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Brown-Forman to Relocate Global Data Center and Network to North Carolina-based Peak 10

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December 8, 2010

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (December 8, 2010) – Peak 10, Inc. a managed services company with world-class data centers, is pleased to announce that Brown-Forman, one of the largest American-owned spirits and wine companies, and among the top 10 largest global spirits companies headquartered in Louisville, Ky., will relocate its global data center and entire network to an undisclosed Peak 10 location. This move is another measured step in Brown-Forman’s corporate initiative to mitigate risk and distribute its support services globally.

Headquartered in Charlotte, N.C., Peak 10 works closely with the North Carolina Technology Association and North Carolina’s Department of Commerce to educate companies across the country about North Carolina’s friendly business environment, low state taxes and cost-effective electrical rates, and vibrant technology community. In recent months many companies including Google, Apple, IBM and American Express have all announced plans to locate large data centers in North Carolina.

“We conducted an exhaustive analysis of our options including renovating space on our corporate campus and building a new data center in Louisville and have concluded that Peak10’s services are suited to service our global technology infrastructure needs,” said T.J. Graven, vice president and chief information officer at Brown-Forman.

“We are proud Brown-Forman selected Peak 10 over a number of other national service providers,” said Jeff Spalding, the executive vice president of market operations for Peak 10. “The enterprise-class services we offer out of our facilities combined with our seasoned IT experts enabled us to deliver a customized solution to Brown-Forman with a focus on performance, reliability and scalability on a global level.”

Peak 10’s managed IT and data center services improve performance and reliability, lower costs and maximize internal resources for customers while keeping their valuable information technology assets close to the business. The company combines its secure, private network and enterprise-class data centers with world-class engineering and support to serve market-leading companies nationwide. As a managed services leader, Peak 10 offers a wide range of technology services including virtualization, managed hosting, and cloud-based services in a cost-efficient and reliable platform for its customers. The company owns and operates data centers in 10 key markets that include Cincinnati, Ohio; Atlanta, Ga.; Raleigh and Charlotte, N.C.; Tampa, Jacksonville and Fort Lauderdale, Fla.; Nashville, Tenn.; Louisville, Ky.; and Richmond, Va.

About Brown-Forman

For 140 years, Brown-Forman Corporation has enriched the experience of life by responsibly building fine quality beverage alcohol brands, including Jack Daniel’s Tennessee Whiskey, Southern Comfort, Finlandia, Jack Daniel’s & Cola, Canadian Mist, Fetzer, Korbel, Gentleman Jack, el Jimador, Tequila Herradura, Sonoma-Cutrer, Chambord, New Mix, Tuaca, Woodford Reserve, and Bonterra. Brown-Forman’s brands are supported by nearly 4,000 employees and sold in approximately 135 countries worldwide. For more information about the company, please visit http://www.brown-forman.com/.

About Peak 10

Peak 10 is a managed services company with world-class data centers. It delivers scalable, economical and reliable solutions for hosting and managing complex information technology infrastructure. The company’s expert team embraces the industry’s evolving technologies by adopting and tailoring solutions such as virtualization and cloud-based services as part of its robust managed services offering. Its strong customer focus, financial stability, geographic diversity and technical strength attracts market-leading companies such as LendingTree, Global Knowledge, Pergo, Healthways, Churchill Downs and Carnival Cruise Lines. Peak 10 is SSAE 16 audited and helps companies meet the requirements of various regulatory compliance acts such as Sarbanes-Oxley (SOX), HIPAA, PCI and Gramm-Leach-Bliley (GLBA). For more information on data center solutions from Peak 10, visit www.peak10.com.

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"Our values are the foundation for everything we do at Peak 10, and are ultimately what enable us to earn our customers' business and their trust."
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Board Member, Peak 10 + ViaWest