Constellation Declares Cash Dividend on its 5.75% Series a Mandatory Convertible Preferred Stock

FAIRPORT, N.Y., Oct. 29 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- On Oct. 29, 2004, the Board of Directors of Constellation Brands, Inc. (NYSE: STZ, ASX: CBR) declared a quarterly dividend on the Company's 5.75% Series A Mandatory Convertible Preferred Stock, payable on Dec. 1, 2004, to shareholders of record on Nov. 15, 2004. Payment will be $0.359375 per depositary share.

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: Corona Extra, Pacifico, St. Pauli Girl, Black Velvet, Fleischmann's, Mr. Boston, Paul Masson Grande Amber Brandy, Franciscan, Estancia, Simi, Ravenswood, Blackstone, Banrock Station, Hardys, Nobilo, Alice White, Vendange, Almaden, Arbor Mist, Stowells and Blackthorn.

For more information about Constellation Brands and its products, visit the company's Web site at http://www.cbrands.com.

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