stores; department stores; hardware and automotive centers; military stores; and e-commerce. Customers The company’s major customer, Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. and its subsidiaries, accounted for approximately 17.2% of net sales in the year ended September 30, 2014. Patents and Trademarks The company owns various U.S., Canadian, and foreign trademarks, which it considers of importance and which are used individually or in conjunction with other Energizer trademarks. These include Eveready, Energizer, Energizer Max, Schick, Schick Hydro, Schick Hydro Silk, Wilkinson Sword, Intuition, Hydro, Quattro, Xtreme, Protector, Silk Effects, Slim Twin, Exacta, Edge, Skintimate, Personna, Capri, Matrix 3, Magnum 5, Speed 3, Vogue, Dermablade, Banana Boat, Hawaiian Tropic, Coolzone, Sport Performance, Ultramist, Binky, Diaper Genie, Drop-Ins, Lil' Gripper, Coolster, Gentle Glide, Play On, 360° Protection & Design, HandSaver, Twist 'N Click & design, Sipster, Sport, VentAire, Wet Ones, Stayfree, Carefree, o.b., and the Energizer Bunny and the Energizer Man character. As a result of the Playtex Products, Inc. acquisition, the company also owns royalty-free licenses in perpetuity to the Playtex and Living trademarks in the United States, Canada, and various foreign jurisdictions related to certain feminine hygiene, baby care, gloves, and other products, as well as excluding certain apparel related products. As of September 30, 2014, the company owned (directly or beneficially) approximately 1,460 unexpired United States patents, which had a range of expiration dates from October 2014 to December 2033; and had approximately 188 United States patent applications pending. It prepares additional patent applications for filing in the United States. The company also pursues foreign patent protection in various foreign countries. As of September 30, 2014, the company owned (directly or beneficially) approximately 3,349 foreign patents and had approximately 584 patent applications pending in foreign countries. Governmental Regulation and Environmental Matters The company has received notices from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, state agencies, and/or private parties seeking contribution, which the company has been identified as a ‘potentially responsible party’ under the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation and Liability Act. Certain of the company’s products are subject to regulation under the Federal Food, Drug and Cosmetic Act and are regulated by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. Competition The company’s principal competitors include The Procter & Gamble Company; Bic Group; Kimberly-Clark Corp.; Bayer AG; Johnson & Johnson; Duracell, a subsidiary of The Procter & Gamble Company; and Spectrum Brands, Inc. History Energizer Holdings, Inc. was founded in 1999. The company was incorporated in Missouri in 1999.
energizer holdings inc (EGZ:Berlin)
533 Maryville University Drive
St. Louis, MO 63141
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