Newell Rubbermaid Named Most Innovative Company by Consumer Goods Technology Magazine Recognized for developing innovative new products that build competitive advantage

ATLANTA, Sept. 29, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Newell Rubbermaid (NYSE: NWL) was recognized by Consumer Goods Technology (CGT) as the "2011 Most Innovative Company" at the magazine's Growth and Innovation Forum in Miami, Fla. on September 23.  Each year the award honors the consumer goods company that best demonstrates excellence in driving growth through product and process innovation.

Newell Rubbermaid was selected for the award by industry peers based on multiple innovative new product launches in 2010 and 2011.  Among them, the Rubbermaid Commercial Products® Hygen™ Clean Water System, Dymo® MimioClassroom™ suite of interactive teaching technology, Calphalon® Unison™ Egg Poacher, Lenox® Bi-Metal Speed Slot™ Hole Saw and Parker® Ingenuity pen with 5th Technology refill system, all innovations leading the way in their respective categories in part because they were designed by listening to the needs of consumers and professional end-users.

"Newell Rubbermaid is honored to receive the 2011 Most Innovative Company award from Consumer Goods Technology in recognition of our employees' passion to relentlessly study our consumers and develop innovations that solve everyday frustrations while offering great performance and value," said Lisa King, Vice President of Insights and Innovation at Newell Rubbermaid.  "We have fostered a culture dedicated to innovation that builds our brands, and we are committed to revolutionizing products across our portfolio to surprise and delight our consumers."

Newell Rubbermaid was selected as the 2011 Most Innovative Company by Consumer Goods Technology magazine's readership of more than 25,000 consumer goods executives and its editorial and research advisory boards staffed by top industry analysts and executives. Prior winners include Procter & Gamble, Kraft Foods, Henkel and Crayola.  

About Newell Rubbermaid

Newell Rubbermaid Inc., an S&P 500 company, is a global marketer of consumer and commercial products with 2010 sales of approximately $5.8 billion and a strong portfolio of leading brands, including Rubbermaid®, Sharpie®, Graco®, Calphalon®, Irwin®, Lenox®, Levolor®, Paper Mate®, Dymo®, Waterman®, Parker®, Goody®, Rubbermaid Commercial Products® and Aprica®.

This press release and additional information about Newell Rubbermaid are available on the company's Web site, www.newellrubbermaid.com.

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SOURCE Newell Rubbermaid



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