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Fortune Brands ranked No. 2 ‘Most Admired Company"

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DEERFIELD -- Fortune Brands Home & Security was ranked No. 2 in the Home Equipment, Furnishings category of Fortune Magazine's 2019 List of "World's Most Admired Companies."

Fortune's World's Most Admired Companies list is the report card on corporate reputation. Corporate reputation and performance are measured against nine key attributes: innovation, people management, use of corporate assets, social responsibility, quality of management, financial soundness, long-term investment value, quality of products/services and global competitiveness.

Among those key attributes, in its industry Fortune Brands ranked No. 1 in the use of corporate assets and long-term investment value, No. 2 in quality of management and No. 3 in innovation, people management, social responsibility and quality of products.

"We are honored to be recognized as a leading company in our industry," said Chris Klein, chief executive officer, Fortune Brands. "I'm incredibly proud of the hard work and dedication of our 25,000 associates who remain focused on strengthening our growing organization and delivering the next phase of growth."