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The charts on this page feature a breakdown of the total annual pay for the top executives at BROWN FORMAN CORP as reported in their proxy statements.

Total Cash Compensation information is comprised of yearly Base Pay and Bonuses. BROWN FORMAN CORP income statements for executive base pay and bonus are filed yearly with the SEC in the edgar filing system. BROWN FORMAN CORP annual reports of executive compensation and pay are most commonly found in the Def 14a documents.

Total Equity aggregates grant date fair value of stock and option awards and long term incentives granted during the fiscal year.

Other Compensation covers all compensation-like awards that don't fit in any of these other standard categories. Numbers reported do not include change in pension value and non-qualified deferred compensation earnings.

Name And Title Total Cash Equity Other Total Compensation
Matthew E. Hamel
Executive Vice President and General Counsel
Total Cash $1,227,851 Equity $507,849 Other $36,442 Total Compensation $1,772,142
Lawson E. Whiting
President and Chief Executive Officer
Total Cash $4,637,323 Equity $3,862,409 Other $55,920 Total Compensation $8,555,652
Kirsten M. Hawley
Executive Vice President, Chief People, Places, and Communications Officer
Total Cash $1,168,568 Equity $413,195 Other $35,950 Total Compensation $1,617,713
Thomas W. Hinrichs
Executive Vice President, President, Emerging International
Total Cash $1,161,729 Equity $359,258 Other $468,187 Total Compensation $1,989,174
Leanne D. Cunningham
Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer
Total Cash $1,522,843 Equity $720,619 Other $38,881 Total Compensation $2,282,343
For its 2023 fiscal year, BROWN FORMAN CORP, listed the following CEO pay ratio data on its annual proxy statement to the SEC.
CEO Name CEO Pay Median Employee Pay CEO Pay Ratio
Lawson E. Whiting CEO Pay $9,651,262 Median Employee Pay $53,271 CEO Pay Ratio 181:1
For its 2023 fiscal year, BROWN FORMAN CORP, listed the following board members on its annual proxy statement to the SEC.
Name Total COMPENSATION
Augusta Brown Holland Total Cash $215,000
Campbell P. Brown Total Cash $722,450
Elizabeth A. Smith Total Cash $6,720
Jan E. Singer Total Cash $314,685
John D. Cook Total Cash $311,250
Mark A. Clouse Total Cash $25,056
Michael A. Todman Total Cash $301,220
Michael J. Roney Total Cash $296,250
Stuart R. Brown Total Cash $215,000
Tracy L. Skeans Total Cash $262,876

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The information shown here is a reporting of information included in the company's proxy statement. The proxy statement includes footnotes and explanations of this information plus other information that is pertinent in assessing the overall value and appropriateness of the compensation information. For those interested in conducting a detailed compensation analysis, we recommend that you review the entire proxy statement. You may retrieve the full proxy statement by going to the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) website at www.sec.gov and entering the company's name and then looking in the first column for an entry of "Form DEF 14A" (or any similar code). You may also find the annual proxy statement by going directly to the company's website.

A proxy statement (or "proxy") is a form that every publicly traded U.S. company is required to file with the U.S. Securities & Exchange Commission (SEC) within 120 days after the end of its fiscal year. The proxy must be sent to every shareholder in advance of the company's annual shareholders meeting. All proxy statements are public filings made available to the general public by the SEC.

The proxy statement's main purpose is to alert shareholders to the annual meeting and provide them information about the issues that will be voted on during the annual meeting, including decisions such as electing directors, ratifying the selection of auditors, and other shareholder-related decisions, including shareholder-initiated initiatives. Also, proxies must disclose specific detailed information regarding the pay practices for certain executives.