Donation to Directly Support the American Red Cross

Corporate and Financial News


Deerfield, Illinois – November 6, 2012 – Beam Inc. (NYSE: BEAM), a leading global premium spirits company, announced today that it will make a $100,000 donation to the American Red Cross to directly aid those impacted by the devastation of Hurricane Sandy.

Half of the Beam donation is earmarked specifically from Skinnygirl®, Beam’s low-calorie, industry-leading ready-to-serve line of wine, vodka and ready-to-serve cocktails. In collaboration with Skinnygirl founder Bethenny Frankel, the brand is donating more than $100,000 to the East Coast relief efforts. 

“The thoughts of everyone at Beam are with the millions of people whose lives have been impacted by Hurricane Sandy,” said Beam President & CEO Matt Shattock.  “Beam is proud to team up with so many of our business partners, peer companies and countless individuals to support the critical relief efforts of the American Red Cross and help impacted communities get back on their feet.”  

In addition to the corporate contribution, Beam announced that it will match employees’ personal charitable donations dollar for dollar up to $1,000 per employee. Beam employs more than 3,300 team members around the world.

About Beam Inc.

As one of the world’s leading premium spirits companies, Beam is Crafting the Spirits that Stir the World. Consumers from all corners of the globe call for the company’s brands, including Jim Beam Bourbon, Maker's Mark Bourbon, Sauza Tequila, Pinnacle Vodka, Canadian Club Whisky, Courvoisier Cognac, Teacher's Scotch Whisky, Cruzan Rum, Hornitos Tequila, Knob Creek Bourbon, Laphroaig Scotch Whisky, Kilbeggan Irish Whiskey, EFFEN Vodka, Pucker Flavored Vodka, Larios Gin, Whisky DYC, DeKuyper Cordials, and Skinnygirl Cocktails. Beam is focused on delivering superior performance with its unique combination of scale with agility and a strategy of Creating Famous Brands, Building Winning Markets and Fueling Our Growth. Beam and its 3,300 passionate associates worldwide generated 2011 sales of $2.8 billion, volume of 34 million 9-liter cases and some of the industry’s fastest growing innovations. 

Headquartered in Deerfield, Illinois, Beam is traded on the New York Stock Exchange under the ticker symbol BEAM and is included in the S&P 500 Index and the MSCI World Index. For more information on Beam, its brands, and its commitment to social responsibility, please visit and