Beam Begins Life As Spirits-only Company

Published: 10/18/2011

DEERFIELD, Ill. — Beam Inc. this month began trading as an independent company on the New York Stock Exchange.

Formerly known as Fortune Brands, Beam is the remaining company following the separation of Fortune Brands’ businesses completed on Oct. 3. In recognition of Beam’s listing on the New York Stock Exchange as BEAM, representatives of the company rang the exchange’s closing bell on Oct. 7.