Press Releases

July 16, 2014

Hibiki® 21 Years Old and Knob Creek® Single Barrel Reserve Win Top Prizes in Whisky Categories at the International Spirits Challenge 2014

Suntory Liquors Limited Wins Fourth “Distiller of the Year” Award at the same time  

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July 15, 2014

Beam Suntory Names Tim Hassett President, North America

Deerfield, Illinois, July 15, 2014 – Beam Suntory Inc., one of the world’s leading spirits companies, today announced that consumer products veteran Tim Hassett, 50, will join the company as President of its North America business effective July 31.

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April 30, 2014

Suntory Holdings Completes Acquisition Of Beam Inc.

New Company To Be Called Beam Suntory | Combination Creates World’s #3 Premium Spirits Company 

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April 22, 2014

Pending Acquisition Of Beam Inc. By Suntory Holdings Receives European Regulatory Clearance

Companies Expect Transaction to Close on April 30

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March 25, 2014

Beam Inc. Stockholders Approve Acquisition By Suntory Holdings

Beam Stockholders Entitled to Receive $83.50 per Share upon Closing of Transaction; Acquisition on Track for Completion During Week of April 28th

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March 05, 2014

Beam Announces U.S. Regulatory Clearance For Proposed Acquisition By Suntory Holdings

Beam Inc. (NYSE: BEAM) today announced that the U.S. Federal Trade Commission has granted early termination of the Hart-Scott-Rodino Act waiting period to review the proposed acquisition of Beam by Suntory Holdings.  

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February 05, 2014

Beam Reports 2013 Fourth Quarter and Full Year Results

Strong Growth for Premium Whiskeys and Innovations Drives Fourth Quarter Performance • Full-Year Sales Reach Record on Above-Market Growth in North America and Europe • Earnings Growth Exceeds Company’s 2013 Target Range • Proposed Transaction with Suntory Holdings Remains on Track to Close in Second Quarter

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January 30, 2014

Beam Selects Franklin County to Build 600,000 Sq. Ft. Distribution Center to Support Continued Business Growth

New Center Will Bring More Jobs to the Commonwealth

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January 29, 2014

Mindy Mackenzie Named Senior Vice President, Chief Performance Officer of Beam Inc.

In this newly created position, Mackenzie will work across the company’s three segments and global functions to ensure alignment of  priorities, processes and talent to support execution of the company’s strategy

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January 13, 2014

Suntory Holdings To Acquire Beam In $16 Billion Transaction

• Beam Stockholders to Receive $83.50 Per Share in Cash • Agreement Represents a Premium of 25% Over the Closing Price on January 10, 2014 and a Multiple of More Than 20 Times Beam’s Latest 12 Months’ EBITDA • Creates the World’s #3 Premium Spirits Player with  Portfolio of Leading Brands Across Key Spirits Categories, Enhanced Global Reach and Unparalleled Expertise in the Fast-Growing Whisky Category

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