Press Releases

October 14, 2011

Jim Beam Racing Reveal the Premium Pair

The Premium Pair are inspired by two of Jim Beam’s super premium products – Jim Beam Black and Jim Beam Bonded. Steve Johnson will race in the new metallic silver Jim Beam Black design, alongside James Moffat in his new metallic gold Jim Beam Bonded V8 Supercar.

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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 07, 2011

SETTING THE RECORD STRAIGHT ON SKINNYGIRL MARGARITA: JOINT STATEMENT OF BETHENNY FRANKEL AND BEAM GLOBAL SPIRITS & WINE

Skinnygirl Margarita meets the highest quality standards. As Bethenny says, “I wouldn’t sell anything that I don’t drink myself.”

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September 07, 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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September 02, 2011

Canadian Club and Adidas Go into the Wild

Canadian Club, Australia’s fastest growing alcohol trademark, recently supported the launch of adidas’s outdoor collaboration range with boot company RANSOM.

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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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August 22, 2011

Beam donates $100,000 to Operation Homefront

Fred Noe, seventh-generation Jim Beam family distiller (L), with the help of Kid Rock, presents Jim Beam’s $100,000 donation to Amy Palmer, COO of Operation Homefront, backstage at Kid Rock’s concert in Tinley Park, Ill., on Aug. 19.

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August 16, 2011

Beam Appoints Christopher Bauder Bourbon General Manager

Announcement made as Beam’s bourbon portfolio continues to outpace industry.

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