Rawlings S100® Pro Comp™ Sets the New Standard in Batting Helmets

  Rawlings S100® Pro Comp™ Sets the New Standard in Batting Helmets

  New MLB® batting helmet mandate takes effect; provides protection for ball
                       strikes up to 100 miles per hour

Business Wire

ST. LOUIS, Mo. -- February 20, 2013

Beginning with the start of this week’s Spring Training exhibition games,
Rawlings Sporting Goods Company, Inc., a subsidiary of Jarden Corporation
(NYSE: JAH), and its new S100® Pro Comp™ batting helmet will become the
standard throughout Major League Baseball®. The mandatory implementation of
Rawlings’ technologically-advanced batting helmet is outlined in the 5-year
collective bargaining agreement signed in November 2011 by MLB and the MLB
Players Association™. Rawlings is the Official Batting Helmet of Major League

Rawlings S100(R) Pro Comp(TM) Sets the New Standard in Batting Helmets

Rawlings S100(R) Pro Comp(TM) Sets the New Standard in Batting Helmets

Approximately 200 MLB players elected to wear the Rawlings S100 Pro Comp last
year before the league-wide rule went into effect, including National League™
batting champion Buster Posey of the World Series™ champion San Francisco

“Collectively with MLB and the MLB Players Association, we developed the
Rawlings S100 Pro Comp batting helmet to provide increased protection for the
world’s best baseball players, while meeting their specific functional and
performance demands,” said Art Chou, senior vice president of product for St.
Louis-based Rawlings. “The evolution of the Rawlings S100 product line clearly
illustrates how we can deliver innovative protective solutions at the very
highest level of the sport while still delivering high-performing equipment so
these players can continue to play at their peak levels.”

Constructed of aerospace-grade carbon fiber composite, the new Rawlings S100
Pro Comp batting helmet provides technologically-enhanced protection for ball
strikes up to 100 miles per hour. Earlier this week, the innovative Rawlings
S100 Pro Comp helmet design was named a finalist for the Edison Awards in the
category of material science-composites. The Edison Awards honors excellence
in new product development and innovation.

The next-generation S100 Pro Comp is 300-percent stiffer and 130 times
stronger than the traditional ABS plastic helmet that was the previous
standard in Major League Baseball, yet features a significantly lighter and
smaller design than previous S100 models that have been tested in recent
years. The similarities in weight and size to the traditional helmet allow for
a seamless transition to the Rawlings S100 Pro Comp for all MLB players.

“Protecting our players with the latest innovations in protection equipment is
a top priority of Major League Baseball,” said Dan Halem, Senior Vice
President, Labor Relations, Major League Baseball. “Last year the Rawlings
S100 Pro Comp received a great reception from the MLB players that chose to
wear it, and we’re pleased to take the next step and roll it out league-wide.”

For more information, please visit www.rawlings.com or www.mlb.com.

About Rawlings

Rawlings Sporting Goods Company, Inc. is an innovative manufacturer and
marketer of sporting goods worldwide. Founded in 1887, Rawlings is an
authentic global sports brand, trusted by generations of athletes from the
sandlot to the pros. Rawlings’ unparalleled quality and expert craftsmanship
are the fundamental reasons why more athletes choose Rawlings, and why
Rawlings is the Official Batting Helmet and Ball Supplier of Major League
Baseball®, the official baseball of Minor League Baseball™ and the NCAA®, and
the approved baseball, basketball, football and softball of the National High
School Federation®. For more information, please visit www.rawlings.com or by
phone at (314) 819-2800.

About Jarden Corporation

Jarden Corporation is a leading provider of a diverse range of consumer
products with a portfolio of over 100 trusted, quality brands sold globally.
Jarden operates in three primary business segments through a number of well
recognized brands, including: Outdoor Solutions: Abu Garcia®, Aero®, Berkley®,
Campingaz® and Coleman®, ExOfficio®, Fenwick®, Gulp!®, K2®, Marker®, Marmot®,
Mitchell®, Penn®, Rawlings®, Shakespeare®, Stearns®, Stren®, Trilene®, Völkl®
and Zoot®; Consumer Solutions: Bionaire®, Breville®, Crock-Pot®, FoodSaver®,
Health o meter®, Holmes®, Mr. Coffee®, Oster®, Patton®, Rival®, Seal-a-Meal®,
Sunbeam®, VillaWare® and White Mountain®; and Branded Consumables: Ball®,
Bee®, Bernardin®, Bicycle®, Billy Boy®, Crawford®, Diamond®, Dicon®, Fiona®,
First Alert®, First Essentials®, Hoyle®, Kerr®, Lehigh®, Lifoam®, Lillo®, Loew
Cornell®, Mapa®, NUK®, Pine Mountain®, Quickie®, Spontex® and Tigex®.
Headquartered in Rye, N.Y., Jarden ranks #371 on the Fortune 500 and has over
25,000 employees worldwide. For in-depth information about Jarden, please
visit www.jarden.com.

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