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  • SCHEDULE 14A(Rule 14a-101)

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    Michael Polk, Chief Executive Officer, participated in a presentation to the Consumer Analyst Group of New York Conference on February 22, 2018 (theConference). The investor presentation used by Mr. Polk at the Conference is attached as Exhibit 1. Also on February 22, 2018, the employeecommunication attached as Exhibit 2 was provided to employees of Newell Brands Inc.

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    Consumer Analyst Group of New York Michael B. Polk - Chief Executive Officer February 22, 2018 live. learn. work. play.

  • Forward-looking Statements Forward-looking statements in this presentation are made in reliance upon the safe harbor provisions of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Such forward-looking statements may relate to, but are not limited to, information or assumptions about the effects of sales (including pricing), income/(loss), earnings per share, return on equity, return on invested capital, operating income, operating margin or gross margin improvements or declines, Project Renewal, capital and other expenditures, working capital, cash flow, dividends, capital structure, debt to capitalization ratios, debt ratings, availability of financing, interest rates, restructuring and other project costs, impairment and other charges, potential losses on divestitures, impacts of changes in accounting standards, pending legal proceedings and claims (including environmental matters), future economic performance, costs and cost savings, inflation or deflation with respect to raw materials and sourced products, productivity and streamlining, changes in foreign exchange rates, product recalls, expected benefits and synergies and financial results from recently completed acquisitions and planned acquisitions and divestitures and managements plans, goals and objectives for future operations, performance and growth or the assumptions relating to any of the forward-looking statements. These statements generally are accompanied by words such as intend, anticipate, believe, estimate, project, target, plan, expect, will, should, would or similar statements. The Company cautions that forward-looking statements are not guarantees because there are inherent difficulties in predicting future results. Actual results could differ materially from those expressed or implied in the forward-looking statements. Important factors that could cause actual results to differ materially from those suggested by the forward-looking statements include, but are not limited to, uncertainties regarding further actions that may be taken by Starboard Value and Opportunity Master Fund L.P. (Starboard) in furtherance of its stated intention to nominate directorcandidates for election at the companys 2018 Annual Meeting; potential operational disruptions caused by Starboards actions that may make it more difficult to maintain relationships with customers, employees or suppliers; the Companys dependence on the strength of retail, commercial and industrial sectors of the economy in light of the continuation of challenging economic conditions, particularly outside of the United States; competition with other manufacturers and distributors of consumer products; major retailers strong bargaining power and consolidation of the Companys customers; the Companys ability to improve productivity, reduce complexity and streamline operations; the Companys ability to develop innovative new products and to develop, maintain and strengthen its end-user brands, including the ability to realize anticipated benefits of increased advertising and promotion spend; risks related to the substantial indebtedness that the Company incurred in connection with the Jarden Acquisition; the Companys ability to effectively accelerate its transformation plan and explore and execute its strategic options; risks related to a potential increase in interest rates; the Companys ability to complete planned acquisitions and divestitures; difficulties integrating Jarden and other acquisitions and unexpected costs or expenses associated with acquisitions or dispositions; changes in the prices of raw materials and sourced products and the Companys ability to obtain raw materials and sourced products in a timely manner from suppliers; the risks inherent in the Companys foreign operations, including currency fluctuations, exchange controls and pricing restrictions; a failure of one of the Companys key information technology systems or related controls; future events that could adversely affect the value of the Companys assets and require impairment charges; United States and foreign regulatory impact on the Companys operations including environmental remediation costs; the potential inability to attract, retain and motivate key employees; the imposition of tax liabilities greater than the Companys provisions for such matters; productliability, product recalls or regulatory actions; the Companys ability to protect its intellectual property rights; changes to the Companys credit ratings; significant increases in the funding obligations related to the Companys pension plans due to declining asset values, declining interest rates or otherwise; and those factors listed in our filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission (including the information set forth under the caption Risk Factors in the Companys and Jarden Corporations Annual Report on Form 10-K). Changes in such assumptions or factors could produce significantly different results. The information contained in this presentation is as of the date indicated. The Company assumes no obligation to update any forward-looking statements contained in this presentation as a result of new information or future events or developments. In addition, there can be no assurance that the Company has correctly identified and assessed all of the factors affecting the Company or that the publicly available and other information the Company receives with respect to these factors is complete or correct. This presentation contains non-GAAP financial measures within the meaning of Regulation G promulgated by the Securities and Exchange Commission and to the extent available without unreasonable effort or expense includes a reconciliation of these non-GAAP financial measures to the most directly comparable financial measures calculated in accordance with GAAP. While the Company believes that these non-GAAP financial measures are useful in evaluating the Companys performance, this information should be considered as supplemental in nature and not as a substitute for or superior to the related financial information prepared in accordance with GAAP. Additionally, these non-GAAP financial measures may differ from similar measures presented by other companies.

  • Additional information Additional Information In connection with Newells 2018 Annual Meeting of Shareholders, Newell will file with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission and mail to the shareholders of record entitled to vote at the 2018 Annual Meeting a definitive proxy statement and other documents, including a WHITE proxy card. SHAREHOLDERS ARE ENCOURAGED TO READ THE PROXY STATEMENT AND ALL OTHER RELEVANT DOCUMENTS WHEN FILED WITH THE SEC AND WHEN THEY BECOME AVAILABLE BECAUSE THOSE DOCUMENTS WILL CONTAIN IMPORTANT INFORMATION. When filed with the SEC, the definitive proxy statement and WHITE proxy card will also be mailed to shareholders of record. Investors and other interested parties will be able to obtain the documents free of charge at the SECs website, www.sec.gov, or from Newell at its website, www.newellbrands.com, or through a request in writing sent to Newell at 221 River Street, Hoboken, New Jersey, 07030, Attention: General Counsel Participants in Solicitation The Company and its directors and executive officers may be deemed to be participants in the solicitation of proxies in connection with the 2018 Annual Meeting. Certain information concerning certain of these participants is set forth in the Companys definitive proxy statement, dated March 30, 2