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Rayovac Wins International Stevie Award


MADISON, Wis. - 7/29/2011

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Christine McCoy
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christine.mccoy@rayovac.com

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

RAYOVAC WINS INTERNATIONAL STEVIE® AWARD

In Eighth Annual International Business Awards SM

MADISON, Wis., July 29, 2011 – Rayovac®, a worldwide leader in battery power and innovation, has earned two prestigious International Stevie Awards titles for their Mercury Free Hearing Aid Batteries. In The 2011 International Business Awards, the batteries earned the top honor for the Environmental Responsibility Program of the Year in Canada and U.S.A. and in the Health Products & Service category they earned a Distinguished Honoree medal in the Best New Product or Service of the Year.

The International Business Awards are the only global, all-encompassing business awards program honoring great performances in business. Nicknamed the Stevie® for the Greek word “crowned,” the awards will be presented to honorees at a gala event on Tuesday, 11 October in the Emirates Palace Hotel in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates.

Recipients of International Stevie Award trophies were selected from more than 3,000 entries received from organizations and individuals in more than 40 nations. Organizations all over the world are eligible to compete in The International Business Awards, and can enter in any of more than 40 categories from Company of the Year and Best New Product of the Year to Corporate Social Responsibility Program of the Year and Executive of the Year.  

“We are honored that Rayovac Mercury Free hearing aid batteries have been selected to win both an International Business Award and the Distinguished Honoree Medal.  These awards, as well as our recent Queen’s Award for Innovation in the UK, are an affirmation that our efforts to create the world’s best performing Mercury Free hearing aid batteries has met with great success,” said Randy Raymond, Vice President, Global Sales & Marketing, Hearing Aid Batteries for Rayovac.

Honorees were determined through two rounds of judging by close to 200 professionals worldwide.

“Entries to The International Business Awards grew by more than 80% this year, and that illustrates the increasing importance of the IBAs worldwide,” said Michael Gallagher, president of the Stevie Awards, presenters of the IBAs. “We congratulate all of the honorees, and we look forward to recognizing them for their achievements at our gala event in Abu Dhabi on 11 October.”

“These awards are a testament to Rayovac’s commitment to innovation, to the environment and to supplying consumers and the industry with the world’s best performing Mercury Free hearing aid batteries,” Raymond said.

Complete lists of honorees and other details are available at www.stevieawards.com/iba

About Spectrum Brands Holdings, Inc.
Spectrum Brands Holdings, Inc., a member of the Russell 2000 Index, is a diversified, global consumer products company and a leading supplier of batteries, shaving and grooming products, personal care products, small household appliances, specialty pet supplies, lawn & garden and home pest control products, personal insect repellents and portable lighting. Helping to meet the needs of consumers worldwide, the Company offers a broad portfolio of market-leading and widely trusted brands including Rayovac®, Remington®, Varta®, George Foreman®, Black & Decker®, Toastmaster®, Tetra®, Marineland®, Nature’s Miracle®, Dingo®, 8-in-1®, Littermaid®, Spectracide®, Cutter®, Repel®, and Hot Shot®. Spectrum Brands Holdings' products are sold by the world's top 25 retailers and are available in more than one million stores in more than 120 countries around the world. Spectrum Brands Holdings generated net sales of $3.1 billion from continuing operations in fiscal 2010. For more information, visit www.spectrumbrands.com.

About Rayovac

Rayovac is a worldwide leader in battery power and innovation. Backed by a long history of bringing the latest innovations to the marketplace, Rayovac offers a full range of high-performance batteries to meet the power needs of today’s consumers. From long-lasting alkaline batteries to advanced green rechargeable technology to the world’s top-selling, longest-lasting mercury free hearing aid battery, Rayovac’s state-of-the-art products offer more power for the money. The company also manufactures a wide selection of high-quality flashlights. For more information, visit www.rayovac.com.

About The Stevie Awards

Stevie Awards are conferred in four programs: The American Business Awards, The International Business Awards, the Stevie Awards for Women in Business, and the Stevie Awards for Sales & Customer Service.  Honoring organizations of all types and sizes and the people behind them, the Stevies recognize outstanding performances in the workplace worldwide. Learn more about the Stevie Awards at www.stevieawards.com.