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Newell Brands Inc acquisition of Jarden Corporation Settlement

Superior Court of New Jersey
Court
15 Apr 2016
Class period Start
15 Apr 2016
Class period End
02 Mar 2023
Claim deadline
Newell Brands Inc (NWL) agreed to pay up to $102.5 million to settle a securities class action lawsuit to avoid further litigation.

The complaint alleged that Newell and several of its current and former officers and directors issued a materially untrue and misleading registration statement and joint proxy prospectus in connection with Newell’s acquisition of Jarden Corporation.

The acquisition closed on April 15, 2016, with shareholders receiving cash and Newell shares issued pursuant to the Offering Documents in exchange for their Jarden shares.

The complaint specifically alleged that the Offering Documents contained two categories of alleged misstatements and omissions:
  • that Newell’s core sales growth was stalling and, at the time of the acquisition, was dependent on so‑called “period end buys” that offered customers additional incentives outside their normal terms;
  • Newell had talent gaps and functional deficiencies, which posed a risk to Newell’s ability to successfully integrate Jarden.
Case Status
Accepting Late Claims
Alleged Offence
Other
Suspected Party
Other
Security Type
Stocks
Trade Direction
Long
Defendants
Michael B. Polk, John K. Stipancich, Scott H. Garber, Bradford R. Turner, Michael T. Cowhig, Thomas E. Clarke, Kevin C. Conroy, Scott S. Cowen, Domenico de Sole, Cynthia A. Montgomery, Christopher D. O’Leary, Jose Ignacio Perez-Lizaur, Steven J. Strobel, Michael A. Todman
Administrator
EPIQ
Court hearing date
10 February 2023
Objection deadline
30 January 2023
Hearing deadline
30 January 2023
+$102,500,000
Cash Settlement Amount

Newell Brands Inc

Newell Brands Inc. engages in the design, manufacture, sourcing, and distribution of consumer and commercial products worldwide. The company operates in three segments: Home and Commercial Solution...

    Ticker
    NWL.US
    ISIN
    US6512291062
    CIK
    814453
    Sector
    Consumer Defensive
    Industry
    Household & Personal Products
    Country
    USA
    Address
    6655 Peachtree Dunwoody Road, Atlanta, GA, United States, 30328