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Actor Josh Duhamel Partners with Valspar Paint and ‘Lends a Hand’ to Habitat for Humanity to Launch Valspar Hearts & Hands

  Actor Josh Duhamel Partners with Valspar Paint and ‘Lends a Hand’ to Habitat
  for Humanity to Launch Valspar Hearts & Hands for Habitat

Celebrity supporters from film, television, music and design create colorful
handprints, made with Valspar Paint, for auction benefitting Habitat For
Humanity’s Disaster Response program

Business Wire

NEW YORK -- August 19, 2013

Actor Josh Duhamel today  joined Valspar Paint^®  and Habitat for Humanity to
launch Valspar Hearts & Hands for Habitat. The program auctions off the
colorful handprints of celebrities and notable personalities created with
Valspar Paint. The auction benefits Habitat for Humanity’s Disaster Response
program, which provides immediate and long-term response and solutions to
devastating natural disasters, such as Hurricane Sandy and the recent
tornadoes in Oklahoma and Texas, that damaged and destroyed thousands of
homes.

“I am proud to partner with Valspar Paint and Habitat for Humanity for this
important program which benefits a cause that is very near and dear to my
heart. The rebuilding process is ongoing; I’ve seen it first-hand in my
hometown of Minot, North Dakota with the destructive floods in 2011,” said
actor Josh Duhamel.  “Through this program, everyone can support Habitat
families as they repair and rebuild their communities and gain access to safe
and secure places to live. Please, bid now.”

Valspar Paint, known for offering the Valspar Love Your Color Guarantee™, has
received autographed handprints from a range of celebrities showing their
guaranteed love and support of Habitat for Humanity. In addition to Josh
Duhamel, other celebrities’ handprints that have been donated include: Patrick
J. Adams, Kate Bosworth, Mischa Barton, Brooke Burke, Rosanne Cash, Eric
Close, Marcia Cross, Fergie Duhamel, Jenna Elfman, Ethan Hawke, Genevieve
Gorder, Heather Graham, Jonathan Groff, Warren Haynes, Ashley Hebert, Stacy
Keibler, Minka Kelly, Jenny McCarthy, Jillian Michaels, Lea Michele, Bette
Midler, Miles Redd, JP Rosenbaum, Kelly Rutherford, Susan Sarandon, Liev
Schreiber, Taylor Spreitler, Naomi Watts and more.

Valspar is committed to helping everyone connect to the power in color, and to
symbolize celebrities’ love and support of Habitat for Humanity’s mission,
each set of colorful handprints feature a heart that was created using a range
of vibrant Valspar Paint colors. In addition to proceeds from the auction
benefitting Habitat’s Disaster Response program, for every set of celebrity
handprints created for Valspar Hearts & Hands for Habitat Valspar is donating
$1,000 to the cause, with a minimum donation of $25,000.

“Valspar has a long-standing relationship with Habitat for Humanity, and we
are committed to supporting their mission of providing safe and affordable
housing. At Valspar we believe color can transform, and that is why we
guarantee paint for every new Habitat home built in the United States, and why
we also offer the Valspar Love Your Color Guarantee which ensures that our
consumers find their right color,” said Paula Shikany, director of marketing,
Valspar.

After a disaster strikes, Habitat helps families rebuild their lives with both
immediate and long-term assistance. Valspar began supporting Habitat locally
in the mid-1980s. Since launching its national partnership in 2002, the
Valspar Foundation has committed more than $60 million in cash and paint to
Habitat through 2014.

“We are grateful to Valspar for their continued support of Habitat’s mission
and goals,” said Jonathan T.M. Reckford, CEO of Habitat for Humanity
International. “The Valspar Hearts & Hands for Habitat auction provides
support to our Disaster Response program and is another example of how the
Valspar Foundation is committed to helping us create a world in which everyone
has a decent place to live.”

The Valspar Hearts & Hands for Habitat auction is now live on the Valspar
Paint Facebook Page, with handprints open for bidding through Friday, August
30, 2013 at 12:00 p.m. EST. For additional information and auction details,
please visit Facebook.com/ValsparPaint.

Valspar believes color has the power to transform any space and is committed
to helping everyone find a color they love. To deliver on this promise,
Valspar offers the Valspar Love Your Color Guarantee™, a unique color
assurance program. From now until October 7, 2013, Valspar is offering a
complimentary replacement color to anyone who does not absolutely love their
first color choice. For additional details, eligibility requirements, offer
terms and information on how to obtain a rebate through the Valspar Love Your
Color Guarantee, please visit valsparpaint.com/en/love-your-color.

About The Valspar Corporation
The Valspar Corporation (NYSE: VAL) is a global leader in the paint and
coatings industry. Since 1806, Valspar has been dedicated to bringing
customers the latest innovations, the finest quality and the best customer
service in the coatings industry.

About Habitat for Humanity International
Habitat for Humanity International’s vision is a world where everyone has a
decent place to live. Anchored by the conviction that safe and affordable
housing provides a critical foundation for breaking the cycle of poverty,
Habitat has helped more than 3 million people construct, rehabilitate or
preserve homes since 1976. Habitat also advocates for fair and just housing
policies and provides training and access to resources to help more families
improve their shelter conditions. As a nonprofit Christian housing
organization, Habitat works in more than 70 countries and welcomes people of
all races, religions and nationalities to partner in its mission. To get more
information, to donate or to volunteer, please visit habitat.org.

Contact:

LaForce + Stevens for The Valspar Corporation
Allison Strassberg, 212-242-9353
astrassberg@lsagency.com
Hannah Grace Miles, 212-242-9353
hmiles@lsagency.com
 
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