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This excerpt taken from the FO 10-Q filed May 8, 2009.

Adequacy of Liquidity Sources

Given the uncertainty of global economic conditions and volatility in financial markets, we are focused on liquidity and capital preservation. We will continue to assess economic conditions as we evaluate funding of potential acquisitions, share repurchases and our dividend policy. We believe that our internally generated funds, together with access to global credit markets, are adequate to meet our long-term and short-term capital needs.

Our cash flows from operations, borrowing availability and overall liquidity are subject to certain risks and uncertainties, including those in the section titled “— Forward-Looking Statements.”

 

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FORTUNE BRANDS, INC. AND SUBSIDIARIES

MANAGEMENT’S DISCUSSION AND ANALYSIS OF

FINANCIAL CONDITION AND RESULTS OF OPERATIONS (Continued)

 

LIQUIDITY AND CAPITAL RESOURCES (Continued)

 

These excerpts taken from the FO 10-K filed Feb 27, 2009.

Adequacy of Liquidity Sources

Given the uncertainty of global economic conditions and volatility in financial markets, we are focused on liquidity and capital preservation. We will continue to assess economic conditions as we evaluate funding of potential acquisitions, share repurchases and our dividend policy. We believe that our internally generated funds, together with access to global credit markets, are adequate to meet our long-term and short-term capital needs.

Our cash flows from operations, borrowing availability and overall liquidity are subject to certain risks and uncertainties, including those set forth under Item 1. “Business — Forward-Looking Statements.”

Adequacy of Liquidity Sources

Given the
uncertainty of global economic conditions and volatility in financial markets, we are focused on liquidity and capital preservation. We will continue to assess economic conditions as we evaluate funding of potential acquisitions, share repurchases
and our dividend policy. We believe that our internally generated funds, together with access to global credit markets, are adequate to meet our long-term and short-term capital needs.

FACE="ARIAL" SIZE="2">Our cash flows from operations, borrowing availability and overall liquidity are subject to certain risks and uncertainties, including those set forth under Item 1. “Business — Forward-Looking
Statements.”

Adequacy of Liquidity Sources

Given the
uncertainty of global economic conditions and volatility in financial markets, we are focused on liquidity and capital preservation. We will continue to assess economic conditions as we evaluate funding of potential acquisitions, share repurchases
and our dividend policy. We believe that our internally generated funds, together with access to global credit markets, are adequate to meet our long-term and short-term capital needs.

FACE="ARIAL" SIZE="2">Our cash flows from operations, borrowing availability and overall liquidity are subject to certain risks and uncertainties, including those set forth under Item 1. “Business — Forward-Looking
Statements.”

This excerpt taken from the FO 10-Q filed Nov 10, 2008.

Adequacy of Liquidity Sources

We believe that our internally generated funds, together with access to global credit markets, are adequate to meet our long-term and short-term capital needs, repayment of the current portion of long-term debt and our share repurchase activities. Our cash flows from operations, borrowing availability and overall liquidity are subject to certain risks and uncertainties, including those set forth under “Forward-Looking Statements.”

 

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FORTUNE BRANDS, INC. AND SUBSIDIARIES

MANAGEMENT’S DISCUSSION AND ANALYSIS OF

FINANCIAL CONDITION AND RESULTS OF OPERATIONS (Continued)

LIQUIDITY AND CAPITAL RESOURCES (Continued)

 

This excerpt taken from the FO 10-Q filed Aug 8, 2008.

Adequacy of Liquidity Sources

We believe that our internally generated funds, together with access to global credit markets, are adequate to meet our long-term and short-term capital needs, repayment of the current portion of long-term debt and our share repurchase activities. Our cash flows from operations, borrowing availability and overall liquidity are subject to certain risks and uncertainties, including those set forth under “Forward-Looking Statements.”

This excerpt taken from the FO 10-Q filed May 9, 2008.

Adequacy of Liquidity Sources

We believe that our internally generated funds, together with access to global credit markets, are adequate to meet our long-term and short-term capital needs, including our repurchase of the minority interest in the Spirits business, repayment of the current portion of long-term debt and our share repurchase activities. Our cash flows from operations, borrowing availability and overall liquidity are subject to certain risks and uncertainties, including those set forth under “Forward-Looking Statements.”

 

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FORTUNE BRANDS, INC. AND SUBSIDIARIES

MANAGEMENT’S DISCUSSION AND ANALYSIS OF

FINANCIAL CONDITION AND RESULTS OF OPERATIONS (Continued)

 

LIQUIDITY AND CAPITAL RESOURCES (Continued)

 

These excerpts taken from the FO 10-K filed Mar 3, 2008.

Adequacy of Liquidity Sources

We believe that our internally generated funds, together with access to global credit markets, are adequate to meet our long-term and short-term capital needs. Our cash flows from operations, borrowing availability and overall liquidity are subject to certain risks and uncertainties, including those set forth under Item 1. “Business — Forward-Looking Statements.”

Adequacy of Liquidity Sources

We
believe that our internally generated funds, together with access to global credit markets, are adequate to meet our long-term and short-term capital needs. Our cash flows from operations, borrowing availability and overall liquidity are subject to
certain risks and uncertainties, including those set forth under Item 1. “Business — Forward-Looking Statements.”

Pension Plans

On a periodic basis, we evaluate the assumptions used in determining our pension liabilities and assets as well as pension expense based on historical returns on
plan assets and current economic conditions at the time the assumptions are set.

Our December 2007 review of the economic assumptions, and our cash flow
spot rate yield curve analysis, led to an increase in our weighted-average discount rate from 5.9% to 6.4% and the weighted-average expected rate of return increased from 8.2% to 8.3%. Management believes that these assumptions are appropriate. Our
December 2006 review of the economic assumptions, and our cash flow spot rate yield curve analysis, led to an increase in our weighted-average discount rate from 5.7% to 5.9% and the weighted-average expected rate of return decreased from 8.3%
to 8.2%.

Total pension plan cash contributions were $48.9 million and $18.1 million, respectively, in 2007 and 2006. The Company maintains pension plans
at many of its operations. The pension plans in aggregate are funded in excess of the Current Liability, as defined in the Internal Revenue Code. In 2008, we expect to make cash contributions of approximately $30 to $50 million to fund existing
pension liabilities for our defined-benefit plans. We believe that our internally generated funds will be adequate to make these pension plan cash contributions.

SIZE="2">Foreign Exchange

We have investments in various foreign countries, principally Australia, Canada, Mexico, Spain, the U.K. and France. Therefore,
changes in the value of the related currencies affect our balance sheet and cash flow statements when translated into U.S. dollars. In addition, in 2006 we issued euro-denominated long-term debt. See Note 8, “Long-Term Debt,”
to the Consolidated Financial Statements, Item 8 of this Form 10-K.

These excerpts taken from the FO 10-K filed Feb 28, 2008.

Adequacy of Liquidity Sources

We believe that our internally generated funds, together with access to global credit markets, are adequate to meet our long-term and short-term capital needs. Our cash flows from operations, borrowing availability and overall liquidity are subject to certain risks and uncertainties, including those set forth under Item 1. “Business — Forward-Looking Statements.”

Adequacy of Liquidity Sources

We
believe that our internally generated funds, together with access to global credit markets, are adequate to meet our long-term and short-term capital needs. Our cash flows from operations, borrowing availability and overall liquidity are subject to
certain risks and uncertainties, including those set forth under Item 1. “Business — Forward-Looking Statements.”

Pension Plans

On a periodic basis, we evaluate the assumptions used in determining our pension liabilities and assets as well as pension expense based on historical returns on
plan assets and current economic conditions at the time the assumptions are set.

Our December 2007 review of the economic assumptions, and our cash flow
spot rate yield curve analysis, led to an increase in our weighted-average discount rate from 5.9% to 6.4% and the weighted-average expected rate of return increased from 8.2% to 8.3%. Management believes that these assumptions are appropriate. Our
December 2006 review of the economic assumptions, and our cash flow spot rate yield curve analysis, led to an increase in our weighted-average discount rate from 5.7% to 5.9% and the weighted-average expected rate of return decreased from 8.3%
to 8.2%.

Total pension plan cash contributions were $48.9 million and $18.1 million, respectively, in 2007 and 2006. The Company maintains pension plans
at many of its operations. The pension plans in aggregate are funded in excess of the Current Liability, as defined in the Internal Revenue Code. In 2008, we expect to make cash contributions of approximately $30 to $50 million to fund existing
pension liabilities for our defined-benefit plans. We believe that our internally generated funds will be adequate to make these pension plan cash contributions.

SIZE="2">Foreign Exchange

We have investments in various foreign countries, principally Australia, Canada, Mexico, Spain, the U.K. and France. Therefore,
changes in the value of the related currencies affect our balance sheet and cash flow statements when translated into U.S. dollars. In addition, in 2006 we issued euro-denominated long-term debt. See Note 8, “Long-Term Debt,”
to the Consolidated Financial Statements, Item 8 of this Form 10-K.

This excerpt taken from the FO 10-Q filed Nov 8, 2007.

Adequacy of Liquidity Sources

We believe that our internally generated funds, together with access to global credit markets, are adequate to meet our long-term and short-term capital needs, including those resulting from the Spirits & Wine and Simonton acquisitions. However, our cash flows from operations, borrowing availability and overall liquidity are subject to certain risks and uncertainties, including those set forth in the section titled “—Forward-Looking Statements.”

 

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FORTUNE BRANDS, INC. AND SUBSIDIARIES

MANAGEMENT’S DISCUSSION AND ANALYSIS OF

FINANCIAL CONDITION AND RESULTS OF OPERATIONS (Continued)

 

LIQUIDITY AND CAPITAL RESOURCES (Continued)

 

This excerpt taken from the FO 10-Q filed Aug 8, 2007.

Adequacy of Liquidity Sources

We believe that our internally generated funds, together with access to global credit markets, are adequate to meet our long-term and short-term capital needs, including those resulting from the Spirits & Wine and Simonton acquisitions. However, our cash flows from operations, borrowing availability and overall liquidity are subject to certain risks and uncertainties, including those set forth in the section titled “—Forward-Looking Statements.”

This excerpt taken from the FO 10-Q filed May 9, 2007.

Adequacy of Liquidity Sources

We believe that our internally generated funds, together with access to global credit markets, are adequate to meet our long-term and short-term capital needs, including those resulting from the Spirits & Wine and Simonton acquisitions. However, our cash flows from operations, borrowing availability and overall liquidity are subject to certain risks and uncertainties, including those set forth in the section titled “—Forward-Looking Statements.”

This excerpt taken from the FO 10-K filed Mar 1, 2007.

Adequacy of Liquidity Sources

We believe that our internally generated funds, together with access to global credit markets, are adequate to meet our long-term and short-term capital needs, including those resulting from our Spirits and Wine Acquired Assets. However, our cash flows from operations, borrowing availability and overall liquidity are subject to certain risks and uncertainties, including those set forth under Item 1. "Business — Cautionary Statement."

This excerpt taken from the FO 10-Q filed Nov 8, 2006.

Adequacy of Liquidity Sources

We believe that our internally generated funds, together with access to global credit markets, are adequate to meet our long-term and short-term capital needs, including those resulting from the Spirits & Wine and SBR acquisitions. However, our cash flows from operations, borrowing availability and overall liquidity are subject to certain risks and uncertainties, including those set forth under “Forward-Looking Statements.”

This excerpt taken from the FO 10-Q filed Aug 8, 2006.

Adequacy of Liquidity Sources

We believe that our internally generated funds, together with access to global credit markets, are adequate to meet our long-term and short-term capital needs, including those resulting from our Spirits and Wine Acquired Brands and the acquisition of SBR. However, our cash flows from operations, borrowing availability and overall liquidity are subject to certain risks and uncertainties, including those set forth under “- Forward-Looking Statements.”

This excerpt taken from the FO 10-Q filed May 9, 2006.

Adequacy of Liquidity Sources

We believe that our internally generated funds, together with access to global credit markets, are adequate to meet our long-term and short-term capital needs, including those resulting from our Spirits and Wine Acquired Businesses and the proposed acquisition of SBR. However, our cash flows from operations, borrowing availability and overall liquidity are subject to certain risks and uncertainties, including those set forth under “- Forward-Looking Statements.”

This excerpt taken from the FO 10-K filed Mar 9, 2006.

Adequacy of Liquidity Sources

We believe that our internally generated funds, together with access to global credit markets, are adequate to meet our long-term and short-term capital needs, including those resulting from our Spirits and Wine Acquired Businesses. However, our cash flows from operations, borrowing availability and overall liquidity are subject to certain risks and uncertainties, including those set forth under Item 1. “Business — Cautionary Statement.”

This excerpt taken from the FO 10-Q filed Feb 17, 2006.

Adequacy of Liquidity Sources

 

We believe that our internally generated funds, together with access to global credit markets, are adequate to meet our long- and short-term capital needs, including those resulting from our spirits and wine acquired businesses. However, our cash flows from operations, borrowing availability and overall liquidity are subject to certain risks and uncertainties, including those set forth under “- Forward-Looking Statements.”

 

This excerpt taken from the FO 10-Q filed Feb 17, 2006.

Adequacy of Liquidity Sources

 

We believe that our internally generated funds, together with access to global credit markets, are adequate to meet our long- and short-term capital needs. However, our cash flows from operations, borrowing availability and overall liquidity are subject to certain risks and uncertainties, including those set forth under “Cautionary Statement.”

 

This excerpt taken from the FO 10-Q filed Feb 17, 2006.

Adequacy of Liquidity Sources

 

We believe that our internally generated funds, together with access to global credit markets, are adequate to meet our long- and short-term capital needs, including those resulting from our acquisition of several spirits and wine brands and distribution assets from Pernod Ricard. However, our cash flows from operations, borrowing availability and overall liquidity are subject to certain risks and uncertainties, including those set forth under “- Forward-Looking Statements.”

 

This excerpt taken from the FO 10-Q filed Nov 8, 2005.

Adequacy of Liquidity Sources

 

We believe that our internally generated funds, together with access to global credit markets, are adequate to meet our long- and short-term capital needs, including those resulting from our spirits and wine acquired businesses. However, our cash flows from operations, borrowing availability and overall liquidity are subject to certain risks and uncertainties, including those set forth under “- Forward-Looking Statements.”

 

This excerpt taken from the FO 10-Q filed Aug 9, 2005.

Adequacy of Liquidity Sources

 

We believe that our internally generated funds, together with access to global credit markets, are adequate to meet our long- and short-term capital needs, including those resulting from our acquisition of several spirits and wine brands and distribution assets from Pernod Ricard. However, our cash flows from operations, borrowing availability and overall liquidity are subject to certain risks and uncertainties, including those set forth under “- Forward-Looking Statements.”

 

This excerpt taken from the FO 10-Q filed May 9, 2005.

Adequacy of Liquidity Sources

 

We believe that our internally generated funds, together with access to global credit markets, are adequate to meet our long- and short-term capital needs. However, our cash flows from operations, borrowing availability and overall liquidity are subject to certain risks and uncertainties, including those set forth under “Cautionary Statement.”

 

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