October 13, 2008

FORTUNE BRANDS TO WEBCAST OCTOBER 24TH CONFERENCE CALL ON THIRD QUARTER RESULTS

Deerfield, Illinois, October 13, 2008 - Fortune Brands, Inc. (NYSE: FO), the company behind leading consumer brands including Jim Beam, Titleist and Moen, will offer a live Internet webcast of its third quarter results conference call. The webcast will be available under "Webcasts and Presentations" in the Investor Relations section of the company's web site, www.fortunebrands.com, beginning at 10:00 a.m. ET on Friday,
October 24, 2008. It is recommended that listeners log on 10 minutes prior to the start of the call.

The conference call will feature comments on Fortune Brands' third quarter results by chairman & chief executive officer Bruce Carbonari and chief financial officer Craig Omtvedt. The company plans to report results for the third quarter on the morning of October 24th, prior to the conference call.

An Internet replay of the conference call will be available at www.fortunebrands.com beginning the afternoon of October 24th.

Individuals without Internet access may listen to the call by dialing 1-877-226-0730 prior to 10:00 a.m. ET on October 24th.


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Fortune Brands, Inc. is a leading consumer brands company with annual sales exceeding $8 billion. Its operating companies have premier brands and leading market positions in distilled spirits, home and hardware, and golf products. Beam Global Spirits & Wine, Inc. is the company's premium spirits business. Major spirits brands include Jim Beam and Maker's Mark bourbon, Sauza tequila, Canadian Club whisky, Courvoisier cognac, Cruzan rum, Teacher's and Laphroaig Scotch, and DeKuyper cordials. Home and hardware brands include Moen faucets, Aristokraft, Omega, Diamond and Kitchen Craft cabinetry, Therma-Tru door systems, Simonton windows, Master Lock padlocks and Waterloo tool storage sold by units of Fortune Brands Home & Hardware LLC. Acushnet Company's golf brands include Titleist, Cobra 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, the MSCI World Index and the Ocean Tomo 300™ Patent Index.

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Contact:
Media Relations:
Clarkson Hine
(847) 484-4415

Investor Relations:
Tony Diaz
(847) 484-4410


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