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Constellation Brands Inc (STZb.N)

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Summary

Name Age Since Current Position

Richard Sands

65 2007 Chairman of the Board

Robert Sands

57 2007 President, Chief Executive Officer, Director

David Klein

52 2015 Chief Financial Officer, Executive Vice President

John Wright

57 2016 Chief Executive Officer of Constellation Brands Canada, Inc.

William Newlands

58 2017 Chief Operating Officer, Executive Vice President , President - Wine & Spirits Division

Thomas Kane

55 2013 Chief Human Resources Officer, Executive Vice President

Thomas Mullin

64 2000 Executive Vice President, General Counsel

William Hackett

64 2016 Executive Vice President , Chairman - Beer Division

F Hetterich

53 2016 Executive Vice President , President - Beer Division

Christopher Stenzel

2017 Executive Vice President and President, Wine & Spirits Division

Jared Fix

2017 Senior Vice President, Chief Growth Officer

James Locke

74 Lead Independent Director

Frederic Cumenal

56 2016 Independent Director

Jerry Fowden

59 2010 Independent Director

Barry Fromberg

61 2006 Independent Director

Robert Hanson

53 2013 Independent Director

Daniel McCarthy

52 2015 Independent Director

Judy Schmeling

57 2013 Independent Director

Keith Wandell

67 2011 Independent Director

Patty Yahn-Urlaub

Vice President - Investor Relations

Biographies

Name Description

Richard Sands

Dr. Richard Sands is Chairman of the Board of Constellation Brands, Inc., since September 1999. He has been employed by the Company in various capacities since 1979. He has served as a director since 1982. In September 1999, Mr. Sands was elected Chairman of the Board. He served as Chief Executive Officer from October 1993 to July 2007, as Executive Vice President from 1982 to May 1986, as President from May 1986 to December 2002 and as Chief Operating Officer from May 1986 to October 1993.

Robert Sands

Mr. Robert S. Sands is President, Chief Executive Officer, Director of Constellation Brands, Inc. He was appointed Chief Executive Officer in July 2007 and was appointed President in December 2002. Mr. Sands also served as Chief Operating Officer from December 2002 to July 2007; as Group President from April 2000 through December 2002; as Chief Executive Officer, International from December 1998 through April 2000; as Executive Vice President from October 1993 through April 2000; as General Counsel from June 1986 to May 2000; and as Vice President from June 1990 through October 1993. Mr. Sands has not served as a director of any other public company during the past five years. Mr. Sands is the brother of Richard Sands, the Company’s Chairman of the Board, and a son of the Company’s founder, the late Mr. Marvin Sands. He is also a significant stockholder of the Company.

David Klein

Mr. David Eric Klein is Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of the Company., since June 12, 2015. Prior to that, Mr. Klein served as the Company’s Senior Vice President Finance - Beer Division, having held that position from May 2014 until June 2015. He served as the Company’s Senior Vice President and Treasurer from April 2009 to July 2014 and assumed the additional responsibilities of Controller in October 2013, also serving in that role to July 2014. From March 2007 to March 2009 Mr. Klein served as chief financial officer for the Company’s former United Kingdom operations. Mr. Klein joined the Company in 2004 as Vice President of Business Development.

John Wright

Mr. John A. Wright is Chief Executive Officer of Constellation Brands Canada, Inc., a subsidiary of the Company., since August 1, 2016. From June 2013 through January 2016 he was the Company’s Executive Vice President and President, Wine & Spirits Division. He served as Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer of the Company from June 2011 to June 2013 and served as President of the Company’s wholly-owned direct subsidiary Constellation Brands U.S. Operations, Inc. (formerly known as Constellation Wines U.S., Inc.) from December 2009 through January 2016. Additionally, from December 2009 until June 2011 he served as President, Constellation Wines North America. Prior to that, he served as Executive Vice President and Chief Commercial Officer of Constellation Wines U.S., Inc. from March 2009 until December 2009. Mr. Wright joined the Company in June 2006 with the Company’s acquisition of Vincor International Inc. (now known as Constellation Brands Canada, Inc.) Mr. Wright served as President of Vincor International Inc. from June 2006 until March 2009 and, prior to that, as President and Chief Operating Officer of Vincor International Inc.’s Canadian Wine Division from October 2001 until June 2006. Before that, he held various positions of increasing responsibility with various other consumer project companies.

William Newlands

Mr. William A. Newlands is Chief Operating Officer, Executive Vice President of the Company. He was President - Wine & Spirits Division of the Company. Since January 2016, he has performed the role of President, Wine & Spirits Division and from January 2015 through January 2016 he performed the role of Chief Growth Officer. Mr. Newlands served from October 2011 until August 2014 as Senior Vice President and President, North America of Beam Inc., as Senior Vice President and President, North America of Beam Global Spirits & Wine, Inc. from December 2010 to October 2011 and as Senior Vice President and President, USA of Beam Global Spirits & Wine, Inc. from February 2008 to December 2010. Beam Inc., a producer and seller of branded distilled spirits products, merged with a subsidiary of Suntory Holding Limited, a Japanese company, in 2014. Prior to October 2011, Beam Global Spirits & Wine, Inc. was the spirits operating segment of Fortune Brands, Inc., which was a leading consumer products company that made and sold branded consumer products worldwide in the distilled spirits, home and security, and golf markets.

Thomas Kane

Mr. Thomas M. Kane is Chief Human Resources Officer, Executive Vice President of Constellation Brands, Inc., since May 20, 2013. Mr. Kane previously served as Senior Vice President, Human Resources and Government Relations of Armstrong World Industries, Inc., a global producer of flooring products and ceiling systems, from February 2012 to May 2013, he served as its Senior Vice President, Human Resources from August 2010 to February 2012 and served as its Chief Compliance Officer from February 2011 to February 2012. Prior to that, Mr. Kane served as Global Vice President, Human Resources for Black & Decker Power Tools, a manufacturer of power and hand tools, from 2002 to 2010. From 1999 to 2002 Mr. Kane served as Global HR leader of GE Specialty Materials, a large manufacturer of silicone products.

Thomas Mullin

Mr. Thomas J. Mullin is Executive Vice President, General Counsel of Constellation Brands, Inc., since May 2000. Prior to joining the Company, Mr. Mullin served as President and Chief Executive Officer of TD Waterhouse Bank, NA, a national banking association, since February 2000, of CT USA, F.S.B. since September 1998 and of CT USA, Inc. since March 1997. He also served as Executive Vice President, Business Development and Corporate Strategy of C.T. Financial Services, Inc. from March 1997 through February 2000. From 1985 through 1997 Mr. Mullin served as Vice Chairman and Senior Executive Vice President of First Federal Savings and Loan Association of Rochester, New York and from 1982 through 1985 he was a partner in the law firm of Phillips Lytle LLP.

William Hackett

Mr. William F. Hackett is Executive Vice President, Chairman - Beer Division of Constellation Brands, Inc. Since January 2016. He has performed the role of Chairman, Beer Division and from June 2013 through January 2016 he performed the role of President, Beer Division. Crown Imports LLC was previously owned 50% by the Company, and as a result of the Beer Business Acquisition, it is now a wholly-owned indirect subsidiary of the Company. Mr. Hackett is also Chairman of Crown Imports LLC since January 2016 and before that he served as President of Crown Imports LLC from January 2007 through January 2016. Prior to that, he was President of Barton Beers, Ltd. (a wholly-owned indirect subsidiary of the Company now known as Constellation Beers Ltd.) having served in that role from 1993 until January 2007. Prior to that, Mr. Hackett held several increasingly senior positions in Barton Beers, Ltd., having joined that company in 1984.

F Hetterich

Mr. F. Paul Hetterich is Executive Vice President , President - Beer Division of Constellation Brands, Inc. Since January 2016. Mr. Hetterich has performed the role of President, Beer Division and President of Crown Imports LLC, a wholly-owned indirect subsidiary of the Company. From January 2015 through January 2016 he performed the role of Executive Vice President, Corporate Development & Beer Operations. From June 2011 until January 2015 he served as Executive Vice President, Business Development and Corporate Strategy, from July 2009 until June 2011 he served as Executive Vice President, Business Development, Corporate Strategy and International and from June 2003 until July 2009 he served as Executive Vice President, Business Development and Corporate Strategy. From April 2001 to June 2003 Mr. Hetterich served as the Company’s Senior Vice President, Corporate Development. Prior to that, Mr. Hetterich held several increasingly senior positions in the Company’s marketing and business development groups. Mr. Hetterich has been with the Company since 1986.

Christopher Stenzel

Mr. Christopher Stenzel is Executive Vice President and President, Wine & Spirits Division of the Company. Mr. Stenzel has been promoted to executive vice president, president, Wine & Spirits Division. Stenzel has over 18 years of beverage alcohol experience, joining Constellation Brands in 2008. Since that time, he has held a number of senior roles including leading our Wine & Spirits finance division and most recently as senior vice president finance for the Beer Division. Stenzel is a trusted strategic counselor to leadership across the organization.

Jared Fix

Mr. Jared Fix is Senior Vice President, Chief Growth Officer of the Company. Fix joined Constellation in 2015 as senior vice president and chief marketing officer, Wine & Spirits Division.

James Locke

Mr. James A. Locke, III., is Lead Independent Director of Constellation Brands, Inc. He has been engaged in the practice of business and corporate law, including primarily mergers and acquisitions, since 1971. Currently, Mr. Locke is Senior Counsel to the law firm of Nixon Peabody LLP. From 1996 through January 2008, he was a partner with Nixon Peabody LLP. He is located in the Rochester, New York office of the firm. Nixon Peabody LLP is the Company’s principal outside counsel. Prior to joining Nixon Peabody LLP, Mr. Locke practiced law in Rochester as a partner with another law firm. Mr. Locke has not served as a director of any other public company during the past five years.

Frederic Cumenal

Mr. Frederic Cumenal is an Independent Director of the Company. Mr. Cumenal has served as Chief Executive Officer of Tiffany & Co., a publicly traded fine jewelry and luxury item company. Prior to that Mr. Cumenal served as President of Tiffany & Co. from September 2013 through March 2015, and was appointed to a newly-created seat on the Board of Tiffany & Co. in September 2013. Prior to his appointment as President, he was an Executive Vice President of Tiffany, with responsibility for the sales and distribution of TIFFANY & CO. products globally. Prior to joining Tiffany in March 2011, Mr Cumenal spent 15 years in senior leadership positions in LVMH Group's wine and spirits businesses, most recently as President and CEO of Moët & Chandon, S.A. Previously, Mr. Cumenal served as CEO of Domaine Chandon, and was Managing Director of Moët Hennessy Europe.

Jerry Fowden

Mr. Jerry Fowden is an Independent Director of Constellation Brands, Inc., since May 01, 2010. He has served as Chief Executive Officer of Cott Corporation (NYSE: COT), one of the world’s largest producers of beverages on behalf of retailers, brand owners and distributors, as well as North America’s largest provider of home and office water and hydration services, since February 2009 and as a member of Cott’s Board of Directors since March 2009. Prior to that, he served as President of Cott’s international operating segments and Interim President, North America from May 2008 to February 2009, and as Interim President of Cott’s United Kingdom operating segment from September 2007 to May 2008. He served as Chief Executive Officer of Trader Media Group Ltd., a media company, and as a member of its parent Guardian Media Group plc’s Board of Directors from 2005 until 2007. From 2001 until 2004, he served in a variety of roles with AB InBev S.A. Belgium, a beverage alcohol company, including as President, European Zone, Western, Central and Eastern Europe from 2003 to 2004; Global Chief Operating Officer from 2002 to 2003; and Chief Executive Officer of Bass Brewers Ltd., a subsidiary of AB InBev S.A. Belgium, from 2001 to 2002.

Barry Fromberg

Mr. Barry A. Fromberg, CPA., is an Independent Director of Constellation Brands, Inc., since April 4, 2006. He has served as Chief Financial Officer of HNI Healthcare (formerly Hospitalists Now, Inc.), a technology-enabled health care services company, since June 2010. Prior to that, Mr. Fromberg was Chief Financial Officer of Goodman Networks, Inc., a telecommunications services company, from March 2010 through May 2010. Mr. Fromberg served as Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Dean Foods Company, a food and beverage company, from 1998 until 2006. From 1995 to 1998, Mr. Fromberg served as Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of a subsidiary of Paging Network, Inc., a provider of wireless communications services; and from 1993 to 1995 he was Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Paging Network, Inc. He served as Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Simmons Communications, Inc., a cable television operator, from 1987 to 1993. He is a Certified Public Accountant. Mr. Fromberg serves on the Board of Directors and is the Chairperson of the Audit Committee of Xtera Communications, Inc. (NasdaqGM: XCOM), a provider of high-capacity optical transport solutions, which began trading on the NASDAQ Global Market on November 12, 2015.

Robert Hanson

Mr. Robert L. Hanson is an Independent Director of Constellation Brands, Inc. He Mr. Hanson, age 53, has served as Chief Executive Officer of John Hardy Global Limited, a luxury jewelry brand, since August 1, 2014. Prior to that, Mr. Hanson served as Chief Executive Officer and a Director of American Eagle Outfitters, Inc., a leading global specialty retailer of clothing, accessories and personal care products from January 2012 to January 2014. Mr. Hanson served Levi Strauss & Co. from 1988 to 2011 in a variety of important leadership roles across multiple brands where he led cross-functional teams, including merchandising, product development, multi-channel operations, marketing and creative teams, in addition to a full support staff. Mr. Hanson’s roles at Levi’s included serving as Global President of the Levi’s Brand from 2010 to 2011; President, Levi’s Strauss Americas/North America from 2006 to 2010; President, Levi’s Brand U.S. from 2001 to 2006; and President/Vice President, Levi’s Europe/Africa/Middle East from 1998 to 2001. Mr. Hanson has not served as a director of any other public company (other than for American Eagle Outfitters, Inc.) during the past five years. Mr. Hanson is a sitting chief executive officer and also a former chief executive officer of a public company and brings to the Board extensive knowledge and understanding of global operations, management, and stewardship of premium brands.

Daniel McCarthy

Mr. Daniel J. McCarthy is Independent Director of the Company. Mr. McCarthy has, since April 2015, served as President and Chief Executive Officer of Frontier Communications Corporation (NasdaqGS:FTR), a communications company. He was elected to the Frontier Board of Directors in May 2014. Prior to that he was President and Chief Operating Officer from April 2012 to April 2015, and, previously, was Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer from January 2006 to April 2012, Senior Vice President, Field Operations from December 2004 to December 2005, and Senior Vice President, Broadband Operations from January 2004 to December 2004. Mr. McCarthy began his career with Frontier Communications Corporation in 1990 and has held numerous positions of increasing responsibility within that company.

Judy Schmeling

Ms. Judy A. Schmeling is an Independent Director of Constellation Brands, Inc. She has been Chief Operating Officer and Chief Financial Officer of HSN, Inc. (NasdaqGS: HSNI), an interactive multichannel retailer with two operating segments, HSN and Cornerstone, since May 2013. From August 2008 to May 2013, Ms. Schmeling served as HSN, Inc.’s Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer. Prior to that, Ms. Schmeling held positions of increasing responsibility within the HSN operating segment. She served as Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of HSN (when it was IAC Retailing) from February 2002 to August 2008; as Senior Vice President, Finance from November 1999 to February 2002; as Chief Operating Officer of international operations from January 2001 to February 2002; as Vice President, Strategic Planning and Analysis from January 1998 to November 1999; and as Director of Investor Relations and Operating Vice President, Finance from September 1994 to January 1998 (during the time when HSN was a separately traded public company). Ms. Schmeling has not served as a director of any other public company during the past five years.

Keith Wandell

Mr. Keith E. Wandell is an Independent Director of Constellation Brands, Inc., since July 21, 2011. Mr. Wandell is the retired Chairman of the Board, President and Chief Executive Officer of Harley-Davidson, Inc., a global motorcycle manufacturer. He served as Chairman of the Board from February 2012 to April 2015 and as President and Chief Executive Officer from May 2009 until May 2015. Prior to that, Mr. Wandell served as the President and Chief Operating Officer of Johnson Controls, Inc., a global manufacturer of automotive, power and building solutions from 2006 to 2009. He also served at Johnson Controls as Executive Vice President from 2005 to 2006; Corporate Vice President from 1997 to 2005; President of the Automotive Experience business from 2003 to 2006; and President of the Power Solutions business from 1998 to 2003. Mr. Wandell has served as Chairman of the Board of Exide Technologies, a global provider of stored electrical energy solutions, since April 30, 2015. Mr. Wandell is a director of Dana Holding Corporation (NYSE: DAN), a world leader in the supply of highly engineered drivetrain, sealing, and thermal-management technologies, and a director of Dover Corp. (NYSE: DOV), a diversified global manufacturer. Mr. Wandell served as a director of Harley-Davidson, Inc. from 2009 until April 2015.

Patty Yahn-Urlaub

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