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Newell Rubbermaid Announces Appointment of Bradford Turner as Senior Vice President, General Counsel and Corporate Secretary

ATLANTA, March 26, 2015 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Newell Rubbermaid (NYSE:NWL) announced today that Bradford Turner, has been appointed Senior Vice President, General Counsel and Corporate Secretary, effective April 1, 2015. He will serve on the company's Executive Leadership Team and will report directly to Newell Rubbermaid President and Chief Executive Officer Michael Polk.

"Brad's deep knowledge of Newell Rubbermaid and his years of experience supporting our operating groups make him an ideal choice for this role," said Polk. "He will be a tremendous asset to our leadership team. His promotion to this key position is representative of the great bench strength we are developing within our company."

Turner most recently served as Vice President and Deputy General Counsel, after serving in a variety of roles within the Legal Services Department. Prior to this arrival at Newell Rubbermaid in 2004, he was an associate with Troutman Sanders LLP. Turner is a member of the Georgia Bar Association, and serves as Chair of the Executive Committee of the Corporate Counsel Section. He also serves as President of the Writing Instrument Manufacturers Association. He holds both a law degree and an accounting degree from the University of Georgia, both with magna cum laude honors.

About Newell Rubbermaid

Newell Rubbermaid Inc., an S&P 500 company, is a global marketer of consumer and commercial products with 2014 sales of $5.7 billion and a strong portfolio of leading brands, including Sharpie®, Paper Mate®, Rubbermaid Commercial Products®, Irwin®, Lenox®, Parker®, Waterman®, Contigo®, Rubbermaid®, Levolor®, Calphalon®, Goody®, Graco®, Aprica®, Baby Jogger® and Dymo®. As part of the company's Growth Game Plan, Newell Rubbermaid is making sharper portfolio choices and investing in new marketing and innovation to accelerate performance.

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

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