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Helen of Troy Limited, together with its subsidiaries, designs, develops, imports, markets, and distributes brand-name household, personal care, and healthcare/home environment consumer products in the United States, Canada, Europe, Latin America, and internationally. It operates in three segments: Personal Care, Housewares, and Healthcare/Home Environment. The Personal Care segment offers curling irons, straightening irons, hot air brushes, hand-held dryers, hard and soft-bonnet hair dryers, hair setters, facial care appliances, foot care appliances, hair clippers and trimmers, hand held and lighted mirrors, hair brushes, hair styling implements, decorative hair accessories, liquid hair styling products, conditioners, shampoos, liquid and/or medicated skin care products, fragrances, deodorants, and antiperspirants. The Housewares segment provides food preparation tools and gadgets, food storage containers, cutlery, household cleaning tools, trash cans, bathroom accessories, storage and organization products, and baby and toddler care products. The Healthcare/Home Environment segment offers thermometers, blood pressure monitors, humidifiers, heating pads, and hot/cold wraps; faucet mount water filtration systems, pitcher based water filtration systems, and refrigerator filters; and air purifiers, heaters, fans, humidifiers, dehumidifiers, and bug zappers. The company sells its products primarily through mass merchandisers, drugstore chains, warehouse clubs, catalogs, grocery stores, specialty stores, home improvement stores, beauty supply retailers, e-commerce retailers, wholesalers, and various types of distributors, as well as directly online to end user consumers. Helen of Troy Limited was founded in 1968 and is headquartered in El Paso, Texas.

1,458 Employees
Last Reported Date: 04/29/13
Founded in 1968

helen of troy ltd (HELE) Top Compensated Officers

Chief Financial Officer and Senior Vice Presi...
Total Annual Compensation: $718.7K
Senior Vice President, General Counsel and Se...
Total Annual Compensation: $431.9K
Compensation as of Fiscal Year 2013.

helen of troy ltd (HELE) Key Developments

Helen of Troy Limited Announces Julien Mininberg, CEO, to Join its Board of Directors

Helen of Troy Limited announced that its Board of Directors appointed Julien R. Mininberg, Chief Executive Officer, to serve on its Board until the next annual meeting of shareholders. Mr. Mininberg's appointment fills the vacancy created by the departure of Gerald J. Rubin, the Company's former chief executive officer and a former director of the Company. The Board intends to nominate Mr. Mininberg as a director of the Company at the next annual general meeting of shareholders.

Helen of Troy Limited Enters into Third Amendment to Credit Agreement

On February 7, 2014, Helen of Troy Limited and Helen of Troy, L.P. (the Borrower), entered into that certain Third Amendment to Credit Agreement with Bank of America, N.A., and the other lenders party thereto. The Amendment amends the Credit Agreement, dated December 30, 2010, by and among the company, the Borrower and Bank of America, N.A., as amended by that certain First Amendment to Credit Agreement, by and among the company, the Borrower, Bank of America, N.A., JPMorgan Chase Bank, N.A., and the other lenders party thereto and that certain Second Amendment to Credit Agreement, by and among the company, the Borrower, Bank of America, N.A., JPMorgan Chase Bank, N.A., and the other lenders party thereto (collectively, the Credit Agreement). The Amendment increases the unsecured revolving commitment of the Credit Agreement from $250 million to $375 million, subject to the terms and limitations described in the Credit Agreement. The Amendment also eliminated the maintenance of a minimum consolidated net worth financial covenant. Finally, the Amendment modified the limitation on the company's ability to declare or pay cash dividends to shareholders or make stock repurchases. Specifically, the company may declare or pay cash dividends to shareholders or make stock repurchases if, after giving effect to the dividends or share repurchases, the Leverage Ratio (as defined in the Credit Agreement) is not greater than: 2.75 to 1.00 prior to the date that the compliance certificate for the fiscal year ending February 28, 2015 is required to have been delivered under the Credit Agreement, and 2.50 to 1.00 thereafter. The Amendment does not modify the terms of the Credit Agreement under which repayment may be accelerated or increased.

Sachem Head Capital Wants Helen of Troy To Explore Strategic Alternatives

Sachem Head Capital Management has sent a public letter to the Board of Helen of Troy Limited (NasdaqGS:HELE) emanding that the company explore strategic alternatives including a sale of some of its assets. According to the letter, Helen of Troy could reap substantial benefits from a deal, thanks to its unusual corporate structure. Sachem Head Capital added that it had spoken to what it described as a number of potential suitors for Helen of Troy, contending that at least one had reached out to the Board in recent weeks only to be rebuffed.


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