July 26, 2011

FORTUNE BRANDS DECLARES REGULAR DIVIDEND

Deerfield, Illinois, July 26, 2011 - Fortune Brands, Inc. (NYSE: FO) today declared a regular dividend of 19 cents per share on the Common Stock, payable in cash on September 1, 2011, to stockholders of record at the close of business August 10, 2011.

The company also declared a regular dividend of 66.75 cents per share on the $2.67 Convertible Preferred Stock, payable in cash on September 10, 2011, to stockholders of record at the close of business August 10, 2011.

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Fortune Brands, Inc. is a leading consumer brands company.  Its operating companies have premier brands and leading market positions in distilled spirits, home and security, and golf products.  The major spirits brands of Beam Global Spirits & Wine, Inc. include Jim Beam and Maker's Mark bourbon, Sauza tequila, Canadian Club whisky, Courvoisier cognac, Cruzan rum, Teacher's and Laphroaig Scotch, EFFEN vodka, Skinnygirl margarita and DeKuyper cordials.  The brands of Fortune Brands Home & Security LLC include Moen faucets, Aristokraft, Omega, Diamond and Kitchen Craft cabinetry, Therma-Tru door systems, Simonton windows, Master Lock security products and Waterloo storage and organization products.  Acushnet Company's golf brands include Titleist and FootJoy.  Fortune Brands, headquartered in Deerfield, 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.

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