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Fortune Brands Exec Leaving Company

Tom Flocco, president and CEO of Fortune Brands' Beam Global Spirits & Wine business, is leaving to pursue other interests, per the company.

The Beam Global senior executive team will report to Bruce Carbonari, chairman and chief executive officer of Fortune Brands, on an interim basis while a search is conducted for a successor.

Flocco joined Fortune Brands in 1999 as senior vice president of strategy and corporate development, moved to the spirits unit in 2003 as chief operating officer, and became president and CEO of the spirits business in January of 2004.--Nina M. Lentini

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