Form 8-K
NEWELL BRANDS INC NASDAQ false 0000814453 0000814453 2019-10-09 2019-10-09





Washington, D.C. 20549




Current Report

Pursuant to Section 13 or 15(d)

of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934

Date of report (Date of earliest event reported): October 9, 2019



(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)







(State or Other Jurisdiction

of Incorporation)



File Number)


(IRS Employer

Identification Number)

221 River Street

Hoboken, New Jersey 07030

(Address of principal executive offices including zip code)

(201) 610-6600

(Registrant’s telephone number, including area code)


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Securities registered pursuant to Section 12(b) of the Act:

Title of each class





Name of each exchange

on which registered

Common stock, $1 par value per share




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Indicate by check mark whether the registrant is an emerging growth company as defined in as defined in Rule 405 of the Securities Act of 1933 (§230.405 of this chapter) or Rule 12b-2 of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 (§240.12b-2 of this chapter).

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Item 7.01 Regulation FD disclosure

On October 9, 2019, Stephen B. Parsons joined Newell Brands Inc. (the “Company”) as Chief Human Resources Officer. Mr. Parsons joined the Company from Z Capital Partners, the private equity fund management arm of Z Capital Group, where he served as Global Operating Partner, Human Capital since 2016. Mr. Parsons has extensive human resources leadership experience in public and private companies across the consumer products, manufacturing, healthcare, service and retail industries, including prior service as Chief Human Resources Officer at Stage Stores, Inc. from 2014 to 2016 and as Global Chief Human Resources Officer at OfficeMax from 2011 to 2014. Earlier in his career, Mr. Parsons held a variety of senior human resources roles at Rite Aid Corporation, Sears Holdings Corporation and Whirlpool Corporation.

The information in this Form 8-K shall not be deemed “filed” for purposes of Section 18 of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 or otherwise subject to the liabilities of that section, nor shall it be deemed incorporated by reference in any filing under the Securities Act of 1933, regardless of any general incorporation language in such filing.


Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, the registrant has duly caused this report to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned hereunto duly authorized.






Dated: October 9, 2019





/s/ Bradford R. Turner

Bradford R. Turner

Chief Legal and Administrative Officer and

Corporate Secretary