This excerpt taken from the FO DEF 14A filed Mar 14, 2005.
300 Tower Parkway
March 14, 2005
The Fortune Brands, Inc. 2005 Annual Meeting of Stockholders will be held at 1:30 p.m. (Central Daylight Time) on Tuesday, April 26, 2005 at the Hilton Northbrook, 2855 North Milwaukee Avenue, Northbrook, Illinois. The sole purpose of the meeting is to consider the business described in the following Notice of Annual Meeting and Proxy Statement.
It is important to ensure that your shares be represented at the meeting, whether or not you personally plan to attend. You can submit your proxy by using the enclosed proxy card, a toll-free telephone number or the Internet. Instructions for using these services are provided on the enclosed proxy form. If you decide to vote your shares using the enclosed proxy card, we urge you to complete, sign, date and return it promptly, using the enclosed postage paid return envelope.
Norman H. Wesley
Chairman of the Board
and Chief Executive Officer