XNYS:BEAM Insider Activity 3 Filing - 5/1/2012

Effective Date 5/1/2012

FORM 3
UNITED STATES SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION
Washington, D.C. 20549

INITIAL STATEMENT OF BENEFICIAL OWNERSHIP OF SECURITIES

Filed pursuant to Section 16(a) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, Section 17(a) of the Public Utility Holding Company Act of 1935 or Section 30(h) of the Investment Company Act of 1940
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(Print or Type Responses)
1. Name and Address of Reporting Person *
  Fink Nicholas I.
2. Date of Event Requiring Statement (Month/Day/Year)
05/01/2012
3. Issuer Name and Ticker or Trading Symbol
BEAM INC [NYSE: BEAM]
(Last)
(First)
(Middle)
BEAM INC., 510 LAKE COOK ROAD
4. Relationship of Reporting Person(s) to Issuer
(Check all applicable)
_____ Director _____ 10% Owner
__X__ Officer (give title below) _____ Other (specify below)
SVP, Chief Strategy Officer
5. If Amendment, Date Original Filed (Month/Day/Year)
(Street)

DEERFIELD, IL 60015
6. Individual or Joint/Group Filing (Check Applicable Line)
_X_ Form filed by One Reporting Person
___ Form filed by More than One Reporting Person
(City)
(State)
(Zip)
Table I - Non-Derivative Securities Beneficially Owned
1.Title of Security
(Instr. 4)
2. Amount of Securities Beneficially Owned
(Instr. 4)
3. Ownership Form: Direct (D) or Indirect (I)
(Instr. 5)
4. Nature of Indirect Beneficial Ownership
(Instr. 5)
Common Stock, par value $3.125 83
D
 
Common Stock, par value $3.125 649
I
Through Beam Inc. Retirement Savings Plan Trust.

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Table II - Derivative Securities Beneficially Owned (e.g., puts, calls, warrants, options, convertible securities)
1. Title of Derivative Security
(Instr. 4)
2. Date Exercisable and Expiration Date
(Month/Day/Year)
3. Title and Amount of Securities Underlying Derivative Security
(Instr. 4)
4. Conversion or Exercise Price of Derivative Security 5. Ownership Form of Derivative Security: Direct (D) or Indirect (I)
(Instr. 5)
6. Nature of Indirect Beneficial Ownership
(Instr. 5)
Date Exercisable Expiration Date Title Amount or Number of Shares
Employee Stock Option (Right to Buy)   (1) 09/26/2013 Common Stock 2,372 $61.7448 D  
Employee Stock Option (Right to Buy)   (2) 09/24/2014 Common Stock 2,372 $67.1897 D  
Employee Stock Option (Right to Buy)   (3) 09/29/2015 Common Stock 1,026 $47.3192 D  
Employee Stock Option (Right to Buy) 09/30/2012 09/30/2016 Common Stock 2,408 $35.6741 D  
Employee Stock Option (Right to Buy)   (4) 02/22/2017 Common Stock 4,817 $36.2468 D  
Employee Stock Option (Right to Buy)   (5) 02/22/2021 Common Stock 3,011 $51.0792 D  
Employee Stock Option (Right to Buy)   (6) 10/04/2021 Common Stock 9,730 $44.75 D  
Employee Stock Option (Right to Buy)   (7) 02/21/2022 Common Stock 4,545 $55.43 D  
Restricted Stock Unit   (8)   (8) Common Stock 2,570 (9) D  
Restricted Stock Unit   (10)   (10) Common Stock 1,245 (9) D  

Reporting Owners

Reporting Owner Name / Address Relationships
Director 10% Owner Officer Other
Fink Nicholas I.
BEAM INC.
510 LAKE COOK ROAD
DEERFIELD, IL 60015
      SVP, Chief Strategy Officer  

Signatures

Leslie W. Jensen, Attorney-in-Fact for Nicholas I. Fink 05/09/2012
** Signature of Reporting Person Date

Explanation of Responses:

* If the form is filed by more than one reporting person, see Instruction 5(b)(v).
** Intentional misstatements or omissions of facts constitute Federal Criminal Violations. See 18 U.S.C. 1001 and 15 U.S.C. 78ff(a).
(1) The options vested in three equal annual installments beginning on September 26, 2007.
(2) The options vested in three equal annual installments beginning on September 24, 2008.
(3) The options vested in three equal annual installments beginning on September 29, 2009.
(4) The options vested as to 2,409 shares on February 22, 2012 and will vest as to the remaining 2,408 shares on February 22, 2013.
(5) The options vested as to 1,004 shares on February 22, 2012 and will vest as to 1,004 shares on February 22, 2013 and 1,003 shares on February 22, 2014.
(6) The options vest in three equal annual installments beginning on October 4, 2013.
(7) The options vest in three equal annual installments beginning on February 21, 2013.
(8) Payment of the award will be made in three equal installments on October 4, 2013, October 4, 2014, and October 4, 2015 if Mr. Fink remains employed through such dates, subject to special provisions in the event of death, disability or termination following a change in control.
(9) Each restricted stock unit represents a contingent right to receive one share of Beam Inc. common stock.
(10) Payment of the award will be made on or about February 21, 2015 if Mr. Fink remains employed through such date, subject to special provisions in the event of death, disability or termination following a change in control.

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