McDermott Advises Constellation Brands in $800 Million Notes Offering

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BOSTON (November 5, 2014) — International law firm McDermott Will & Emery LLP represented Constellation Brands, Inc., a leading beverage alcohol company, in its concurrent issuances on November 3, 2014 of $400 million aggregate principal amount of Senior Notes due 2019 and $400 million aggregate principal amount of Senior Notes due 2024 in a public offering under a shelf registration statement filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission.

Constellation intends to use the proceeds from the offering to redeem on November 26, 2014 its 8.375 percent Senior Notes due 2014 in the aggregate principal amount of $500 million and for general corporate purposes.

“We were delighted to have the opportunity to advise our long-time client Constellation Brands on this securities offering,” said David Cifrino, McDermott partner and lead on the transaction. “Given the recent uncertainties in the corporate bond market, we were very pleased to work efficiently with the talented team at Constellation and with its other advisers to execute this transaction on a timely basis and on favorable terms for the Company.”

The McDermott team also included Constellation relationship partner Bernard Kramer, partners Dan Zucker and Ray Jacobsen and associates Elliot Smith and Zach Swartz.

About Constellation Brands
Constellation Brands is a leading international producer and marketer of beer, wine and spirits with operations in the U.S., Canada, Mexico, New Zealand and Italy.

Constellation is the third-largest producer and marketer of beer for the U.S. market and the world’s leading premium wine company with a leading market position in the U.S., Canada and New Zealand. Constellation’s wine portfolio is complemented by select premium spirits brands. Constellation’s brand portfolio includes Corona Extra, Corona Light, Modelo Especial, Negra Modelo, Pacifico, Robert Mondavi, Clos du Bois, Kim Crawford, Rex Goliath, Mark West, Franciscan Estate, Ruffino, Jackson-Triggs, SVEDKA Vodka and Black Velvet Canadian Whisky.

About McDermott Will & Emery
McDermott Will & Emery is a premier international law firm with a diversified business practice. Numbering more than 1,100 lawyers, we have offices in Boston, Brussels, Chicago, Düsseldorf, Frankfurt, Houston, London, Los Angeles, Miami, Milan, Munich, New York, Orange County, Paris, Rome, Seoul, Silicon Valley and Washington, D.C. Further extending our reach into Asia, we have a strategic alliance with MWE China Law Offices in Shanghai.

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