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New products meet homeowner demands for sleek, modern hardware that offers design and functionality

LAKE FOREST, Calif. (June 4, 2014) – In response to the rising trend of incorporating contemporary style and universal design into the home, Kwikset®, a leading brand of the Hardware and Home Improvement (HHI) division of Spectrum Brands Holdings (NYSE:SPB), expands its contemporary line of levers and deadbolts to offer accessible modern hardware to homeowners. Milan, a sleek, streamlined, round lever and deadbolt, and Halifax, a square lever and deadbolt, offer both elegant design and functionality with a Kwikset Signature Series-first ADA-compliant push button.


“Recognizing the increase in homeowners looking to incorporate contemporary design, Kwikset is offering an accessible option for a range of buyers with our new Halifax and Milan levers and deadbolts,” said Marty Hoffmann, vice president, marketing, Kwikset. “The square and round contemporary designs combine sophistication and simplicity, making them the ideal accents for a modern or transitional home.”


The beautifully crafted hardware fulfills today’s homeowner’s desire for quality products, a competitive price point and modern style. The simple, yet elegant designs of Halifax and Milan add an effortless contemporary aesthetic to a breadth of homes and are available at retailers nationwide.


Additionally, fifty-seven percent of National Kitchen and Bath Association designers specified universal design features in bathrooms in 2013, signifying the growth in demand for products that can be incorporated into multigenerational homes. Kwikset’s new lines feature an ADA-compliant push button that makes the levers easy to lock and unlock. This feature also prevents anyone from locking themselves in a room. These new lines deliver everyday functionality without compromising design.


Halifax and Milan products are offered in Venetian Bronze, Satin Nickel, Polished Chrome and Satin Chrome. The hardware line is available through wholesale now and will be offered at retail stores in July with the suggested retail price of $29.97-$49.97. Halifax and Milan keyed entry products are equipped with Kwikset SmartKey® re-key technology, providing superior security and re-key convenience unlike any other lock on the market.


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About Kwikset


Hardware and Home Improvement (HHI) is 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. To learn more about Kwikset, visit


About Spectrum Brands


HHI is a division of Spectrum Brands Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: SPB). 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, and personal insect repellents. Spectrum Brands employs approximately 13,500 employees worldwide and sells to the top 25 global retailers with products in more than one million stores.


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