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Thursday 11 April, 2002

Fortune Brands Inc

Qtr Results/Webcast 18 April

Fortune Brands Inc
10 April 2002



( BW)(IL-FORTUNE-BRANDS)(FO) Fortune Brands To Webcast April 18th

Conference Call On First Quarter Results



    Business Editors



    LINCOLNSHIRE, Ill.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--April 10, 2002--Fortune

Brands, Inc. (NYSE: FO, www.fortunebrands.com), a leading consumer

brands company, will offer a live Internet webcast of its first

quarter earnings conference call. The webcast will be available in the

Investor Information section of the company's web site,

www.fortunebrands.com, beginning at 10:00 a.m. ET on Thursday, April

18, 2002. It is recommended that listeners log on 10 to 15 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 2002 the morning of April

18th, prior to the conference call.

    An Internet replay of the conference call will be available at

www.fortunebrands.com beginning the afternoon of April 18th.

    For those without Internet access, individuals may listen to the

call by dialing 1-612-288-0340 prior to 10:00 a.m. ET on April 18th.



    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, Aristokraft 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, 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 (Media Relations), 847/484-4415

             Anthony J. Diaz (Investor Relations), 847/484-4410



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