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Tuesday 29 April, 2003

Fortune Brands, Inc.

Fortune Brands Declares Regular Dividend

Fortune Brands Declares Regular Dividend 

    LINCOLNSHIRE, Ill.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--April 29, 2003--

Fortune Brands, Inc. (NYSE:FO), a leading consumer brands company,
today declared a regular dividend of 27 cents per share on the Common
Stock, payable in cash on June 2, 2003, to stockholders of record at
the close of business May 14, 2003.

The company also declared a regular dividend of 66.75 cents per share
on the $2.67 Convertible Preferred Stock, payable in cash on June 10,
2003, to stockholders of record at the close of business May 14, 2003.

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 security products 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 Day-Timer, Swingline, Kensington and Wilson Jones 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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   Short Name: Fortune Brands, Inc.
   Category Code: DIV
   Sequence Number: 00004388
   Time of Receipt (offset from UTC): 20030429T151710+0100

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              

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