John Heil, President of Spectrum Brands’ United Pet Group Subsidiary and Pet Industry Leader, to Retire in March 2013 and

  John Heil, President of Spectrum Brands’ United Pet Group Subsidiary and Pet
  Industry Leader, to Retire in March 2013 and Continue as Advisor to CEO

Business Wire

MADISON, Wis. -- January 3, 2013

Spectrum Brands Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: SPB), a global consumer products company
with market-leading brands, announced today that John A. Heil, President of
its United Pet Group subsidiary, a member of the Company’s Executive Committee
and a long-time pet industry leader, has finalized plans to retire for
personal reasons, effective March 31, 2013. Mr. Heil will continue as a
consultant to Spectrum Brands and Chief Executive Officer Dave Lumley.

Barry Seenberg, United Pet North America Vice President and General Manager,
will assume responsibilities for the division’s North American business in
addition to global financial consolidation. He will report to Dave Lumley,
Chief Executive Officer of Spectrum Brands Holdings. Andreas Rouve, Managing
Director of Europe, will maintain his current responsibility for the European
and Asian Pet businesses and continue to report to Mr. Lumley. The new Pet
division management structure was instituted in recent months by Mr. Heil to
specifically address his stated desire of more than a year ago to eventually

“John has made significant, valuable and lasting contributions to the growth
and strategic development of our Company,” said Mr. Lumley. “John recently
completed the Pet division’s multi-year global integration and reorganization,
and the Pet division delivered record sales and profits in fiscal 2012. We
thank him for his leadership and contribution and wish him well. We are
grateful that he will remain in an advisory role.”

David Maura, Chairman of Spectrum Brands and Executive Vice President and
Director of Harbinger Group, Inc. (NYSE: HRG), Spectrum Brands’ majority
shareholder, said, “We join in saluting John for his outstanding service to
Spectrum Brands. Under John’s leadership, our world-class pet supplies
division has grown and been further streamlined along with, more recently, a
reinvigoration of the aquatics business. We wish John the very best in his
future endeavors.”

Mr. Heil, 60, was appointed President, Global Pet Supplies and Co-Chief
Operating Officer in January 2007. He joined Spectrum Brands concurrent with
the Company's February 2005 acquisition of United Industries, where he served
as President and Chief Executive Officer of United Industries' United Pet
Group. Mr. Heil joined United Pet Group as Chairman and Chief Executive
Officer in June 2000. United Pet Group was subsequently acquired by United
Industries in 2004.

Previously, Mr. Heil spent 25 years with the H.J. Heinz Company in various
executive management positions, including President and Managing Director of
Heinz Pet Products, President of Heinz Specialty Pet, and Executive Vice
President of StarKist Seafood.

Mr. Heil is a member of the Board of Directors of VCA Antech Inc. (NASDAQ:
WOOF) and Temper-Pedic International (NASDAQ: TPX). He earned a Bachelor of
Arts degree in economics from Lycoming College.

About United Pet Group

Based in Cincinnati, Ohio and with fiscal 2012 net sales of $616 million,
United Pet Group, Inc. is a subsidiary of Spectrum Brands Holdings, Inc., and
is the leading manufacturer of consumer products for the pet supply markets
globally. United Pet Group provides its customers with innovative products of
outstanding quality for pet owners, including dogs, cats, birds, small
animals, fish and reptiles. Its many widely trusted brands, including Tetra®,
Marineland®, Nature’s Miracle®, Dingo®, 8-in-1® and FURminator®, are well
recognized by consumers for delivering exceptional value and trusted results.
United Pet Group’s passion and long-standing commitment to quality and value
has earned the confidence of its global retail partners, who count on United
Pet Group to deliver innovative and highly profitable products, customized
solutions and merchandising excellence. For more information, visit

About Spectrum Brands Holdings, Inc.

Spectrum Brands Holdings, a member of the Russell 2000 Index, is a global and
diversified consumer products company and a leading supplier of consumer
batteries, residential locksets, residential builders’ hardware, faucets,
shaving and grooming products, personal care products, small household
appliances, specialty pet supplies, lawn and garden and home pest control
products, and personal insect repellents. Helping to meet the needs of
consumers worldwide, our Company offers a broad portfolio of market-leading,
well-known and widely trusted brands including Rayovac®, Kwikset®, Weiser®,
Baldwin®, National Hardware®, Pfister®, Remington®, Varta®, George Foreman®,
Black & Decker®, Toastmaster®, Farberware®, Tetra®, Marineland®, Nature’s
Miracle®, Dingo®, 8-in-1®, FURminator®, Littermaid®, Spectracide®, Cutter®,
Repel®, Hot Shot® and Black Flag®. Spectrum Brands' products are sold by the
world's top 25 retailers and are available in more than one million stores in
approximately 140 countries. Spectrum Brands Holdings generated net sales of
approximately $3.25 billion in fiscal 2012. On a pro forma basis following our
Company’s December 2012 acquisition of the Hardware & Home Improvement Group
(HHI) from Stanley Black & Decker, Spectrum Brands had net sales of more than
$4 billion for fiscal 2012. For more information, visit


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