BEAM INC 8-K 2012
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Item 2.02. Results of Operations and Financial Condition.
On February 3, 2012, Beam Inc. (the "Company") issued a press release reporting its financial results for the fourth quarter and full year of 2011, as well as certain guidance for 2012. A copy of the Company's press release is attached hereto as Exhibit 99.1 and is incorporated herein by reference. Pursuant to general instruction B.2 to Form 8-K, the information furnished pursuant to Items 2.02 and 7.01 shall not be deemed to be "filed" for purposes of Section 18 of the Exchange Act or otherwise subject to the liabilities of that section.
Item 7.01. Regulation FD Disclosure.
See "Item 2.02. Results of Operations and Financial Condition" above.
Item 9.01. Financial Statements and Exhibits.
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.