     $298,842    28.8%


    Reported operating income         $130,742    12.5%     $119,629    11.5%
      Restructuring and related
       charges                          20,875     2.0%        3,152     0.3%
      U.S. West Coast facility
       rationalization                   6,155     0.6%           -      0.0%
      Adverse grape cost                 2,834     0.3%        9,750     0.9%
      Inventory step-up                  1,261     0.1%        2,312     0.2%
      Acquisition-related integration
       costs                               900     0.1%        9,421     0.9%
      World wide wines reorganization       73     0.0%           -      0.0%
      Allied Domecq due diligence costs     -      0.0%           -      0.0%
      Financing costs                       -      0.0%       21,382     2.1%
      Net gain on sale of non-strategic
       assets                               -      0.0%       (3,118)   -0.3%
      Gain on transaction termination       -      0.0%       (3,000)   -0.3%
    Comparable operating income        162,840    15.5%      159,528    15.4%
      Equity in (loss) earnings of
       equity method investees          (4,895)   -0.5%        1,132     0.1%
      Inventory step-up of equity
       method investees                  4,950     0.5%           -      0.0%
    Adjusted EBIT                     $162,895    15.5%     $160,660    15.5%


    Reported net income                $58,182     5.6%      $47,628     4.6%
      Restructuring and related
       charges                          15,485     1.5%        2,017     0.2%
      Inventory step-up                  5,845     0.6%        1,480     0.1%
      U.S. West Coast facility
       rationalization                   4,566     0.4%           -      0.0%
      Adverse grape cost                 2,102     0.2%        6,240     0.6%
      Acquisition-related integration
       costs                               668     0.1%        6,030     0.6%
      World wide wines reorganization       54     0.0%           -      0.0%
      Allied Domecq due diligence
       costs                                 -     0.0%           -      0.0%
      Income tax adjustment                  -     0.0%           -      0.0%
      Financing costs                        -     0.0%      13,684      1.3%
      Net gain on sale of non-strategic
       assets                                -     0.0%      (1,996)    -0.2%
      Gain on transaction termination        -     0.0%      (1,920)    -0.2%
    Comparable net income              $86,902     8.3%      $73,163     7.1%


    Reported diluted earnings per share  $0.24                 $0.20
      Restructuring and related charges   0.06                  0.01
      Inventory step-up                   0.02                  0.01
      U.S. West Coast facility
       rationalization                    0.02                    -
      Adverse grape cost                  0.01                  0.03
      Acquisition-related integration
       costs                                -                   0.03
      World wide wines reorganization       -                     -
      Allied Domecq due diligence costs     -                     -
      Income tax adjustment                 -                     -
      Financing costs                       -                   0.06
      Net gain on sale of non-strategic
       assets                               -                  (0.01)
      Gain on transaction termination       -                  (0.01)
    Comparable diluted earnings
     per share (1)                       $0.36                 $0.31



                                      For the Year        For the Year
                                         Ended               Ended
                                      February 28,        February 28,
                                          2006     Margin     2005     Margin

    Reported net sales                 $4,603,448  100.0%  $4,087,638  100.0%

    Reported gross profit              $1,324,589   28.8%  $1,140,589   27.9%
      U.S. West Coast facility
       rationalization                     13,409    0.3%          -     0.0%
      Adverse grape cost                   22,995    0.5%       9,750    0.2%
      Inventory step-up                     7,889    0.2%       6,469    0.2%
      Comparable gross profit          $1,368,882   29.7%  $1,156,808   28.3%


    Reported operating income            $666,115   14.5%    $567,896   13.9%
      Restructuring and related charges    29,282    0.6%       7,578    0.2%
      U.S. West Coast facility
       rationalization                     13,409    0.3%          -     0.0%
      Adverse grape cost                   22,995    0.5%       9,750    0.2%
      Inventory step-up                     7,889    0.2%       6,469    0.2%
      Acquisition-related integration
       costs                               16,788    0.4%       9,421    0.2%
      World wide wines reorganization          73    0.0%          -     0.0%
      Allied Domecq due diligence costs     3,408    0.1%          -     0.0%
      Financing costs                          -     0.0%      31,695    0.8%
      Net gain on sale of non-strategic
       assets                                  -     0.0%      (3,118)  -0.1%
      Gain on transaction termination          -     0.0%      (3,000)  -0.1%
    Comparable operating income           759,959   16.5%     626,691   15.3%
      Equity in (loss) earnings of
       equity method investees                825    0.0%       1,753    0.0%
      Inventory step-up of equity method
       investees                            9,689    0.2%          -     0.0%
      Adjusted EBIT                      $770,473   16.7%    $628,444   15.4%


    Reported net income                  $325,262    7.1%    $276,464    6.8%
      Restructuring and related charges    20,687    0.4%       4,850    0.1%
      Inventory step-up                    13,514    0.3%       4,140    0.1%
      U.S. West Coast facility
       rationalization                      8,963    0.2%          -     0.0%
      Adverse grape cost                   14,633    0.3%       6,240    0.2%
      Acquisition-related integration
       costs                               10,662    0.2%       6,029    0.1%
      World wide wines reorganization          54    0.0%          -     0.0%
      Allied Domecq due diligence costs     2,227    0.0%          -     0.0%
      Income tax adjustment               (16,208)  -0.4%          -     0.0%
      Financing costs                          -     0.0%      20,285    0.5%
      Net gain on sale of non-strategic
       assets                                  -     0.0%      (1,996)   0.0%
      Gain on transaction termination          -     0.0%      (1,920)   0.0%
    Comparable net income                $379,794    8.3%    $314,092    7.7%


    Reported diluted earnings per share     $1.36               $1.19
      Restructuring and related charges      0.09                0.02
      Inventory step-up                      0.06                0.02
      U.S. West Coast facility
       rationalization                       0.04                  -
      Adverse grape cost                     0.06                0.03
      Acquisition-related integration
       costs                                 0.04                0.03
      World wide wines reorganization          -                   -
      Allied Domecq due diligence costs      0.01                  -
      Income tax adjustment                 (0.07)                 -
      Financing costs                          -                 0.09
      Net gain on sale of non-strategic
       assets                                  -                (0.01)
      Gain on transaction termination          -                (0.01)
      Comparable diluted earnings per
       share (1)                            $1.59               $1.35


    (1)  May not sum due to rounding as each item is computed independently.



     RECONCILIATION OF REPORTED, COMPARABLE AND PRO FORMA MEASURES (continued)
     (in thousands, except per share data)


    Diluted Earnings Per Share Guidance
                                           Range for the       Range for the
                                        Three Months Ending     Year Ending
                                            May 31, 2006     February 28, 2007
    Forecasted reported diluted
     earnings per share (1)                 $0.25  $0.28     $1.57     $1.65
      Restructuring and related charges      0.02   0.02      0.06      0.06
      World wide wines reorganization        0.01   0.01      0.03      0.03
      Inventory step-up                      0.01   0.01      0.02      0.02
      Adverse grape cost                     0.01   0.01      0.01      0.01
      U.S. West Coast facility
       rationalization                         -      -       0.01      0.01
      Acquisition-related integration
       costs                                   -      -         -         -
      Forecasted comparable diluted
       earnings per share (2)               $0.30  $0.33     $1.70     $1.78


                                                  Actual             Actual
                                               For the Three        For the
                                               Months Ended        Year Ended
                                                  May 31,         February 28,
                                                    2005              2006
    Reported diluted earnings per share (1)        $0.32             $1.36
      Restructuring and related charges               -               0.09
      World wide wines reorganization                 -                 -
      Inventory step-up                             0.01              0.06
      Adverse grape cost                            0.02              0.06
      U.S. West Coast facility
       rationalization                                -               0.04
      Acquisition-related integration
       costs                                        0.02              0.04
      Allied Domecq due diligence costs               -               0.01
      Income tax adjustment                        (0.07)            (0.07)
      Comparable diluted earnings per
       share (2)                                    0.30              1.59
      Pro forma stock-based employee
       compensation expense, net of
       related tax effects (3)                     (0.02)            (0.15)
    Comparable diluted earnings per
     share, including pro forma stock-based
     employee compensation expense                 $0.28             $1.44


    (1)  Includes $0.01 and $0.02 diluted earnings per share impact of
         expensing stock-based employee compensation for the three months
         ending May 31, 2006, and year ending February 28, 2007, respectively,
         in accordance with the adoption of SFAS 123(R) beginning March 1,
         2006. Includes less than a $0.01 and $0.02 diluted earnings per share
         impact of expensing stock-based employee compensation for the three
         months ended May 31, 2005, and year ended February 28, 2006,
         respectively, in accordance with APB No. 25 and its related
         interpretations.

    (2)  May not sum due to rounding as each item is computed independently.

    (3)  Amount included herein is net of the impact of actual stock-based
         employee compensation expense recorded in the Company's consolidated
         statement of income in accordance with APB No. 25 and its related
         interpretations (see (1) above).



    Adjusted Earnings Before Interest and Taxes Guidance
                                                          Range for the Year
                                                      Ending February 28, 2007
    Forecasted reported operating income (1)              $775,400  $805,400
      Restructuring and related charges                     24,500    24,500
      World wide wines reorganization                       13,100    13,100
      Inventory step-up                                      2,200     2,200
      Adverse grape cost                                     2,000     2,000
      U.S. West Coast facility rationalization               2,400     2,400
      Acquisition-related integration costs                    400       400
    Forecasted comparable operating income                 820,000   850,000
      Equity in (loss) earnings of equity method
       investees                                             6,000     6,000
      Inventory step-up of equity method investees           4,000     4,000
    Forecasted adjusted EBIT                              $830,000  $860,000


                                                                Actual For the
                                                                   Year Ended
                                                                  February 28,
                                                                       2006
    Reported operating income (1)                                    $666,115
      Restructuring and related charges                                29,282
      World wide wines reorganization                                      73
      Inventory step-up                                                 7,889
      Adverse grape cost                                               22,995
      U.S. West Coast facility
       rationalization                                                 13,409
      Acquisition-related integration
       costs                                                           16,788
      Allied Domecq due diligence costs                                 3,408
    Comparable operating income                                       759,959
      Equity in (loss) earnings of equity
       method investees                                                   825
      Inventory step-up of equity method
       investees                                                        9,689
    Adjusted EBIT                                                     770,473
      Pro forma stock-based employee compensation expense (2)         (52,831)
    Forecasted adjusted EBIT, including pro forma stock-based
     employee compensation expense                                   $717,642


    (1)  Includes $8.5 million of stock-based employee compensation expense
         for the year ending February 28, 2007, in accordance with the
         adoption of SFAS 123(R) beginning March 1, 2006. Includes $7.5
         million of stock-based employee compensation expense for the year
         ended February 28, 2006, in accordance with APB No. 25 and its
         related interpretations, of which $6.9 million is recorded within
         Restructuring and Related Charges in the Company's Consolidated
         Statement of Income.

    (2)  Amount included herein is net of the impact of actual stock-based
         employee compensation expense in the Company's consolidated statement
         of income in accordance with APB No. 25 and its related
         interpretations (see (1) above).



    RECONCILIATION AND ANALYSIS OF REPORTED, ORGANIC AND CONSTANT CURRENCY NET
    SALES
    (in thousands)

    The Company acquired Robert Mondavi on December 22, 2004, and began
    distribution of Ruffino brands in the U.S. on February 1, 2005. For
    fourth quarter fiscal 2006, organic net sales are defined by the Company
    as reported net sales for the period less net sales of the Robert Mondavi
    and Ruffino brands during the periods December 1, 2005, through December
    22, 2005, and December 1, 2005, through January 31, 2006, respectively.
    For fiscal 2006, organic net sales are defined by the Company as reported
    net sales for the period less net sales of the Robert Mondavi and Ruffino
    brands during the periods March 1, 2005, through December 22, 2005, and
    March 1, 2005, through January 31, 2006, respectively. Organic net sales
    and percentage increase (decrease) in constant currency net sales (which
    excludes the impact of year over year currency exchange rate fluctuations)
    are provided because management uses this information in monitoring and
    evaluating the underlying business trends of the continuing operations of
    the Company. In addition, the Company believes this information provides
    investors better insight on underlying business trends and results in
    order to evaluate year over year financial performance.


                                     For the    For the              Constant
                                     Three      Three                  Cur-
                                     Months     Months                 rency
                                     Ended      Ended    Per-   Cur-   Percent
                                     February   February Cent   rency (Change)
                                     28, 2006   28, 2005 Change Impact  (3)
     CONSOLIDATED NET SALES
       Branded wine                  $538,812   $543,842  (1%)   (2%)    1%
       Wholesale and other            228,138    250,880  (9%)   (7%)   (2%)
       Imported beers                 206,051    171,068  20%     -     20%
       Spirits                         74,866     71,891   4%     -      4%
     Consolidated reported net
      sales                         1,047,867  1,037,681   1%    (3%)    4%
       Less:  Robert Mondavi (1)       (8,523)        -
       Less:  Ruffino (2)              (7,687)        -
     Consolidated organic net
      sales                        $1,031,657 $1,037,681  (1%)   (3%)    2%


     BRANDED WINE NET SALES
     Branded wine reported net
      sales                          $538,812   $543,842  (1%)   (2%)    1%
       Less:  Robert Mondavi (1)       (8,523)        -
       Less:  Ruffino (2)              (7,687)        -
     Branded wine organic net sales  $522,602   $543,842  (4%)   (2%)   (2%)


     BRANDED BUSINESS NET SALES
       Branded wine                  $538,812    $543,842 (1%)   (2%)    1%
       Imported beers                 206,051     171,068 20%     -     20%
       Spirits                         74,866      71,891  4%     -      4%
       Branded business reported net
        sales                         819,729     786,801  4%    (1%)    5%
       Less:  Robert Mondavi (1)       (8,523)         -
       Less:  Ruffino (2)              (7,687)         -
     Branded business organic net
      sales                          $803,519    $786,801  2%    (1%)    3%


                                                                      Constant
                                     For the    For the                Cur-
                                     Year       Year                   rency
                                     Ended      Ended    Per-   Cur-   Percent
                                     February   February Cent   rency (Change)
                                     28, 2006   28, 2005 Change Impact  (3)
     CONSOLIDATED NET SALES
       Branded wine                $2,263,369  $1,830,808  24%    -     24%
       Wholesale and other            972,051   1,020,600  (5%)  (3%)   (2%)
       Imported beers               1,043,483     922,947  13%    -     13%
       Spirits                        324,545     313,283   4%    -      4%
     Consolidated reported net
      sales                         4,603,448   4,087,638  13%   (1%)   13%
       Less:  Robert Mondavi (1)     (337,516)         -
       Less:  Ruffino (2)             (43,595)         -
     Consolidated organic net
      sales                        $4,222,337  $4,087,638   3%   (1%)    4%


     BRANDED WINE NET SALES
       Branded wine reported net
        sales                      $2,263,369  $1,830,808  24%    -     24%
       Less:  Robert Mondavi (1)     (337,516)         -
       Less:  Ruffino (2)             (43,595)         -
     Branded wine organic net
      sales                        $1,882,258  $1,830,808   3%    -      3%


     BRANDED BUSINESS NET SALES
       Branded wine                $2,263,369  $1,830,808  24%    -     24%
       Imported beers               1,043,483     922,947  13%    -     13%
       Spirits                        324,545     313,283   4%    -      4%
     Branded business reported net
      sales                         3,631,397   3,067,038  18%    -     19%
     Less:  Robert Mondavi (1)       (337,516)         -
     Less:  Ruffino (2)               (43,595)         -
     Branded business organic net
      sales                        $3,250,286  $3,067,038   6%    -      6%


    (1)  For the period December 1, 2005, through December 22, 2005, and March
         1, 2005, through December 22, 2005, respectively.

    (2)  For the period December 1, 2005, through January 31, 2006, and March
         1, 2005, through January 31, 2006, respectively.

    (3)  May not sum due to rounding as each item is computed independently.



     RECONCILIATION OF FREE CASH FLOW GUIDANCE
      (in millions)

    "Free cash flow" as used by the Company means the Company's net cash flow
    from operating activities prepared in accordance with generally accepted
    accounting principles in the U.S. ("GAAP") less capital expenditures for
    property, plant and equipment. Free cash flow is considered a liquidity
    measure and provides useful information to investors about the amount of
    cash generated after such capital expenditures, which can then be used,
    after required debt service and dividend payments, for other general
    corporate purposes. A limitation of free cash flow is that it does not
    represent the total increase or decrease in the cash balance for the
    period. Free cash flow should be considered in addition to, not as a
    substitute for, or superior to, cash flow from operating activities
    prepared in accordance with GAAP."


                                                       Range for the Year
                                                    Ending February 28, 2007
     Fiscal Year 2007

     Net cash provided by operating
      activities                                    $425.0            $445.0
       Purchases of property, plant and
        equipment                                   (155.0)           (155.0)
     Free cash flow                                 $270.0            $290.0

                                                              Actual
                                                        For the Year Ended
                                                        February 28, 2006
     Fiscal Year 2006

     Net cash provided by operating
      activities                                              $436.0
       Purchases of property, plant and
        equipment                                             (132.5)
     Free cash flow                                           $303.5

ATTACHMENTS TO CONSTELLATION BRANDS FOURTH QUARTER AND FISCAL 2006 MEDIA RELEASE
ITEMS AFFECTING COMPARABILITY FOR FISCAL 2007

Restructuring and related charges - The company expects to record restructuring and related charges of $0.02 per share for the first quarter of fiscal 2007, and $0.06 per share for fiscal 2007, primarily associated with personnel reductions and contract termination costs in connection with the company's world wide wines reorganization announced Feb. 16, 2006.

World wide wines reorganization charges - The company expects to record charges of $0.01 per share for the first quarter of fiscal 2007, and $0.03 per share for fiscal 2007, primarily associated with accelerated depreciation for consolidation of certain manufacturing processes and costs associated with systems integration in connection with the company's world wide wines reorganization announced Feb. 16, 2006.

Inventory step-up - The allocation of purchase price in excess of book value for certain inventory on hand at the date of acquisition is referred to as inventory step-up. Inventory step-up represents an assumed manufacturing profit attributable to the acquired company prior to acquisition. For inventory produced and sold after the acquisition date, the related manufacturer's profit accrues to the company. The flow through of inventory step-up related to the Robert Mondavi acquisition, including the investment in Opus One, and the investment in Ruffino is expected to be $0.01 per share for the first quarter of fiscal 2007, and $0.02 per share for fiscal 2007.

Adverse grape cost - In connection with the Robert Mondavi acquisition, the historical cost of certain inventory on hand at the date of acquisition was higher than the company's ongoing grape cost primarily due to the purchase of grapes by Robert Mondavi prior to the date of acquisition under the terms of its then existing grape contracts. The cost of the grapes purchased under these contracts was in excess of market prices. Therefore, the company's ongoing cost to purchase grapes will be lower than Robert Mondavi's historical cost. The excess of the historical cost of grapes over the company's ongoing cost of grapes is referred to by the company as the "adverse grape cost." The flow through of adverse grape cost is expected to total $0.01 per share for both the first quarter of fiscal 2007 and fiscal 2007.

U.S. west coast facility rationalization - During the third quarter of fiscal 2006, the company initiated a program to consolidate certain west coast production processes in order to gain greater asset utilization and increased efficiencies while reducing ongoing operating costs. As a result of this initiative, the company expects to record charges of $0.01 per share for fiscal 2007 for the reconfiguration and accelerated depreciation related to certain production assets, which will be recorded to cost of product sold.

Acquisition-related integration costs - The company estimates acquisition- related integration costs associated with the Robert Mondavi acquisition to be less than $0.01 per share for fiscal 2007.

                ITEMS AFFECTING COMPARABILITY FOR FISCAL 2006

Restructuring and related charges - The company recorded restructuring and related charges of $0.06 per share for the fourth quarter of fiscal 2006, primarily related to personnel reductions associated with the company's world wide wines reorganization announced Feb. 16, 2006. For fiscal 2006, the company recorded restructuring and related charges of $0.09 per share primarily associated with personnel reductions associated with the company's world wide wines reorganization announced Feb. 16, 2006, the Robert Mondavi acquisition and certain personnel reductions in connection with the company's U.K. operations and U.S. West Coast facility rationalization.

Acquisition-related integration costs - The company recorded acquisition- related integration costs associated with the Robert Mondavi acquisition of less than $0.01 per share for the fourth quarter of fiscal 2006 and $0.04 per share for fiscal 2006.

Inventory step-up - The flow through of inventory step-up related to the Robert Mondavi acquisition, including the investment in Opus One, and the investment in Ruffino totaled $0.02 per share for the fourth quarter of fiscal 2006 and $0.06 per share for fiscal 2006.

Adverse grape cost - The flow through of adverse grape cost for the Robert Mondavi acquisition totaled $0.01 per share and $0.06 per share for the fourth quarter of fiscal 2006 and fiscal 2006, respectively.

Income tax adjustment - During the first quarter of fiscal 2006, the company recorded a benefit of $0.07 per share as a result of adjustments to income tax accruals in connection with the completion of various income tax examinations.

Allied Domecq due diligence costs - During the second quarter of fiscal 2006, the company recorded $0.01 per share for professional service fees incurred for due diligence associated with its evaluation of a potential offer for Allied Domecq.

U.S. west coast facility rationalization - The company recorded charges of $0.02 per share for the fourth quarter of fiscal 2006 and $0.04 per share for fiscal 2006, for the reconfiguration and accelerated depreciation related to certain production assets, which were recorded to cost of product sold.

                ITEMS AFFECTING COMPARABILITY FOR FISCAL 2005

Financing costs - On Feb. 10, 2004, the company called its $200,000,000 8.5% senior subordinated notes due 2009 which were redeemed March 2004. In connection with this redemption, the company incurred an unusual charge of $0.03 per share in the first quarter of fiscal 2005 related to the call premium and the remaining unamortized financing fees associated with the original issuance of the bonds. On Dec. 22, 2004, the company entered into a new $2.9 billion credit agreement, proceeds of which were used to fund the acquisition of Robert Mondavi, pay certain obligations of Robert Mondavi and to repay the outstanding balance on Constellation's prior credit agreement. The company recorded an unusual charge of $0.06 per share in the fourth quarter of fiscal 2005 for the write-off of bank fees related to the repayment of the company's prior credit agreement. Financing costs charges totaled $0.09 per share in fiscal 2005.

Restructuring and related charges - In connection with the realignment of business operations within the company's wines segment and the Robert Mondavi acquisition, the company recorded restructuring and related charges of $0.02 per share for fiscal 2005.

Acquisition-related integration costs - As a result of the Robert Mondavi acquisition, the company recorded acquisition-related integration costs of $0.03 per share for fiscal 2005.

Inventory step-up - The flow through of inventory step-up for the Hardy and Robert Mondavi acquisitions had a negative impact of $0.02 per share for fiscal 2005.

Adverse grape cost - The flow through of adverse grape cost for the Robert Mondavi acquisition totaled $0.03 per share for fiscal 2005.

Net gain on sale of non-strategic assets - In the fourth quarter of fiscal 2005, the company realized a gain on the sale of a portion of the Taunton cider property, plant and equipment, partially offset by a loss on the sale of the investment in the International Wine Investment Fund. The company recorded a net gain of $0.01 per share on these sales.

Gain on transaction termination fee - In the fourth quarter of fiscal 2005, the company recognized a gain of $0.01 per share related to the receipt of a payment associated with the termination of a previously announced potential fine wine joint venture.

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