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Energizer Holdings, Inc. Wins Injunction
Against Spectrum Brands

Energizer alleged that Spectrum Brands infringed Energizer's U.S. Patents by importing primary lithium batteries made in China

Energizer Holdings, Inc. Press Release
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Energizer® Ultimate Lithium Batteries

Energizer® Ultimate Lithium Batteries

ST. LOUIS, Mo. - Energizer Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: ENR), and Eveready Battery Company, Inc. were granted a preliminary injunction in their patent infringement suit filed in the United States District Court Western District of Wisconsin against Spectrum Brands. Energizer alleged that Spectrum Brands infringed Energizer's U.S. Patents 5,290,414 and 6,849,360 by importing primary lithium batteries made in China, and selling them, labeled "Rayovac Lithium," in the United States.

On October 30th, 2008, Judge Barbara Crabb held a hearing and issued a bench ruling granting Energizer's motion for a preliminary injunction. In her ruling, Judge Crabb stated that (Energizer) "invested a large amount of money in developing this battery. That investment should be protected because plaintiffs sought and obtained patent protection."

"Energizer Lithium batteries are the world's longest lasting AA/AAA batteries in high tech devices. We have spent significant resources over the last 20 years to develop this category leading technology and will vigorously defend our intellectual property from infringement," said Joe McClanathan, President of Energizer Household Products. "It is gratifying to see that effort acknowledged by the judgment of the Court."

About Energizer:

Energizer Holdings, Inc. [NYSE: ENR],, 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® Ultimate Lithium and Energizer® Advanced Lithium 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 brings consumer insight and innovation to these important household devices. Energizer continues its role as a technology leader for on-the-go lifestyles with its Energizer® Energi To Go® line of portable battery- driven power packs for cell phones and audio devices.

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