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With Donation to the USO

Energizer Battery, Inc. Press Release - 1/28/2008

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USO will distribute batteries to military troops worldwide through their care package program

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The USO is a private nonprofit, charitable organization relying on contributions from individuals, organizations and corporations to support its programs for service members and their families around the world. The USO serves as the link between the American people and our men and women in uniform. The mission of the USO is to bring a touch of home to service members and their families. (PRNewsFoto/USO)

ARLINGTON, Va. - St. Louis-based Energizer Battery, Inc. is helping members of our military keep their music, digital cameras and portable electronic devices running into the New Year by donating more than 38,000 AA Energizer® MAX® batteries to the USO.

"We appreciate this donation from Energizer," said John Hanson, senior vice president. "With this donation, the USO will continue to provide touches of home to our men and women in uniform worldwide."

The USO will distribute the donated batteries to military troops worldwide through their care package program.

"We are proud to be able to support our armed forces and their families with this donation to the USO," said Betsy Laakko, director of marketing at Energizer. "Helping our troops maintain their never-quit spirit is very important to us and to our country."

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For more than 66 years, the USO has provided morale-boosting programs and services to military personnel and their families. Programs include USO Operation Phone Home®, Operation USO Care Package, USO entertainment tours, the Mobile USO Fleet, United Through Reading® Military Program and USO CarePages. Corporate in-kind donations and sponsorships, coupled with volunteers and monetary donations, enable the USO to deliver a touch of home to troops around the world.

About Energizer:

Energizer Holdings, Inc.,, headquartered in St. Louis, Missouri, is one of the world's largest manufacturers of primary batteries, battery-powered devices and flashlights. Energizer, a global leader in the dynamic business of providing portable power geared toward the new digital age, offers a full portfolio of products including the Energizer® MAX® premium alkaline brand; Energizer® e2® Lithium® and Energizer® e2® Titanium Technology® performance brands; Nickel Metal Hydride (NiMH) Rechargeable batteries and chargers. The Energizer® product line also includes specialty batteries for hearing aids, health and fitness devices, as well as for keyless remote entry systems, watches and other uses. Through its flashlight and lighting products unit, Energizer helps bring consumer insight and innovation to these important household devices. Energizer continues its role as a technology leader as it launches Energizer® Energi To Go®, portable battery-driven power packs for cell phones, portable games and audio devices.

About the USO:

For more than 66 years, the USO (United Service Organizations) has been providing morale, welfare and recreational services to U.S. military personnel and their families. The USO is a nonprofit, charitable organization, relying on the generosity of the American people to support its programs and services. The USO is supported by Worldwide Strategic Partners AT&T Inc., BAE Systems North America, Clear Channel Communications, The Coca-Cola Company, DRS Technologies, Inc. and TriWest Healthcare Alliance. Other corporate donors, including the United Way and Combined Federal Campaign (CFC-11381), have joined thousands of individual donors to support the USO. For more information on the USO, please visit our Web site at