ST. LOUIS, June 8, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Energizer Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: ENR) today announced that the company has appointed Timothy W. Gorman as interim Chief Financial Officer, effective immediately. Mr. Gorman will succeed Brian K. Hamm, Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer, who is leaving the company to pursue other opportunities. Mr. Hamm will work with Energizer to ensure a seamless transition.
Mr. Gorman currently serves as Energizer's Vice President and Controller, Chief Accounting Officer and will assume responsibility for all financial-related functions. The company has retained Russell Reynolds Associates, a nationally recognized executive search firm, to identify a permanent CFO and will consider both internal and external candidates.
"We are pleased that Tim has agreed to assume the interim CFO position and I look forward to working closely with him as he takes on these expanded responsibilities," said Alan Hoskins, Chief Executive Officer. "Tim brings significant financial expertise and public company experience to this position. His comprehensive understanding of our business makes him the ideal person to manage this transition."
"I am excited to take on the interim CFO position," said Mr. Gorman. "Energizer is well-positioned and has produced strong financial results as evidenced by our recent second quarter earnings and increased fiscal year guidance. I look forward to working with senior management and the team to continue this momentum and execute on the strategic priorities that have created significant value for shareholders."
Mr. Hoskins continued, "On behalf of the entire Board of Directors, I want to thank Brian for his significant contributions to Energizer. Most notably, Brian played a key leadership role during the company's separation into two publicly-traded companies. We wish him the best in his future endeavors."
"I want to thank everyone at Energizer I have worked with over the last 10 years," said Mr. Hamm. "I have enjoyed serving as CFO and I am proud of the tremendous progress we have made in building a strong finance organization. I look forward to watching the company's continued success as I move into the next chapter of my career."
Energizer is reaffirming its previously announced adjusted EPS outlook for the fiscal year 2017 of $2.75 to $2.85.
About Timothy W. Gorman:
Mr. Gorman has served as Vice President and Controller, Chief Accounting Officer of Energizer since September 2014. Prior to that, he served as Senior Vice President & Controller of PepsiAmericas, Inc. After his tenure at PepsiAmericas, Inc., Mr. Gorman served as an independent financial consultant. During his tenure at PepsiAmericas, Inc. (previously known as Whitman Corporation), Mr. Gorman served in a number of finance roles of increasing responsibility, including Vice President, Planning and Reporting and Assistant Controller.
About Energizer Holdings, Inc.:
Energizer Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: ENR), headquartered in St. Louis, MO, is one of the world's largest manufacturers of primary batteries and portable lighting products and is anchored by its two globally recognized brands Energizer® and Eveready®. Energizer is also a leading designer and marketer of automotive fragrance and appearance products from recognized brands such as Refresh Your Car!®, California Scents®, Driven®, Bahama & Co.®, LEXOL® and Eagle One®. As a global branded distributor of consumer products, our mission is to lead the charge to deliver value to our customers and consumers better than anyone else. Visit www.energizerholdings.com for more details.
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