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    F I S C A L Y E A R 2 0 2 0 S U M M A RY A N N U A L R E P O RT W O RT H R E AC H I N G FOR


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    DEAR SHAREHOLDERS As we celebrate our 75th anniversary, the values established by our founder Marvin Sands centered around people, integrity, quality, entrepreneurship, and customers continue to guide our actions and fuel our success. In fiscal 2020, Constellation Brands delivered another strong performance that generated record cash flow, enabling our company to reduce outstanding debt by $1.4 billion and return more than $600 million to shareholders in dividends and share repurchases. As we enter a new year, we continue to be optimistic about our future and remain well-positioned for long-term, sustainable growth. Our ambition remains unchanged. We are consumer- obsessed and continue to focus on building industry-leading brands people love. This relentless pursuit of our mission has FASTEST GROWING L ARGE CPG COMPANY driven our success since our company’s inception and will For the third consecutive year, continue fueling our growth in the years ahead. Constellation Brands was the fastest growing large CPG company(1) As part of our strategy, we continue to evolve our portfolio to and continues to be a top contributor align with consumer-led premiumization trends and for dollar sales growth at retail offer a collection of higher-end brands that meet consumers’ for beverage alcohol.(2) needs. We leverage our consumer-obsessed culture to fuel #1 IMPORTED BEER BR AND FAMILY creative innovation and build a pipeline of products with the potential to become our big brands of tomorrow. Our Our flagship Corona brand family commercial teams work tirelessly alongside our distributor remains the #1 imported beer brand family in the U.S.(3) and retailer partners to deliver world-class execution at retail. And our production teams in the U.S., Mexico, #4 BEER BR AND OVER ALL IN THE U.S. Italy, and New Zealand continue to drive operational Modelo Especial is now the #4 brand excellence by delivering the highest quality products in a overall and the best-selling beer in highly efficient and sustainable manner, to the right markets, Chicago, Nevada and California, where in the right quantities, at the right time. sales are greater than the top two domestic premium light beers combined.(3) For the third consecutive year, Constellation Brands was the fastest growing large CPG company(1) in the U.S. and a top contributor of dollar sales growth at retail for beverage alcohol.(2) Our beer business, led by our iconic Corona and Modelo brand families, reinforced its Constellation Brands, Inc. FY 2020 Summary Annual Report #WORTHREACHINGFOR


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    position as a leader in the U.S. beer market.(3) Our wine and spirits consumer-led premiumization strategy continued to gain momentum, with our higher-end power brands, including Kim Crawford, Meiomi, and The Prisoner brand family, outperforming the U.S. wine category.(4) And, with strong leadership at the helm, we believe Canopy Growth remains best-positioned to win long-term as the global cannabis market evolves.(5) Without a doubt, the foundation for our success is our people. I am extremely proud of not only what our team has accomplished, but how they’ve done it. Over the years, we’ve built a culture that drives $4 MILLION IN COVID 19 RELIEF superior results the right way, never losing sight of our broader When the COVID-19 health crisis responsibilities to also care for our communities and environment. Our overtook day-to-day life, our company, increased focus on corporate social responsibility and COVID-19 employees and family of brands efforts are recent examples. Social distancing and safety measures contributed a total of almost $4 million required many businesses such as restaurants and bars to temporarily dollars to help industry partners and close, resulting in millions of people without work. We felt it was communities most in need during the health crisis. important to support those that have supported our brands and served our customers and communities throughout the years, so Constellation and our family of brands contributed almost $4 million to help industry partners and communities most in need during the health crisis. We hope our contributions are helping to pave a path of recovery. You can learn more about our specific efforts in our company profile at https://companyprofile.cbrands.com/2020. As we go through this period of uncertainty, the fundamentals of our business remain strong, our brands remain healthy, and we remain committed to our proven strategy focused on long-term, profitable, and sustainable growth. Few companies have achieved the level of success we’ve realized over the years. I want to thank our employees, partners, and shareholders for your continued confidence and support as we press forward to deliver what’s next. Bill Newlands President & CEO (1) Source: IRI data for multi-outlet and convenience (MULO+C). IRI Consulting & BCG analysis. Extra Small = <$100M, Small = <$1B, Medium = $1B-$5.5B, Large >$5.5B (2) Source: IRI, Total U.S. Multi-Outlet + Convenience; reflects growth, 52 weeks ending February 23, 2020 against the comparable prior year period; National Alcohol Beverage Control Association (NABCA), 12 months ending February 2020; TBA = Total Beverage Alcohol (3) Source: IRI, Total U.S. Multi-Outlet + Convenience for the 52 weeks ending February 23, 2020 (4) Source: IRI, Total U.S. Multi-Outlet + Convenience, 52 weeks ending February 23, 2020; higher-end wine defined as >$11 per bottle at retail for table wine and >$13 for sparkling wine (5) Source: Canopy Growth third quarter fiscal 2020 company information Constellation Brands, Inc. FY 2020 Summary Annual Report #WORTHREACHINGFOR


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    FISCAL 2020 HIGHLIGHTS A DECADE OF SUPERIOR PERFORMANCE TOTAL NET SALES GROWTH FISCAL 2010  FISCAL 2020 $10B $8B $6B $4B $2B FISCAL 2010 FISCAL 2020 $ 600M $1.4B ~$ 2.6B TO SHAREHOLDERS REDUCTION IN DEBT OPERATING CASH FLOW Returned over $600 million Reduced debt to our targeted Reported record operating to shareholders in the form of leverage range. cash flow of almost $2.6 billion dividends and share repurchases. for fiscal 2020. Constellation Brands, Inc. FY 2020 Summary Annual Report #WORTHREACHINGFOR


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    Table of Contents UNITED STATES SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION WASHINGTON, D.C. 20549 FORM 10-K (Mark One) ANNUAL REPORT PURSUANT TO SECTION 13 OR 15(d) OF THE SECURITIES EXCHANGE ACT OF 1934 For the fiscal year ended February 29, 2020 or TRANSITION REPORT PURSUANT TO SECTION 13 OR 15(d) OF THE SECURITIES EXCHANGE ACT OF 1934 For the transition period from to Commission file number 001-08495 CONSTELLATION BRANDS, INC. (Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter) Delaware 16-0716709 (State or other jurisdiction of incorporation or organization) (I.R.S. Employer Identification No.) 207 High Point Drive, Building 100, Victor, New York 14564 (Address of principal executive offices) (Zip code) Registrant’s telephone number, including area code (585) 678-7100 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 Securities registered pursuant to Section 12(g) of the Act: None Indicate by check mark if the registrant is a well-known seasoned issuer, as defined in Rule 405 of the Securities Act. Yes No Indicate by check mark if the registrant is not required to file reports pursuant to Section 13 or Section 15(d) of the Act. Yes No Indicate by check mark whether the registrant (1) has filed all reports required to be filed by Section 13 or 15(d) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 during the preceding 12 months (or for such shorter period that the registrant was required to file such reports), and (2) has been subject to such filing requirements for the past 90 days. Yes No Indicate by check mark whether the registrant has submitted electronically every Interactive Data File required to be submitted pursuant to Rule 405 of Regulation S-T (§232.405 of this chapter) during the preceding 12 months (or for such shorter period that the registrant was required to submit such files). Yes No Indicate by check mark whether the registrant is a large accelerated filer, an accelerated filer, a non-accelerated filer, a smaller reporting company, or an emerging growth company. See the definitions of “large accelerated filer,” “accelerated filer,” “smaller reporting company,” and “emerging growth company” in Rule 12b-2 of the Exchange Act. Large Accelerated Filer Accelerated filer Non-accelerated filer Smaller reporting company 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. Indicate by check mark whether the registrant is a shell company (as defined in Rule 12b-2 of the Exchange Act). Yes No


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    The aggregate market value of the voting and non-voting common equity held by non-affiliates of the registrant, based upon the closing sales prices of the registrant’s Class A and Class B Common Stock as reported on the New York Stock Exchange as of the last business day of the registrant’s most recently completed second fiscal quarter was $32,806,810,830. The number of shares outstanding with respect to each of the classes of common stock of Constellation Brands, Inc., as of April 15, 2020, is set forth below: Class Number of Shares Outstanding Class A Common Stock, par value $.01 per share 167,852,917 Class B Common Stock, par value $.01 per share 23,293,136 Class 1 Common Stock, par value $.01 per share 1,694,803 DOCUMENTS INCORPORATED BY REFERENCE The Proxy Statement of Constellation Brands, Inc. to be issued for the Annual Meeting of Stockholders which is expected to be held July 21, 2020 is incorporated by reference in Part III to the extent described therein.


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    TABLE OF CONTENTS Page PART I Item 1. Business 1 Item 1A. Risk Factors 13 Item 1B. Unresolved Staff Comments NA Item 2. Properties 27 Item 3. Legal Proceedings 27 Item 4. Mine Safety Disclosures NA PART II Item 5. Market for Registrant’s Common Equity, Related Stockholder Matters, and Issuer 28 Purchases of Equity Securities Item 6. Selected Financial Data 29 Item 7. Management’s Discussion and Analysis of Financial Condition and Results of Operations 31 Item 7A. Quantitative and Qualitative Disclosures About Market Risk 56 Item 8. Financial Statements and Supplementary Data 58 Item 9. Changes in and Disagreements With Accountants on Accounting and Financial Disclosure NA Item 9A. Controls and Procedures 122 Item 9B. Other Information NA PART III Item 10. Directors, Executive Officers, and Corporate Governance 122 Item 11. Executive Compensation 123 Item 12. Security Ownership of Certain Beneficial Owners and Management and Related 123 Stockholder Matters Item 13. Certain Relationships and Related Transactions, and Director Independence 124 Item 14. Principal Accounting Fees and Services 124 PART IV Item 15. Exhibits, Financial Statement Schedules 125 Item 16. Form 10-K Summary 125 SIGNATURES 133 NA = Not Applicable


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    This Annual Report on Form 10-K contains “forward-looking statements” within the meaning of Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933 and Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934. These forward-looking statements are subject to a number of risks and uncertainties, many of which are beyond our control, which could cause actual results to differ materially from those set forth in, or implied by, such forward-looking statements. All statements other than statements of historical fact included in this Annual Report on Form 10-K are forward-looking statements, including without limitation: The statements regarding the current global COVID-19 pandemic. The statements under Item 1. “Business” and Item 7. “Management’s Discussion and Analysis of Financial Condition and Results of Operations” regarding: our business strategy, future operations, future financial position, future net sales and expected volume trends, expected effective tax rates and anticipated tax liabilities, prospects, plans, and objectives of management; information concerning expected or potential actions of third parties, including potential changes to international trade agreements, tariffs, taxes, and other governmental rules and regulations; information concerning the future expected balance of supply and demand for our products; timing and source of funds for operating activities and Canopy warrant exercises, if any; the manner, timing, and duration of the share repurchase program and source of funds for share repurchases; and the amount and timing of future dividends. The statements regarding our beer expansion, construction, and optimization activities, including anticipated costs and timeframes for completion. The statements regarding: the volatility of the fair value of our investments in Canopy measured at fair value; our activities surrounding our investments in Canopy; the time to return to our targeted leverage ratio; the New November 2018 Canopy Warrants; and our future ownership level in Canopy and our future share of Canopy’s reported earnings and losses. The statements regarding the New Wine and Spirits Transactions and the Other Wine and Spirits Transactions, including expected form and amount of consideration, amount and use of expected proceeds, estimated remaining costs, and any expected restructuring charge. The statements regarding Canopy’s transaction with Acreage. When used in this Annual Report on Form 10-K, the words “anticipate,” “intend,” “expect,” and similar expressions are intended to identify forward-looking statements, although not all forward-looking statements contain such identifying words. All forward-looking statements speak only as of the date of this Annual Report on Form 10-K. We undertake no obligation to update or revise any forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new information, future events, or otherwise. Although we believe that the expectations reflected in the forward-looking statements are reasonable, we can give no assurance that such expectations will prove to be correct. In addition to the risks and uncertainties of ordinary business operations and conditions in the general economy and markets in which we compete, our forward-looking statements contained in this Annual Report on Form 10-K are also subject to the risk and uncertainty that: the duration and impact of the COVID-19 pandemic, including but not limited to the closure of non- essential businesses, which may include our manufacturing facilities, and other associated governmental containment actions, may vary from our current expectations; the actual balance of supply and demand for our products will vary from current expectations due to, among other reasons, actual raw material supply, actual shipments to distributors, and actual consumer demand; the actual demand, net sales, and volume trends for our products will vary from current expectations due to, among other reasons, actual shipments to distributors, and actual consumer demand; the amount, timing, and source of funds for any share repurchases or Canopy warrant exercises, if any, may vary due to market conditions; our cash and debt position; the impact of the beer


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    operations expansion activities; the impact of our investments in Canopy; any future exercise of Canopy warrants; the expected impacts of the New Wine and Spirits Transactions, and the Other Wine and Spirits Transactions; and other factors as determined by management from time to time; the amount and timing of future dividends may differ from our current expectations if our ability to use cash flow to fund dividends is affected by unanticipated increases in total net debt, we are unable to generate cash flow at anticipated levels, or we fail to generate expected earnings; the fair value of our investments in Canopy may vary due to market and economic conditions in Canopy’s markets and business locations; accuracy of management’s projections relating to the Canopy investment may vary from management’s current expectations due to Canopy’s actual results of operations and market and economic conditions; the timeframe and actual costs associated with the beer operations expansion activities may vary from management’s current expectations due to market conditions, our cash and debt position, receipt of required regulatory approvals by the expected dates and on the expected terms, and other factors as determined by management; any consummation of the New Wine and Spirits Transactions, or the Other Wine and Spirits Transactions, and any actual date of consummation of any of them may vary from our current expectations; the actual restructuring charge, if any, will vary based on management’s final plans; the amount of additional loss, if any, on the future write-down of assets held for sale will vary based on the form of consideration, amount of consideration actually received, and future brand performance; • any impact of U.S. federal laws on the transaction between Acreage and Canopy or upon the implementation of that transaction, or the impact of the Acreage Transaction upon our future ownership level in Canopy or our future share of Canopy’s reported earnings and losses, may vary from management’s current expectations; and the time to return to our targeted leverage ratio may vary from management’s current expectations due to market conditions, our ability to generate cash flow at expected levels and our ability to generate expected earnings. The New Wine and Spirits Transactions are subject to the satisfaction of certain closing conditions, including receipt of required regulatory clearances and governmental approvals. The Nobilo Transaction is also conditioned on completion of the Revised Wine and Spirits Transaction. Additional important factors that could cause actual results to differ materially from those set forth in or implied by our forward-looking statements contained in this Annual Report on Form 10-K are those described in Item 1A “Risk Factors” and elsewhere in this report and in our other filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission. Unless the context otherwise requires, the terms “Company,” “CBI,” “we,” “our,” or “us” refer to Constellation Brands, Inc. and its subsidiaries. All references to “net sales” refer to gross sales less promotions, returns and allowances, and excise taxes consistent with the Company’s method of classification. All references to “Fiscal 2020,” “Fiscal 2019,” and “Fiscal 2018” refer to the Company’s fiscal year ended the last day of February of the indicated year. All references to “Fiscal 2021” refer to our fiscal year ending February 28, 2021. All references to “$” are to U.S. dollars, all references to “C$” are to Canadian dollars, all references to “MXN$” are to Mexican pesos, and all references to “A$” are to Australian dollars. Unless otherwise defined herein, refer to the Notes to the Consolidated Financial Statements under Item 8 of this Annual Report on Form 10-K for the definition of capitalized terms used herein. Market positions and industry data discussed in this Annual Report on Form 10-K are as of calendar 2019 and have been obtained or derived from industry and government publications and our estimates. The industry and government publications include: Beer Marketers Insights; Beverage Information Group; Growers Network; Impact Databank Review and Forecast; International Wine and Spirits Research (IWSR); IRI; Beer Institute; and National Alcohol Beverage Control Association. We have not independently verified the data from the industry and government publications. Unless otherwise noted, all references to market positions are based on equivalent unit volume.


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    PART I ITEM 1. BUSINESS ITEM 1. BUSINESS Introduction We are an international producer and marketer of beer, wine, and spirits with operations in the U.S., Mexico, New Zealand, and Italy with powerful, consumer-connected, high-quality brands like Corona Extra, Modelo Especial, Robert Mondavi, Kim Crawford, Meiomi, and SVEDKA Vodka. In the U.S. market, we are one of the top growth contributors at retail among beverage alcohol suppliers. In the U.S. beer market, we are the third-largest beer company and leader in the high-end. We are a leading, higher-end wine and spirits company in the U.S. market. Many of our products are recognized as leaders in their respective categories. This, combined with our strong market positions, makes us a supplier of choice to many of our customers, who include wholesale distributors, retailers, and on-premise locations. Our mission is to build brands that people love because they are Worth Reaching For. It’s worth our dedication, hard work, and the bold calculated risks we take to deliver more for our consumers, trade partners, shareholders, and communities in which we live and work. It’s what has made us one of the fastest-growing large CPG companies in the U.S. at retail, and it drives our pursuit to deliver what’s next. Our key values are: people; customer focus; entrepreneurship; quality; and integrity. The Company is a Delaware corporation incorporated on December 4, 1972, as the successor to a business founded in 1945. We have approximately 9,000 employees located primarily in the U.S. and Mexico, with our corporate headquarters located in Victor, New York. We conduct our business through entities we wholly own as well as through a variety of joint ventures and other entities. Strategy Our overall strategy is to drive industry-leading growth, build unrivaled shareholder value, and shape the future of our industry by building brands that people love. We position our portfolio to benefit from the consumer-led trend toward premiumization, which we believe will continue to result in faster growth rates in the higher-end of the beer, wine, and spirits categories. To capitalize on premiumization trends, become more competitive, and grow our business, we have employed a strategy dedicated to a combination of organic growth and acquisitions, with a focus on the higher-margin, higher-growth categories of the beverage alcohol industry. Key elements of our strategy include: leveraging our leading position in total beverage alcohol and our scale with wholesalers and retailers to expand distribution of our product portfolio; strengthening relationships with wholesalers and retailers by providing consumer and beverage alcohol insights; investing in brand building and innovation activities; positioning ourselves for success with consumer-led products that identify, meet, and stay ahead of evolving consumer trends and market dynamics; realizing operating efficiencies through expanding and enhancing production capabilities and maximizing asset utilization; and developing employees to enhance performance in the marketplace. In the beer business, we have solidified our position in the high-end of the U.S. beer market; enhanced our margins, results of operations, and operating cash flow; and provided new avenues for growth. We have made capital investments and acquisitions to increase beer production capacity to support the growth of the business. Additionally, in an effort to more fully compete in growing sectors of Constellation Brands, Inc. FY 2020 Form 10-K #WORTHREACHINGFOR I 1


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    PART I ITEM 1. BUSINESS the high-end segment of the U.S. beer market, we have leveraged our innovation capabilities to introduce new brands that align with consumer trends. In our wine and spirits business, as part of our efforts to focus on higher-end brands, improve margins, and create operating efficiencies, we have acquired higher-margin, higher-growth wine brands and portfolios of brands, including Meiomi and Prisoner. We have strategically optimized the value of this business through the divestiture of the Canadian wine business and the anticipated completion of the transactions to divest a portion of our wine and spirits business, which include lower-margin, lower- growth products. In addition, we have added higher-end brands to our spirits portfolio through the acquisitions of Casa Noble tequila and High West craft whiskeys. We complemented our total beverage alcohol strategy in an adjacent category by making investments in Canopy, a world-leading, diversified cannabis company. These investments are consistent with our long-term strategy to identify, meet, and stay ahead of evolving consumer trends and market dynamics, and they represent a significant expansion of our strategic relationship to position Canopy as a global leader in cannabis production, branding, intellectual property, and retailing. For further information on our strategy, see Management’s Discussion and Analysis of Financial Condition and Results of Operations under Item 7. of this Annual Report on Form 10-K (“MD&A”). Investments, Acquisitions, and Divestitures In connection with our strategy outlined above, during Fiscal 2020 we completed the following: Transaction Date Strategic Contribution Wine and Spirits Segment Black Velvet Divestiture November Divestiture of the lower-margin Black Velvet Canadian Whisky 2019 business and the brands associated with the production facility. Nelson’s Green Brier May Portfolio of award-winning, Tennessee-based craft bourbon and acquisition 2019 whiskey products. For further information about our significant Fiscal 2020, Fiscal 2019, and Fiscal 2018 transactions, refer to (i) MD&A and (ii) Notes 2 and 10 of the Notes to the Consolidated Financial Statements under Item 8 of this Annual Report on Form 10-K (“Notes to the Financial Statements”). Business Segments We report our operating results in four segments: (i) Beer, (ii) Wine and Spirits, (iii) Corporate Operations and Other, and (iv) Canopy. The business segments reflect how our operations are managed, how resources are allocated, how operating performance is evaluated by senior management, and the structure of our internal financial reporting. Amounts included below for the Canopy segment represent 100% of Canopy’s reported results on a two-month lag, prepared in accordance with U.S. GAAP, and converted from Canadian dollars to U.S. dollars. Although we own less than 100% of the outstanding shares of Canopy, 100% of the Canopy results are included in the information below and subsequently eliminated in order to reconcile to our consolidated financial statements. Constellation Brands, Inc. FY 2020 Form 10-K #WORTHREACHINGFOR I 2


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    PART I ITEM 1. BUSINESS We report net sales in three reportable segments, as follows: For the Years Ended February 29, February 28, 2020 2019 (in millions) Beer $ 5,615.9 $ 5,202.1 Wine and Spirits: Wine 2,367.5 2,532.5 Spirits 360.1 381.4 Total Wine and Spirits 2,727.6 2,913.9 Canopy 290.2 48.6 Consolidation and Eliminations (290.2) (48.6) Consolidated Net Sales $ 8,343.5 $ 8,116.0 Consolidated net sales are as follows: Beer Segment We are the #1 brewer and seller of imported beer in the U.S. beer market. We are also a leader in the high-end segment of the U.S. beer market, which includes the imported, craft, and domestic super premium beer and alternative beverage alcohol categories. We sell a number of brands in the high-end categories, driven by our imported Mexican beer portfolio. We have the exclusive right to import, market, and sell these Mexican brands in all 50 states of the U.S.: Corona Brand Family Modelo Brand Family Other Import Brands Corona Extra Modelo Especial Pacifico Corona Premier Modelo Negra Victoria Corona Familiar Modelo Chelada Corona Light Corona Refresca Corona Hard Seltzer In the U.S., we are the leading imported beer company and have eight of the 15 top-selling imported beer brands. Modelo Especial is the best-selling imported beer, fourth best-selling beer overall, and the fastest-growing major imported beer brand in the U.S. Corona Extra is the second largest imported beer and seventh best-selling beer overall in the U.S. Constellation Brands, Inc. FY 2020 Form 10-K #WORTHREACHINGFOR I 3


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    PART I ITEM 1. BUSINESS Since the June 2013 acquisition of the imported beer business, we have more than tripled our production capacity in Mexico from 10 million to approximately 34 million hectoliters. Our current production capacity provides us the opportunity to further expand our leadership position in the high-end segment of the U.S. beer market by increasing our investment behind on-trend innovation. As part of these efforts, in Fiscal 2019 we successfully introduced Corona Premier, a lower-calorie, lower- carbohydrate product offering, which has become one of the top growth contributors in the high-end segment of the U.S. beer market. During Fiscal 2020, we launched Corona Refresca and in early Fiscal 2021 we launched Corona Hard Seltzer. The national launches of Corona Refresca and Corona Hard Seltzer are part of efforts to capitalize on the growth of the high-end alternative beverage alcohol category. Additionally, we are continuing efforts focused on increasing sales distribution of products in can, draft, single-serve, and larger package size formats. Expansion and construction efforts continue under our Mexico Beer Expansion Projects. Since the June 2013 acquisition of the imported beer business, we have invested approximately $4 billion for the Mexico Beer Expansion Projects, with approximately $520 million during Fiscal 2020. To align with our anticipated future growth expectations, we are targeting an additional five million hectoliters of production capacity expansion activities to be completed at the Obregon Brewery and we are exploring options to add further capacity in Mexico to meet our long-term needs. In March 2020, we sold the Ballast Point craft beer business, including a number of its associated production facilities and brewpubs. This divestiture is consistent with our strategic focus on our high- performing import portfolio and upcoming new product introductions. For additional information regarding the Ballast Point Transaction, refer to “Recent Developments” in MD&A and Note 2 of the Notes to the Financial Statements. Wine and Spirits Segment We are a leading, higher-end wine and spirits company in the U.S. market, with a portfolio that includes higher-margin, higher-growth wine and spirits brands. Our wine portfolio is supported by grapes purchased from independent growers, primarily in the U.S., New Zealand, and Chile, and vineyard holdings in the U.S., New Zealand, and Italy. Our wine produced in the U.S., New Zealand, and Italy is primarily marketed in the U.S. In addition, we export our wine products to Canada and other major world markets. Our spirits offerings include SVEDKA Vodka, which is imported from Sweden and is the largest imported vodka brand in the U.S. Our higher-end spirits brands include Casa Noble tequila and High West craft whiskeys. In the U.S., we have 16 of the 100 top-selling wine brands. Some of our well-known wine and spirits brands and portfolio of brands, sold in the U.S., which comprised our Fiscal 2020 U.S. Power Brands (“Power Brands”), included: Wine Portfolio Wine Brands of Brands Spirits Brands 7 Moons Drylands SIMI Charles Smith Casa Noble Auros Kim Crawford Spoken Barrel Prisoner High West Champagne Palmer & Co Meiomi Robert Mondavi Mi CAMPO Cooper & Thief Mount Veeder Schrader Nelson’s Green Brier Crafters Union Nobilo (1) SVEDKA Cuvée Sauvage Ruffino The Real McCoy (1) See “Recent Developments” in MD&A and Note 2 of the Notes to the Financial Statements. We dedicate a large share of sales and marketing resources to our Power Brands as they represent a majority of our U.S. wine and spirits revenue and profitability, and generally hold strong positions in their respective price categories. Constellation Brands, Inc. FY 2020 Form 10-K #WORTHREACHINGFOR I 4


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    PART I ITEM 1. BUSINESS We have been increasing resources in support of on-trend product innovation as we believe this is one of the key drivers of overall beverage alcohol category growth. In wine, we have launched varietal line extensions behind many of our Power Brands, such as Bourbon Barrel Aged Robert Mondavi Private Selection and Meiomi Rosé, and we have introduced newer brands like Derange, Spoken Barrel, Cooper & Thief, and Crafters Union wine in a can. In spirits, we have introduced Mi CAMPO tequila. In connection with our efforts to increase focus on higher-margin, higher-growth brands, in April 2019, we entered into a definitive agreement to sell a portion of our wine and spirits business, including approximately 30 lower-margin, lower-growth wine and spirits brands, wineries, vineyards, offices, and facilities. In December 2019, we agreed to revise and supersede the Wine and Spirits Transaction. The revisions to the transaction address competitive concerns raised by the FTC specifically related to the sparkling wine, brandy, dessert wine, and concentrate categories. As a result, the brands Cook’s California Champagne, J. Roget American Champagne, Paul Masson Grande Amber Brandy, and our concentrate business will be excluded from the Revised Wine and Spirits Transaction. The Revised Wine and Spirits Transaction is expected to close around the end of first quarter of fiscal 2021, and is subject to required regulatory clearances and governmental review and approval. Additionally, in a separate, but related, transaction, we agreed that upon execution and delivery of a definitive agreement for the Revised Wine and Spirits Transaction, we would enter into the Nobilo Wine Transaction. The Nobilo Wine Transaction is expected to close by the end of second quarter of fiscal 2021 and is subject to FTC and New Zealand regulatory review and approval. Completion of the Nobilo Transaction is also conditioned on completion of the Revised Wine and Spirits Transaction. We are pursuing other opportunities to divest the Paul Masson Grande Amber Brandy brand and concentrate business excluded from the Revised Wine and Spirits Transaction to companies with more aligned business strategies. For further information about these transactions, refer to “Recent Developments” in MD&A and Note 2 of the Notes to the Financial Statements. Corporate Operations and Other The Corporate Operations and Other segment includes traditional corporate-related items including costs of executive management, corporate development, corporate finance, corporate growth and strategy, human resources, internal audit, investor relations, legal, public relations, and information technology, as well as our investments made through our corporate venture capital function. Further information regarding net sales and operating income (loss) of each of our business segments and information regarding geographic areas is set forth in Note 23 of the Notes to the Financial Statements. Marketing and Distribution To focus on their respective product categories, build brand equity, and increase sales, our segments employ full-time, in-house marketing, sales, and customer service functions. These functions engage in a range of marketing activities and strategies, including market research, consumer and trade advertising, price promotions, point-of-sale materials, event sponsorship, on-premise promotions, and public relations. Where opportunities exist, particularly with national accounts in the U.S., we leverage our sales and marketing skills across the organization. In the U.S., our products are primarily distributed by wholesale distributors, with generally separate distribution networks utilized for (i) our beer portfolio and (ii) our wine and spirits portfolio, as well as state alcohol beverage control agencies. As is the case with all other beverage alcohol companies, products sold through these agencies are subject to obtaining and maintaining listings to sell our products in that agency’s state. State governments can affect prices paid by consumers of our products Constellation Brands, Inc. FY 2020 Form 10-K #WORTHREACHINGFOR I 5


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    PART I ITEM 1. BUSINESS through the imposition of taxes or, in states in which the government acts as the distributor of our products through an alcohol beverage control agency, by directly setting the retail prices. Trademarks and Distribution Agreements Trademarks are an important aspect of our business. We sell products under a number of trademarks, which we own or use under license. Throughout our segments, we also have various licenses and distribution agreements for the sale, or the production and sale, of our products, and products of third parties. These licenses and distribution agreements have varying terms and durations. Within the Beer segment, we have an exclusive sub-license to use trademarks related to our Mexican beer brands in the U.S. This sub-license agreement is perpetual. Prior to our June 2013 acquisition of the imported beer business, Crown Imports had exclusive importation agreements with the suppliers of certain imported beer products and had an exclusive renewable sub-license to use certain trademarks related to the imported beer brands in the U.S. Competition The beverage alcohol industry is highly competitive. We compete on the basis of quality, price, brand recognition, and distribution strength. Our beverage alcohol products compete with other alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages for consumer purchases, as well as shelf space in retail stores, restaurant presence, and wholesaler attention. We compete with numerous multinational producers and distributors of beverage alcohol products, some of which have greater resources than we do. Our principal competitors include: Beer Anheuser-Busch InBev, Molson Coors, Heineken, The Boston Beer Company, Mark Anthony Wine E. & J. Gallo Winery, The Wine Group, Trinchero Family Estates, Treasury Wine Estates, Ste. Michelle Wine Estates, Deutsch Family Wine & Spirits Spirits Diageo, Beam Suntory, Brown-Forman, Sazerac Company, Pernod Ricard The Canopy Equity Method Investment makes up the Canopy segment. Canopy operates in the recreational and medicinal cannabis market and they compete with numerous producers and distributors of cannabis products. Canopy’s principal competitors include: Canopy Cronos Group, Aurora Cannabis, Aphria, Tilray Production Our current production capacity in Mexico at our Nava and Obregon breweries is approximately 34 million hectoliters. We are expanding the Obregon Brewery by an incremental five million hectoliters, and based on our anticipated future growth expectations, we intend to expand our production capacity in Mexico to approximately 44 million hectoliters in the future. Our Daleville facility, located in Roanoke, Virginia, supports our craft and specialty business in addition to our domestic innovation initiatives. Constellation Brands, Inc. FY 2020 Form 10-K #WORTHREACHINGFOR I 6


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    PART I ITEM 1. BUSINESS In the U.S., we operate 17 wineries using many varieties of grapes grown principally in the Napa, Sonoma, Monterey, and San Joaquin regions of California. We also operate three wineries in New Zealand and six wineries in Italy. Grapes are crushed at most of our wineries and stored as wine until packaged for sale under our brand names or sold in bulk. The inventories of wine are usually at their highest levels during and after the crush of each year’s grape harvest and are reduced prior to the subsequent year’s crush. Wine inventories are usually at their highest levels in September through November in the U.S. and Italy, and in March through May in New Zealand. We currently operate three facilities in the U.S. for the production of our High West whiskey brand. The requirements for grains and bulk spirits used in the production of our spirits are purchased from various suppliers. Certain of our wines and spirits must be aged for multiple years. Therefore, our inventories of wines and spirits may be larger in relation to sales and total assets than in many other businesses. Sources and Availability of Production Materials The principal components in the For Fiscal 2020, the package format mix of production of our Mexican and craft beer brands our Mexican beer volume sold in the U.S. was as include water; agricultural products, such as follows: yeast and grains; and packaging materials, which include glass, aluminum, and cardboard. For our Mexican beer brands, packaging materials represent the largest cost component of production, with glass bottles representing the largest cost component of our packaging materials. The Nava and Obregon breweries receive water originating from aquifers. We believe we have adequate access to water to support the breweries’ on-going requirements, as well as future requirements after the completion of planned expansion activities. Constellation Brands, Inc. FY 2020 Form 10-K #WORTHREACHINGFOR I 7


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    PART I ITEM 1. BUSINESS As part of our efforts to solidify our beer glass sourcing strategy over the long-term, we formed an equally-owned joint venture with Owens-Illinois, the world’s largest glass container manufacturer. In December 2014, the joint venture acquired a state-of-the-art glass production plant that is located adjacent to our Nava Brewery in Mexico. The glass plant currently has five operational glass furnaces which supply approximately 55% of the total annual glass bottle supply for our Mexican beer brands. We also have long-term glass supply agreements with other glass producers. The principal components in the production of our wine and spirits products are agricultural products, such as grapes and grain, and packaging materials, primarily glass. Most of our annual grape requirements are satisfied by grower purchases from each year’s harvest which normally begins in August and runs through October in the U.S. and Italy, and begins in February and runs through May in New Zealand. We receive grapes from approximately 720 independent growers in the U.S. and approximately 195 independent growers located primarily in New Zealand and Chile. We enter into purchase agreements with a majority of these growers with pricing that generally varies year-to-year and is largely based on then-current market prices. As of February 29, 2020, we owned or leased approximately 19,700 acres of land and vineyards, either fully bearing or under development, in the U.S., New Zealand, and Italy. This acreage supplies only a small percentage of our overall total grape needs for wine production. However, most of this acreage is used to supply a large portion of the grapes used for the production of certain of our higher-end wines. We continue to consider the purchase or lease of additional vineyards, and additional land for vineyard plantings, to supplement our grape supply. We believe that we have adequate sources of grape supplies to meet our sales expectations. However, when demand for certain wine products exceeds expectations, we look to source the extra requirements from the bulk wine markets around the world. The distilled spirits manufactured and imported by us require various agricultural products, neutral grain spirits, and bulk spirits, which we fulfill through purchases from various sources by contractual arrangement and through purchases on the open market. We believe that adequate supplies of the aforementioned products are available at the present time. We utilize glass and polyethylene terephthalate (“PET”) bottles and other materials such as caps, corks, capsules, labels, wine bags, and cardboard cartons in the bottling and packaging of our wine and spirits products. After grape purchases, glass bottle costs are the largest component of our cost of product sold. In the U.S., the glass bottle industry is highly concentrated with only a small number of producers. We have traditionally obtained, and continue to obtain, our glass requirements from a limited number of producers under long-term supply arrangements. Currently, one producer supplies most of our glass container requirements for our U.S. operations. We have been able to satisfy our requirements with respect to the foregoing and consider our sources of supply to be adequate at this time. Government Regulation We are subject to a range of laws and regulations in the countries in which we operate. Where we produce products, we are subject to environmental laws and regulations, and may be required to obtain environmental and alcohol beverage permits and licenses to operate our facilities. Where we market and sell products, we may be subject to laws and regulations on brand registration, packaging and labeling, distribution methods and relationships, pricing and price changes, sales promotions, advertising, and public relations. We are also subject to rules and regulations relating to changes in officers or directors, ownership, or control. We believe we are in compliance in all material respects with all applicable governmental laws and regulations in the countries in which we operate. We also believe that the cost of administration and Constellation Brands, Inc. FY 2020 Form 10-K #WORTHREACHINGFOR I 8


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    PART I ITEM 1. BUSINESS compliance with, and liability under, such laws and regulations does not have, and is not expected to have, a material adverse impact on our financial condition, results of operations, or cash flows. Seasonality The beverage alcohol industry is subject to seasonality in each major category. As a result, in response to wholesaler and retailer demand which precedes consumer purchases, our beer sales are typically highest during the first and second quarters of our fiscal year, which correspond to the Spring and Summer periods in the U.S. Our wine and spirits Power Brand sales are typically highest during the third quarter of our fiscal year, primarily due to seasonal holiday buying. Employees As of March 31, 2020, we had Employee geographic data is as follows: approximately 9,000 employees. We may employ additional workers during the grape crushing seasons. Approximately 17% of our employees are covered by collective bargaining agreements. Collective bargaining agreements expiring within one year are minimal. We consider our employee relations generally to be good. Following the close of the anticipated Revised Wine and Spirits Transactions we are estimating a reduction of approximately 700 employees. Executive Officers of the Company Information with respect to our current executive officers is as follows: NAME AGE OFFICE OR POSITION HELD William A. Newlands 61 President and Chief Executive Officer Robert Sands 61 Executive Chairman of the Board Richard Sands 69 Executive Vice Chairman of the Board James O. Bourdeau 55 Executive Vice President, General Counsel, and Secretary Garth Hankinson 52 Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer Robert Hanson 57 Executive Vice President and President, Wine & Spirits Division F. Paul Hetterich 57 Executive Vice President and President, Beer Division Thomas M. Kane 59 Executive Vice President and Chief Human Resources Officer Michael McGrew 46 Executive Vice President and Chief Communications and CSR Officer Mallika Monteiro 41 Executive Vice President and Chief Growth and Strategy Officer James A. Sabia, Jr. 58 Executive Vice President and Chief Marketing Officer William A. Newlands is the President and Chief Executive Officer of the Company. He has served as Chief Executive Officer of the Company and as a director since March 2019 and as President since February 2018. He served as Chief Operating Officer from January 2017 through February 2019 and as Executive Vice President of the Company from January 2015 until February 2018. From January 2016 to January 2017 he performed the role of President, Wine & Spirits Division and from January 2015 through January 2016 he performed the role of Chief Growth Officer. Mr. Newlands joined the Company in January 2015. Prior to that he served from October 2011 until August 2014 as Senior Vice President and President, North America of Beam Inc., as Senior Vice President and President, North America of Beam Constellation Brands, Inc. FY 2020 Form 10-K #WORTHREACHINGFOR I 9


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    PART I ITEM 1. BUSINESS Global Spirits & Wine, Inc., from December 2010 to October 2011, and as Senior Vice President and President, USA of Beam Global Spirits & Wine, Inc. from February 2008 to December 2010. Beam Inc., a producer and seller of branded distilled spirits products, merged with a subsidiary of Suntory Holding Limited, a Japanese company, in 2014. Prior to October 2011, Beam Global Spirits & Wine, Inc. was the spirits operating segment of Fortune Brands, Inc., which was a leading consumer products company that made and sold branded consumer products worldwide in the distilled spirits, home and security, and golf markets. Robert Sands is the Executive Chairman of the Board of the Company, having served in the role since March 2019 and as a director since January 1990. Previously, he served as Chief Executive Officer of the Company from July 2007 through February 2019. Mr. Sands also served as President from December 2002 to February 2018, as Chief Operating Officer from December 2002 to July 2007, as Group President from April 2000 through December 2002, as Chief Executive Officer, International from December 1998 through April 2000, as Executive Vice President from October 1993 through April 2000, as General Counsel from June 1986 through May 2000, and as Vice President from June 1990 through October 1993. He is the brother of Richard Sands. Richard Sands, Ph.D., is the Executive Vice Chairman of the Board of the Company, having served in the role since March 2019. He previously served as Chairman of the Board from September 1999 through February 2019. He has been employed by the Company in various capacities since 1979. He has served as a director since 1982. He served as Chief Executive Officer from October 1993 to July 2007, as Executive Vice President from 1982 to May 1986, as President from May 1986 to December 2002, and as Chief Operating Officer from May 1986 to October 1993. He is the brother of Robert Sands. James O. Bourdeau is the Executive Vice President and General Counsel of the Company, having served in the role since December 2017 and as the Company’s Secretary since April 2017. Prior to that, he served as the Company’s Senior Vice President and General Counsel, Corporate Development, having performed that role from September 2014 until December 2017. Before joining the Company in September 2014, Mr. Bourdeau was an attorney with the law firm of Nixon Peabody LLP from July 2000 through September 2014, and a partner from February 2005 through September 2014. Mr. Bourdeau was associated with another law firm from 1995 to 2000. Garth Hankinson is the Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of the Company, having served in the role since January 2020. Prior to that, he served as the Company’s Senior Vice President, Corporate Development, a position he had been in since February 2016, where he was responsible for leading all of the Company’s financial planning, reporting, and analysis activities, as well as all efforts related to mergers, acquisitions, ventures investments, and strategic alliances. From October 2009 until February 2016, he served as the Vice President, Corporate Development of the Company. From October 2007 until October 2009, Mr. Hankinson served as the Vice President, Business Development for Constellation’s prior Canadian business, Constellation Brands Canada, Inc., which was a Canadian subsidiary of the Company during that time. From March 2004 until October 2007, he served as the Director of Corporate Development. Robert Hanson is the Executive Vice President and President, Wine & Spirits Division of the Company, having served in the role since June 2019. Prior to that, he served as Chief Executive Officer of John Hardy Global Limited, a luxury jewelry brand, since August 2014. He served as Chief Executive Officer and a Director of American Eagle Outfitters, Inc., a leading global specialty retailer of clothing, accessories and personal care products from January 2012 to January 2014. He served Levi Strauss & Co. from 1988 to 2011 in a variety of important leadership roles across multiple brands where he led cross- functional teams, including merchandising, product development, multi-channel operations, marketing and creative teams, in addition to a full support staff. Mr. Hanson’s roles at Levi’s included serving as Global President of the Levi’s Brand from 2010 to 2011; President, Levi’s Strauss Americas/North America from 2006 to 2010; President, Levi’s Brand U.S. from 2001 to 2006; and President/Vice President, Levi’s Europe/Africa/Middle East from 1998 to 2001. Constellation Brands, Inc. FY 2020 Form 10-K #WORTHREACHINGFOR I 10


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    PART I ITEM 1. BUSINESS F. Paul Hetterich is the Company’s Executive Vice President and President, Beer Division as well as President of Crown Imports LLC, a wholly-owned subsidiary of the Company having performed these roles since January 2016. He has been an Executive Vice President of the Company since June 2003. From January 2015 through January 2016 he performed the role of Executive Vice President, Corporate Development & Beer Operations. From June 2011 until January 2015 he served as Executive Vice President, Business Development and Corporate Strategy, from July 2009 until June 2011 he served as Executive Vice President, Business Development, Corporate Strategy and International, and from June 2003 until July 2009 he served as Executive Vice President, Business Development and Corporate Strategy. From April 2001 to June 2003 Mr. Hetterich served as the Company’s Senior Vice President, Corporate Development. Prior to that, Mr. Hetterich held several increasingly senior positions in the Company’s marketing and business development groups. Mr. Hetterich has been with the Company since 1986. Thomas M. Kane is the Executive Vice President and Chief Human Resources Officer of the Company, having served in the role since joining the Company in May 2013. Mr. Kane previously served as Senior Vice President, Human Resources and Government Relations of Armstrong World Industries, Inc., a global producer of flooring products and ceiling systems, from February 2012 to May 2013, he served as its Senior Vice President, Human Resources from August 2010 to February 2012 and served as its Chief Compliance Officer from February 2011 to February 2012. Prior to that, Mr. Kane served as Global Vice President, Human Resources for Black & Decker Power Tools, a manufacturer of power and hand tools, from 2002 to 2010. From 1999 to 2002 Mr. Kane served as Global HR leader of GE Specialty Materials, a large manufacturer of silicone products. Michael McGrew is the Executive Vice President and Chief Communications and Corporate Social Responsibility (“CSR”) Officer of the Company, having served in the role since April 2020. Prior to that, since January 2019, he served as Senior Vice President, Corporate Communications, as Vice President, Corporate Communications from January 2017 to January 2019, and as Vice President, Communications and Brand Public Relations for Constellation’s beer division from March 2016 to January 2017. He joined the Company in September 2014 as Senior Director, Communications and Brand Public Relations. Prior that, since 2001 Mr. McGrew served in roles of increasing responsibility with W.W. Grainger, Inc., an international provider of industrial supplies and equipment, including most recently as Senior Director, Communications. Mallika Monteiro is the Executive Vice President and Chief Growth and Strategy Officer of the Company, having served in the role since October 2019. From October 2018 to October 2019 she served as the Company's Senior Vice President and Chief Growth Officer, having joined Constellation in October 2016 as Vice President, Beer Innovation. Prior to joining Constellation, from July 2014 to September 2016, Ms. Monteiro was a Senior Marketing Director at Anheuser Busch InBev, a large multinational brewing company. Prior to joining Anheuser Busch InBev, she served in roles of increasing responsibility with Beam Suntory Inc., a producer and seller of branded distilled spirits products, including as Senior Brand Manager - Vodka, from January 2012 to June 2014, Brand Manager - Cognac from July 2009 to December 2011, and Associate Brand Manager - Jim Beam from July 2007 to June 2009. James A. Sabia, Jr. is the Executive Vice President and Chief Marketing Officer of the Company, having served in the role since May 2018. Prior to that, Mr. Sabia was the Chief Marketing Officer of the Company’s Beer Division, having performed that role from February 2009 through May 2018. From February 2009 to June 2013, Mr. Sabia was employed by Crown Imports LLC (“Crown”), of which the Company owned a 50% interest and was the Company’s beer business during that period. Effective June 2013, the Company acquired the remaining 50% of Crown, which became a wholly-owned subsidiary of the Company. Mr. Sabia originally joined the Company in August 2007 as Vice President, Marketing for the Company’s spirits business, serving in that capacity until February 2009. Before that, Mr. Sabia was with Molson Coors Brewing Company, a large international brewing company, from 1990 to 2007. Constellation Brands, Inc. FY 2020 Form 10-K #WORTHREACHINGFOR I 11


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    PART I ITEM 1. BUSINESS Executive officers of the Company are generally chosen or elected to their positions annually and hold office until the earlier of their removal or resignation or until their successors are chosen and qualified. Company Information Our Internet website is https://www.cbrands.com. Our filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission (“SEC”), including our annual report on Form 10-K, quarterly reports on Form 10-Q, current reports on Form 8-K and amendments to those reports, filed or furnished pursuant to Section 13(a) or 15(d) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, are accessible free of charge at https://www.cbrands.com as soon as reasonably practicable after we electronically file such material with, or furnish it to, the SEC. The SEC maintains an Internet site that contains reports, proxy, and information statements, and other information regarding issuers, such as ourselves, that file electronically with the SEC. The Internet address of the SEC’s site is https://www.sec.gov. We have adopted a Chief Executive Officer and Senior Financial Executive Code of Ethics that specifically applies to our chief executive officer, our principal financial officer, and our controller, and is available on our Internet site at https://www.cbrands.com/investors. This Chief Executive Officer and Senior Financial Executive Code of Ethics meets the requirements as set forth in the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, Item 406 of Regulation S-K. We also have adopted a Code of Business Conduct and Ethics that applies to all employees, directors, and officers, including each person who is subject to the Chief Executive Officer and Senior Financial Executive Code of Ethics. The Code of Business Conduct and Ethics is available on our Internet website, together with our Global Code of Responsible Practices for Beverage Alcohol Advertising and Marketing at https://www.cbrands.com/story/policies. Copies of these materials are available in print to any shareholder who requests them. Shareholders should direct such requests in writing to Investor Relations Department, Constellation Brands, Inc., 207 High Point Drive, Building 100, Victor, New York 14564, or by telephoning our Investor Center at 1-888-922-2150. Our Board of Directors Corporate Governance Guidelines and the Charters of the Board’s Audit Committee, Human Resources Committee (which serves as the Board’s compensation committee) and Corporate Governance Committee (which serves as the Board’s nominating committee) are accessible on our Internet website at https://www.cbrands.com/investors. Amendments to, and waivers granted to our directors and executive officers under our codes of ethics, if any, will be posted in this area of our website. The information regarding our website and its content is for your convenience only. The content of our website is not deemed to be incorporated by reference in this report or filed with the SEC. Constellation Brands, Inc. FY 2020 Form 10-K #WORTHREACHINGFOR I 12


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    PART I ITEM 1A. RISK FACTORS ITEM 1A. RISK FACTORS In addition to information discussed elsewhere in this report, you should carefully consider the following factors which could materially affect our business, liquidity, financial condition, and/or results of operations. The risks described below are not the only risks we face. Additional factors not presently known to us or that we currently deem to be immaterial may also have a material adverse effect on our business, liquidity, financial condition, and/or results of operations in future periods. Operational Risks Pandemics, such as the current global COVID-19 virus, outbreaks of communicable infections or diseases, or other public health concerns in the markets in which our consumers or employees live and/or in which we or our distributors, retailers, and suppliers operate Disease outbreaks and other public health conditions could result in disruptions and damage to our business caused by potential negative consumer purchasing behavior as well as disruption to our supply chains, production processes, and operations. Consumer purchasing behavior may be impacted by reduced consumption by consumers who may not be able to leave home or otherwise shop in a normal manner as a result of quarantines or other cancellations of public events and other opportunities to purchase our products, from bar and restaurant closures, or from a reduction in consumer discretionary income due to reduced or limited work and layoffs. Supply disruption may result from restrictions on the ability of employees and others in the supply chain to travel and work, such as caused by quarantine or individual illness, or which may result from border closures imposed by governments to deter the spread of communicable infection or disease, or determinations by us or our suppliers or distributors to temporarily suspend operations in affected areas, or other actions which restrict the ability to distribute our products or which may otherwise negatively impact our ability to produce, bottle and ship our product, for our distributors to distribute our products, or for our suppliers to provide us our raw materials. Ports or channels of entry may be closed or operate at only a portion of capacity, or transportation of product within a region or country may be limited, if workers are unable to report to work due to travel restrictions or personal illness. Our operations and the operations of our suppliers may become less efficient or otherwise become negatively impacted if our executive leaders or other personnel critical to our operations are unable to work or if a significant percentage of the workforce is unable to work or is required to work from home. Our cyber-security could be compromised if persons who are forced to work from home do not maintain adequate information security. A prolonged quarantine or border closure could result in temporary or longer-term disruptions of sales patterns, consumption and trade patterns, supply chains, production processes, and operations. A widespread health crisis, such as the COVID-19 pandemic, could negatively affect the economies and financial markets of many countries resulting in a global economic downturn which could negatively impact demand for our products and our ability to borrow money. Any of these events could have a material adverse effect on our business, liquidity, financial condition, and/or results of operations. International operations, worldwide and domestic economic trends and financial market conditions, geopolitical uncertainty, or changes to international trade agreements and tariffs, import and excise duties, other taxes, or other governmental rules and regulations Our products are produced and sold in numerous countries, we have employees in various countries, and we have production facilities currently in the U.S., Mexico, New Zealand, and Italy. Risks associated with international operations, any of which could have a material adverse effect on our business, liquidity, financial condition, and/or results of operations, include: changes in local political, economic, social, and labor conditions; potential disruption from socio-economic violence, including terrorism and drug-related violence; restrictions on foreign ownership and investments or on repatriation of cash earned in countries outside the U.S.; import and export requirements and border accessibility; currency exchange rate fluctuations; Constellation Brands, Inc. FY 2020 Form 10-K #WORTHREACHINGFOR I 13


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    PART I ITEM 1A. RISK FACTORS a less developed and less certain legal and regulatory environment in some countries, which, among other things, can create uncertainty regarding contract enforcement, intellectual property rights, privacy obligations, real property rights, and liability issues; and inadequate levels of compliance with applicable anti-bribery laws, including the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act. Unfavorable global or regional economic conditions, including economic slowdown and the disruption, volatility and tightening of credit and capital markets, as well as unemployment, tax increases, governmental spending cuts, or a return of high levels of inflation, could affect consumer spending patterns and purchases of our products. These could also create or exacerbate credit issues, cash flow issues, and other financial hardships for us and our suppliers, distributors, retailers, and consumers. The inability of suppliers, distributors, and retailers to access liquidity could impact our ability to produce and distribute our products. We are also exposed to risks associated with interest rate fluctuations. We could experience changes in our ability to manage fluctuations in interest rates and, accordingly, there can be no assurance that we will be successful in reducing those risks. We could also be affected by nationalization of our international operations, unstable governments, unfamiliar or biased legal systems, intergovernmental disputes or animus against the United States. Any determination that our operations or activities did not comply with applicable U.S. or foreign laws or regulations could result in the imposition of fines and penalties, interruptions of business, terminations of necessary licenses and permits, and other legal and equitable sanctions. The U.S. and other countries in which we operate impose duties, excise taxes, and/or other taxes on beverage alcohol products, and/or on certain raw materials used to produce our beverage alcohol products, in varying amounts. The U.S. federal government or other governmental bodies may propose changes to international trade agreements, tariffs, taxes, and other government rules and regulations. Significant increases in import and excise duties or other taxes on, or that impact, beverage alcohol products could have a material adverse effect on our business, liquidity, financial condition, and/or results of operations. Any such tariffs, particularly on imports from Mexico and any retaliatory tariffs imposed by the Mexican government, may have a material adverse effect on our results of operations, including our sales and profitability. In addition, federal, state, provincial, local, and foreign governmental agencies extensively regulate the beverage alcohol products industry concerning such matters as licensing, warehousing, trade and pricing practices, permitted and required labeling, advertising and relations with wholesalers and retailers. Certain federal, state, or local regulations also require warning labels and signage. New or revised regulations or increased licensing fees, requirements, or taxes could have a material adverse effect on our business, liquidity, financial condition, and/or results of operations. Additionally, various jurisdictions may seek to adopt significant additional product labeling or warning requirements or limitations on the marketing or sale of our products because of what our products contain or allegations that our products cause adverse health effects. If these types of requirements become applicable to one or more of our major products under current or future environmental or health laws or regulations, they may inhibit sales of such products. These international, economic, and political uncertainties and regulatory changes could have a material adverse effect on our business, liquidity, financial condition, and/or results of operations, especially to the extent these matters, or the decisions, policies or economic strength of our suppliers and distributors, affect our business, liquidity, financial condition, and/or results of operations. Dependence on limited facilities for production of our Mexican beer brands, and expansion and construction issues We are dependent on our Nava and Obregon breweries as our sole sources of supply to fulfill our Mexican beer brands product requirements, both now as well as for the near term. Constellation Brands, Inc. FY 2020 Form 10-K #WORTHREACHINGFOR I 14


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    PART I ITEM 1A. RISK FACTORS We are expanding our Obregon Brewery and our joint venture with Owens-Illinois expanded its glass plant with an additional furnace having become operational in February 2020. These are multi- million-dollar expansion activities, which could have the potential risk of completion delays and cost overruns. Abandonment of our expansion and construction activities could have a material adverse effect on our financial condition. Expansion of current production facilities and construction of new production facilities are subject to various regulatory and developmental risks, including but not limited to: (i) our ability to obtain timely certificate authorizations, necessary approvals and permits from regulatory agencies and on terms that are acceptable to us; (ii) potential changes in federal, state, and local statutes and regulations, including environmental requirements, that prevent a project from proceeding or increase the anticipated cost of the project; (iii) inability to acquire rights-of-way or land or water rights on a timely basis on terms that are acceptable to us; (iv) inability to acquire the necessary energy supplies, including electricity, natural gas, and diesel fuel; or (v) a temporary halt in construction activities due to COVID-19. Any of these events could delay the expansion or construction of our production facilities. Recently, in a public consultation process in Mexicali, Baja California, Mexico, voters voiced opposition to the construction of our Mexicali Brewery. We are currently working with local authorities, government officials and members of the community in Mexicali on next steps related to that brewery construction project and options elsewhere in Mexico. We may not be able to satisfy our product supply requirements for the Mexican beer brands in the event of a significant disruption, partial destruction, or total destruction of the Nava or Obregon breweries or the glass plant, or difficulty shipping raw materials and product into or out of the United States, or temporary inability to produce our product due to closure or lower production levels of one or more of our Mexican breweries as a result of COVID-19. Also, if the contemplated expansions of the Obregon Brewery and the glass plant and construction of additional brewery capacity in Mexico are not completed by their targeted completion dates, we may not be able to produce sufficient quantities of our Mexican beer to satisfy our needs. Under such circumstances, we may be unable to obtain our Mexican beer at a reasonable price from another source, if at all. A significant disruption at our Nava or Obregon breweries, or the glass plant, even on a short-term basis, could impair our ability to produce and ship products to market on a timely basis. Alternative facilities with sufficient capacity or capabilities may not readily be available, may cost substantially more or may take a significant time to start production, any of which could have a material adverse effect on our business, liquidity, financial condition, and/or results of operations. Operational disruptions or catastrophic loss to breweries, wineries, other production facilities, or distribution systems All of our Mexican beer brands product supply is currently produced at our breweries in Nava, Coahuila, Mexico and Obregon, Sonora, Mexico. Many of the workers at these breweries are covered by collective bargaining agreements. The glass plant currently has five operational glass furnaces which supply approximately 55% of the total annual glass bottle supply for our Mexican beer brands. Several of our vineyards and production and distribution facilities, including certain California wineries and our planned Mexicali Brewery, are in areas prone to seismic activity. Additionally, we have various vineyards and wineries in the state of California which has recently experienced wildfires and landslides. If any of these or other of our properties and production facilities were to experience a significant operational disruption or catastrophic loss, it could delay or disrupt production, shipments, and revenue, and result in potentially significant expenses to repair or replace these properties. Also, our production facilities are asset intensive. As our operations are concentrated in a limited number of production and distribution facilities, we are more likely to experience a significant operational disruption or catastrophic loss in any one location from acts of war or terrorism, fires, floods, earthquakes, hurricanes, pandemics, labor strike, or other labor activities, cyber-attacks, and other attempts to penetrate our information technology systems or the information technology used by our employees who work from home during the COVID-19 pandemic, unavailability of raw or packaging materials, or other natural or man-made Constellation Brands, Inc. FY 2020 Form 10-K #WORTHREACHINGFOR I 15


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    PART I ITEM 1A. RISK FACTORS events. If a significant operational disruption or catastrophic loss were to occur, we could breach agreements, our reputation could be harmed, and our business, liquidity, financial condition, and/or results of operations could be adversely affected due to higher maintenance charges, unexpected capital spending, or product supply constraints. Our insurance policies do not cover certain types of catastrophes and may not cover certain events such as pandemics. Economic conditions and uncertainties in global markets may adversely affect the cost and other terms upon which we are able to obtain property damage and business interruption insurance. If our insurance coverage is adversely affected, or to the extent we have elected to self-insure, we may be at greater risk that we may experience an adverse impact to our business, liquidity, financial condition, and/or results of operations. If one or more significant uninsured or under-insured events occur, we could suffer a major financial loss. Supply of quality water, agricultural, and other raw materials, certain raw materials and packaging materials purchased under short-term supply contracts, limited group of suppliers of glass bottles The quality and quantity of water available for use is important to the supply of our agricultural raw materials and our ability to operate our business. Water is a limited resource in many parts of the world and if climate patterns change and droughts become more severe, there may be a scarcity of water or poor water quality which may affect our production costs or impose capacity constraints. We are dependent on sufficient amounts of quality water for operation of our breweries, our wineries, and our distilleries, as well as to irrigate our vineyards and conduct our other operations. The suppliers of the agricultural raw materials we purchase are also dependent upon sufficient supplies of quality water for their vineyards and fields. If water available to our operations or the operations of our suppliers becomes scarce or the quality of that water deteriorates, we may incur increased production costs or face manufacturing constraints. In addition, water purification and waste treatment infrastructure limitations could increase costs or constrain operation of our production facilities and vineyards. A substantial reduction in water supplies could result in material losses of grape crops and vines or other crops, such as barley or hops, which could lead to a shortage of our product supply. We have substantial brewery operations in the country of Mexico, brewery operations in the states of Texas, Virginia, and Florida and we currently have substantial wine operations in the state of California as well. In the past, California had endured an extended period of drought and instituted restrictions on water usage. A recurrence of severe drought conditions in California could have an adverse effect upon those operations, which effect could become more significant depending upon actual future drought conditions. Our Mexico brewery operations currently receive allocations of water sufficient for their operations. Although we anticipate our operations will have adequate sources of water to support their on-going requirements, there is no guarantee that the sources of water, methods of water delivery, or water requirements will not change materially in the future. Our breweries, the glass plant, our wineries, and our distilleries use a large volume of agricultural and other raw materials to produce their products. These include corn starch and sugars, malt, hops, fruits, yeast, and water for our breweries; soda ash and silica sand for the glass plant; grapes and water for our wineries; and grain and water for our distilleries. Our breweries, wineries, and distilleries all use large amounts of various packaging materials, including glass, aluminum, cardboard, and other paper products. Our production facilities also use electricity, natural gas, and diesel fuel in their operations. Certain raw materials and packaging materials are purchased under contracts of varying maturities. The supply and price of raw materials, packaging materials, and energy can be affected by many factors beyond our control, including market demand, global geopolitical events (especially as to their impact on crude oil prices), droughts, and other weather conditions or natural or man-made events, economic factors affecting growth decisions, inflation, plant diseases, and theft. Our breweries, wineries, and distilleries are also dependent upon an adequate supply of glass bottles. Glass bottle costs are one of our largest components of cost of product sold. We currently have a small number of suppliers of glass bottles for our Mexican beer brands. In the U.S., glass bottles have only a small number of producers. Currently, one producer supplies most of our glass container Constellation Brands, Inc. FY 2020 Form 10-K #WORTHREACHINGFOR I 16


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    PART I ITEM 1A. RISK FACTORS requirements for our U.S. wine and spirits operations and two producers supply our glass bottles for our craft beer. To the extent any of the foregoing factors increases the costs of our finished products or lead to a shortage of our product supply, we could experience a material adverse effect on our business, liquidity, financial condition, and/or results of operations. Reliance on wholesale distributors, major retailers, and government agencies Local market structures and distribution channels vary worldwide. Within our primary market in the U.S., we offer a range of beverage alcohol products across the beer, wine, and spirits categories, with generally separate distribution networks utilized for our beer portfolio and our wine and spirits portfolio. In the U.S., we sell our products principally to wholesalers for resale to retail outlets and directly to government agencies, and we have entered into exclusive arrangements with certain wholesalers that generate a large portion of our U.S. wine and spirits net sales. Wholesalers and retailers of our products offer products which compete directly with our products for retail shelf space, promotional support and consumer purchases, and wholesalers or retailers may give higher priority to products of our competitors. The replacement or poor performance of our major wholesalers, retailers, or government agencies could result in temporary or longer-term sales disruptions or could have a material adverse effect on our business, liquidity, financial condition, and/or results of operations. Reliance upon complex information systems and third party global networks, cyber-attacks, and design and ongoing implementation of our new global enterprise resource planning system (“ERP”) We depend on information technology to enable us to operate efficiently and interface with customers and suppliers, as well as maintain financial accuracy and efficiency, and effect accurate and timely governmental reporting. If we do not allocate and effectively manage the resources necessary to build and sustain the proper technology infrastructure, we could be subject to transaction errors, processing inefficiencies, the loss of customers, business disruptions, the loss of or damage to intellectual property through security breach, or penalties associated with the failure to timely file governmental reports. We recognize that many groups on a world-wide basis have experienced increases in security breaches, cyber-attacks, and other hacking activities such as denial of service, malware, and ransomware. As with all large information technology systems, our systems could be penetrated by increasingly sophisticated outside parties intent on extracting confidential or proprietary information, corrupting our information, disrupting our business processes, or engaging in the unauthorized use of strategic information about us or our employees, customers, or consumers. Such unauthorized access could disrupt our operations and could result in the loss of assets or revenues, litigation, remediation costs, damage to our reputation, or the failure by us to retain or attract customers following such an event. We have outsourced various functions to third-party service providers and may outsource other functions in the future. We rely on those third-party service providers to provide services on a timely and effective basis. However, we do not ultimately control their performance. Their failure to perform as expected or as required by contract could result in significant disruptions and costs to our operations. We are in the process of a multi-year implementation of a new ERP system. On December 1, 2019, we replaced the portion of our ERP system servicing our Mexican operations. The ERP system for the balance of our business is scheduled to be replaced in Fiscal 2022. We are designing the ERP system to accurately maintain our financial records, enhance operational functionality, and provide timely information to our management team related to the operation of the business. We expect the implementation process will continue to require the investment of significant personnel and financial resources. Companies which implement new ERP systems may experience delays, increased costs, and other difficulties. If we are not successful in designing and implementing our ERP system as planned or if it does not operate as intended, the effectiveness of our internal control over financial reporting could be adversely affected, our ability to assess those controls adequately could be delayed, or we may not be able to operate our business. Constellation Brands, Inc. FY 2020 Form 10-K #WORTHREACHINGFOR I 17


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    PART I ITEM 1A. RISK FACTORS To the extent any of the foregoing factors result in significant disruptions and costs to our operations, or reduce the effectiveness of our internal control over financial reporting, we could have a material adverse effect on our business, liquidity, financial condition, and/or results of operations. Contamination and degradation of product quality from diseases, pests, and weather conditions Our success depends upon the positive image that consumers have of our brands and of the safety and quality of our products. Contamination, whether arising accidentally or through deliberate third-party action, or other events that harm the integrity or consumer support for our brands, could adversely affect their sales. Various diseases, pests, fungi, viruses, drought, frosts, and certain other weather conditions could affect the quality and quantity of barley, hops, grapes, and other agricultural raw materials available, decreasing the supply and quality of our products. We cannot guarantee that our grape suppliers or our suppliers of other agricultural raw materials will succeed in preventing contamination in existing vineyards or fields or that we will succeed in preventing contamination in our existing vineyards or future vineyards we may acquire. Future government restrictions regarding the use of certain materials used in growing grapes or other agricultural raw materials may increase vineyard costs and/or reduce production of grapes or other crops. It is also possible that a supplier may not provide materials or product components which meet our required standards or may falsify documentation associated with the fulfillment of those requirements. Product contamination or tampering or the failure to maintain our standards for product quality, safety, and integrity, including with respect to raw materials, naturally occurring compounds, packaging materials, or product components obtained from suppliers, may also reduce demand for our products or cause production and delivery disruptions. Contaminants or other defects in raw materials, packaging materials, or product components purchased from third parties and used in the production of our beer, wine, or spirits products, or defects in the fermentation or distillation process could lead to low beverage quality as well as illness among, or injury to, consumers of our products and may result in reduced sales of the affected brand or all our brands. If any of our products become unsafe or unfit for consumption, are misbranded, or cause injury, we may have to engage in a product recall and/or be subject to liability and incur additional costs. A widespread product recall, multiple product recalls, or a significant product liability judgment could cause our products to be unavailable for a period, which could further reduce consumer demand and brand equity. Climate change and environmental regulatory compliance Our business depends upon agricultural activity and natural resources. There has been much public discussion related to concerns that carbon dioxide and other greenhouse gases in the atmosphere may have an adverse impact on global temperatures, weather patterns, and the frequency and severity of extreme weather and natural disasters. Severe weather events, such as drought or flooding in California or a prolonged cold winter in New York, and climate change may negatively affect agricultural productivity in the regions from which we presently source our various agricultural raw materials. Decreased availability of our raw materials may increase the cost of goods for our products. Severe weather events or changes in the frequency or intensity of weather events can also disrupt our supply chain, which may affect production operations, insurance cost and coverage, as well as delivery of our products to wholesalers, retailers, and consumers. Natural disasters such as floods and earthquakes may also negatively impact the ability of consumers to purchase our products. We may experience significant future increases in the costs associated with environmental regulatory compliance, including fees, licenses, and the cost of capital improvements for our operating facilities to meet environmental regulatory requirements. In addition, we may be party to various environmental remediation obligations arising in the normal course of our business or relating to historical activities of businesses we acquire. Due to regulatory complexities, uncertainties inherent in litigation, and the risk of unidentified contaminants in our current and former properties, the potential exists for remediation, liability, and indemnification costs to differ materially from the costs that we have estimated. We may incur costs associated with environmental compliance arising from events we cannot Constellation Brands, Inc. FY 2020 Form 10-K #WORTHREACHINGFOR I 18


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    PART I ITEM 1A. RISK FACTORS control, such as unusually severe floods, hurricanes, earthquakes, or fires. We cannot assure that our costs in relation to these matters will not exceed our projections or otherwise have a material adverse effect upon our business, liquidity, financial condition, or results of operations. Cannabis is currently illegal under U.S. federal law and in other jurisdictions; we do not control Canopy’s business or operations The ability of Canopy to achieve its business objectives is contingent, in part, upon the legality of the cannabis industry, Canopy’s compliance with regulatory requirements enacted by various governmental authorities, and Canopy obtaining all regulatory approvals, where necessary, for the production and sale of its products. The laws and regulations governing medical and recreational cannabis are still developing, including in ways that we may not foresee. Although the Agriculture Improvement Act of 2018 has taken hemp and hemp derived cannabinoids out of the most restrictive class of controlled substances, marijuana is a schedule-1 controlled substance in the U.S. and is currently illegal under U.S. federal law. Even in those U.S. states in which the recreational use of marijuana has been legalized, its use remains a violation of U.S. federal law. Since U.S. federal laws criminalizing the use of marijuana preempt state laws that legalize its use, continuation of U.S. federal law in its current state regarding marijuana would likely limit the expansion of Canopy’s business into the U.S. Similar issues of illegality apply in other countries. Any amendment to or replacement of existing laws to make them more onerous, or delays in amending or replacing existing laws to liberalize the legal possession and use of cannabis, or delays in obtaining, or the failure to obtain, any necessary regulatory approvals may significantly delay or impact negatively Canopy’s markets, products, and sales initiatives and could have a material adverse effect on Canopy’s business, liquidity, financial condition, and/or results of operations. Were that to occur, we may not be able to recover the value of our investments in Canopy. We have the right to nominate four members of the Canopy board of directors. While we do not control Canopy’s business or operations, we do rely on Canopy’s internal controls and procedures for operation of that business. Nevertheless, our financing arrangements require us to certify, among other things, that to our knowledge (i) Canopy is properly licensed and operating in accordance with Canadian laws in all material respects; (ii) Canopy does not knowingly or intentionally purchase, manufacture, distribute, import, and/or sell marijuana, or any other controlled substance in or from the United States of America or any other jurisdiction, in each case, where such purchase, manufacture, distribution, importation, or sale of marijuana or such other controlled substance is illegal, except in compliance with all applicable Federal, state, local, or foreign laws, rules and regulations; and (iii) Canopy does not knowingly or intentionally partner with, invest in, or distribute marijuana or any other controlled substance to any third-party that knowingly or intentionally purchases, sells, manufactures, or distributes marijuana or any other controlled substance in the United States of America or any other jurisdiction, in each case, where such purchase, sale, manufacture, or distribution of marijuana or such other controlled substance is illegal, except in compliance with all applicable Federal, state, local, or foreign laws, rules and regulations. Were we to know that Canopy was knowingly or intentionally violating any of these applicable laws, we would be unable to make the required certification under our financing arrangements, which could lead to a default under those financing arrangements. Strategic Risks Competition We are in a highly competitive industry and our sales could be negatively affected by numerous factors including: our inability to maintain or increase prices; new entrants in our market or categories; the decision of wholesalers, retailers, or consumers to purchase competitors’ products instead of ours; or a general decline in beverage alcohol consumption due to consumer dietary preference changes or consumers substituting legalized marijuana or other similar products in lieu of beverage alcohol. Constellation Brands, Inc. FY 2020 Form 10-K #WORTHREACHINGFOR I 19


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    PART I ITEM 1A. RISK FACTORS Sales could also be affected by pricing, purchasing, financing, operational, advertising, or promotional decisions made by wholesalers, state and other local agencies, and retailers which could affect their supply of, or consumer demand for, our products. We could also experience higher than expected selling, general, and administrative expenses if we find it necessary to increase the number of our personnel or our advertising or marketing expenditures to maintain our competitive position or for other reasons. We cannot guarantee that we will be able to increase our prices to pass along to our customers any increased costs we incur. Potential decline in the consumption of products we sell; dependence on sales of our Mexican beer brands Our business depends upon consumers’ consumption of our beer, wine, and spirits brands, and sales of our Mexican beer brands in the U.S. are a significant portion of our business. Accordingly, a decline in the growth rate, amount, or profitability of our sales of the Mexican beer brands in the U.S. could adversely affect our business. Further, consumer preferences and tastes may shift due to, among other reasons, changing taste preferences, demographics, or perceived value. Consequently, any material shift in consumer preferences and taste in our major markets away from our beer, wine, and spirits brands, and our Mexican beer brands in particular, or from the categories in which they compete could have a negative impact on our business, liquidity, financial condition, and/or results of operations. Consumer preferences may shift due to a variety of factors, including changes in demographic or social trends, public health policies may be put into effect to deal with the spread of COVID-19, and changes in leisure, dining, and beverage consumption patterns. A limited or general decline in consumption in one or more of our product categories could occur in the future due to a variety of factors, including: a general decline in economic or geopolitical conditions; concern about the health consequences of consuming beverage alcohol products and about drinking and driving; a general decline in the consumption of beverage alcohol products in on-premise establishments, such as may result from stricter laws relating to driving while under the influence of alcohol; the increased activity of anti-alcohol groups; increased federal, state, provincial, and foreign excise, or other taxes on beverage alcohol products and possible restrictions on beverage alcohol advertising and marketing; increased regulation placing restrictions on the purchase or consumption of beverage alcohol products or increasing prices due to the imposition of duties or excise tax or changes to international trade agreements or tariffs; inflation; and wars, health epidemics or pandemics, quarantines, weather, and natural or man-made disasters. Acquisition, divestiture, investment, and new product development strategies From time to time, we acquire businesses, assets, or securities of companies that we believe will provide a strategic fit with our business. We integrate acquired businesses with our existing operations; our overall internal control over financial reporting processes; and our financial, operations, and information systems. If the financial performance of our business, as supplemented by the assets and businesses acquired, does not meet our expectations, it may make it more difficult for us to service our debt obligations and our results of operations may fail to meet market expectations. We may not effectively assimilate the business or product offerings of acquired companies into our business or within the anticipated costs or timeframes, retain key customers and suppliers or key employees of acquired businesses, or successfully implement our business plan for the combined business. In addition, our final determinations and appraisals of the estimated fair value of assets acquired and liabilities assumed in our acquisitions may vary materially from earlier estimates and we may fail to realize fully anticipated cost savings, growth opportunities or other potential synergies. We cannot assure that the fair value of acquired businesses or investments will remain constant. Constellation Brands, Inc. FY 2020 Form 10-K #WORTHREACHINGFOR I 20


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    PART I ITEM 1A. RISK FACTORS We may also divest ourselves of businesses, assets, or securities of companies that we believe no longer provide a strategic fit with our business. We may provide various indemnifications in connection with the divestiture of businesses or assets. Divestitures of portions of our business may also result in costs stranded in our remaining business. Delays in developing or implementing plans to address such costs could delay or prevent the accomplishment of our financial objectives. We have also acquired or retained ownership interests in companies which we do not control, such as our joint venture to operate a glass plant adjacent to our Nava Brewery, our interest in Canopy, and investments made through our corporate ventures capital function, and have acquired control of companies which we do not wholly own, such as our 75% interest in Nelson’s Green Brier. Our joint venture partners or the other parties that hold the remaining ownership interests in companies which we do not control may at any time have economic, business, or legal interests or goals that are inconsistent with our goals or the goals of the joint ventures or those companies. Our joint venture arrangements and the arrangements through which we acquired or hold our other equity or membership interests may require us, among other matters, to pay certain costs, to make capital investments, to fulfill alone our joint venture partners’ obligations, or to purchase other parties’ interests. The internal control over financial reporting of entities which we consolidate but either do not control or do not wholly own, may not be as robust as our internal controls. In calendar 2018 we increased our investment in Canopy and through exercise of our warrants in Canopy we may further increase our investment in the future. While we will not develop, distribute, manufacture, or sell cannabis products in the U.S., or anywhere else in the world, unless it is legally permissible to do so at all governmental levels in the particular jurisdiction, this investment could affect consumer perception of our existing brands and our reputation with various constituencies. In addition, our continued success depends, in part, on our ability to develop new products such as our Corona Hard Seltzer. The launch and ongoing success of new products are inherently uncertain, especially with respect to consumer appeal. The launch of a new product can give rise to a variety of costs and an unsuccessful launch, among other things, can affect consumer perception of existing brands, and our reputation. Unsuccessful implementation or short-lived popularity of our product innovations may result in inventory write-offs and other costs. We cannot assure that we will realize the expected benefits of acquisitions, divestitures, or investments. We also cannot assure that our acquisitions, investments, or joint ventures will be profitable or that forecasts regarding acquisition, divestiture, or investment activities will be accurate or that the internal control over financial reporting of entities which we must consolidate as a result of our investment activities will be as robust as the internal control over financial reporting for our wholly- owned entities. Our failure to adequately manage the risks associated with acquisitions or divestitures, or the failure of an entity in which we have an equity or membership interest, could have a material adverse effect on our business, liquidity, financial condition, and/or results of operations. Sale of a portion of our wine and spirits business and sale of a portion of our craft beer business As previously announced, we sold our Black Velvet Canadian Whisky business on November 1, 2019, and on March 2, 2020, we sold our Ballast Point craft beer brand and certain related assets, including a number of its associated production facilities and brewpubs. We also plan to enter into a revised definitive agreement to sell a portion of our wine and spirits business, including approximately 30 lower-margin, lower-growth wine and spirits brands, wineries, vineyards, offices, and facilities. We also plan to sell our Nobilo Wine brand, our Paul Masson brand and our concentrate business. The divestiture of these portions of our business will enable us to focus on our higher-margin, higher-growth wine and spirits brands. The New Wine and Spirits Transactions and Other Wine and Spirits Transactions are each subject to the satisfaction of certain closing conditions, including receipt of required regulatory clearances and governmental approvals, and the Nobilo Wine Transaction is subject to the closing of the Revised Wine and Spirits Transaction. We cannot guarantee any of these transactions will occur on the terms, conditions, or timetables that we currently anticipate. We intend to use the net proceeds from these transactions primarily to reduce our outstanding borrowings. A delay in completing these Constellation Brands, Inc. FY 2020 Form 10-K #WORTHREACHINGFOR I 21


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    PART I ITEM 1A. RISK FACTORS transactions, or the failure to complete these transactions, could delay the accomplishment of our strategic and financial objectives and divert the attention of our management and other employees from their day to day business and operations in preparation for the transactions. Moreover, the New Wine and Spirits Transactions and Other Wine and Spirits Transactions will reduce the diversification of our portfolio. We may not fully realize the expected benefits of a portfolio of higher-end wine and spirits brands if we are not able to align our cost structures and operate the brand portfolio we have following the consummation of these transactions. Our Canopy investments are dependent upon an emerging market and legal sales of cannabis products The legal cannabis market is an emerging market. The legislative framework pertaining to the Canadian cannabis market, as well as cannabis markets in other countries, is uncertain. The success of the Canopy transactions will depend on, among other things, the ability of Canopy to create a strong platform for us to operate successfully in the cannabis market space and the presence of sufficient retail outlets. There are also concerns about health issues associated with certain types of form factors for cannabis products, such as those used in vaping. These issues may result in a less robust consumer demand for certain form factors. There is no assurance a robust cannabis consumer market will develop consistent with our expectations or that consumers will purchase any Canopy products. A failure in the demand for Canopy’s products to materialize as a result of competition, consumer desire, competition from legal and illegal market entrants or other products, or other factors could have a material adverse effect on Canopy’s business, liquidity, financial condition, and/or results of operations. We have evaluated the Canopy Equity Method Investment as of February 29, 2020, and determined that there was not an other-than-temporary-impairment. Were that to occur, we may have to write-down the value of our investments in Canopy. As of February 29, 2020, the fair value indicates that the investment was impaired by $595.4 million. The changing legal landscape and the lack of consumer market data makes it difficult to predict the pace at which the cannabis market may grow, if at all, and the products that consumers will purchase in the cannabis marketplace. For example, the Canadian Cannabis Act prohibits testimonials, lifestyle branding and packaging that is appealing to youth. The restrictions on advertising, marketing, and the use of logos and brand names could have a material adverse effect on Canopy’s business, liquidity, financial condition, and/or results of operations, and our investment in Canopy. Additionally, Canopy must rely on its own market research to forecast sales as detailed forecasts may not be fully available at this early stage in the cannabis industry in Canada and globally. Market research relating to the adult-use recreational legal cannabis industry is in its early stages and, as such, trends can only be forecasted. Dependence upon trademarks and proprietary rights, failure to protect our intellectual property rights Our future success depends significantly on our ability to protect our current and future brands and products and to defend our intellectual property rights. We have been granted numerous trademark registrations covering our brands and products and have filed, and expect to continue to file, trademark applications seeking to protect newly developed brands and products. We cannot be sure that trademark registrations will be issued with respect to any of our trademark applications. We could also, by omission, fail to timely renew or protect a trademark and our competitors could challenge, invalidate, or circumvent any existing or future trademarks issued to, or licensed by, us. Financial Risks Indebtedness We have incurred indebtedness to finance investments and acquisitions, fund beer operations expansion and construction activities and repurchase shares of our common stock. In the future, we may continue to incur additional indebtedness to finance investments and acquisitions, repurchase shares of our stock, and fund other general corporate purposes, including beer operations expansion and construction activities. We cannot assure that our business will generate sufficient cash flow from operations to meet all our debt service requirements; return value to shareholders such as through Constellation Brands, Inc. FY 2020 Form 10-K #WORTHREACHINGFOR I 22


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    PART I ITEM 1A. RISK FACTORS payment of dividends or repurchase of shares of our common stock; and fund our general corporate and capital requirements. Our current and future debt service obligations and covenants could have important consequences. These consequences include, or may include, the following: our ability to obtain financing for future working capital needs or investments/acquisitions or other purposes may be limited; our funds available for operations, expansions and construction, dividends, or other distributions, or stock repurchases may be reduced because we dedicate a significant portion of our cash flow from operations to the payment of principal and interest on our indebtedness; our ability to conduct our business could be limited by restrictive covenants; and our vulnerability to adverse economic conditions may be greater than less leveraged competitors and, thus, our ability to withstand competitive pressures may be limited. Additionally, any failure to meet required payments on our debt, or failure to comply with any covenants in the instruments governing our debt, could result in an event of default under the terms of those instruments and a downgrade to our credit ratings. A downgrade in our credit ratings would increase our borrowing costs and could affect our ability to issue commercial paper. Certain of our debt facilities also contain change of control provisions which, if triggered, may result in an acceleration of our obligation to repay the debt. In addition, certain of our current and future debt and derivative financial instruments have, or in the future, could have interest rates that are tied to reference rates, such as LIBOR or SOFR. The volatility and availability of such reference rates, including establishment of alternative reference rates, is out of our control. Changes to or the unavailability of such rates or the manner for calculation of such reference rates, could result in increases to the cost of our debt. If we fail to comply with the obligations contained in our senior credit facility, our existing or future indentures, or other loan agreements, we could be in default under such debt facilities or agreements. In the event of a default, the holders of our debt could elect to declare all amounts outstanding under such instrument to be due and payable. A default could also require the immediate repayment of outstanding obligations under other debt facilities or agreements that contain cross-acceleration or cross-default provisions. If that were to occur, we might not have available funds to satisfy such repayment obligations. Changes to tax laws, fluctuations in our effective tax rate, accounting for tax positions and the resolution of tax disputes, and changes to accounting standards, elections, or assertions The U.S. federal budget and individual state, provincial, local municipal budget deficits, or deficits in other governmental entities, could result in increased taxes on our products, business, customers, or consumers. Various proposals to increase taxes on beverage alcohol products have been made at the federal and state levels or at other governmental bodies in recent years. Federal, state, provincial, local, or foreign governmental entities may consider increasing taxes upon beverage alcohol products as they explore available alternatives for raising funds. In addition, significant judgment is required to determine our effective tax rate and evaluate our tax positions. Our provision for income taxes includes a provision for uncertain tax positions. Fluctuations in federal, state, local, and foreign taxes or a change to uncertain tax positions, including related interest and penalties, may impact our effective tax rate and our financial results. When tax matters arise, several years may elapse before such matters are audited and finally resolved. Unfavorable resolution of any tax matter could increase our effective tax rate and resolution of a tax issue may require the use of cash in the year of resolution. U.S. tax changes or changes in how international corporations are taxed, including changes in how existing tax laws are interpreted or enforced, or changes to accounting standards, elections or assertions could have a material adverse effect on our business, liquidity, financial condition, and/or results of operations. Constellation Brands, Inc. FY 2020 Form 10-K #WORTHREACHINGFOR I 23


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    PART I ITEM 1A. RISK FACTORS Securities measured at fair value The value of the warrants and convertible debt we hold in Canopy through our subsidiaries is subject to the volatility of the market price of Canopy’s common stock. This volatility subjects our financial statements to volatility. The market price of Canopy’s common stock has experienced significant volatility, and that volatility may continue in the future and may also be subject to wide fluctuations in response to many factors beyond the control of Canopy, or of us. These factors include, but are not limited to: actual or anticipated fluctuations in Canopy’s reported results of operations; recommendations by securities analysts; impact of COVID-19 on Canopy’s operations and revenues, on Canopy’s ability to access financial markets, and on the cannabis industry generally; changes in the market valuations of companies in the industry in which Canopy operates; announcement of developments and material events by Canopy or its competitors; fluctuations in the costs of vital production materials and services; addition or departure of Canopy executive officers or other key personnel; news reports relating to trends, concerns, technological, or competitive developments, regulatory changes and other related issues in Canopy’s industry or target markets; regulatory changes affecting the cannabis industry generally and Canopy’s business and operations; and administrative obligations associated with Health Canada requirements and compliance with all associated rules and regulations including, but not limited to, the Canadian Cannabis Act. We modified the terms of certain warrants we hold in Canopy to, among other things, extend the expiry of those warrants and extend the time period through which the value of those warrants and our financial statements are subject to the volatility of the market price of Canopy’s common stock. We currently account for our shares in Canopy under the equity method. We recognize our equity in Canopy’s earnings on a two-month lag primarily because of the availability of Canopy’s financial results since Canopy’s fiscal year ends annually March 31 while our fiscal year ends annually on the last day of February. Intangible assets, such as goodwill and trademarks We have a significant amount of intangible assets such as goodwill and trademarks and may acquire more intangible assets in the future. Intangible assets are subject to a periodic impairment evaluation under applicable accounting standards. We recently wrote down a portion of our craft beer business. The write-down of any of these intangible assets could have a material adverse effect on our business, liquidity, financial condition, and/or results of operations. Canopy’s corporate governance Canopy’s business is subject to evolving corporate governance and public disclosure regulations that may from time to time increase both Canopy’s compliance costs and the risk of its non-compliance. These include changing rules and regulations promulgated by a number of governmental and self- regulated organizations, including, but not limited to, the Canadian Securities Administrators, the TSX, the International Accounting Standards Board, the SEC, and the NYSE. These rules continue to evolve in scope and complexity creating new requirements for Canopy. Canopy was previously exempt from certain NYSE corporate governance requirements because it was a foreign private issuer listed on the NYSE and registered with the SEC and was subject to Canadian requirements. When Canopy originally registered with the SEC, it did not need to test its internal control procedures to satisfy the requirements pursuant to Section 404 of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002 (“SOX”) that require management of Canopy to perform an annual assessment of the effectiveness of Canopy’s internal control over financial reporting and its registered public accounting firm to provide an attestation report as to the effectiveness of such controls. As of September 30, 2019, Canopy no longer met the test to qualify as a foreign private issuer and, effective April 1, 2020, Canopy must comply with all the NYSE corporate governance requirements and the SOX internal control procedures. The application of SOX to Canopy will require management of Canopy to perform an annual assessment of Canopy’s internal control over financial reporting and its Constellation Brands, Inc. FY 2020 Form 10-K #WORTHREACHINGFOR I 24


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    PART I ITEM 1A. RISK FACTORS registered public accounting firm to conduct an independent assessment of the effectiveness of such controls. Canopy has disclosed a material weakness in internal controls over financial reporting. Canopy may not be able to remediate the material weakness timely. Also, Canopy’s internal controls may not be adequate, or Canopy may not be able to maintain adequate internal controls as required by SOX. Canopy may not be able to maintain effective internal controls over financial reporting on an ongoing basis if standards are modified, supplemented, or amended from time to time. If Canopy does not satisfy SOX requirements on an ongoing and timely basis, investors could lose confidence in the reliability of its financial statements, which could harm Canopy’s business and have a negative impact on the trading price or market value of Canopy securities. In addition, we record as equity in earnings our proportional share of Canopy’s results. We could have a material weakness in the event the proportional share of Canopy’s results that we record contains an error as a result of an error in Canopy’s financial statements that we do not detect. Although we do not control Canopy, we do have significant influence over Canopy. Our amended and restated Investor Rights Agreement gives us the right to nominate four members of the Canopy Board of Directors. If we controlled Canopy, we would have to consolidate Canopy into our financial statements even though we do not wholly-own Canopy. If we have to consolidate Canopy into our financial statements and Canopy had a material weakness, we would inherit Canopy’s material weakness through consolidation. In such an event, even if Canopy’s financial statements were correct, the fact that Canopy had a material weakness could result in a material weakness for us. Other Risks Damage to our reputation The success of our brands depends upon the positive image that consumers have of those brands and maintaining a good reputation is critical to selling our branded products. Contamination, whether arising accidentally or through deliberate third-party action, or other events that harm the integrity or consumer support for our brands, could adversely affect their sales and our reputation. Our reputation could also be impacted negatively by public perception, adverse publicity (whether or not valid, such as the similarity of the name of certain of our brands or trademarks and a type of virus), negative comments in social media, or our responses relating to: a perceived failure to maintain high ethical and environmental, social and governance (“ESG”) standards and practices for all our operations and activities; a perceived failure to address concerns relating to the quality, safety, or integrity of our products; allegations that we, or persons associated with us or formerly associated with us, have violated applicable laws or regulations, including but not limited to those related to safety, employment, discrimination, harassment, whistle-blowing, privacy, corporate citizenship, improper business practices, or cyber-security; our environmental impact, including use of agricultural materials, packaging, water and energy use, and waste management; or efforts that are perceived as insufficient to promote the responsible use of alcohol or cannabis. Failure to comply with federal, state, or local laws and regulations, maintain an effective system of internal controls, provide accurate and timely financial statement information, or protect our information systems against service interruptions, misappropriation of data, or breaches of security, could also hurt our reputation. Damage to our reputation or loss of consumer confidence in our products for any of these or other reasons could result in decreased demand for our products and could have a material adverse effect on our business, liquidity, financial condition and/or results of operations, as well as require additional resources to rebuild our reputation, competitive position and brand equity and renew investor confidence. Constellation Brands, Inc. FY 2020 Form 10-K #WORTHREACHINGFOR I 25


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    PART I ITEM 1A. RISK FACTORS Class action or other litigation relating to abuse of our products, the misuse of our products, product liability, or marketing or sales practices There has been public attention directed at the beverage alcohol industry, which we believe is due to concern over problems related to harmful use of alcohol, including drinking and driving, underage drinking and health consequences from the misuse of alcohol. We could be exposed to lawsuits relating to product liability or marketing or sales practices. Adverse developments in lawsuits concerning these types of matters or a significant decline in the social acceptability of beverage alcohol products that may result from lawsuits could have a material adverse effect on our business, liquidity, financial condition and/or results of operations. Control by the Sands family Our Class B Common Stock is principally held by members of the Sands family, either directly or through entities controlled by members of the Sands family. Holders of Class A Common Stock are entitled to one vote per share and holders of Class B Common Stock are entitled to 10 votes per share. Holders of Class 1 Common Stock generally do not have voting rights. The stock ownership of the Sands family and entities controlled by members of the Sands family represents a majority of the combined voting power of all classes of our common stock as of April 15, 2020, voting as a single class. Consequently, the Sands family has the power to elect a majority of our directors and approve actions requiring the approval of the stockholders of the Company voting as a single class. In addition, if significant stock indices decide to prohibit the inclusion of companies with dual class structures, the price of our Class A Common Stock could be negatively impacted and could become more volatile. Constellation Brands, Inc. FY 2020 Form 10-K #WORTHREACHINGFOR I 26


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    PART I OTHER KEY INFORMATION ITEM 2. PROPERTIES We operate breweries, wineries, distilling plants, and bottling plants, many of which include warehousing and distribution facilities on the premises, and through a joint venture, we operate a glass production plant. In addition to our material properties described below, certain of our businesses maintain office space for sales and similar activities and offsite warehouse and distribution facilities in a variety of geographic locations. Our corporate headquarters are located in leased offices in Victor, New York. Our segments also maintain leased office spaces in other locations in the U.S. and internationally. We believe that our facilities, taken as a whole, are in good condition and working order. Within the Wine and Spirits segment, we have adequate capacity to meet our needs for the foreseeable future. Within the Beer segment, we have adequate capacity to meet our current needs and we have undertaken activities to increase our production capacity to address our anticipated future demand. As of February 29, 2020, our material properties by segment, all of which are owned, unless otherwise noted, consist of: Beer Wine and Spirits Breweries Wineries Compañía Cervecera de Coahuila in Nava, Coahuila, Canandaigua Winery in Canandaigua, New York, U.S. (2) Mexico Gonzales Winery in Gonzales, California, U.S. Compañía Cervecera de Obregón in Obregon, Sonora, Mission Bell Winery in Madera, California, U.S. (2) Mexico Woodbridge Winery in Acampo, California, U.S. Glass production plant Drylands Winery in Marlborough, South Island, New Zealand Industria Vidriera de Coahuila in Nava, Coahuila, Mexico (1) Warehouse, distribution, and other production facilities Lodi Distribution Center in Lodi, California, U.S. (3) Pontassieve Winery in Florence, Italy (1) The glass production plant in Nava, Coahuila, Mexico is owned and operated by an equally-owned joint venture with Owens-Illinois and is located adjacent to our Nava Brewery. (2) In April 2019, we entered into a definitive agreement to sell a portion of our wine and spirits business, including approximately 30 lower-margin, lower-growth wine and spirits brands, wineries, vineyards, offices, and facilities. The transaction will include two of our material Wine and Spirits segment properties: the Canandaigua Winery and the Mission Bell Winery. For further information about this transaction, refer to “Recent Developments” in MD&A and Note 2 of the Notes to the Financial Statements. (3) The distribution center in Lodi, California is a leased facility. Within our Wine and Spirits segment, as of February 29, 2020, we owned, leased, or had interests in approximately 11,600 acres of vineyards in California (U.S.), 6,800 acres of vineyards in New Zealand, and 1,300 acres of vineyards in Italy. ITEM 3. LEGAL PROCEEDINGS In the ordinary course of their business, the Company and its subsidiaries are subject to lawsuits, arbitrations, claims, and other legal proceedings in connection with their business. Some of the legal actions include claims for substantial or unspecified compensatory and/or punitive damages. A substantial adverse judgment or other unfavorable resolution of these matters could have a material adverse effect on the Company’s financial condition, results of operations, and cash flows. Management believes that the Company has adequate legal defenses with respect to the legal proceedings to which it is a defendant or respondent and that the outcome of these pending proceedings is not likely to have a Constellation Brands, Inc. FY 2020 Form 10-K #WORTHREACHINGFOR I 27


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    PART I OTHER KEY INFORMATION material adverse effect on the financial condition, results of operations, or cash flows of the Company. However, the Company is unable to predict the outcome of these matters. Regulatory Matters – The Company and its subsidiaries are in discussions with various governmental agencies concerning matters raised during regulatory examinations or otherwise subject to such agencies’ inquiry. These matters could result in censures, fines, or other sanctions. Management believes the outcome of any pending regulatory matters will not have a material adverse effect on the Company’s financial condition, results of operations, or cash flows. However, the Company is unable to predict the outcome of these matters. As previously reported in the Company’s Quarterly Reports on Form 10-Q for the fiscal quarters ended August 31, 2019 and November 30, 2019, on August 21, 2019, Industria Vidriera de Coahuila, S. de R.L. de C.V. (“IVC”), the Mexican subsidiary of a consolidated joint venture of the Company, received from the Procuraduria de Protección al Ambiente de Coahuila (“PROPAEC”) notification of an enforcement action for violations of certain laws in the Mexican state of Coahuila de Zaragoza regulating the discharge of wastewater into the environment. The notification was based on PROPAEC’s evaluation of IVC’s May 22, 2019 response to allegations arising from an inspection of IVC’s facility originally conducted by PROPAEC on April 12, 2018. The allegations against IVC consisted of the discharge of wastewater from evaporators without PROPAEC’s authorization and associated recordkeeping violations under relevant state environmental regulations. On September 19, 2019, IVC paid a penalty of MXN$2,196,740 (approximately $113,000) and related tax of MXN$494,267 (approximately $25,000). The Company believes this matter is fully settled. ITEM 5. MARKET FOR REGISTRANT’S COMMON EQUITY, RELATED STOCKHOLDER MATTERS, AND ISSUER PURCHASES OF EQUITY SECURITIES Our Class A Common Stock and Class B Common Stock trade on the New York Stock Exchange® (“NYSE”) under the symbols STZ and STZ.B, respectively. There is no public trading market for our Class 1 Common Stock. At April 15, 2020, the number of holders of record of our Class A Common Stock, Class B Common Stock, and Class 1 Common Stock were 517, 97, and 13, respectively. For information regarding dividends and share repurchase programs, see MD&A. For information on securities authorized for issuance under our equity compensation plans, see Security Ownership of Certain Beneficial Owners and Management and Related Stockholder Matters under Item 12. of this Annual Report on Form 10-K. Constellation Brands, Inc. FY 2020 Form 10-K #WORTHREACHINGFOR I 28


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    PART II OTHER KEY INFORMATION ITEM 6. SELECTED FINANCIAL DATA The following selected financial data should be read in conjunction with MD&A and our consolidated financial statements and notes thereto under Item 8 of this Annual Report on Form 10-K (the “Financial Statements”). For the Years Ended February 29, February 28, February 28, February 28, February 29, 2020 (1) 2019 2018 2017 (2) 2016 (in millions, except per share data) Sales $ 9,113.0 $ 8,884.3 $ 8,322.1 $ 8,051.2 $ 7,223.8 Excise taxes (769.5) (768.3) (741.8) (730.1) (675.4) Net sales 8,343.5 8,116.0 7,580.3 7,321.1 6,548.4 Cost of product sold (3) (4,191.6) (4,035.7) (3,767.8) (3,802.1) (3,606.1) Gross profit 4,151.9 4,080.3 3,812.5 3,519.0 2,942.3 Selling, general, and administrative expenses (4) (1,621.8) (1,668.1) (1,532.7) (1,392.4) (1,177.2) Impairment of assets held for sale (449.7) — — — — Gain (loss) on sale of business 74.1 — — 262.4 — Operating income (loss) 2,154.5 2,412.2 2,279.8 2,389.0 1,765.1 Income (loss) from unconsolidated investments (5) (6) (7) (2,668.6) 2,101.6 487.2 27.3 51.1 Interest expense (428.7) (367.1) (332.0) (333.3) (313.9) Loss on extinguishment of debt (8) (2.4) (1.7) (97.0) — (1.1) Income (loss) before income taxes (945.2) 4,145.0 2,338.0 2,083.0 1,501.2 (Provision for) benefit from income taxes (9) 966.6 (685.9) (22.7) (550.3) (440.6) Net income (loss) 21.4 3,459.1 2,315.3 1,532.7 1,060.6 Net (income) loss attributable to noncontrolling interests (33.2) (23.2) (11.9) (4.1) (5.7) Net income (loss) attributable to CBI $ (11.8) $ 3,435.9 $ 2,303.4 $ 1,528.6 $ 1,054.9 Net income (loss) per common share attributable to CBI: Basic – Class A Common Stock $ (0.07) $ 18.24 $ 11.96 $ 7.76 $ 5.42 Basic – Class B Convertible Common Stock $ (0.07) $ 16.57 $ 10.86 $ 7.04 $ 4.92 Diluted – Class A Common Stock $ (0.07) $ 17.57 $ 11.47 $ 7.49 $ 5.18 Diluted – Class B Convertible Common Stock $ (0.07) $ 16.21 $ 10.59 $ 6.90 $ 4.79 Cash dividends declared per common share: Class A Common Stock $ 3.00 $ 2.96 $ 2.08 $ 1.60 $ 1.24 Class B Convertible Common Stock $ 2.72 $ 2.68 $ 1.88 $ 1.44 $ 1.12 Total assets $ 27,323.2 $ 29,231.5 $ 20,538.7 $ 18,602.4 $ 16,695.0 Long-term debt, including current maturities $ 11,945.7 $ 12,825.0 $ 9,439.9 $ 8,631.6 $ 7,672.9 (1) Includes an impairment of long-lived assets held for sale in connection with the New Wine and Spirits Transactions, Other Wine and Spirits Transactions, and the Ballast Point Transaction (refer to Notes 2 and 7 of the Notes to the Financial Statements for additional discussion). Additionally, in November 2019, we sold the Black Velvet Canadian Whisky business and recognized a net gain on sale of business (refer to Note 2 of the Notes to the Financial Statements for additional discussion). Constellation Brands, Inc. FY 2020 Form 10-K #WORTHREACHINGFOR I 29


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    PART II OTHER KEY INFORMATION (2) In December 2016, we sold the Wine and Spirits Canadian wine business and recognized a net gain on sale of business. (3) Includes a loss on inventory write-downs of $102.9 million in connection with the wine and spirits optimization activities for the year ended February 29, 2020 (refer to Note 2 of the Notes to the Financial Statements for additional discussion). (4) Includes impairment of intangible assets of $11.0 million, $108.0 million, $86.8 million, and $46.0 million for the years ended February 29, 2020, February 28, 2019, February 28, 2018, and February 28, 2017, respectively (refer to Note 7 of the Notes to the Financial Statements for additional discussion). (5) Includes a net gain in connection with the sale of our Accolade Wine Investment of $99.8 million for the year ended February 28, 2019 (refer to Note 2 of the Notes to the Financial Statements for additional discussion). (6) Includes unrealized net gain (loss) from the changes in fair value of the Canopy securities measured at fair value of $(2,126.4) million, $1,971.2 million, and $464.3 million for the years ended February 29, 2020, February 28, 2019, and February 28, 2018, respectively (refer to Note 7 of the Notes to the Financial Statements for additional discussion). (7) Includes equity in earnings (losses) from Canopy of $(575.9) million and $(2.6) million for the years ended February 29, 2020, and February 28, 2019, respectively (refer to Note 10 of the Notes to the Financial Statements for additional discussion). (8) Consists of a make-whole payment of $73.6 million in connection with the early redemption of our April 2012 senior notes and the write-off of debt issuance costs of $23.4 million in connection with prior-to-maturity repayments of various debt obligations for the year ended February 28, 2018 (refer to Note 13 of the Notes to the Financial Statements for additional discussion). (9) Includes a net income tax benefit of $547.4 million for the year ended February 29, 2020, resulting from the remeasurement of our deferred tax assets in connection with the enactment of tax reform in Switzerland and a provisional net income tax benefit of $351.2 million for the year ended February 28, 2018, associated with the enactment of the TCJ Act (refer to Note 14 of the Notes to the Financial Statements for additional discussion). Constellation Brands, Inc. FY 2020 Form 10-K #WORTHREACHINGFOR I 30


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    PART II ITEM 7. MD&A ITEM 7. MANAGEMENT’S DISCUSSION AND ANALYSIS OF FINANCIAL CONDITION AND RESULTS OF OPERATIONS INTRODUCTION We have elected to omit discussion on the earliest of the three years covered by the consolidated financial statement presented. Refer to Item 7. “Management’s Discussion and Analysis of Financial Condition and Results of Operations” and “Financial Liquidity and Capital Resources” located in our Form 10-K for the fiscal year ended February 28, 2019, filed on April 23, 2019, for reference to discussion of the fiscal year ended February 28, 2018, the earliest of the three fiscal years presented. This MD&A, which should be read in conjunction with our Financial Statements, provides additional information on our businesses, current developments, financial condition, cash flows, and results of operations. It is organized as follows: Overview. This section provides a general description of our business, which we believe is important in understanding the results of our operations, financial condition, and potential future trends. Strategy. This section provides a description of our strategy and a discussion of recent developments, significant investments, acquisitions, and divestitures. Results of operations. This section provides an analysis of our results of operations presented on a business segment basis. In addition, a brief description of significant transactions and other items that affect the comparability of the results is provided. Financial liquidity and capital resources. This section provides an analysis of our cash flows, outstanding debt, and commitments. Included in the analysis of outstanding debt is a discussion of the amount of financial capacity available to fund our ongoing operations and future commitments, as well as a discussion of other financing arrangements. Critical accounting estimates and policies. This section identifies those accounting policies that are considered important to our results of operations and financial condition, require significant judgment and involve significant management estimates. Our significant accounting policies, including those considered to be critical accounting policies, are summarized in Note 1 of the Notes to the Financial Statements. OVERVIEW We are an international beverage alcohol company with a broad portfolio of consumer-preferred high-end imported beer brands, and higher-end wine and spirits brands. Many of our products are recognized as leaders in their respective categories. We are one of the leading U.S. growth drivers at retail among beverage alcohol suppliers. In the U.S. market, we are the third-largest beer company and a leading higher-end wine company. Through February 28, 2019, our internal management financial reporting consisted of two business divisions: (i) Beer and (ii) Wine and Spirits. Beginning March 1, 2019, as a result of our November 2018 Canopy Investment and a change in our CODM on March 1, 2019, we have changed our internal management financial reporting to consist of three business divisions: (i) Beer, (ii) Wine and Spirits, and (iii) Canopy. Consequently, beginning with the first quarter of fiscal 2020, we report our operating results in four segments: (i) Beer, (ii) Wine and Spirits, (iii) Corporate Operations and Other, and (iv) Canopy. Our Canopy Equity Method Investment makes up the Canopy segment. In the Beer segment, our portfolio consists of high-end imported and craft beer and alternative beverage alcohol brands. We have an exclusive perpetual brand license to import, market, and sell our Constellation Brands, Inc. FY 2020 Form 10-K #WORTHREACHINGFOR I 31


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    PART II ITEM 7. MD&A Mexican beer portfolio in the U.S. In the Wine and Spirits segment, our portfolio includes higher-margin, higher-growth wine brands complemented by certain higher-end spirits brands. Amounts included in the Corporate Operations and Other segment consist of costs of executive management, corporate development, corporate finance, corporate growth and strategy, human resources, internal audit, investor relations, legal, public relations, and information technology, as well as our investments made through our corporate venture capital function. All costs included in the Corporate Operations and Other segment are general costs that are applicable to the consolidated group and are therefore not allocated to the other reportable segments. All costs reported within the Corporate Operations and Other segment are not included in our CODM’s evaluation of the operating income (loss) performance of the other reportable segments. The new business segments reflect how our operations are managed, how resources are allocated, how operating performance is evaluated by senior management, and the structure of our internal financial reporting. STRATEGY Our overall strategy is to drive industry-leading growth, build unrivaled shareholder value, and shape the future of our industry by building brands that people love. We believe sharing a toast, unwinding after a day, celebrating milestones, and helping people connect, is Worth Reaching For. We position our portfolio to benefit from the consumer-led trend towards premiumization, which we believe will continue to result in faster growth rates in the higher-end of the beer, wine, and spirits categories. We focus on developing our expertise in consumer insights and category management, as well as our strong distributor network, which provides an effective route-to-market. Additionally, we leverage our scale across the total beverage alcohol market and our level of diversification hedges our portfolio risk. In addition to growing our existing business, we focus on targeted acquisitions of, and investments in, businesses that are higher-margin, higher-growth, consumer-led, have a low integration risk, and/or fill a gap in our portfolio. We also strive to identify, meet, and stay ahead of evolving consumer trends and market dynamics (see “Investments, Acquisitions, and Divestitures – Canopy Investments” below). We strive to strengthen our portfolio of higher-end beer, wine, and spirits brands and differentiate ourselves through: leveraging our leading position in total beverage alcohol and our scale with wholesalers and retailers to expand distribution of our product portfolio; strengthening relationships with wholesalers and retailers by providing consumer and beverage alcohol insights; investing in brand building and innovation activities; positioning ourselves for success with consumer-led products that identify, meet, and stay ahead of evolving consumer trends and market dynamics; realizing operating efficiencies through expanding and enhancing production capabilities and maximizing asset utilization; and developing employees to enhance performance in the marketplace. Our business strategy for the Beer segment focuses on leading the high-end segment of the U.S. beer market and includes continued focus on growing our beer portfolio in the U.S. through expanding distribution for key brands, as well as new product development and innovation within the existing portfolio of brands, and continued expansion, construction, and optimization activities for our Mexico beer operations. Additionally, in an effort to more fully compete in growing sectors of the high-end segment of the U.S. beer market, we have leveraged our innovation capabilities to introduce new brands that align with consumer trends. We continue to refine our options to optimize the value of our Beer segment and drive increased focus on our high-performing import portfolio and upcoming new product introductions. See “Recent Developments - Ballast Point Transaction” below. In connection with our business strategy for the Beer segment, we have more than tripled the production capacity of our brewery located in Nava, Coahuila, Mexico since its June 2013 acquisition. Constellation Brands, Inc. FY 2020 Form 10-K #WORTHREACHINGFOR I 32


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    PART II ITEM 7. MD&A Additionally, we are continuing to invest to expand our brewery operations in Obregon, Sonora, Mexico, where expansion is expected to be completed by the end of Fiscal 2021, although containment actions associated with COVID-19 may alter that timeline. See “Capital Expenditures” below for discussion of a recent public consultation on construction of a new brewery in Mexicali, Baja California, Mexico. Expansion, construction, and optimization efforts continue under our previously-announced Mexico Beer Expansion Projects (as defined below in “Capital Expenditures”) to align with our anticipated future growth expectations (see “Capital Expenditures” below). Our business strategy for the Wine and Spirits segment is to build an industry-leading portfolio of higher-end wine and spirits brands. We are investing to meet the evolving needs of consumers; building brands through consumer insights, sensory expertise, and innovation; and refreshing existing brands, as we continue to focus on moving our branded wine and spirits portfolio towards a higher-margin, higher- growth portfolio of brands. We dedicate a large share of our sales and marketing resources to well- known wine and spirits brands sold in the U.S., which comprise the U.S. Power Brands as they represent a majority of our U.S. wine and spirits revenue and profitability, and generally hold strong positions in their respective price categories. We focus our innovation and investment dollars on those brands within our portfolio which position us to benefit from the consumer-led trend towards premiumization. Additionally, in connection with the New Wine and Spirits Transactions, Other Wine and Spirits Transactions, and the Black Velvet Divestiture, we expect to optimize the value of our wine and spirits portfolio by driving increased focus on our higher-end Power Brands to accelerate growth and improve overall operating margins. In markets where it is feasible, we entered into contractual arrangements to consolidate our U.S. distribution network in order to obtain dedicated distributor selling resources which focus on our U.S. wine and spirits portfolio to drive organic growth. This consolidated U.S. distribution network currently represents about 70% of our branded wine and spirits volume in the U.S. Throughout the terms of these contracts, we generally expect shipments on an annual basis to these distributors to essentially equal the distributors’ shipments to retailers. Marketing, sales, and distribution of our products are managed on a geographic basis in order to fully leverage leading market positions. In addition, market dynamics and consumer trends vary across each of our markets. Within our primary market in the U.S., we offer a range of beverage alcohol products across the imported beer, craft beer, branded wine, and spirits categories, with generally separate distribution networks utilized for (i) our beer portfolio and (ii) our wine and spirits portfolio. The environment for our products is competitive in each of our markets. We complemented our total beverage alcohol strategy in an adjacent category by making investments in Canopy, a world-leading, diversified cannabis company. These investments are consistent with our long-term strategy to identify, meet, and stay ahead of evolving consumer trends and market dynamics, and they represent a significant expansion of our strategic relationship to position Canopy as a global leader in cannabis production, branding, intellectual property, and retailing. We remain committed to our long-term financial model of: growing sales, expanding margins, and increasing cash flow in order to achieve earnings per share growth, maintain our targeted leverage ratio, and deliver returns to shareholders through the payment of quarterly cash dividends and periodic share repurchases. Recent Developments COVID-19 We have an existing Crisis Management Committee that has been closely monitoring the impact of the novel strain of a virus, COVID-19, on our Company and our workforce since January 2020. In March 2020, the World Health Organization (“WHO”) recognized COVID-19 as a pandemic. COVID-19 has severely restricted the level of economic activity around the world. In response to COVID-19, the governments of many countries, states, cities, and other geographic regions have taken preventative or protective actions, such as imposing restrictions on travel and business operations and advising or requiring individuals to Constellation Brands, Inc. FY 2020 Form 10-K #WORTHREACHINGFOR I 33


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    PART II ITEM 7. MD&A limit or forgo their time outside of their homes. Temporary closures of businesses have been ordered and numerous other businesses have temporarily closed voluntarily. Further, individuals' ability to travel has been curtailed through mandated travel restrictions and may be further limited through additional voluntary or mandated closures of travel-related businesses. In most of our locations, the beverage alcohol industry has been classified as an essential business and as such we are still able to produce and sell our products. COVID-19 has affected us primarily in the reduction of depletion volume on our products in the on-premise business due to shelter in place mandates and bar and restaurant closures. The on-premise business has historically been about 10% to 15% of our depletion volume for beer, wine, and spirits. Currently, our major breweries, wineries, and bottling facilities are still operating but, in some instances, at lower production levels than planned. We have closed all hospitality, tasting rooms, retail, restaurants, and other non-essential public facilities. However, our supply chains and distribution channels have not been materially impacted and we have adequate supply of products to meet forecasted demand. The March 2020 closure of the U.S. and Mexico border to non-essential travel does not impact the movement of commercial products including the products we manufacture in Mexico and import to the U.S. We have implemented various measures to reduce the spread of the virus including working from home, restricting visitors to our production locations, splitting our production workforces, reducing the on-site production workforce levels, screening workers before they enter facilities, implementing social distancing, and encouraging employees to adhere to prevention measures recommended by the Center for Disease Control (“CDC”) and the WHO. Since our non-production workforce is able to work remotely using various technology tools, we are able to maintain our operations and internal controls over financial reporting and disclosures. At this time, we are not able to estimate the long-term impact of COVID-19 on our business, financial condition, results of operations, and/or cash flow. We believe we have sufficient liquidity available from operating cash flow, cash on hand, and availability under our $2.0 billion revolving credit facility. We expect to have continued access to capital markets and to continue to return value to shareholders. New Wine and Spirits Transactions In April 2019, we entered into a definitive agreement with E. & J. Gallo Winery (“Gallo”) to sell a portion of our wine and spirits business, including approximately 30 lower-margin, lower-growth wine and spirits brands, wineries, vineyards, offices, and facilities. In December 2019, we agreed to revise and supersede the Wine and Spirits Transaction. The revisions to the transaction address competitive concerns raised by the FTC specifically related to the sparkling wine, brandy, dessert wine, and concentrate categories. As a result, the brands Cook’s California Champagne, J. Roget American Champagne, Paul Masson Grande Amber Brandy, and our concentrate business will be excluded from the transaction with Gallo resulting in an adjusted transaction price of approximately $843 million, with the potential to earn an incremental $250 million of contingent consideration if certain brand performance provisions are met over a two-year period after closing. The Revised Wine and Spirits Transaction is expected to close around the end of first quarter of fiscal 2021, and is subject to required regulatory clearances and governmental review and approval. Additionally, in a separate, but related, transaction we agreed that upon execution and delivery of a definitive agreement for the Revised Wine and Spirits Transaction, we would enter into an agreement to sell the New Zealand- based Nobilo Wine brand and certain related assets for $130 million to Gallo. The Nobilo Wine Transaction is expected to close by the end of second quarter of fiscal 2021 and is subject to FTC and New Zealand regulatory review and approval. Completion of the Nobilo Transaction is also conditioned on completion of the Revised Wine and Spirits Transaction. We expect to use the net cash proceeds from the New Wine and Spirits Transactions primarily to reduce outstanding borrowings. The New Wine and Spirits Transactions are consistent with our strategic focus on higher-margin, higher-growth brands. Constellation Brands, Inc. FY 2020 Form 10-K #WORTHREACHINGFOR I 34


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    PART II ITEM 7. MD&A We have communicated our intent to retain the brands Cook’s California Champagne and J. Roget American Champagne contemplated under the Wine and Spirits Transaction and the FTC is currently reviewing our business plans to support these brands in the future. Other Wine and Spirits Transactions We are pursuing other opportunities to divest the Paul Masson Grande Amber Brandy brand and concentrate business excluded from the Revised Wine and Spirits Transaction to companies with more aligned business strategies. In connection with the New Wine and Spirits Transactions and the Other Wine and Spirits Transactions, we have wine and spirits net assets of $1,072.4 million that have met the held for sale criteria as of February 29, 2020. Selected financial information included in our results of operations for the portion of the business that we expect will no longer be part of our consolidated results after the closing of the New Wine and Spirits Transactions and Other Wine and Spirits Transactions is as follows: Net Sales Gross Profit Marketing (1) (in millions) Fiscal 2020 Wine and Spirits segment results $ 875 $ 336 $ 18 (1) This expense is included in selling, general, and administrative expenses within our consolidated results of operations. For additional information regarding the New Wine and Spirits Transactions and the Other Wine and Spirits Transactions, refer to Note 2 of the Notes to the Financial Statements. Ballast Point Transaction In March 2020, we sold the Ballast Point craft beer business, including a number of its associated production facilities and brewpubs. This divestiture is consistent with our strategic focus on our high- performing import portfolio and upcoming new product introductions. For additional information regarding the Ballast Point Transaction, refer to Note 2 of the Notes to the Financial Statements. Primarily in connection with the Ballast Point Transaction, we have beer net assets of $45.3 million that met the held for sale criteria as of February 29, 2020. Canopy production optimization In March 2020, Canopy announced its plans to close two Canadian greenhouse facilities as part of its efforts to align supply and demand while improving production efficiencies over time. In April 2020, Canopy announced its plans to close an additional Canadian greenhouse facility, exit its operations in Africa, and reduce Latin America and United States cultivation activities. Canopy expects to record an estimated pre-tax loss of approximately C$700 million to C$800 million in their fourth quarter fiscal 2020 results from the facilities closures as well as other changes related to its organizational and strategic review. We will record our proportional share of Canopy’s estimated pre-tax loss of approximately C$245 million to C$280 million, in our first quarter fiscal 2021 results. Constellation Brands, Inc. FY 2020 Form 10-K #WORTHREACHINGFOR I 35


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    PART II ITEM 7. MD&A Investments, Acquisitions, and Divestitures Canopy Segment Canopy Investments Our investments in Canopy, and the method of accounting for these investments, consist of the following: Date of Investment Purchase Method of Investment Acquired Price Accounting (in millions) Nov 2017 Common shares $ 130.1 Fair value / equity method (1) Nov 2017 Warrants 61.2 Fair value $ 191.3 June 2018 Convertible debt securities $ 150.5 Fair value Nov 2018 Common shares $ 2,740.3 Equity method Nov 2018 Warrants (3) 1,146.8 Fair value $ 3,887.1 (2) We recognized an unrealized net gain (loss) from the changes in fair value of these investments accounted for at fair value in income (loss) from unconsolidated investments, as follows: Date of Investment Investment Fiscal 2020 Fiscal 2019 (in millions) Nov 2017 Common shares (1) $ — $ 292.5 Nov 2017 Warrants (543.7) 465.5 June 2018 Convertible debt securities (94.6) 55.5 Nov 2018 Warrants (3) (1,488.1) 1,157.7 $ (2,126.4) $ 1,971.2 (1) Accounted for at fair value from the date of investment in November 2017 through October 31, 2018. Accounted for under the equity method from November 1, 2018 (see Note 10 of the Notes to the Financial Statements). (2) Includes $17.2 million of direct acquisition costs capitalized under the equity method cost accumulation model. Excludes $7.3 million of direct acquisition costs associated with the investment in warrants which are expensed as incurred in selling, general, and administrative expenses. (3) In June 2019, the Canopy Shareholders approved the modification of the terms of the November 2018 Canopy Warrants. For additional information refer to Note 10 of the Notes to the Financial Statements. Fiscal 2020 includes a $1,176.0 million unrealized gain resulting from the June 2019 Warrant Modification. We expect the value of the Canopy investments accounted for at fair value to be volatile in future periods. We evaluated the Canopy investments as of February 29, 2020, and determined that there was not an other-than-temporary-impairment. Additionally, since November 1, 2018, we recognize equity in earnings (losses) and related activities for our Canopy Equity Method Investment on a two-month lag. Accordingly, we recognized our share of Canopy’s earnings (losses) from January through December 2019, in our Fiscal 2020 results. We recognized our share of Canopy’s losses from November and December 2018, in our Fiscal 2019 results. We expect Canopy’s earnings to be volatile in future periods. As of February 29, 2020, the conversion of Canopy equity securities held by its employees and/or held by other third parties, excluding our November 2017 Canopy Warrants, New November 2018 Canopy Warrants, Canopy Debt Securities, and the Acreage Call Option, would not have a significant effect on our share of Canopy’s reported earnings or losses. Additionally, under an amended and restated investor Constellation Brands, Inc. FY 2020 Form 10-K #WORTHREACHINGFOR I 36


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    PART II ITEM 7. MD&A rights agreement, we have the option to purchase additional common shares of Canopy at the then- current price of the underlying equity security to allow us to maintain our relative ownership interest. If we exercised all of our outstanding November 2017 Canopy Warrants and New November 2018 Canopy Warrants, it could have a significant effect on our share of Canopy’s reported earnings or losses and our ownership interest in Canopy would be expected to increase to greater than 50 percent. In connection with the Acreage Transaction, Canopy has the Acreage Call Option, which would require the issuance of Canopy shares. If Canopy exercised the Acreage Call Option it could have a significant effect on our share of Canopy’s reported earnings or losses and our ownership interest in Canopy would decrease and no longer be expected to be greater than 50 percent. As previously noted, these investments are consistent with our long-term strategy to identify, meet, and stay ahead of evolving consumer trends and market dynamics, and they represent a significant expansion of our strategic relationship to position Canopy as a global leader in cannabis production, branding, intellectual property, and retailing. Beer Segment Four Corners acquisition In July 2018, we acquired Four Corners, which primarily included the acquisition of operations, goodwill, property, plant, and equipment, and trademarks. This acquisition included a portfolio of high- quality, dynamic, and bicultural, Texas-based craft beers which further strengthened our position in the high-end segment of the U.S. beer market. The results of operations of Four Corners are reported in the Beer segment and have been included in our consolidated results of operations from the date of acquisition. Wine and Spirits Segment Black Velvet Divestiture On November 1, 2019, we sold the Black Velvet Canadian Whisky business and the brand’s associated production facility, along with a subset of Canadian whisky brands produced at that facility, and related inventory at a transaction value of $266.3 million. Accordingly, our consolidated results of operations include the results of operations of our Canadian whisky business through the date of divestiture. We received cash proceeds of $269.7 million, subject to estimated working capital adjustments. This divestiture is consistent with our strategic focus on higher-margin, higher-growth brands. We recognized a net gain of $74.1 million on the sale of the business for the year ended February 29, 2020. Nelson’s Green Brier acquisition In May 2019, we increased our ownership interest in Nelson’s Green Brier to 75%, resulting in consolidation of the business and recognition of a 25% noncontrolling interest. This acquisition included a portfolio of award-winning, Tennessee-based craft bourbon and whiskey products. The preliminary fair value of the business combination was allocated primarily to goodwill, trademarks, inventory, and property, plant, and equipment. The results of operations of Nelson’s Green Brier are reported in the Wine and Spirits segment and have been included in our consolidated results of operations from the date of acquisition. Sale of Accolade Wine Investment In May 2018, we completed the sale of our remaining interest in our previously-owned Australian and European business for A$149.1 million, or $113.6 million. We received cash proceeds, net of direct costs to sell, of $111.7 million. This interest consisted of an investment accounted for under the cost method and AFS debt securities. We recognized net gains of $0.4 million and $99.8 million in connection with this transaction for the years ended February 29, 2020, and February 28, 2019, respectively. These net gains are included in income from unconsolidated investments. For additional information on these recent developments, investments, acquisitions, and divestitures refer to Notes 2, 7, and 10 of the Notes to the Financial Statements. Constellation Brands, Inc. FY 2020 Form 10-K #WORTHREACHINGFOR I 37


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    PART II ITEM 7. MD&A RESULTS OF OPERATIONS FINANCIAL HIGHLIGHTS References to organic throughout the following discussion exclude the impact of divested brand activity in connection with the Black Velvet Divestiture (wine and spirits), as appropriate. Financial Highlights for Fiscal 2020: Our results of operations were negatively impacted by (i) an unrealized net loss from the changes in fair value of our investments in Canopy, (ii) equity in losses from Canopy’s results of operations and related activities, and (iii) an impairment of long-lived assets held for sale primarily in connection with the New Wine and Spirits Transactions, partially offset by (i) an unrealized gain resulting from the June 2019 modification of the terms of the November 2018 Canopy Warrants and (ii) the continued improvements within the Beer segment. Net sales increased 3% primarily due to an increase in Beer net sales driven predominantly by volume growth and a favorable impact from pricing within our Mexican beer portfolio, partially offset by a decrease in Wine and Spirits net sales led by branded volume decline largely from brands to be divested. Operating income (loss) decreased 11% largely due to an impairment of long-lived assets held for sale primarily in connection with the New Wine and Spirits Transactions and restructuring and other strategic business development costs incurred in connection with ongoing efforts to gain efficiencies and reduce our cost structure primarily within the Wine and Spirits segment, partially offset by the net sales volume growth and favorable impact from pricing within our Mexican beer portfolio and a net gain related to the Black Velvet Divestiture. Net income (loss) attributable to CBI and diluted net income (loss) per common share attributable to CBI decreased significantly primarily due to an unrealized net loss on our investments in Canopy for Fiscal 2020, as compared with an unrealized net gain from the changes in fair value on our investments for Fiscal 2019, partially offset by a net income tax benefit recognized as a result of tax reform enacted in Switzerland. COMPARABLE ADJUSTMENTS Management excludes items that affect comparability from its evaluation of the results of each operating segment as these Comparable Adjustments are not reflective of core operations of the segments. Segment operating performance and segment management compensation are evaluated based on core segment operating income (loss). As such, the performance measures for incentive compensation purposes for segment management do not include the impact of these Comparable Adjustments. Constellation Brands, Inc. FY 2020 Form 10-K #WORTHREACHINGFOR I 38


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    PART II ITEM 7. MD&A As more fully described herein and in the related Notes to the Financial Statements, the Comparable Adjustments that impacted comparability in our segment results for each period are as follows: Fiscal 2020 Fiscal 2019 (in millions) Cost of product sold Strategic business development costs $ (124.5) $ (6.0) Net gain (loss) on undesignated commodity derivative contracts (49.0) 1.8 Accelerated depreciation (7.6) (8.9) Flow through of inventory step-up (1.5) (4.9) Settlements of undesignated commodity derivative contracts 11.7 (8.6) Recovery of (loss on) inventory write-down 8.6 (3.3) Total cost of product sold (162.3) (29.9) Selling, general, and administrative expenses Restructuring and other strategic business development costs (25.3) (17.1) Impairment of intangible assets (11.0) (108.0) Transaction, integration, and other acquisition-related costs (9.2) (10.2) Net gain (loss) on foreign currency derivative contracts associated with acquisition of investment — (32.6) Deferred compensation — (16.3) Other gains (losses) 5.5 10.1 Total selling, general, and administrative expenses (40.0) (174.1) Impairment of assets held for sale (449.7) — Gain (loss) on sale of business 74.1 — Comparable Adjustments, Operating income (loss) $ (577.9) $ (204.0) Income (loss) from unconsolidated investments $ (2,480.1) $ 2,084.9 Cost of Product Sold Strategic Business Development Costs We recognized costs primarily in connection with losses on write-downs of excess inventory, bulk wine sales, and contract terminations resulting from our ongoing efforts to optimize our portfolio, gain efficiencies, and reduce our cost structure within the Wine and Spirits segment. Undesignated Commodity Derivative Contracts Net gain (loss) on undesignated commodity derivative contracts represents a net gain (loss) from the changes in fair value of undesignated commodity derivative contracts. The net gain (loss) is reported outside of segment operating results until such time that the underlying exposure is recognized in the segment operating results. At settlement, the net gain (loss) from the changes in fair value of the undesignated commodity derivative contracts is reported in the appropriate operating segment, allowing the results of our operating segments to reflect the economic effects of the commodity derivative contracts without the resulting unrealized mark to fair value volatility. Accelerated Depreciation We recognized accelerated depreciation for certain assets primarily in connection with our current multi-year implementation of a new ERP system which is intended to replace our existing operating and financial systems. Constellation Brands, Inc. FY 2020 Form 10-K #WORTHREACHINGFOR I 39


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    PART II ITEM 7. MD&A Inventory Step-Up In connection with acquisitions, the allocation of purchase price in excess of book value for certain inventories on hand at the date of acquisition is referred to as inventory step-up. Inventory step-up represents an assumed manufacturing profit attributable to the acquired business prior to acquisition. Recovery of (Loss on) Inventory Write-Down We recognized a reimbursement from our insurance carriers for losses recognized on the write- down of certain bulk wine inventory as a result of smoke damage sustained during the Fall 2017 California wildfires (Fiscal 2020). We recognized a loss on the write-down of certain bulk wine inventory as a result of smoke damage sustained during the Fall 2017 California wildfires (Fiscal 2019). For additional information, refer to Note 17 of the Notes to the Financial Statements. Selling, General, and Administrative Expenses Restructuring and Other Strategic Business Development Costs We recognized costs primarily in connection with (i) costs from our ongoing efforts to gain efficiencies and reduce our cost structure in connection with a program intended to optimize the Wine and Spirits segment (Fiscal 2020) and (ii) costs recognized in connection with the development of a program specifically intended to identify opportunities for further streamlining of processes and improving capabilities, linking strategy with execution, prioritizing resources, and enabling a new ERP system. Impairment of Intangible Assets We recognized trademark impairment losses related to our Beer segment’s Ballast Point craft beer trademark asset. For additional information, refer to Note 7 of the Notes to the Financial Statements. Transaction, Integration, and Other Acquisition-Related Costs We recognized transaction, integration, and other acquisition-related costs in connection with our acquisitions, divestitures, and investments. Net Gain (Loss) on Foreign Currency Derivative Contracts Associated with Acquisition of Investment We recognized a net loss in connection with the settlement of foreign currency option contracts entered into to fix the U.S. dollar cost of the November 2018 Canopy Transaction. Deferred Compensation We recognized an adjustment related to prior periods to correct for previously unrecognized deferred compensation costs associated with certain employment agreements. Other Gains (Losses) We recognized other gains (losses) primarily in connection with (i) a gain on the remeasurement of our previously held equity interest in Nelson’s Green Brier to the acquisition-date fair value (Fiscal 2020), (ii) an increase in estimated fair value of a contingent liability associated with a prior period acquisition (Fiscal 2020), (iii) recognition of previously deferred gain upon release of a related guarantee (Fiscal 2020), and (iv) a gain primarily in connection with the sale of certain non-core assets (Fiscal 2019). Impairment of Assets Held for Sale We recognized an impairment of long-lived assets held for sale in connection with the New Wine and Spirits Transactions, Other Wine and Spirits Transactions, and the Ballast Point Transaction. Gain (Loss) on Sale of Business We recognized a net gain on sale of the Black Velvet Canadian Whisky business. Income (Loss) from Unconsolidated Investments We recognized an unrealized gain (loss) primarily from (i) the changes in fair value of our securities measured at fair value, (ii) the increase in fair value resulting from the June 2019 modification Constellation Brands, Inc. FY 2020 Form 10-K #WORTHREACHINGFOR I 40


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    PART II ITEM 7. MD&A of the terms of the November 2018 Canopy Warrants (Fiscal 2020), (iii) equity in earnings (losses) from Canopy’s results of operations and related activities, and (iv) a net gain in connection with the sale of our Accolade Wine Investment (Fiscal 2019). For additional information, refer to Notes 7, 10, and 23 of the Notes to the Financial Statements. Net Sales Dollar Percent Fiscal 2020 Fiscal 2019 Change Change (in millions) Beer $ 5,615.9 $ 5,202.1 $ 413.8 8% Wine and Spirits: Wine 2,367.5 2,532.5 (165.0) (7%) Spirits 360.1 381.4 (21.3) (6%) Total Wine and Spirits 2,727.6 2,913.9 (186.3) (6%) Canopy 290.2 48.6 241.6 NM Consolidation and Eliminations (290.2) (48.6) (241.6) NM Consolidated net sales $ 8,343.5 $ 8,116.0 $ 227.5 3% NM = Not Meaningful Beer Segment Dollar Percent Fiscal 2020 Fiscal 2019 Change Change (in millions, branded product, 24-pack, 12-ounce case equivalents) Net sales $ 5,615.9 $ 5,202.1 $ 413.8 8% Shipment volume 311.9 294.1 6.1% Depletion volume (1) 7.5% (1) Depletions represent distributor shipments of our respective branded products to retail customers, based on third-party data. The increase in Beer net sales is primarily due to $330.9 million of volume growth within our Mexican beer portfolio, which benefited from continued consumer demand, increased marketing spend, and new product introductions; and a $118.4 million favorable impact from pricing in select markets within our Mexican beer portfolio. The increase was partially offset by a decline of $25.2 million in craft beer net sales. The shipment volume timing benefit that occurred at the end of Fiscal 2019 reversed in Fiscal 2020. Wine and Spirits Segment Dollar Percent Fiscal 2020 Fiscal 2019 Change Change (in millions, branded product, 9-liter case equivalents) Net sales $ 2,727.6 $ 2,913.9 $ (186.3) (6%) Shipment volume Total 53.6 58.5 (8.4%) Organic (2) 53.6 57.8 (7.3%) U.S. Domestic 49.5 54.4 (9.0%) Organic U.S. Domestic (2) 49.5 53.7 (7.8%) U.S. Domestic Power Brands 23.0 23.4 (1.7%) Depletion volume (1) U.S. Domestic (2) (5.2%) U.S. Domestic Power Brands 1.9% (2) Includes an adjustment to remove volume associated with the Black Velvet Divestiture for the period November 1, 2018, through February 28, 2019. Constellation Brands, Inc. FY 2020 Form 10-K #WORTHREACHINGFOR I 41

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