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Wednesday 30 January, 2002

Fortune Brands Inc

Dividend Declaration

Fortune Brands Inc
29 January 2002


                 Fortune Brands Declares Regular Dividend

LINCOLNSHIRE, Ill. - Jan. 29, 2002 - Fortune Brands, Inc. (NYSE: FO), the 
consumer products company, today declared a regular dividend of 25 cents per 
share on the Common Stock, payable in cash on March 1, 2002, to stockholders of
record at the close of business February 13, 2002. 

The company also declared a regular dividend of 66.75 cents per share on the 
$2.67 Convertible Preferred Stock, payable in cash on March 10, 2002, to 
stockholders of record at the close of business February 13, 2002. 

Fortune Brands, Inc. is a consumer products company with annual sales exceeding
$5 billion. Its operating companies have premier brands and leading market
positions in home and hardware products, office products, golf equipment and
spirits and wine. Home and hardware brands include Moen faucets, and
Schrock cabinets, Master locks 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, headguartered 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. 
          Media Relations:
          Clarkson Hine, 847/484-4415 
          Investor Relations:
          Anthony J. Diaz, 847/484-4410



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