Deerfield, IL - Fortune Brands, Inc. (NYSE: FO) today announced that The Home Depot has selected its MasterBrand Cabinets business as the exclusive supplier of kitchen cabinetry for the new Martha Stewart LivingT kitchens line launching at The Home Depot in September.

The Martha Stewart LivingT kitchens line includes cabinetry featuring 11 different door styles available in a variety of both wood finishes and PureStyleT colors. The process of setting up Martha Stewart LivingT selling centers in each of the 1,976 U.S. Home Depot stores is under way and will be complete by September 1, when the first orders will be taken.

"MasterBrand has been a great partner with The Home Depot over the last ten years, supplying many of our top brands of cabinets," said Gordon Erickson, senior vice president of décor for The Home Depot. "We are very pleased to continue the partnership with our new Martha Stewart LivingT kitchen line."

"We are excited that The Home Depot and Martha Stewart approached us to execute their vision and help make this exclusive Martha Stewart LivingT kitchen program come alive," said Greg Stoner, president of MasterBrand Cabinets. "The people of MasterBrand Cabinets can be proud that the selection to build Martha Stewart LivingT kitchen cabinetry is a testament to our passionate craftsmanship, innovation in organization solutions, and customer service that's second to none."

"The kitchen is one of the most important rooms in the home," said Robin Marino, president and chief executive officer of merchandising at Martha Stewart Living Omnimedia. "Our designs are inspired by the kitchens in Martha's homes, and the result is a mix of door and glass designs, color palettes, and practical features in a wide range of styles that enable consumers to create a custom kitchen at an affordable price. Every detail has been considered, from finishes that coordinate with our Martha Stewart LivingT paint, to useful options such as plate and pot organizers, wall spice cabinets, and more. We've made it easy for The Home Depot customer to build a well-designed, stylish, high-quality kitchen that they and their family will enjoy for many years."

In addition to in-store selling centers and displays, the introduction of Martha Stewart LivingT kitchens at The Home Depot will be supported across a wide range of media platforms, including online, social media, television, satellite radio, and print.

Stoner also noted that MasterBrand Cabinets expects to add more than 300 jobs over the next three years related to the Martha Stewart LivingT kitchens line at The Home Depot. "We've reconfigured our North Carolina cabinet-making facility to support this growth opportunity," Stoner added, "and we're particularly pleased that we've already been able to expand our workforce as a result of this new program.”

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About Fortune Brands and MasterBrand Cabinets

Fortune Brands, Inc. is a leading consumer brands company. Its operating companies have premier brands and leading market positions in home and security, distilled spirits, and golf products. MasterBrand Cabinets, Inc. is part of Fortune Brands Home & Security LLC and is the second-largest cabinet manufacturer in North America. The company's cabinetry brands include Aristokraft, Decorá, Diamond, Omega, Kitchen Craft, HomeCrest, Schrock, Kemper and Kitchen Classics. Fortune Brands Home & Security also includes Moen faucets, Therma-Tru door systems, Simonton windows, Master Lock security products and Waterloo storage and organization products. Beam Global Spirits & Wine, Inc. is the company's premium spirits business. Major spirits brands include Jim Beam and Maker's Mark bourbon, Sauza tequila, Canadian Club whisky, Courvoisier cognac, Cruzan rum, Teacher's and Laphroaig Scotch, EFFEN vodka and DeKuyper cordials. Acushnet Company's golf brands include Titleist and FootJoy. Fortune Brands, headquartered in Deerfield, Illinois, is traded on the New York Stock Exchange under the ticker symbol FO and is included in the S&P 500 Index and the MSCI World Index.

Source: Fortune Brands Inc.

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