US consumer goods group Fortune Brands has declared a regular dividend of 33 cents per share on the Common Stock, payable in cash on June 1, 2005, to stockholders of record at the close of business May 11, 2005.

The company also declared a regular dividend of 66.75 cents per share on the US$2.67 Convertible Preferred Stock, payable in cash on June 10, 2005, to stockholders of record at the close of business May 11, 2005.

Fortune Brands owns Jim Beam Brands, the wine and spirits company that produces Jim Beam and Knob Creek bourbons, DeKuyper cordials, Starbucks(TM) Coffee Liqueur, The Dalmore single malt Scotch, Vox vodka and Geyser Peak and Wild Horse wines.