Constellation Brands to Webcast May 18 Institutional Investor Meeting from New York City

VICTOR, N.Y., May 3, 2011 - Constellation Brands, Inc. (NYSE: STZ), the world's leading premium wine company, announced today that it will webcast its May 18, 2011 institutional investor meeting from the TimesCenter, 242 West 41st Street (Times Square). The webcast will begin at 1 p.m. EDT and is expected to conclude by approximately 4:30 p.m.

 

Presentations will be made by Rob Sands, president and chief executive officer; Bob Ryder, chief financial officer; Jay Wright, president, Constellation Wines North America and Bill Hackett, president, Crown Imports. The presentations will cover the company's strategic business activities, financial and operational performance and outlook for the future.

 

Following the presentations, a formal wine tasting event for attendees will feature well-known brands from the company's portfolio of products. The tasting will be hosted by Genevieve Janssens, director of Winemaking from the Robert Mondavi Winery and Wine Enthusiast 2010 Wine Star "Winemaker of the Year;" Steve Reeder, winemaker from Simi Winery and Janet Meyer, winemaker from Franciscan Winery. Following the wine tasting, a reception will be held and the day's events are expected to conclude by 6 p.m.

 

A live audio webcast of the presentation can be accessed on the Constellation Brands Internet Web site (www.cbrands.com) by following the instructions in the "Investors" section.  Following the presentation, the webcast will be available at the Constellation Brands Web site through the close of business on Aug. 31, 2011.  Financial and statistical information discussed in the presentation, and a reconciliation of any reported (GAAP) financial measures with comparable or non-GAAP financial measures, will also be available at the company's Web site under "Investors" by selecting "Financial History."

 

For event reservations, please contact Laura Schroth at (585) 678-7453 by Friday, May 6 or by e-mail at laura.schroth@cbrands.com.

 

About Constellation Brands

 

Constellation Brands is the world's leading premium wine company that achieves success through an unmatched knowledge of wine consumers, storied brands that suit varied lives and tastes, and talented employees worldwide. With a broad portfolio of widely admired premium products across the wine, beer and spirits categories, Constellation's brand portfolio includes Robert Mondavi, Clos du Bois, Blackstone, Arbor Mist, Estancia, Ravenswood, Jackson Triggs, Kim Crawford, Corona Extra, Black Velvet Canadian Whisky and SVEDKA Vodka.

 

Constellation Brands (NYSE: STZ and STZ.B) is a S&P 500 Index and Fortune 1000® company with more than 100 brands in our portfolio, sales in about 125 countries and operations in approximately 30 facilities. The company believes that industry leadership involves a commitment to our brands, to the trade, to the land, to investors and to different people around the world who turn to our products when celebrating big moments or enjoying quiet ones. We express this commitment through our vision: to elevate life with every glass raised. To learn more about Constellation, visit the company's Web site at www.cbrands.com.

 

 

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Media
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