Spice up your holiday season with Southern Comfort® Egg Nog!

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HP Hood Inc. announces introduction of a new line of Southern Comfort® Branded Egg Nog products. Two flavors of this non-alcoholic beverage will be availabe for consumers to purchase at supermarkets nationally.

HP Hood Inc., has acquired the license to manufacture and distribute Southern Comfort® Egg Nog. HP Hood is one of the largest branded dairy operators in the United States.

This non-alcoholic line of Southern Comfort® branded products will be available for consumers to purchase in the fourth quarter of 2002 in supermarkets nationally.

"We licensed HP Hood for the Southern Comfort Egg Nog because of their experience in selling high quality egg nog on a national basis," said Janna Markle, AVP, director of brand licensing for Brown-Forman Corporation. IMC Licensing in Louisville, the licensing agency representing Southern Comfort negotiated the terms of the agreement between the two parties.

Two flavors of Southern Comfort Egg Nog will be launched. Traditional Egg Nog, made from the finest ingredients, is a special recipe that yields a smooth and creamy taste sensation like no other. Southern Comfort Vanilla Spice Egg Nog has a rich creamy vanilla flavor with a hint of nutmeg and cinnamon. Southern Comfort Traditional and Vanilla Spice Egg Nogs are available in quart size units. The package design emphasizes the brand's unique attributes, the products' premium quality and conveys a festive holiday theme.

The Southern Comfort® Egg Nog flavors are based on unique combinations of fruit and spice flavors creating smooth, delicious, non-alcoholic beverages that reflect the key flavor notes of the Southern Comfort liqueur.

"We are thrilled to be named the exclusive distributor, manufacturer, selling and marketing agent for this top-quality international brand," said Jim Walsh, Senior Vice President of Sales. "This agreement provides a terrific opportunity for HP Hood to provide Southern Comfort consumers an

opportunity to experience another premium product under the brand name while supporting the brands expanding leadership position in this growing market."

About Brown-Forman

Brown-Forman is a diversified producer and marketer of fine quality consumer products, including Jack Daniel's, Southern Comfort, Finlandia Vodka, Canadian Mist, Fetzer and Bolla Wines, Korbel California Champagnes, Lenox, Dansk, and Gorham tableware and giftware and Hartmann Luggage.

About HP Hood

Founded in 1846 in Charlestown, Massachusetts, today HP Hood is one of the largest branded dairy operators in the United States. HP Hood produces a variety of branded, private label, licensed, and franchise products including milk, cultured foods, citrus, extended shelf-life dairy, frozen desserts, non-dairy and specialty drinks.

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