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Constellation Brands Celebrates Cinco de Mayo – Highlights Corona Extra and Modelo Especial Brands with NYSE Closing Bell®

--Mariachi band to perform on trading floor following bell ringing --

For Release: 01 May 13
On Friday, May 3 executives and guests of Constellation Brands, Inc. (NYSE: STZ and STZ.B), a leading international beverage alcohol producer, importer and marketer, will visit the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) to celebrate Cinco de Mayo.  Constellation Brands will highlight its Corona Extra and Modelo Especial brands, which are brewed and bottled in Mexico.  Constellation is in the process of acquiring from Anheuser-Busch InBev the remaining half of the Crown Imports joint venture that it does not already own and the Piedras Negras brewery in Mexico.
To mark the occasion, CFO Bob Ryder will ring the NYSE Closing Bell. Following the bell ringing, a mariachi band will perform on the trading floor.
Friday, May 3, 2013
NYSE Security Checkpoint/Tent at corner of Exchange Place and Broad Street
3:30 p.m.             Media escorted into the building for bell ringing
4:00 p.m.             The Closing Bell rings
4:05-4:06 p.m.     Mariachi band performs
Media interested in covering the event MUST contact Judy Shaw at 212.656.4290 or
Photos/B-roll/Closing Bell Footage:
Photos available via Associated Press/New York (212.621.1902), Reuters America (646.223.6285), Getty Images (646.613.4141), Bloomberg Photo (212.617.3420), European Press Agency (917.670.1323) and Insider Images.  B-roll of the NYSE trading floor (starting at 3:55 p.m.) and The Closing Bell (starting at 3:59:45 p.m.) will be available via Encompass loop #4009. Media seeking footage via The Switch should contact NYSE Broadcast at 212.656.5483.
Facebook/ YouTube/Twitter:
For photos and video of the bell ringing, connect with NYSE Euronext on Facebook (NYSE Euronext), YouTube (nysetv1), and Twitter (@NYSEEuronext), #NYSEBell. 
About Constellation Brands
Constellation Brands is the world's leading premium wine company that achieves success through an unmatched knowledge of wine consumers, storied brands that suit varied lives and tastes, and more than 4,400 talented employees worldwide. With a broad portfolio of widely admired premium products across the wine, beer and spirits categories, Constellation's brand portfolio includes Robert Mondavi, Clos du Bois, Kim Crawford, Inniskillin, Franciscan Estate, Mark West, Ruffino, Simi, Estancia, Corona Extra, Black Velvet Canadian Whisky and SVEDKA Vodka.
Constellation Brands (NYSE: STZ and STZ.B) is a S&P 500 Index and Fortune 1000® company with more than 100 brands in our portfolio, sales in about 100 countries and operations in approximately 40 facilities. The company believes that industry leadership involves a commitment to our brands, to the trade, to the land, to investors and to different people around the world who turn to our products when celebrating big moments or enjoying quiet ones. We express this commitment through our vision: to elevate life with every glass raised. To learn more about Constellation, visit the company's website at (Source: Constellation Brands)
About Crown Imports
Crown Imports LLC is a joint venture that imports, distributes and markets the Modelo portfolio and other fine beer brands across the entire U.S. The Modelo portfolio includes Corona Extra, the #1 imported beer in the U.S. and #5 beer overall, Corona Light, Modelo Especial, Negra Modelo, Pacifico and Victoria (select markets) beer brands.  Crown also imports the Tsingtao beer brand in the U.S.  For more information, visit