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Fortune Brands Inc (FBI)


Tuesday 29 April, 2003

Fortune Brands Inc

Dividend Declaration

Fortune Brands Inc
29 April 2003


Lincolnshire, IL, April 29, 2003 - Fortune Brands, Inc. (NYSE: FO), a leading 
consumer brands company, today declared a regular dividend of 27c 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 66.75c 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.

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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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