FAIRPORT, N.Y., April 17-- Constellation Brands, Inc. (NYSE: STZ, ASX: CBR), a leading international supplier and marketer of beverage alcohol, today announced it has named Patty Yahn-Urlaub vice president of investor relations, effectively immediately. She succeeds Lisa Schnorr who was recently named vice president of finance in the company's worldwide wine group. Yahn-Urlaub was previously associate director of investor relations at Kodak in Rochester, N.Y. She will report to Tom Summer, Constellation Brands chief financial officer.
"Patty's business and financial market insights and knowledge, combined with her communication skills, strategic thinking and solid experience, make her the ideal person to lead our investor relations efforts," said Summer. "She brings enthusiasm and fresh perspectives to this position, and I am confident she will be a valuable contributor to Constellation's future success with the investment community in this key role."
Yahn-Urlaub began her career with Kodak in 1988 and served in a variety of finance positions for Eastman Kodak Credit Corporation, Kodak's health imaging division and the corporate investor relations group. Prior to joining Kodak, Yahn-Urlaub worked in the banking industry as a commercial lending officer. A native of Rochester, N.Y., Yahn-Urlaub holds a B.B.A. degree in accounting from St. Bonaventure University and an M.B.A. in international finance from Schiller International University in Heidelberg, Germany.
About Constellation Brands
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: Almaden, Arbor Mist, Vendange, Woodbridge by Robert Mondavi, Hardys, Goundrey, Nobilo, Kim Crawford, Alice White, Ruffino, Kumala, Robert Mondavi Private Selection, Rex Goliath, Toasted Head, Blackstone, Ravenswood, Estancia, Franciscan Oakville Estate, Inniskillin, Jackson-Triggs, Simi, Robert Mondavi Winery, Stowells, Blackthorn, Black Velvet, Mr. Boston, Fleischmann's, Paul Masson Grande Amber Brandy, Chi-Chi's, 99 Schnapps, Ridgemont Reserve 1792 and the Effen and SVEDKA vodka lines. Constellation Brands, through Crown Imports LLC, imports and markets Corona Extra, Corona Light, Pacifico, Modelo Especial, Negra Modelo, St. Pauli Girl and Tsingtao beers. For additional information about Constellation Brands, as well as its product portfolio, visit the company's Web site at www.cbrands.com.
SOURCE Constellation Brands, Inc. /CONTACT: Media, Mike Martin of Constellation Brands, Inc., +1-585-218-3669; or Investor Relations, Patty Yahn-Urlaub, +1-585-218-3838, or Bob Czudak, +1-585-218-3668, both of Constellation Brands, Inc./