Press Releases

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 5, 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 5, 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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December 20, 2013

BEAM JOINS OPERATION HOMEFRONT IN HOLIDAY MEALS PROGRAM FEEDING 7,500 MILITARY FAMILIES

Fifth annual charitable program celebrates 15 times growth in scope

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October 31, 2013

BEAM REPORTS THIRD QUARTER RESULTS

Strong Growth for Bourbon Brands in North America and Europe in Quarter  •  Timing of Shipments in U.S. and Performance in Asia-Pacific Adversely Impacted Results  •  Company Expects Strong Fourth Quarter; Outlook for Full-Year Earnings Remains in Target Range

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October 16, 2013

BEAM ANNOUNCES SALE OF LEWISTON, MAINE, BOTTLING PLANT TO SAZERAC

Pinnacle Vodka and Calico Jack Rum Transition to Beam’s Frankfort, Ky., Plant on Track for First Half 2014; Plant will Remain Operational under Sazerac

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October 4, 2013

BEAM EXPANDS SCOTCH WHISKY WAREHOUSING AT WESTTHORN IN GLASGOW, SCOTLAND

Investment Boosts Aging Capacity by Nearly 20% to Meet Growing Consumer Demand for Scotch

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