SEC Form 4
FORM 4 UNITED STATES SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION
Washington, D.C. 20549

STATEMENT OF CHANGES IN BENEFICIAL OWNERSHIP

Filed pursuant to Section 16(a) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934
or Section 30(h) of the Investment Company Act of 1940
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1. Name and Address of Reporting Person*
Hamel Matthew E

(Last) (First) (Middle)
850 DIXIE HIGHWAY

(Street)
LOUISVILLE KY 40210

(City) (State) (Zip)
2. Issuer Name and Ticker or Trading Symbol
BROWN FORMAN CORP [ BFA, BFB ]
5. Relationship of Reporting Person(s) to Issuer
(Check all applicable)
Director 10% Owner
X Officer (give title below) Other (specify below)
EVP and General Counsel
3. Date of Earliest Transaction (Month/Day/Year)
01/31/2024
4. If Amendment, Date of Original Filed (Month/Day/Year)
6. Individual or Joint/Group Filing (Check Applicable Line)
X Form filed by One Reporting Person
Form filed by More than One Reporting Person
Table I - Non-Derivative Securities Acquired, Disposed of, or Beneficially Owned
1. Title of Security (Instr. 3) 2. Transaction Date (Month/Day/Year) 2A. Deemed Execution Date, if any (Month/Day/Year) 3. Transaction Code (Instr. 8) 4. Securities Acquired (A) or Disposed Of (D) (Instr. 3, 4 and 5) 5. Amount of Securities Beneficially Owned Following Reported Transaction(s) (Instr. 3 and 4) 6. Ownership Form: Direct (D) or Indirect (I) (Instr. 4) 7. Nature of Indirect Beneficial Ownership (Instr. 4)
Code V Amount (A) or (D) Price
Class B Common 01/31/2024 M 8,538 A $35.603 33,805 D
Class B Common 01/31/2024 F 6,493 D $56.11(1) 36,555(2) D
Class B Common 19,766(3) I 2021 GRAT
Class B Common 30,728(4) I GRAT
Class B Common 89,972 I Spouse Trust
Class B Common 5,162.9865(5) I ESPP
Class B Common 20,487.8646(6) I By 401k
Class B Common 19.1523(7) I DRIP
Class A Common 11,624(8) D
Class A Common 5,527(9) I 2021 GRAT
Class A Common 18,052(10) I GRAT
Class A Common 85.8596(7) I DRIP
Table II - Derivative Securities Acquired, Disposed of, or Beneficially Owned
(e.g., puts, calls, warrants, options, convertible securities)
1. Title of Derivative Security (Instr. 3) 2. Conversion or Exercise Price of Derivative Security 3. Transaction Date (Month/Day/Year) 3A. Deemed Execution Date, if any (Month/Day/Year) 4. Transaction Code (Instr. 8) 5. Number of Derivative Securities Acquired (A) or Disposed of (D) (Instr. 3, 4 and 5) 6. Date Exercisable and Expiration Date (Month/Day/Year) 7. Title and Amount of Securities Underlying Derivative Security (Instr. 3 and 4) 8. Price of Derivative Security (Instr. 5) 9. Number of derivative Securities Beneficially Owned Following Reported Transaction(s) (Instr. 4) 10. Ownership Form: Direct (D) or Indirect (I) (Instr. 4) 11. Nature of Indirect Beneficial Ownership (Instr. 4)
Code V (A) (D) Date Exercisable Expiration Date Title Amount or Number of Shares
Stock Appreciation Right $35.603 01/31/2024 M 8,538 05/01/2017 04/30/2024 Class B Common 8,538 $0 8,541 D
Explanation of Responses:
1. The closing price of BF-B on January 30, 2024, was used to calculate the withholding obligation.
2. Total updated to reflect transfer of 3,146 Class B shares from 2021 GRAT to individual holdings and transfer of 6,097 Class B shares from GRAT to individual holdings.
3. Total updated to reflect transfer of 3,146 Class B shares from 2021 GRAT to individual holdings.
4. Total updated to reflect transfer of 6,097 Class B shares from GRAT to individual holdings.
5. Number of shares acquired through the issuer's employee stock purchase program as of January 31, 2024.
6. Number of shares acquired through the issuer's 401(k) plan as of January 31, 2024.
7. Number of shares acquired through the issuer's dividend reinvestment plan as of January 31, 2024.
8. Total updated to reflect transfer of 756 Class A shares from 2021 GRAT to individual holdings and 3,944 Class A shares from GRAT to individual holdings.
9. Total updated to reflect transfer of 756 Class A shares from 2021 GRAT to individual holdings.
10. Total updated to reflect transfer of 3,944 Class A shares from GRAT to individual holdings.
Remarks:
Michael E. Carr, Jr., Attorney in Fact for Matthew E. Hamel 02/01/2024
** Signature of Reporting Person Date
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