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Kwikset® K-Keyway Provides a Cost-Effective Alternative for Home Builders and Owners

K-Keyway Combines Kwikset Value with Premium Baldwin Hardware, and Delivers Single-Key Hardware Package for Homes

Lake Forest, CA – December 2005 - The innovative combination of the Kwikset® K-Keyway with the elegance of Baldwin® handlesets allows today’s home builder to upgrade the front door creating strong curb appeal, while utilizing matching Kwikset door hardware throughout the rest of the home. The prestigious Baldwin key unlocks everything.

“We continue to work within our brands to provide architects, builders and homeowners with the greatest range of cost-effective solutions for their home décor and security needs,” says Jimmy Pendley, Vice President and General Manager, Kwikset.

A premium brand in door hardware, Baldwin offers a first impression of quality and style that potential home buyers appreciate immediately. These new K-Keyway equipped handlesets provide a hardware package that instantly sets the tone with a premium Baldwin product for the front door and allows builders and homeowners to select complementary Kwikset styles and matching Kwikset finishes for the rest of the house – all operating on a single Baldwin key.

The six luxury Baldwin handleset designs currently equipped with K-Keyway include the classical Logan, the colonial-inspired Canterbury, the traditional Madison, the elegant Blakely, the dynamically sculpted Stonegate and the Manchester handleset, which features a ‘Roman arch’ back plate design. Baldwin products are available in an array of elegant, richly detailed Baldwin Lifetime Finishes. This patented finish process was developed utilizing the PVD (Physical Vapor Deposition) technology to provide a hard, ultra thin PVD surface which offers advanced resistance to wear and tear and deterioration in even the harshest of circumstances. The corresponding Kwikset products for interior consistency are the Laurel, Hancock, Pembroke, Commonwealth, Brooklane, Cameron, Tustin and Lido.

Baldwin handlesets equipped with Kwikset K-Keyway and their corresponding Kwikset styles are currently available to builders through their local distributors.

There’s hardly a door that Kwikset can’t make more attractive or more secure. For more than sixty years Kwikset has meant security and peace of mind for millions of families. Baldwin Hardware Corporation manufactures an extensive family of superior architectural and decorative products for the home. Baldwin signifies quality and "Timeless Craftsmanship.” No wonder more people trust their doors, inside and out, to the beauty and strength of their door hardware. Kwikset®, Weiser Lock®, Baldwin® Hardware and Price Pfister® are part of the Black & Decker Hardware & Home Improvement Group (NYSE: BDK).

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Black & Decker Hardware and Home Improvement (BDHHI) Group is a division of Black & Decker, the world’s largest producer of power tools, power tool accessories and security hardware. Today, the BDHHI Group includes some of the most recognizable hardware and home improvement brands in the world including Kwikset®, Weiser Lock®, Baldwin®, Price Pfister® and Bach®.

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