SEC Form 4
FORM 4 UNITED STATES SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION
Washington, D.C. 20549

STATEMENT OF CHANGES IN BENEFICIAL OWNERSHIP

Filed pursuant to Section 16(a) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934
or Section 30(h) of the Investment Company Act of 1940
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1. Name and Address of Reporting Person*
HARBINGER GROUP INC.

(Last) (First) (Middle)
450 PARK AVENUE
27TH FLOOR

(Street)
NEW YORK NY 10022

(City) (State) (Zip)
2. Issuer Name and Ticker or Trading Symbol
Spectrum Brands Holdings, Inc. [ SPB ]
5. Relationship of Reporting Person(s) to Issuer
(Check all applicable)
Director X 10% Owner
Officer (give title below) X Other (specify below)
*See Remarks
3. Date of Earliest Transaction (Month/Day/Year)
12/16/2011
4. If Amendment, Date of Original Filed (Month/Day/Year)
6. Individual or Joint/Group Filing (Check Applicable Line)
X Form filed by One Reporting Person
Form filed by More than One Reporting Person
Table I - Non-Derivative Securities Acquired, Disposed of, or Beneficially Owned
1. Title of Security (Instr. 3) 2. Transaction Date (Month/Day/Year) 2A. Deemed Execution Date, if any (Month/Day/Year) 3. Transaction Code (Instr. 8) 4. Securities Acquired (A) or Disposed Of (D) (Instr. 3, 4 and 5) 5. Amount of Securities Beneficially Owned Following Reported Transaction(s) (Instr. 3 and 4) 6. Ownership Form: Direct (D) or Indirect (I) (Instr. 4) 7. Nature of Indirect Beneficial Ownership (Instr. 4)
Code V Amount (A) or (D) Price
Common Stock (par value $0.01 per share) 12/16/2011 P 650 A $26.67 (1) 27,759,758 D (2) (3) (4)
Table II - Derivative Securities Acquired, Disposed of, or Beneficially Owned
(e.g., puts, calls, warrants, options, convertible securities)
1. Title of Derivative Security (Instr. 3) 2. Conversion or Exercise Price of Derivative Security 3. Transaction Date (Month/Day/Year) 3A. Deemed Execution Date, if any (Month/Day/Year) 4. Transaction Code (Instr. 8) 5. Number of Derivative Securities Acquired (A) or Disposed of (D) (Instr. 3, 4 and 5) 6. Date Exercisable and Expiration Date (Month/Day/Year) 7. Title and Amount of Securities Underlying Derivative Security (Instr. 3 and 4) 8. Price of Derivative Security (Instr. 5) 9. Number of derivative Securities Beneficially Owned Following Reported Transaction(s) (Instr. 4) 10. Ownership Form: Direct (D) or Indirect (I) (Instr. 4) 11. Nature of Indirect Beneficial Ownership (Instr. 4)
Code V (A) (D) Date Exercisable Expiration Date Title Amount or Number of Shares
Explanation of Responses:
1. The price shown in Column 4 is a weighted average purchase price of these shares (the "Shares") of the Issuer's common stock, par value $0.01 per Share. The price range for the purchases is $26.61 to $26.71 per Share. The Reporting Person undertakes to provide upon request by the staff of the Securities and Exchange Commission, the Issuer or a security holder of the Issuer full information regarding the number of Shares purchased at each separate price.
2. The Shares are owned by Harbinger Group Inc., which is the Reporting Person.
3. The Shares may be deemed to be indirectly beneficially owned by the following: Harbinger Capital Partners Master Fund I, Ltd. (the "Master Fund"); Harbinger Capital Partners LLC ("Harbinger LLC"), the investment manager of the Master Fund; Harbinger Capital Partners Special Situations Fund, L.P. (the "Special Situations Fund"); Harbinger Capital Partners Special Situations GP, LLC ("HCPSS"), the general partner of the Special Situations Fund; Harbinger Holdings, LLC ("Harbinger Holdings"), the managing member of HCPSS and Harbinger LLC; and Philip Falcone, the managing member of Harbinger Holdings and the portfolio manager of the Master Fund and the Special Situations Fund (collectively, the "Harbinger Persons").
4. The Harbinger Persons are not reporting persons hereunder; they have filed a separate Statement of Changes in Beneficial Ownership on Form 4 with respect to their indirect interests in the Shares.
Remarks:
(+) The Harbinger Persons and HGI may be deemed to be members of a "group" for purposes of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended. Each of the Harbinger Persons and HGI disclaims beneficial ownership of any securities deemed to be owned by the group that are not directly owned by such person. This report shall not be deemed an admission that such person is a member of a group or the beneficial owner of any securities not directly owned by such person. Mr. David M. Maura and Mr. Omar Asali serve on the board of directors of the Issuer. Mr. Maura is a Vice President and Director of Investments of Harbinger LLC and a director of HGI. Mr. Asali is Head of Global Strategy and Managing Director of Harbinger LLC and Acting President and a director of HGI. As a result, the persons listed herein may be deemed directors of the Issuer by deputization.
Harbinger Group Inc. By: /s/ Francis T. McCarron, Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer(+) 12/20/2011
** Signature of Reporting Person Date
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