September 19, 2013

BEAM DECLARES REGULAR DIVIDEND

Deerfield, Illinois, September 19, 2013 - Beam Inc. (NYSE: BEAM), a leading global premium spirits company, today declared a regular dividend of 22.5 cents per share on the company's common stock, payable in cash on December 2, 2013 to stockholders of record at the close of business on November 6, 2013.

About Beam Inc.

As one of the world's leading premium spirits companies, Beam is Crafting the Spirits that Stir the World. Consumers from all corners of the globe call for the company's brands, including Jim Beam Bourbon, Maker's Mark Bourbon, Sauza Tequila, Pinnacle Vodka, Canadian Club Whisky, Courvoisier Cognac, Teacher's Scotch Whisky, Skinnygirl Cocktails, Cruzan Rum, Hornitos Tequila, Knob Creek Bourbon, Laphroaig Scotch Whisky, Kilbeggan Irish Whiskey, Larios Gin, Whisky DYC and DeKuyper Cordials. Beam is focused on delivering superior performance with its unique combination of scale with agility and a strategy of Creating Famous Brands, Building Winning Markets and Fueling Our Growth. Beam and its 3,400 passionate associates worldwide generated 2012 sales of $2.5 billion (excluding excise taxes), volume of 38 million 9-liter equivalent cases and some of the industry's fastest growing innovations.

Headquartered in Deerfield, Illinois, Beam is traded on the New York Stock Exchange under the ticker symbol BEAM and is included in the S&P 500 Index and the MSCI World Index. For more information on Beam, its brands, and its commitment to social responsibility, please visit www.beamglobal.com and www.drinksmart.com.

CONTACT
Media Relations
Clarkson Hine
+1-847-444-7515
Clarkson.Hine@beamglobal.com

Investor Relations
Tony Diaz
+1-847-444-7690
Tony.Diaz@beamglobal.com


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