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SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION

UNITED STATES

Washington, D.C. 20549

FORM 8-K

CURRENT REPORT

Pursuant to Section 13 OR 15(d) of The Securities Exchange Act of 1934

Date of Report (Date of earliest event reported) November 7, 2017

CONSTELLATION BRANDS, INC.

(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)

Delaware 001-08495 16-0716709

(State or other jurisdiction

of incorporation)

(Commission

File Number)

Identification No.)

207 High Point Drive, Building 100, Victor, NY 14564

(Address of principal executive offices) (Zip Code)

Registrant’s telephone number, including area code (585) 678-7100

Not Applicable
(Former name or former address, if changed since last report.)

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Item 8.01 Other Events.

On November 7, 2017, Constellation Brands, Inc. (the “Company”), certain subsidiaries of the Company acting as guarantors (the “Guarantors”) and Manufacturers and Traders Trust Company, as trustee, entered into Supplemental Indenture No. 15, Supplemental Indenture No. 16 and Supplemental Indenture No. 17 (collectively, the “Supplemental Indentures”), each dated as of November 7, 2017, which supplemented the Indenture, dated as of April 17, 2012 (the “Base Indenture” and together with the Supplemental Indentures and the other prior supplemental indentures thereto, the “Indenture”). Under the Indenture, the Company issued (i) $600.0 million of 2.000% Senior Notes due 2019 for a public offering price of 99.860% of the principal amount of such notes; (ii) $700.0 million of 2.250% Senior Notes due 2020 for a public offering price of 99.804% of the principal amount of such notes; and (iii) $700.0 million of 2.650% Senior Notes due 2022 for a public offering price of 99.582% of the principal amount of such notes (collectively, the “Notes”).

The Notes were registered under the Securities Act of 1933, as amended, pursuant to the Company’s Registration Statement on Form S-3 (File No. 333-217584) filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission (the “SEC”) on May 2, 2017 (the “Registration Statement”).

For a complete description of the terms and conditions of the Notes and the Supplemental Indentures, please refer to the Prospectus Supplement dated October 31, 2017 that was filed with the SEC on November 2, 2017, and the term sheets for each series of the Notes dated October 31, 2017 that were filed as Free Writing Prospectuses with the SEC on November 1, 2017.

The foregoing summary of each of the Supplemental Indentures does not purport to be complete and is qualified in its entirety by reference to (i) (A) the Supplemental Indenture No. 15 filed as Exhibit 4.1 hereto (and the form of 2.000% Senior Notes due 2019 and related guarantees, which are included in Exhibit 4.1 hereto), (B) the Supplemental Indenture No. 16 filed as Exhibit 4.2 hereto (and the form of 2.250% Senior Notes due 2020 and related guarantees, which are included in Exhibit 4.2 hereto), and (C) the Supplemental Indenture No. 17 filed as Exhibit 4.3 hereto (and the form of 2.650% Senior Notes due 2022 and related guarantees, which are included in Exhibit 4.3 hereto), each of which is incorporated by reference into this Item 8.01 and into the Registration Statement, and (ii) the Base Indenture, which was filed as Exhibit 4.1 to the Company’s Current Report on Form 8-K filed with the SEC on April 23, 2012.

In connection with the offering of the Notes, the legal opinion as to the legality of the Notes sold is being filed as Exhibit 5.1 to this Current Report on Form 8-K and is incorporated by reference into this Item 8.01 and into the Registration Statement.

Item 9.01 Financial Statements and Exhibits.

The following exhibits are filed as part of this Current Report on Form 8-K:

Exhibit No.

Description

4.1 Supplemental Indenture No. 15, dated as of November 7, 2017, among the Company, as Issuer, certain subsidiaries, as Guarantors, and Manufacturers and Traders Trust Company, as Trustee.
4.2 Supplemental Indenture No. 16, dated as of November 7, 2017, among the Company, as Issuer, certain subsidiaries, as Guarantors, and Manufacturers and Traders Trust Company, as Trustee.
4.3 Supplemental Indenture No. 17, dated as of November 7, 2017, among the Company, as Issuer, certain subsidiaries, as Guarantors, and Manufacturers and Traders Trust Company, as Trustee.
5.1 Opinion of McDermott Will & Emery LLP dated November 7, 2017.
23.1 Consent of McDermott Will & Emery LLP (included in the legal opinion filed as Exhibit 5.1 to this Current Report on Form 8-K).

INDEX TO EXHIBITS

Exhibit No.

Description

(4) INSTRUMENTS DEFINING THE RIGHTS OF SECURITY HOLDERS, INCLUDING INDENTURES
4.1 Supplemental Indenture No. 15, dated as of November 7, 2017, among the Company, as Issuer, certain subsidiaries, as Guarantors, and Manufacturers and Traders Trust Company, as Trustee.
4.2 Supplemental Indenture No. 16, dated as of November 7, 2017, among the Company, as Issuer, certain subsidiaries, as Guarantors, and Manufacturers and Traders Trust Company, as Trustee.
4.3 Supplemental Indenture No. 17, dated as of November 7, 2017, among the Company, as Issuer, certain subsidiaries, as Guarantors, and Manufacturers and Traders Trust Company, as Trustee.
(5) OPINION RE LEGALITY
5.1 Opinion of McDermott Will & Emery LLP dated November 7, 2017.
(23) CONSENT OF EXPERTS AND COUNSEL
23.1 Consent of McDermott Will & Emery LLP (included in the legal opinion filed as Exhibit 5.1 to this Current Report on Form 8-K).

SIGNATURES

Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, the registrant has duly caused this report to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned hereunto duly authorized.

Date: November 7, 2017

CONSTELLATION BRANDS, INC.

By:

/s/ David Klein

David Klein

Executive Vice President and

Chief Financial Officer


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