Stanley Black & Decker Board Of Directors Elects Rhonda Gass, Chief Information Officer, A Corporate Executive Officer

The Board of Directors of Stanley Black & Decker (NYSE: SWK) announced today that Rhonda Gass, Chief Information Officer, has been named an Executive Officer of the Corporation.

Rhonda joined Stanley Black & Decker as CIO in September, having most recently served as Vice President of IT Strategy, Technology and Governance for Dell Corporation, where she held positions of increasing scope for more than a decade.

John F. Lundgren, President and Chief Executive Officer, commented: "We are pleased to welcome Rhonda to our executive officer ranks, and are looking forward to the contributions that she will make as she leads the team to drive breakthrough advancements aimed at delivering innovative technologies for our customers, consumers and employees. Rhonda’s proven experience, leadership qualities and passion for excellence, combined with her technological expertise, will serve the organization well into the future.”

Rhonda’s experience includes creating and implementing an Enterprise Architecture strategy, overseeing a Project Management Office, executing due diligence and integration activities for acquisitions, as well as leading the IT systems and structure for world-class supply chain operations.

As Chief Information Officer, Rhonda will be responsible for all aspects of the company's information technology activities, including IT strategy, the Stanley Fulfillment System’s (SFS) Common Platforms initiative, web and e-commerce development, technology infrastructure and operations. She will also support the Company’s business teams with IT subject matter expertise with respect to their supply chain and go-to-market strategies, as well as their overall business model development.

Rhonda will continue to build on the progress made within the Company’s IT organization by Bert Davis, Senior Vice President and President of Stanley Healthcare Solutions who will now focus on growing the emerging Healthcare business.

Stanley Black & Decker, an S&P 500 company, is a diversified global provider of hand tools, power tools and related accessories, mechanical access solutions and electronic security solutions, engineered fastening systems, healthcare solutions, infrastructure solutions and more. Learn more at www.stanleyblackanddecker.com.

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