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Fortune Brands Spirits & Wine Acquisition Conference Call and Live Internet Webcast Today at 8:30 AM ET.

LINCOLNSHIRE, Ill. -- Fortune Brands, Inc. (NYSE:FO) will hold a conference call today at 8:30 AM ET to discuss today's announcement that it will purchase several of the premium spirits and wine brands included in Pernod Ricard's proposed acquisition of Allied Domecq.

A live Internet webcast of the conference call will be available in the Investor Relations section of the www.fortunebrands.com website. It is recommended that listeners log on 10 minutes prior to the start of the call. An Internet replay of the conference call will be available at www.fortunebrands.com within two hours of the completion of the call. Individuals without Internet access may listen to the call by dialing 877-226-0730 (or 706-643-3726 from outside the United States) prior to 8:30 AM ET.

About Fortune Brands

Fortune Brands, Inc. is a $7 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, Starbucks(TM) Coffee Liqueur, 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 and the MSCI World Index. Fortune Brands' market capitalization is approximately $12 billion.

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