BEAM INC 8-K 2007
SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION
Washington, DC 20549
Pursuant to Section 13 or 15(d) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934
Date of report (Date of earliest event reported): December 5, 2007
Fortune Brands, Inc.
(Exact Name of Registrant as Specified in Charter)
520 Lake Cook Road
Deerfield, IL 60015
(Address of Principal Executive Offices) (Zip Code)
(Registrants telephone number, including area code)
Check the appropriate box below if the Form 8-K filing is intended to simultaneously satisfy the filing obligation of the registrant under any of the following provisions:
INFORMATION TO BE INCLUDED IN THE REPORT
(d) On December 4, 2007, Fortune Brands, Inc. issued a press release announcing the election of Ann Fritz Hackett to Fortune Brands Board of Directors. Mrs. Hackett was elected as a Class II member of the Board of Directors and her term of office will expire at the 2009 annual meeting of stockholders. There is no arrangement or understanding between Mrs. Hackett and any other persons pursuant to which she was elected as a director. Mrs. Hackett was also appointed as a member of Fortune Brands Compensation and Stock Option and Nominating and Corporate Governance Committees.
Mrs. Hackett was granted 687 shares of the Companys common stock under the 2005 Non-Employee Director Stock Plan. This grant was made to reflect her partial year of service from the date of her election until the next anticipated annual stock grant made to all directors.
The press release is attached as Exhibit 99.1 and is incorporated herein by reference.
Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, the Registrant has duly caused this report to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned hereunto duly authorized.
Date: December 5, 2007