Joint Effort to Benefit American Red Cross Disaster Relief Efforts
VICTOR, N.Y., Sept. 28, 2015 - Constellation Brands, Inc. (NYSE: STZ and STZ.B) and its employees have joined together to donate $100,000 to the American Red Cross, which is providing disaster relief to the people and communities impacted by the recent wildfires in Northern California. The company offered a two-to-one match on all employee donations made to the American Red Cross from September 15 - 25.
"This collaborative effort shows how committed our employees are to giving back to their communities," said Rob Sands, president and chief executive officer, Constellation Brands. "While none of our wineries or vineyards were directly affected by the wildfires, many of us have friends and neighbors who were. We hope that our donation will help Northern California recover from the devastating fires."
Soon after the wildfires started, employees began reaching out to the company to learn how they could help. After the special two-to-one company match was announced to employees, donations began coming in immediately.
"We can't thank Constellation Brands and their employees enough for this incredible gift in support of our relief efforts following these devastating wildfires," said Rosie Taravella, Regional Chief Executive Officer of the American Red Cross, Western and Central New York Region. "Our volunteers have been working tirelessly alongside local community groups to help the thousands of Californians who have been forced from their homes, and thanks to this type of generosity, the Red Cross will continue to be there in the months ahead."
This donation is the latest effort of Constellation's Employee Match Program, which gives employees the opportunity to make an even bigger impact when they donate to the causes about which they are most passionate. So far this year, the program has generated $378,000 in donations to causes around the world that are important to Constellation employees.
To learn more about American Red Cross disaster relief efforts and how to participate visit redcross.org. To learn more about Constellation Brands' Employee Match Program, visit constellationcsr.com/employee-match-program.
About Constellation Brands
Constellation Brands (NYSE: STZ and STZ.B) is a leading international producer and marketer of beer, wine and spirits with operations in the U.S., Canada, Mexico, New Zealand and Italy. In 2014, Constellation was one of the top performing stocks in the S&P 500 Consumer Staples Index. Constellation is the number three beer company in the U.S. with high-end, iconic imported brands including Corona Extra, Corona Light, Modelo Especial, Negra Modelo and Pacifico. Constellation is also the world's leader in premium wine, selling great brands that people love including Robert Mondavi, Clos du Bois, Kim Crawford, Rex Goliath, Mark West, Franciscan Estate, Ruffino and Jackson-Triggs. The company's premium spirits brands include SVEDKA Vodka and Black Velvet Canadian Whisky.
Based in Victor, N.Y., the company believes that industry leadership involves a commitment to brand-building, our trade partners, the environment, our investors and to consumers around the world who choose our products when celebrating big moments or enjoying quiet ones. Founded in 1945, Constellation has grown to become a significant player in the beverage alcohol industry with more than 100 brands in its portfolio, sales in approximately 100 countries, about 40 facilities and approximately 7,700 talented employees. We express our company vision: to elevate life with every glass raised. To learn more, visit www.cbrands.com.
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