Energizer Donates Flashlights, Batteries, Razors and Funds to Help Hurricane Katrina Victims

Sep 08, 2005, 01:00 ET from Energizer Holdings, Inc.

    ST. LOUIS, Sept. 8 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Energizer Holdings, Inc.
 announced today that it is sending 90,000 flashlights and more than 200,000
 batteries to aid Hurricane Katrina relief workers and to help victims.
 Energizer is working with The Red Cross to distribute the flashlights and
 batteries in the areas most affected by Hurricane Katrina, including parts of
 Mississippi, Louisiana, Alabama and Florida.  Schick-Wilkinson Sword, a
 subsidiary of Energizer, is donating razors, which will be distributed to
 victims that are in shelters.  In addition to the product donations, the
 Energizer Charitable Trust is making monetary donations and matching employee
 gifts made to organizations assisting in relief efforts.
     "While our donations are small in relation to what the victims have lost,
 we hope that it can assist in the relief efforts to which many are
 contributing, and we will continue to keep those impacted by this tragedy in
 our thoughts," said Ward Klein, CEO of Energizer Holdings, Inc.
     "The American Red Cross is the way neighbors help neighbors in disasters,"
 said Marsha J. Evans, Red Cross President and CEO.  "We are profoundly
 grateful to Energizer Holdings for being good neighbors to the countless
 people displaced by Hurricane Katrina."
     About Energizer:
     Energizer Holdings, Inc. (NYSE:   ENR), headquartered in St. Louis,
 Missouri, is one of the world's largest manufacturers of primary batteries and
 flashlights and a global leader in the dynamic business of providing portable
 power.  In addition, Energizer is the parent company of Schick-Wilkinson
 Sword, the second largest manufacturer of wet shave products.
     About the Red Cross:
     Governed by volunteers and supported by community donations, the American
 Red Cross is a nationwide network of nearly 900 field units dedicated to
 saving lives and helping people prevent, prepare for and respond to
 emergencies. Led by 1 million volunteers and 36,000 employees, the Red Cross
 annually mobilizes relief to families affected by more than 70,000 disasters,
 trains almost 12 million people in lifesaving skills and keeps U.S. military
 families connected worldwide. The Red Cross is the largest supplier of blood
 and blood products to more than 3,000 hospitals across the nation and also
 assists victims of international disasters and conflicts at locations
 worldwide. Marsha J. Evans is the President and CEO of the American Red Cross.
 For additional detailed information, please see our web site at:
 http://www.redcross.org .

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