The firm guided Brown-Forman in a public offering of $250 million of 2.5% Notes due 2016. The underwriters were Citigroup Global Markets Inc.; Merrill Lynch, Pierce, Fenner & Smith Incorporated; Barclays Capital Inc.; J.P. Morgan Securities LLC; and Wells Fargo Securities LLC.

Brown-Forman Corporation (NYSE: BFB) is a diversified producer of fine quality consumer products and one of the largest American-owned spirits and wine companies.