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Fortune Brands Home & Security Increases Quarterly Dividend By 20 Percent

Fortune Brands Home & Security, Inc. (NYSE: FBHS), an industry-leading home and security products company, today announced that its Board of Directors has declared a quarterly cash dividend of $0.12 per common share. The dividend is payable on March 19, 2014, to stockholders of record as of the close of business on February 28, 2014. The 20 percent increase in the quarterly dividend represents the Board’s continued confidence in the Company’s long-term cash flow potential and its support of the Company’s broader strategy for utilizing free cash flow to build shareholder value by investing in our businesses, pursuing accretive strategic acquisitions, and returning cash to shareholders.

“As we continue to leverage our structural competitive advantages to deliver profitable growth in the recovering market, we are following through on our commitment to use our strong balance sheet, capital structure and free cash flow to drive incremental shareholder value,” said Chris Klein, chief executive officer, Fortune Brands Home & Security.

About Fortune Brands Home & Security, Inc.

Fortune Brands Home & Security, Inc. (NYSE: FBHS), headquartered in Deerfield, Ill., creates products and services that help fulfill the dreams of homeowners and help people feel more secure. The Company’s trusted brands include Master Lock security products, MasterBrand cabinets, Moen faucets, Simonton windows and Therma-Tru entry door systems. FBHS holds market leadership positions in all of its segments. FBHS is part of the S&P MidCap 400 Index. For more information, please visit

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