Brown-Forman to acquire Chambord liqueur


Press Release – 03/16/2006

March 16, 2006 LOUISVILLE, Ky.

Brown-Forman Corporation announced today that it has reached agreement with Charles Jacquin et Cie, owner and producer of Chambord Liqueur, to purchase the Chambord brand and all related assets for $255 million dollars in cash.

Lazard acted as exclusive financial advisor to Brown-Forman Corporation in this transaction. Michel Dyens & Co. acted as the exclusive financial advisor for Charles Jacquin.

Michel Dyens