Annual report pursuant to Section 13 and 15(d)

Commitments and Contingencies

Commitments and Contingencies
12 Months Ended
Feb. 28, 2022
Commitments and Contingencies Disclosure [Abstract]  
Purchase commitments and contingencies
We have entered into various long-term contracts in the normal course of business for the purchase of (i) certain inventory components, (ii) transportation, marketing, warehousing, and bottling services, (iii) IT contracts, (iv) certain energy requirements, and (v) property, plant, and equipment and related contractor and manufacturing services. As of February 28, 2022, the estimated aggregate minimum purchase commitments under these contracts are as follows:
Type Length of Commitment Amount
(in millions)
Raw materials and supplies (1)
Packaging, grapes, hops, corn, and malts through December 2037 $ 3,159.0 
Contract services Transportation, marketing, warehousing, and bottling services, and IT and energy contracts through December 2030 765.4 
Capital expenditures (2)
Property, plant, and equipment and contractor and manufacturing services through January 2024 489.8 
In-process inventories Bulk wine and spirits
through April 2025
Other Finished wine case goods through May 2029 19.7 
$ 4,484.5 
(1)Certain grape purchasing arrangements include the purchase of grape production yielded from specified blocks of a vineyard. The actual tonnage and price of grapes that we purchase will vary each year depending on certain factors, including weather, time of harvest, overall market conditions, and the agricultural practices and location of the vineyard. Amounts included herein for the estimated aggregate minimum grape purchase commitments consist of estimates for the purchase of the grapes and the implicit leases of the land. Certain grape purchasing arrangements classified as leases have not resulted in the recognition of right-of-use assets and lease liabilities on our balance sheet due to their variable nature.
(2)Consists of purchase commitments entered into primarily in connection with the Mexico Beer Projects.

Additionally, we have entered into various contractual arrangements with affiliates of Owens-Illinois, a related party entity, primarily for the purchase of glass bottles used largely in our imported and craft beer portfolios. Amounts purchased under these arrangements for the years ended February 28, 2022, February 28, 2021, and February 29, 2020, were $123.5 million, $154.7 million, and $166.6 million, respectively.

Indemnification liabilities
In connection with prior divestitures, we have indemnified respective parties against certain liabilities that may arise subsequent to the divestiture. As of February 28, 2022, and February 28, 2021, these liabilities consist primarily of indemnifications related to certain income tax matters and lease contracts. As of February 28, 2022, and February 28, 2021, the carrying amount of our indemnification liabilities was $16.6 million and $17.0 million, respectively, and is included in deferred income taxes and other liabilities. We do not expect to be required to make material payments under the indemnifications and we believe that the likelihood is remote that the indemnifications could have a material adverse effect on our business, liquidity, financial condition, and/or results of operations.

Legal matters
In the ordinary course of our business, we are subject to lawsuits, arbitration, claims, and other legal proceedings in connection with our business. Some of the legal actions include claims for substantial or unspecified compensatory and/or punitive damages and/or injunctive relief. A substantial adverse judgment or other unfavorable resolution of these matters could have a material adverse effect on our financial condition, results of operations, or cash flows. Management believes that we have 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 material adverse effect on our financial condition, results of operations, or cash flows. However, we are unable to predict the outcome of these matters.
Regulatory matters
We 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 our financial condition, results of operations, or cash flows. However, we are unable to predict the outcome of these matters.