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Company Presentation on March 10th at the Bank of America Merrill Lynch Consumer Conference to be Available Live on Internet


Deerfield, IL, March 1, 2010 - Fortune Brands, Inc. (NYSE: FO), the company behind leading consumer brands including Jim Beam, Titleist and Moen, today announced that the company's March 10th presentation at the Bank of America Merrill Lynch Consumer Conference will be available live over the Internet.

The presentation by Bruce Carbonari, chairman and chief executive officer of Fortune Brands, will begin at approximately 4:20 p.m. ET on Wednesday, March 10, 2010. To access the webcast, go to "Webcasts and Presentations" in the Investor Relations section of the Fortune Brands web site, www.fortunebrands.com. It is recommended that listeners log on 10 minutes prior to the start of the presentation.

An internet replay of the presentation will be available at www.fortunebrands.com within two hours after the live webcast.

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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. 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, EFFEN vodka 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, 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 and the MSCI World Index.

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