Remington's Neil DeFeo Appointed to Rayovac BOD

September 15, 2003 by Jeff Shepard

Rayovac Corp. (Madison, WI) announced the appointment of Neil DeFeo, Remington president and CEO, to the Rayovac board of directors. The appointment of DeFeo is contingent upon the successful closing of the Rayovac purchase of Remington. Rayovac announced on August 22, 2003, that it had reached an agreement with Remington to purchase the company. The transaction is expected to close by September 30, 2003.

"Neil will be a great addition to the Rayovac board of directors. His expertise and knowledge of Remington and its markets will prove to be invaluable as we merge the Remington operations into ours," said Rayovac Chairman and CEO David Jones. "Neil has had a successful track record of building companies and brands, and his insight will be critical as Rayovac continues its product line diversifications and global expansion."