Fortune Brands Completes Separation of MasterBrand
Company announces effectiveness of Fortune Brands Innovations, Inc. name and FBIN stock ticker
DEERFIELD, Ill.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Fortune Brands Innovations, Inc. (NYSE: FBIN or “Fortune Brands” or the “Company”), an industry-leading home, security and commercial building products company, announced it successfully completed the previously announced spin-off of its Cabinets business, MasterBrand, Inc. (“MasterBrand”), creating two independent, publicly traded companies. In addition, the Company’s previously announced name change to Fortune Brands Innovations, Inc. and stock ticker change to FBIN became effective.
Since we announced the intent to separate, our teams have been hard at work ensuring that both Fortune Brands and MasterBrand are prepared for future success and growth opportunities. I am proud today to say that we have successfully met that goal,” said Fortune Brands Chief Executive Officer Nicholas Fink. “I’m so impressed with what our teams have accomplished and excited for the future of both these companies, as this separation represents a catalyst to pursue our unique paths for growth and create increased value for consumers, customers and shareholders.”
The separation was completed through the distribution of all outstanding shares of MasterBrand common stock to Fortune Brands common stockholders of record as of 5:00 p.m., Central Time, on Friday, December 2, 2022 (the “Record Date”). The distribution of MasterBrand shares was completed at 5:00 p.m., Central Time, on Wednesday, December 14, 2022, with Fortune Brands common stockholders receiving one share of MasterBrand common stock for every share of Fortune Brands’ common stock held on the Record Date.
Beginning on December 15, the Company’s name is Fortune Brands Innovations, Inc., and shares of the Company will trade on the New York Stock Exchange under the symbol “FBIN” and MasterBrand will begin “regular way” trading under the symbol “MBC”.
Leading up to the separation, the Company has outlined its go-forward path and strategy as Fortune Brands Innovations. Underpinned by leading brands, Fortune Brands operates in the three high-growth categories of water, outdoors and security, powered by secular tailwinds including water management, connected products, outdoor living, material conversion, sustainability, safety and wellness.
About Fortune Brands Innovations
Fortune Brands Innovations, Inc. (NYSE: FBIN), headquartered in Deerfield, Ill., is a brand, innovation and channel leader focused on exciting, supercharged categories in the home products, security and commercial building markets. The Company’s growing portfolio of brands includes Moen, House of Rohl, Aqualisa, Therma-Tru, Larson, Fiberon, Master Lock and SentrySafe and it is made up of more than 12,000 associates. To learn more about FBIN, its brands and environmental, social and governance (ESG) commitments, visit www.FBIN.com.
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