Fortune Brands Inc

Fortune Brands To Webcast October 16th Conference

Fortune Brands, Inc.
Clarkson Hine (Media Relations), 847-484-4415
Tony Diaz (Investor Relations), 847-484-4410

Fortune Brands, Inc. (NYSE:FO), a leading consumer brands company,
will offer a live Internet webcast of its third quarter results
conference call. The webcast will be available in the Investor
Information section of the company's web site,,
beginning at 10:00 a.m. ET on Thursday, October 16, 2003. It is
recommended that listeners log on 10 minutes prior to the start of the

The conference call will feature comments on Fortune Brands' third
quarter financial results by Chairman & Chief Executive Officer Norm
Wesley and Chief Financial Officer Craig Omtvedt. The company plans to
report results for the third quarter of 2003 the morning of October
16th, prior to the conference call.

An Internet replay of the conference call will be available at beginning the afternoon of October 16th.

Individuals without Internet access may listen to the call by dialing
1-706-643-3726 prior to 10:00 a.m. ET on October 16th.

Fortune Brands, Inc. is a consumer products company with annual sales
exceeding $5.6 billion. Its operating companies have premier brands
and leading market positions in home and hardware products, spirits
and wine, golf equipment and office products. Home and hardware brands
include Moen faucets, Aristokraft, Schrock, Diamond and Omega
cabinets, Master Lock padlocks and Waterloo tool storage sold by units
of MasterBrand Industries, Inc. Major spirits and wine brands sold by
units of Jim Beam Brands Worldwide, Inc. include Jim Beam and Knob
Creek bourbons, DeKuyper cordials, The Dalmore single malt Scotch, Vox
vodka and Geyser Peak and Canyon Road wines. Acushnet Company's golf
brands include Titleist, Cobra and FootJoy. Office brands include
Swingline, Wilson Jones, Kensington and Day-Timer sold by units of
ACCO World Corporation. Fortune Brands, headquartered in Lincolnshire,
Illinois, is traded on the New York Stock Exchange under the ticker
symbol FO and is included in the S&P 500 Index.

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