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SECURITIES EXCHANGE ACT OF 1934
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Item 7.01. Regulation FD Disclosure.
On December 18, 2012, Harbinger Group Inc., the majority shareholder of the issuer, through its wholly-owned subsidiary (“HRG”), purchased additional shares of common stock of Spectrum Brands Holdings, Inc. (the “Company”), resulting in an overall ownership by HRG of the common stock of the Company of approximately 57%. HRG purchased the stock in privately negotiated transactions from four of the Company’s executives (the “Executives”). It purchased a total of 333,778 shares of common stock of the Company at a negotiated price of $44.94 per share, based on a trailing average closing price formula. The amount of shares purchased from each of the Executives was: David Lumley (Chief Executive Officer) – 120,060; Anthony Genito (Chief Financial Officer) – 72,038; Terry Polistina (President – Global Appliances) – 69,642; and John Heil (President – Global Pet Supplies) – 72,038.
None of the Executives have previously sold any shares of the Company’s stock since joining the Company, with the exception of Mr. Polistina who sold 28,244 shares on October 4, 2012. The Executives advised the Company that the sales were done in part for 2012 tax planning purposes. Immediately following this sale, each of Messrs. Lumley, Genito, Polistina and Mr. Heil will continue to retain approximately 70% of the vested and the earned and time-vesting shares he held prior to the purchase, aligning the interests of each Executive with the future success of the Company.
The Executives also have advised the Company that under individual 10b5-1 trading plans established between October 2011 and June 2012, they may each sell an approximately equal number of shares over the next 6 to 15 months under the terms of their respective trading plans.
Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, the Registrant has duly caused this report to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned, thereunto duly authorized.