Law Firm Kirby McInerney LLP Investigating Potential Claims On Behalf Of Beam, Inc. Stockholders

Kirby McInerney LLP is investigating potential claims against the Board of Directors of Beam, Inc. (“Beam” or the “Company”) (NYSE: BEAM) concerning the proposed acquisition of the Company by Suntory Holdings Ltd. (“Suntory”). Under the terms of the definitive merger agreement, Beam stockholders will receive $83.50 in cash for each share of Beam owned, valuing the transaction at approximately $16 billion including the assumption of Beam’s debt.

The investigation concerns whether the Beam Board of Directors violated its fiduciary duties by agreeing to the proposed transaction and whether the $83.50 per share proposed consideration adequately values Beam’s common stock.

If you are a Beam stockholder and wish to obtain additional information, please contact J. Brandon Walker, Esq. by email at bwalker@kmllp.com, by telephone at (212) 699-1145 or (888) 529-4787, or by filling out this contact form. There is no cost or obligation to you.

Kirby McInerney LLP is a New York-based law firm concentrating in securities, shareholder, whistleblower, antitrust and consumer litigation. For additional information, please go to www.kmllp.com.

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