May 26, 2016 / 9:11 PM / a year ago

BRIEF-Brown-Forman announces stock split, div of $0.34 per share

May 26 (Reuters) - Brown-Forman Corp

* Board announces 2-for-1 stock split and declares cash dividend

* Approved a regular quarterly cash dividend of 34 cents per share on its Class A and Class B common stock.

* If approved, record date for stock split is anticipated to be on or about august 8, 2016

* Class A stockholders will be asked to approve increase in number of authorized shares of class a common stock from 85 million -170 million

* Number of authorized shares of Class B common stock does not need to be increased in order to effectuate stock split Source text for Eikon: Further company coverage: (Bengaluru Newsroom: +1-646-223-8780)

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