VICTOR, N.Y., August 29, 2014 - Constellation Brands announced today that it will make a $100,000 donation to the Napa Valley Vintners' (NVV) Community Disaster Relief Fund to provide immediate support to the local community. Funding will be available for one-time immediate needs as well as short term assistance for temporary housing and basic needs such as food, water, and medical care.
"Our company has a longstanding tradition of giving back in the communities where we live and work, and while we are grateful that our Constellation facilities and families experienced only minor damage during the earthquake, many of our neighbors were not as fortunate," said Rob Sands, president and chief executive officer, Constellation Brands. "As members of the community and Napa Valley Vintners, we are proud to join in leading the relief effort and hope to assist those hit hardest by this natural disaster."
In addition, Constellation is encouraging employees, visitors and wine club members to donate non-perishable goods at the wineries. These items will be collected and donated to the local Napa food banks now through the end of September. Constellation employees will also be encouraged to support the recovery efforts and help match the company's donation.
Greg Fowler, senior vice president, operations for Constellation's wine and spirits division lives in the Napa area. "I have seen the devastation first hand," said Fowler, "but this is a resilient and collaborative community, and with the help and generosity of organizations such as NVV and Constellation the area will soon be thriving once again."
"We are on a very long road to recovery, but through this Fund and with the help of dedicated partners such as Constellation, we aim to help families and businesses get back on their feet quickly," said Linda Reiff, president and chief executive officer, Napa Valley Vintners.
To learn more about the NVV relief efforts and how to participate go to: www.napavintners.com.
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 2013, Constellation was one of the best performing stocks in the S&P 500. 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 6,300 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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