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Friday 16 April, 2004

Fortune Brands Inc

Fortune Brands to Webcast April 23rd Conference

Fortune Brands Inc
                  

Fortune Brands, Inc. (NYSE:FO), a leading consumer brands company, will offer a
live Internet webcast of its first quarter results conference call. The webcast
will be available in the Investor Relations section of the company's web site,
www.fortunebrands.com, beginning at 10:00 a.m. ET on Friday, April 23, 2004. It
is recommended that listeners log on 10 minutes prior to the start of the call.

The conference call will feature comments on Fortune Brands' first quarter
financial results by Chairman & Chief Executive Officer Norm Wesley and Chief
Financial Officer Craig Omtvedt. The company plans to report results for the
first quarter of 2004 the morning of April 23rd, prior to the conference call.

An Internet replay of the conference call will be available at
www.fortunebrands.com beginning the afternoon of April 23rd.

Individuals without Internet access may listen to the call by dialing
1-706-643-3726 prior to 10:00 a.m. ET on April 23rd.

Fortune Brands, Inc. is a $6 billion leading consumer brands company. 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, Therma-Tru door systems, Master Lock padlocks and Waterloo tool
storage sold by units of Fortune Brands Home & Hardware, 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 Wild Horse 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. To
receive company news releases by e-mail, please visit www.fortunebrands.com.


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

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