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UNITED STATES
SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION
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) May 1, 2020

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)
(IRS Employer
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.)

Check the appropriate box below if the Form 8-K filing is intended to simultaneously satisfy the filing obligation of the registrant under any of the following provisions (see General Instruction A.2. below):

Written communications pursuant to Rule 425 under the Securities Act (17 CFR 230.425)
Soliciting material pursuant to Rule 14a-12 under the Exchange Act (17 CFR 240.14a-12)
Pre-commencement communications pursuant to Rule 14d-2(b) under the Exchange Act (17 CFR 240.14d-2(b))
Pre-commencement communications pursuant to Rule 13e-4(c) under the Exchange Act (17 CFR 240.13e-4(c))

Securities registered pursuant to Section 12(b) of the Act:
Title of Each Class
Trading
Symbol(s)
Name of Each Exchange on Which Registered
Class A Common Stock
STZ
New York Stock Exchange
Class B Common Stock
STZ.B
New York Stock Exchange

Indicate by check mark whether the registrant is an emerging growth company as defined in Rule 405 of the Securities Act of 1933 (§230.405 of this chapter) or Rule 12b-2 of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 (§240.12b-2 of this chapter).
Emerging growth company
 
 
 
 
If an emerging growth company, indicate by check mark if the registrant has elected not to use the extended transition period for complying with any new or revised financial accounting standards provided pursuant to Section 13(a) of the Exchange Act.






Item 7.01
Regulation FD Disclosure.

On May 1, 2020, Constellation Brands, Inc. (“Constellation”) and Canopy Growth Corporation (“Canopy Growth”) issued a joint news release announcing the exercise by an indirect wholly-owned subsidiary of Constellation of warrants to acquire common shares in Canopy Growth, a copy of which release is furnished herewith as Exhibit 99.1 and is incorporated herein by reference.

References to Constellation’s website, Canopy’s website and/or other social media sites or platforms in the release do not incorporate by reference the information on such websites, social media sites or platforms into this Current Report on Form 8-K, and Constellation disclaims any such incorporation by reference. The information in the news release attached as Exhibit 99.1 is incorporated by reference into this Item 7.01 in satisfaction of the public disclosure requirements of Regulation FD. This information is “furnished” and not “filed” for purposes of Section 18 of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 and is not otherwise subject to the liabilities of that section. Such information may be incorporated by reference in another filing under the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 or the Securities Act of 1933 only if and to the extent such subsequent filing specifically references the information incorporated by reference herein.


Item 8.01
Other Events.

On May 1, 2020, Greenstar Canada Investment Limited Partnership, an indirect wholly-owned subsidiary of Constellation, exercised an aggregate of 18,876,901 common share purchase warrants at an exercise price of C$12.9783 per common share and received 18,876,901 common shares of Canopy Growth.


Item 9.01
Financial Statements and Exhibits.

For the exhibit that is furnished herewith, see the Index to Exhibits immediately following.

INDEX TO EXHIBITS
Exhibit No.
Description
 
 
(99)
ADDITIONAL EXHIBITS
 
 
(99.1)
 
 
(104)
Cover Page Interactive Data File (embedded within the Inline XBRL document).







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: May 1, 2020
CONSTELLATION BRANDS, INC.
 
 
 
By:
/s/ Garth Hankinson
 
 
Garth Hankinson
 
 
Executive Vice President and
Chief Financial Officer


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