Spectrum Brands Holdings to Reaffirm Fiscal 2017 Guidance at CAGNY Conference

MIDDLETON, Wis.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Spectrum Brands Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: SPB), a global consumer products
company offering an expanding portfolio of leading brands providing
superior value to consumers and customers every day, announced it will
reaffirm fiscal 2017 guidance during its presentation today at the 2017
Consumer Analyst Group of New York (CAGNY) Conference.

Spectrum Brands continues to expect fiscal 2017 reported net sales to
increase above category rates, along with an anticipated negative impact
from foreign exchange of approximately 100-150 basis points based on
current spot rates. The Company also continues to expect fiscal 2017 net
cash provided from operating activities after purchases of property,
plant and equipment (adjusted free cash flow) will be between $575-$590

About Spectrum Brands Holdings, Inc.

Spectrum Brands Holdings, a member of the Russell 1000 Index, is a
global and diversified consumer products company and a leading supplier
of consumer batteries, residential locksets, residential builders’
hardware, plumbing, shaving and grooming products, personal care
products, small household appliances, specialty pet supplies, lawn and
garden and home pest control products, personal insect repellents, and
auto care products. 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®, VARTA®, Kwikset®, Weiser®,
Baldwin®, National Hardware®, Pfister®,
Remington®, George
Foreman®, Black + Decker®, Tetra®, Marineland®, Nature’s Miracle®,
Dingo®, 8-in-1®, FURminator®, IAMS®, Eukanuba®, Healthy-Hide®,
Digest-eeze™, Littermaid®, Spectracide®, Cutter®, Repel®, Hot Shot®,
Black Flag®, Liquid Fence®, Armor All®, STP® and A/C PRO®.
Brands’ products are sold in approximately 160 countries. Spectrum
Brands Holdings generated net sales of approximately $5.04 billion in
fiscal 2016. For more information, visit

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
2017 (including expectations regarding capital expenditures and its
ability to increase its net sales, free cash flow 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) the impact of our indebtedness on our business,
financial condition and results of operations; (2) the impact of
restrictions in our debt instruments on our ability to operate our
business, finance our capital needs or pursue or expand business
strategies; (3) any failure to comply with financial covenants and other
provisions and restrictions of our debt instruments; (4) the impact of
actions taken by significant stockholders; (5) the impact of expenses
resulting from the implementation of new business strategies,
divestitures or current and proposed restructuring activities; (6) our
inability to successfully integrate and operate new acquisitions at the
level of financial performance anticipated; (7) the unanticipated loss
of key members of senior management; (8) the impact of fluctuations in
commodity prices, costs or availability of raw materials or terms and
conditions available from suppliers, including suppliers’ willingness to
advance credit; (9) interest rate and exchange rate fluctuations; (10)
our ability to utilize our net operating loss carry-forwards to offset
tax liabilities from future taxable income; (11) the loss of,
significant reduction in, or dependence upon, sales to any significant
retail customer(s); (12) competitive promotional activity or spending by
competitors, or price reductions by competitors; (13) the introduction
of new product features or technological developments by competitors
and/or the development of new competitors or competitive brands; (14)
the effects of general economic conditions, including inflation,
recession or fears of a recession, depression or fears of a depression,
labor costs and stock market volatility or changes in trade, monetary or
fiscal policies in the countries where we do business; (15) changes in
consumer spending preferences and demand for our products; (16) our
ability to develop and successfully introduce new products, protect our
intellectual property and avoid infringing the intellectual property of
third parties; (17) our ability to successfully implement, achieve and
sustain manufacturing and distribution cost efficiencies and
improvements, and fully realize anticipated cost savings; (18) the cost
and effect of unanticipated legal, tax or regulatory proceedings or new
laws or regulations (including environmental, public health and consumer
protection regulations); (19) public perception regarding the safety of
products that we manufacture and sell, including the potential for
environmental liabilities, product liability claims, litigation and
other claims related to products manufactured by us and third parties;
(20) the impact of pending or threatened litigation; (21) the impact of
cybersecurity breaches or our actual or perceived failure to protect
company and personal data; (22) changes in accounting policies
applicable to our business; (23) government regulations; (24) the
seasonal nature of sales of certain of our products; (25) the effects of
climate change and unusual weather activity; and (26) the effects of
political or economic conditions, terrorist attacks, acts of war or
other unrest in international markets, including those discussed herein
and those set forth in the combined securities filing of Spectrum Brands
Holdings, Inc. and SB/RH Holdings, LLC, including their most recently
filed Annual Report on Form 10-K or Quarterly Report 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.
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.


Spectrum Brands Holdings, Inc.
Investor/Media Contact:
Prichard, 608-278-6141