Headquartered in Deerfield, Illinois, Beam is traded on the New York Stock Exchange under the ticker symbol BEAM and is included in the S&P 500 Index and the MSCI World Index. For more information on Beam, its brands, and its commitment to social responsibility, please visit www.beamglobal.com and www.drinksmart.com.About Luxco, Inc. Luxco, based in St. Louis, Missouri, is a leading producer, importer and marketer of beverage alcohol products. Founded in St. Louis in 1958, it is owned and operated by the Lux family. Its portfolio of brands include: Juarez tequila & triple sec, Pearl Vodka, Everclear brand grain alcohol, Arrow Cordials, Ezra Brooks & Rebel Yell bourbons, St. Brendan’s Irish Cream, Salvador’s cocktails, Yago Santgria wine and other well-recognized brands. Further, it owns and operates the Paramount Distillers and Meier’s Wine companies based in Ohio. For more information about the Company, visit www.luxco.com or call 314-772-2626. Beam Inc. Forward-Looking Statements This press release contains forward-looking statements, as that term is defined in the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Readers are cautioned that these forward-looking statements speak only as of the date hereof, and the company does not assume any obligation to update, amend or clarify them to reflect events, new information or circumstances occurring after the date of this release. Actual results may differ materially from those projected as a result of certain risks and uncertainties, including the risks and uncertainties described from time to time in the Company's Securities and Exchange Commission filings.