Press Releases

December 16, 2011

BEAM ANNOUNCES AGREEMENT TO PURCHASE COOLEY DISTILLERY, AWARD-WINNING IRISH WHISKEY COMPANY

The acquisition of Cooley, the industry’s only remaining independent Irish whiskey distillery, will mark Beam’s entrance into one of the spirits industry’s fastest-growing categories.

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November 3, 2011

BEAM INC. REPORTS THIRD QUARTER RESULTS

For Beam as a standalone spirits business, net sales increased 10% and diluted earnings per share rose 13% to $0.53 from $0.47 in the year-ago quarter, on an adjusted pro forma basis

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November 2, 2011

BEAM LOOKS TO THE FUTURE, RECOGNIZES ACHIEVEMENTS AT NATIONAL SALES MEETING

Beam (NYSE: BEAM) recently held its National Sales Meeting in Las Vegas where the company geared up for 2012. The event brought together the Beam North America sales team and, for the first time, 300 of the company’s distributor partners.

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October 24, 2011

BEAM ENHANCES MARKETING TEAM IN EMEA REGION AND ALIGNS COMMERCIAL TEAMS BY FOCUSED REGIONAL CLUSTERS

Beam Inc. (NYSE: BEAM), a leading global premium spirits company, today announced a sharpened commercial structure in its Europe/Middle East/Africa (EMEA) region, as well as the promotion of the global marketing vice president for Maker’s Mark to lead marketing for the company’s entire brand portfolio throughout EMEA.

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October 14, 2011

BEAM TO WEBCAST NOVEMBER 3RD CONFERENCE CALL ON THIRD QUARTER RESULTS

Beam Inc. (NYSE: BEAM), a leading global premium spirits company, will offer a live Internet webcast of its third quarter results conference call.

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September 27, 2011

FORTUNE BRANDS DECLARES REGULAR DIVIDEND

Fortune Brands, Inc. (NYSE: FO) today declared a regular dividend of 19 cents per share on the Common Stock, payable in cash on December 1, 2011, to stockholders of record at the close of business November 9, 2011

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September 7, 2011

BEAM LAUNCHES INVESTOR ROAD SHOW IN ADVANCE OF BECOMING PURE-PLAY SPIRITS COMPANY

Beam, the spirits business of Fortune Brands, Inc. (NYSE: FO), today began its equity road show to present the company’s value proposition to current and prospective investors. As previously announced, upon the expected separation of Fortune Brands’ businesses, Beam will become an independent pure-play spirits company and will trade on the New York Stock Exchange under the ticker symbol BEAM effective October 4, 2011.

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August 29, 2011

FORTUNE BRANDS ANNOUNCES THE ADDITION OF TWO DIRECTORS TO BOARD OF BEAM

Steve Golsby, President & CEO of Mead Johnson Nutrition, and Rob Steele, Vice Chairman – Health Care Strategy of Procter & Gamble, to Join Board of Beam Following Separation of Fortune Brands’ Businesses

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August 25, 2011

FORTUNE BRANDS ANNOUNCES DETAILS FOR SPIN-OFF OF HOME & SECURITY UNIT AND COMPLETION OF BUSINESS SEPARATION

Fortune Brands, Inc. (NYSE: FO) today announced that its board of directors has approved final plans to separate the company’s businesses and that it expects to spin off the Fortune Brands Home & Security business after the close of business on October 3, 2011. Following the spin-off, Fortune Brands will change its name to Beam and operate as a pure-play spirits company.

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August 24, 2011

BEAM APPOINTS VETERAN MARKETING EXECUTIVE DEBORA BOYDA AS MIXABLES GENERAL MANAGER

In her role, Boyda will spearhead Beam’s mixables category, which includes fast-growing premium brands such as Sauza® Tequila, Hornitos® Tequila, Cruzan® Rum, EFFEN® Vodka, and Skinnygirl® Cocktails, the nation’s fastest growing spirits brand.

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