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Fortune Brands To Webcast Conference Call On Second Quarter Results.

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LINCOLNSHIRE, Ill.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--July 10, 2001

Fortune Brands, Inc. (NYSE:FO, www.fortunebrands.com), a leading consumer brands company, will offer a live Internet webcast of its second 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, July 19th, 2001. 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' second quarter financial results by Chairman & Chief Executive Officer Norm Wesley and Chief Financial Officer Craig Omtvedt. The company plans to report results for the second quarter of 2001 the morning of July 19th before the conference call.

An Internet replay of the conference call will be available at www.fortunebrands.com beginning the afternoon of July 19th.

For those without Internet access, individuals may listen to the call by dialing 1-612-332-0632 prior to 10:00 a.m. ET on July 19th.

Fortune Brands, Inc. is a consumer products company with annual sales exceeding $5.8 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 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, Whyte & Mackay Scotch 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.

To receive company news releases by e-mail, please visit www.fortunebrands.com.
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