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Newell Brands Announces Completion Of Newell Rubbermaid And Jarden Corporation Combination

, Lenox

, Oster

, Sunbeam

, FoodSaver

, Mr. Coffee

, Rubbermaid Commercial Products

, Graco

, Baby Jogger

, Calphalon

, Contigo

, First Alert

, Waddington and Yankee Candle

. The company has been renamed Newell Brands Inc. and will continue to be listed on the New York Stock Exchange with ticker symbol NWL.

The combination of our two great organizations creates a powerhouse consumer goods company and sets up a very exciting long-term growth and value creation story, said Michael Polk, Newell Brands Chief Executive Officer. I am honored to have the opportunity to lead Newell Brands and the development of our business. We expect Newell Brands to unlock far greater upside than either company could have on their own. I want to thank Martin Franklin, Ian Ashken and Jim Lillie for their achievements and leadership at Jarden and for the role they have played in helping us bring our companies together. Our immediate focus will be to deliver our 2016 financial objectives, start the work of integrating the two companies and develop the long term corporate and portfolio strategy that will guide the choices we make and the realization of the companys full potential.

The agreement to combine with Jarden Corporation was announced on December 14, 2015, for per share consideration equal to $21 in cash and 0.862 of a share in Newell Brands stock. The closing of the transaction follows the approval of both companies stockholders in separate votes held earlier today and the receipt of required regulatory approvals in all applicable jurisdictions including the U.S., European Union, Canada and Mexico. Voting results for both companies will be disclosed in a Form 8-K to be filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission. Jardens common stock will cease trading on the New York Stock Exchange immediately prior to market open on April 18, 2016, and will no longer be listed on the New York Stock Exchange.

Management and Governance

As previously announced, several management changes became effective today as a result of completing the transaction.

Newell Brands will be led by Michael Polk as Chief Executive Officer. Mark Tarchetti will serve as the President of Newell Brands with enterprise-wide responsibility for bringing the companies together and establishing an operating cadence that delivers the full potential of the combination, realizes the synergies...