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Fortune Brands Inc (FBI)


Thursday 15 January, 2004

Fortune Brands Inc

Fortune Brands to Webcast January 23rd Conference

Fortune Brands Inc

Fortune Brands, Inc. (NYSE:FO), a leading consumer brands company, will offer a
live Internet webcast of its fourth quarter and year-end 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 Friday,
January 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' fourth quarter and
year-end financial results by Chairman & Chief Executive Officer Norm Wesley and
Chief Financial Officer Craig Omtvedt. The company plans to report results for
the fourth quarter and year-end of 2003 the morning of January 23rd, prior to
the conference call.

An Internet replay of the conference call will be available at beginning the afternoon of January 23rd.

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

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

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