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Prestigious Award Recognizes Company’s SmartCode™ 916 Touchscreen Electronic Deadbolt

LAKE FOREST, CA (March 16, 2016) – Kwikset brand of Spectrum Brands, Inc. – Hardware and Home Improvement Division, the leader in residential security, announces that the company and its SmartCode™ 916 Touchscreen Electronic Deadbolt have received a prestigious 2015 “GOOD DESIGN” award from the Chicago Athenaeum: Museum of Architecture and Design and The European Centre for Architecture Art Design and Urban Studies.

Founded in 1950, GOOD DESIGN is the oldest and one of the world’s most recognized programs for design excellence. For 2015, the Museum received submissions from several thousand of the world’s leading manufacturers and industrial and graphic design firms representing influential corporations from over 47 countries.

Kwikset’s SmartCode locks with Home Connect™ technology are the industry’s leading wireless, access control lock solution. The SmartCode 916 Touchscreen Electronic Deadbolt provides all the features of Kwikset's highly popular SmartCode™ 914 deadbolt lock - including keyless entry - combined with the added convenience and enhanced aesthetics of a capacitive touchscreen. Users can activate the SmartCode 916 Touchscreen with the touch of a finger.

The touchscreen is very responsive, sensing contact quickly for fast code entry. Plus, the screen will auto-detect a correct code and quickly unlock. The SmartCode 916’s SecureScreen™Technology helps mask "smudge" attacks, in which passcodes can potentially be jeopardized by detecting frequently used numbers from the oily residues on the touchscreen surface.

Said Keith Brandon, divisional vice president of Residential Access Solutions, Spectrum Brands, Inc. – Hardware and Home Improvement Division, “We are thrilled to receive one of the world’s most prestigious design awards from the Chicago Athenaeum Museum. This GOOD DESIGN award for our SmartCode lock speaks to Kwikset’s dedication to producing industry-leading products that combine innovative design with groundbreaking function.”

All awards are posted on the Museum’s website at chi-athenaeum.org and www.europeanarch.eu.

About Kwikset

Kwikset (www.kwikset.com), the leader in residential security, manufactures and markets a complete line of door locks and door hardware, including door knobs, door levers, deadbolts, handlesets, pocket door hardware and electronic keyless entry locks for residential and light commercial applications. Kwikset’s SmartCode™ locks with Home Connect™ technology are the industry’s leading wireless, access control lock solution for the smart home.

About Hardware and Home Improvement

Kwikset is part of Hardware and Home Improvement (HHI), a major manufacturer and supplier of residential locksets, residential builders’ hardware and faucets with a portfolio of renowned brands, including Kwikset®, Weiser®, Baldwin®, National Hardware®, Stanley®, FANAL®, Pfister™ and EZSET®. HHI is a leader in its key markets with #1 positions in U.S. residential locksets (Kwikset), Canada residential locksets (Weiser), U.S. luxury locksets (Baldwin), and U.S. builders’ hardware (Stanley-National Hardware), #2 in Mexico residential hardware (Fanal), and #3 in U.S. retail plumbing (Pfister). Headquartered in Orange County, California, HHI has a global sales force and operates manufacturing and distribution facilities in the U.S., Canada, Mexico and Asia. HHI is a division of Spectrum Brands Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: SPB).

About Spectrum Brands

Spectrum Brands is a global, diversified consumer products company and a leading supplier of consumer batteries, residential locksets, residential builders’ hardware and faucets, 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. Spectrum Brands employs over 15,000 employees worldwide and sells to the top 25 global retailers with products in more than one million stores representing 160 countries.