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Thursday 30 January, 2003

Fortune Brands Inc.

Dividend Declaration

Dividend Declaration 

    LINCOLNSHIRE, Ill.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Jan. 30, 2003--

Fortune Brands, Inc. (NYSE:FO), a leading consumer brands company,
today declared a regular dividend of 27 cents per share on the Common
Stock, payable in cash on March 3, 2003, to stockholders of record at
the close of business February 12, 2003.

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, 2003, to stockholders of record at the close of business
February 12, 2003.

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 and Omega
cabinets, Master Lock padlocks 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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www.fortunebrands.com.

   Short Name: Fortune Brands Inc.
   Category Code: DIV
   Sequence Number: 00001755
   Time of Receipt (offset from UTC): 20030130T152003+0000

           

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