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Thursday 01 October, 2009

Fortune Brands Inc

Dividend Declaration

Dividend Declaration

Fortune Brands Inc

FORTUNE BRANDS DECLARES REGULAR DIVIDEND

Deerfield, Illinois – Fortune Brands, Inc. (NYSE:FO), the company behind leading consumer brands including Jim Beam, Titleist and Moen, today declared a regular dividend of 19 cents per share on the Common Stock, payable in cash on

December 1, 2009, to stockholders of record at the close of business November 4, 2009.

The company also declared a regular dividend of 66.75 cents per share on the $2.67 Convertible Preferred Stock, payable in cash on December 10, 2009, to stockholders of record at the close of business November 4, 2009.

Fortune Brands, Inc. is a leading consumer brands company. Its operating companies have premier brands and leading market positions in distilled spirits, home and hardware, and golf products. Beam Global Spirits & Wine, Inc. is the company's premium spirits business. Major spirits brands include Jim Beam and Maker's Mark bourbon, Sauza tequila, Canadian Club whisky, Courvoisier cognac, Cruzan rum, Teacher's and Laphroaig Scotch, EFFEN vodka and DeKuyper cordials. Home and hardware brands include Moen faucets, Aristokraft, Omega, Diamond and Kitchen Craft cabinetry, Therma-Tru door systems, Simonton windows, Master Lock security products and Waterloo storage and organization products sold by units of Fortune Brands Home & Hardware LLC. Acushnet Company's golf brands include Titleist, Cobra and FootJoy. Fortune Brands, headquartered in Deerfield, Illinois, is traded on the New York Stock Exchange under the ticker symbol FO and is included in the S&P 500 Index and the MSCI World Index.

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(847) 484-4415 (847) 484-4410


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