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)
|(State or Other Jurisdiction
|(Commission File Number)||(IRS Employer|
520 Lake Cook Road
Deerfield, IL 60015
(Address of Principal Executive Offices) (Zip Code)
(Registrants telephone number, including area code)
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INFORMATION TO BE INCLUDED IN THE REPORT
|Item 5.02.||Departure of Directors or Certain Officers; Election of Directors; Appointment of Certain Officers; Compensatory Arrangement of Certain Officers.|
(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.
|Item 9.01.||Financial Statements and Exhibits.|
|99.1||Press Release of Fortune Brands, Inc. issued on December 4, 2007, filed herewith.|
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.
|FORTUNE BRANDS, INC.|
|Name:||Mark A. Roche|
|Title:||Senior Vice President, General Counsel and Secretary|
Date: December 5, 2007
|Press Release of Fortune Brands, Inc. issued on December 4, 2007, filed herewith.|