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Departure of Directors or Certain Officers; Election of Directors; Appointment of Certain Officers; Compensatory Arrangements of Certain Officers.
On September 15, 2023, Carl C. Icahn, including entities controlled by Carl C. Icahn and his associates and related affiliate entities (collectively, the “Icahn Group”) notified Newell Brands Inc. (the “Company”) that the Director Appointment and Nomination Agreement, dated as of March 18, 2018 between the Icahn Group and the Company (as amended April 23, 2018 and February 8, 2023, the “Nomination Agreement”), is terminated in all respects (the “Notification Letter”). The Company accepted and agreed to such termination.
Effective September 15, 2023, Gaoxiang (Gary) Hu and David Willetts resigned from the Board of Directors (the “Board”) of the Company. Their resignations were not due to any disagreement with the Company.
The foregoing summary is qualified in its entirety by reference to the Notification Letter, a copy of which is attached hereto as Exhibit 99.1 and incorporated by reference herein.
The Board has voted to reduce the size of the Board to nine members effective immediately.
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|99.1||Notification Letter, dated September 16, 2023, from the Icahn Group to Newell Brands Inc.|
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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.
|NEWELL BRANDS INC.|
|Dated: September 18, 2023||By:|
|Bradford R. Turner|
|Chief Legal and Administrative Officer and Corporate Secretary|
September 15, 2023
Newell Brands Inc.
Ladies and Gentlemen:
Capitalized terms used but not otherwise defined herein shall have the meanings given to such terms in the Director Appointment and Nomination Agreement, dated as of March 18, 2018 (as amended on April 23, 2018 and February 8, 2023, the Nomination Agreement), among Newell Brands Inc. (the Company) and Carl C. Icahn, including various entities controlled by Mr. Carl Icahn and his associates and related affiliate entities referenced therein (collectively, the Icahn Group). Reference is made to the resignation of David P. Willetts and Gaoxiang (Gary) Hu from the Companys Board of Directors (Board), effective September 15, 2023. The Icahn Group hereby waives any right under the Nomination Agreement to designate a Replacement for Mr. Willetts and/or Mr. Hu and further agrees with the Company that the Nomination Agreement is terminated in all respects and shall have no further force or effect hereafter.
|Very truly yours,|
|ON BEHALF OF THE ICAHN GROUP|
|Title:||Chief Operating Officer, Icahn Capital LP|
Accepted and agreed this 16th day of September, 2023:
|NEWELL BRANDS INC.|
|Name:||Bradford R. Turner|
|Title:||Chief Legal & Administrative Officer|