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NEWS FROM THE FRONT NORTH AMERICA FRANKFOR FRANKFORTT GETTING POSITIONED FOR FUTURE GROWTH FRANKFORT, KENTUCKY MANAGER, FRANKFORT, CROSLEEYY,, PLANT MANAGER, ATTHAN CROSLEY, BY NNATHAN Kyy., is the single largest ur plant in Frankfort,, K operating unit in the Beam network, producing more than 12 million cases of spirits every year … and growing.

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In 2010, we took on the production of DeKuyper, the number one line of cordials in the U.S ., which brought the addition of more than 3 million cases annually. One year later, in 2011, Beam acquired Skinnygirl Cocktails, which at the time included one SKU – Margarita – and volume of 100,000 cases. In just 18 short months, Beam drove explosive growth on the brand and now Skinnygirl Cocktails spans 16 different varieties and is a one million case brand with continued growth on the horizon. Since that time, we have also taken on the processing and packaging of Cruzan Rum and its strong line of innovations including the most recent launches of Cruzan Key Lime and Cruzan Passion Fruit. Now, we’re diligently preparing to take on the production and bottling of Pinnacle Vodka and Calico Jack Rum in Q1 2014. Once we take on this added volume, we will be responsible for the quality output of an expected annual volume of over 15 million cases. In addition to being the largest OU at Beam, we will also be one of the largest spirits manufacturing sites in the entire U.S .! Our ultimate goal in Frankfort is to be a world-class producer of Beam lifestyle spirits, linked closely with our commercial teams to aid in more accurate forecasting, and to strive toward manufacturing excellence through One BEAM Way.

team and the culture we’re creating, where listening is the norm … and our team’s ideas get turned into action. As we continue to build our capabilities and expand for future growth in Frankfort, I couldn’t be more excited about the opportunities that lie ahead … and for the commitment I see in our team each and every day. Our talented team knows how to embrace change … face challenges headon … and create opportunities for the future. a To each and every one of our team members in Frankfort, I simply say THANK YOU! making o are m You all of this great growth, progress and success possible.

And it truly all starts with our talented team in Frankfort. We’re listening and acting on our team’s ideas to streamline production, reduce complexity, gain efficiencies, and operate in the most safe environment possible. We recently celebrated one year with no losttime injuries, which is a great testament to our Frankfort

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