Constellation Brands Gears up for Summer and Rings in Cinco de Mayo at New York Stock Exchange
VICTOR, N.Y., April 30, 2015 - Constellation Brands, Inc. (NYSE: STZ and STZ.B), a leading beverage alcohol company, announced today that company representatives will ring The Closing Bell® at the New York Stock Exchange on May 5, 2015, in honor of Cinco de Mayo. Constellation's Chief Financial Officer, Bob Ryder will ring the bell and strike the gavel that closes the day's activities on the trading floor. He will be joined by Tom Kane, chief human resources officer, Constellation Brands, and Jim Sabia, chief marketing officer, Constellation Brands Beer Division.
"This is our fifth year ringing the bell on Cinco de Mayo and it's now a company tradition. I'm excited to kick off our big summer selling season for our beer business here at NYSE," said Ryder. "Our Mexican beer brands continue to be on fire and we have a number of great programs designed to keep the momentum going all summer long, including our new "The Light Cerveza" advertising campaign for Corona Light, cross-promotions with Corona Extra and our recently acquired tequila brand, Casa Noble, and our biggest media investment ever for Modelo Especial, now the number two imported beer in the U.S."
The acquisition of the beer business completed just two years ago has catapulted Constellation Brands' growth and positioned the organization as the number one multi-category supplier of beverage alcohol in the U.S.
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 7,200 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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