2013-02-15 19:58:58 -
VICTOR, N.Y., Feb. 15, 2013 - Constellation Brands, Inc., (NYSE: STZ and STZ.B)
announced today it will redeem its $650 million 4.625% Senior Notes due 2023.
The proceeds of these notes have been held in escrow since their issuance, and
these notes are subject to a special mandatory redemption under certain
circumstances. Based on the differences between the original Crown Imports
acquisition and the recently announced revised agreement for Constellation's
acquisition of the complete U.S. business of Grupo Modelo, the company has
determined that the conditions for the release of proceeds cannot be satisfied.
Constellation will give notice on February 19, 2013, to the escrow agent to
release the note proceeds to the paying agent for purposes of effecting the
special mandatory redemption. As a result, these notes will be
February 20, 2013, at a redemption price equal to 100% of the principal amount
of these notes plus accrued and unpaid interest to but excluding February
About Constellation Brands
Constellation Brands is the world's leading premium wine company that achieves
success through an unmatched knowledge of wine consumers, storied brands that
suit varied lives and tastes, and more than 4,400 talented employees worldwide.
With a broad portfolio of widely admired premium products across the wine, beer
and spirits categories, Constellation's brand portfolio includes Robert Mondavi,
Clos du Bois, Kim Crawford, Inniskillin, Franciscan Estate, Mark West, Ruffino,
Simi, Estancia, Corona Extra, Black Velvet Canadian Whisky and SVEDKA Vodka.
Constellation Brands (NYSE: STZ and STZ.B) is a S&P 500 Index and Fortune 1000®
company with more than 100 brands in our portfolio, sales in about 100 countries
and operations in approximately 40 facilities. The company believes that
industry leadership involves a commitment to our brands, to the trade, to the
land, to investors and to different people around the world who turn to our
products when celebrating big moments or enjoying quiet ones. We express this
commitment through our vision: to elevate life with every glass raised. To learn
more about Constellation, visit the company's website at www.cbrands.com.
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