Energizer Announces Settlement With Wahl Clipper Corporation

Aug 21, 2012, 15:34 ET from Energizer Holdings, Inc.

ST. LOUIS, Aug. 21, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Energizer Holdings, Inc. announced today that it has settled a patent infringement suit against the Wahl Clipper Corporation.  Filed in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois on April 11, 2012, the suit charged that primary lithium batteries supplied by Great Power Battery (H.K.) Co., Ltd. and packaged in various Wahl products infringed five different Energizer patents.  As part of the settlement, Wahl will cease all future infringing activities.  In addition, Energizer and Wahl will now partner to recommend and include Energizer primary lithium batteries in future product offerings by Wahl.

Energizer has long been a leader in battery innovations, as evidenced by its invention of the AA lithium battery over twenty years ago and its introduction of the world's first AAA lithium battery in 2004.  Recently, Energizer retooled the materials and construction of its AA Ultimate Lithium batteries to further improve upon its industry-leading capabilities, and Energizer lithium batteries are recommended for use in a wide variety of high-tech devices, including those manufactured by Nikon, Garmin, Magellan, SPOT, Bushnell, RCA and Wahl.

For more information about all the longest-lasting AA and AAA batteries in high tech devices, visit www.energizer.com/ultimatelithium.

About Energizer
Energizer Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: ENR), headquartered in St. Louis, MO, is one of the world's largest manufacturers of primary batteries, portable flashlights and lanterns. Energizer is a global leader in the dynamic business of providing power solutions with a full portfolio of products including Energizer® brand battery products Energizer® MAX® premium alkaline; Energizer® Ultimate Lithium; Energizer® Advanced Lithium; Rechargeable batteries and charging systems; portable flashlights and lanterns; power connectors, inductive chargers and, most recently, comprehensive household lighting collections.

Energizer continues to fulfill its role as a technology innovator by redefining portable power solutions to meet people's active lifestyle needs for today and tomorrow with chargers for rechargeable portable devices; charging systems for wireless video game controllers; and specialty batteries for hearing aids, health and fitness devices, as well as for keyless remote entry systems, toys and watches.  Energizer is redefining where energy, technology and freedom meet to bring to market consumer-focused products that power the essential devices that help people stay connected and on the go at work and at play. Visit www.energizer.com, www.facebook.com/energizerbunny.

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