MIAMI, March 6, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Jarden Corporation (NYSE:JAH) today announced the appointment of Ros L'Esperance to its Board of Directors effective immediately. With the appointment, the Company's Board of Directors consists of ten members, including seven independent directors.
Ms. L'Esperance is Chairman of the Global Investment Banking Division at Barclays and serves as a member of several Operating and Executive Committees within Barclays. Prior to being named Chairman, Ms. L'Esperance was jointly responsible for Corporate Finance and M&A at Barclays from 2008-2013. She joined Barclays in 2008 from Lehman Brothers where she was co-head of Global Corporate Finance. During her tenure at Lehman Brothers she was also a founder and leader of the Financial Sponsors Group from 1997 through 2007 and previously was a Managing Director in the Media and Communications Group. She began her career as an Associate at Lehman Brothers in 1987. Ms. L'Esperance has also been an active contributor to the firm's Philanthropy and Diversity initiatives. She is a dual citizen (US/UK) and a board member of the Boys Club of New York, the Southampton Fresh Air Home and BritishAmerican Business.
"As a veteran finance professional working across a wide variety of companies and transactions, Ms. L'Esperance's experience will be highly valuable to us as we continue to grow our business," said Martin E. Franklin, Founder and Executive Chairman. "Ms. L'Esperance brings a global perspective and a wealth of experience garnered from almost three decades of complex M&A transactions as well as experience in navigating across the full spectrum of capital markets environments and opportunities. We welcome Ros as a director of Jarden and are confident that her professional insights and unique personal perspective will enable her to make a significant contribution to our Company."
About Jarden CorporationJarden Corporation is a leading provider of a diverse range of consumer products with a portfolio of over 120 trusted, quality brands sold globally. Jarden operates in three primary business segments through a number of well recognized brands, including: Outdoor Solutions: Abu Garcia®, AeroBed®, Berkley®, Campingaz® and Coleman®, ExOfficio®, Fenwick®, Greys®, Gulp!®, Hardy®, Invicta®, K2®, Madshus®, Marker®, Marmot®, Mitchell®, PENN®, Rawlings®, Ride®, Sevylor®,Shakespeare®, Stearns®, Stren®, Trilene®, Volkl®, Worth® and Zoot®; Consumer Solutions: Bionaire®, Breville®, Crock-Pot®, FoodSaver®, Health o meter®, Holmes®, Mr. Coffee®, Oster®, Patton®, Rival®, Seal-a-Meal®, Sunbeam®, VillaWare® and White Mountain®; and Branded Consumables: Ball®, Bee®, Bernardin®, Bicycle®, Billy Boy®, Crawford®, Diamond®, Dicon®, Fiona®, First Alert®, First Essentials®, Hoyle®, Kerr®, Lehigh®, Lifoam®, Lillo®, Loew Cornell®, Mapa®, NUK®, Pine Mountain®, ProPak®, Quickie®, Spontex®, Tigex® and Yankee Candle®. Headquartered in Florida, Jarden ranks #383 on the Fortune 500 and has over 30,000 employees worldwide. For further information about Jarden, please visit www.jarden.com. SOURCE Jarden Corporation