Charles Ryan promoted to VP, Taxes at Fortune Brands Inc

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Fortune Brands, Inc. (NYSE: FO), the company behind leading consumer brands including Jim Beam, Moen and Titleist, has announced the appointment of two key executives.

Charles J. Ryan has been elected to the position of Vice President – Taxes, effective April 2nd. Currently the company’s Director of Tax Research, Ryan will succeed Steven J. Siegler, who plans to retire at the end of March following a 35-year career at Fortune Brands. Ryan, who joined Fortune Brands in 1999, previously worked in positions of increasing responsibility related to domestic and international tax matters at GATX Corporation and Comdisco, Inc. Ryan is a Certified Public Accountant and holds a B.S. in Accounting and an M.S. in Taxation, both from DePaul University.

Edward A. Wiertel has been elected by the Board of Directors to the open position of Vice President and Corporate Controller, effective April 9th.

About Fortune Brands

Fortune Brands, Inc. is a leading consumer brands company with annual sales exceeding $8 billion. Its operating companies have premier brands and leading market positions in spirits and wine, home and hardware products, and golf equipment.

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