Spectrum Brands Holdings Announces $100 Million of Term Debt Reduction to Date, Reaffirms Plan for Total Cumulative Term Debt

  Spectrum Brands Holdings Announces $100 Million of Term Debt Reduction to
  Date, Reaffirms Plan for Total Cumulative Term Debt Paydown of at Least $200
  Million in Fiscal 2013

Business Wire

MADISON, Wis. -- August 6, 2013

Executing on its program to rapidly pay down debt and reduce leverage,
Spectrum Brands Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: SPB) announced today $100 million of
term debt reduction to date and reiterated its plan to pay down a total of at
least $200 million of term debt in fiscal 2013 that ends on September 30.

"We expect to pay down additional term debt in our current fourth quarter and
remain on track to reach a total leverage ratio of approximately 4.4 times or
less at the end of fiscal 2013, prior to any impact of the planned refinancing
of our 9.5 percent senior secured notes,” said Dave Lumley, Chief Executive
Officer of Spectrum Brands Holdings. "Over the long term, our objective is to
maintain a total leverage ratio in the range of 2.5 times to 3.5 times. We
remain focused on growing our adjusted EBITDA, generating strong and
increasing free cash flow, and rapidly reducing debt to create significant
shareholder value."

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 the
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
www.spectrumbrands.com.

Forward-Looking Statements

Certain matters discussed in this news release and other oral and written
statements by representatives of the Company regarding matters such as the
Company’s ability to meet its expectations for its fiscal 2013 (including its
ability to increase its net sales and adjusted EBITDA) may be forward-looking
statements within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act
of 1995. We have tried, whenever possible, to identify these statements by
using words like “future,” “anticipate”, “intend,” “plan,” “estimate,”
“believe,” “expect,” “project,” “forecast,” “could,” “would,” “should,”
“will,” “may,” and similar expressions of future intent or the negative of
such terms. These statements are subject to a number of risks and
uncertainties that could cause results to differ materially from those
anticipated as of the date of this release. Actual results may differ
materially as a result of (1) Spectrum Brands Holdings’ ability to manage and
otherwise comply with its covenants with respect to its significant
outstanding indebtedness, (2) our ability to finance, complete the acquisition
of, integrate, and to realize synergies from, the combined businesses of
Spectrum Brands and the Hardware & Home Improvement Group of Stanley Black &
Decker, and from our purchase of 56 percent of the equity of Shaser, Inc., and
from other bolt-on acquisitions, (3) risks related to changes and developments
in external competitive market factors, such as introduction of new product
features or technological developments, development of new competitors or
competitive brands or competitive promotional activity or spending, (4)
changes in consumer demand for the various types of products Spectrum Brands
Holdings offers, (5) unfavorable developments in the global credit markets,
(6) the impact of overall economic conditions on consumer spending, (7)
fluctuations in commodities prices, the costs or availability of raw materials
or terms and conditions available from suppliers, (8) changes in the general
economic conditions in countries and regions where Spectrum Brands Holdings
does business, such as stock market prices, interest rates, currency exchange
rates, inflation and consumer spending, (9) Spectrum Brands Holdings’ ability
to successfully implement manufacturing, distribution and other cost
efficiencies and to continue to benefit from its cost-cutting initiatives,
(10) Spectrum Brands Holdings’ ability to identify, develop and retain key
employees, (11) unfavorable weather conditions and various other risks and
uncertainties, including those discussed herein and those set forth in the
securities filings of each of Spectrum Brands Holdings, Inc. and Spectrum
Brands, Inc., including each of their most recently filed Annual Reports on
Form 10-K or Quarterly Reports on Form 10-Q.

Spectrum Brands Holdings also cautions the reader that its estimates of
trends, market share, retail consumption of its products and reasons for
changes in such consumption are based solely on limited data available to
Spectrum Brands Holdings and management’s reasonable assumptions about market
conditions, and consequently may be inaccurate, or may not reflect significant
segments of the retail market. Spectrum Brands Holdings also cautions the
reader that undue reliance should not be placed on any forward-looking
statements, which speak only as of the date of this release. Spectrum Brands
Holdings undertakes no duty or responsibility to update any of these
forward-looking statements to reflect events or circumstances after the date
of this report or to reflect actual outcomes.

Contact:

Investor/Media Contact:
Spectrum Brands Holdings, Inc.
Dave Prichard, 608.278.6141
 
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