NT 10-K

                SEC FILE NUMBER                












FORM 12b-25





(Check One)      

☒  Form 10-K     ☐  Form 20-F     ☐  Form 11-K     ☐  Form 10-Q

☐  Form 10-D     ☐  Form N-SAR     ☐  Form N-CSR

  For Period Ended: December 31, 2018
  ☐  Transition Report on Form 10-K
  ☐  Transition Report on Form 20-F
  ☐  Transition Report on Form 11-K
  ☐  Transition Report on Form 10-Q
  ☐  Transition Report on Form N-SAR
  For the Transition Period Ended:                                                                  



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Nothing in this form shall be construed to imply that the Commission has verified any information contained herein.

If the notification relates to a portion of the filing checked above, identify the Item(s) to which the notification relates:






Newell Brands Inc.

Full Name of Registrant:

221 River Street

Address of Principal Executive Office (Street and number):

Hoboken, New Jersey 07030

City, State and Zip Code:



RULE 12b-25(b) AND (c)

If the subject report could not be filed without unreasonable effort or expense and the registrant seeks relief pursuant to Rule 12b-25(b), the following should be completed. (Check box if appropriate.)


☒      (a)  

The reasons described in reasonable detail in Part III of this form could not be eliminated without unreasonable effort or expense;



The subject annual report, semi-annual report, transition report on Form 10-K, Form 20-F, 11-K, Form N-SAR or Form N-CSR, or portion thereof, will be filed on or before the fifteenth calendar day following the prescribed due date; or the subject quarterly report or transition report on Form 10-Q or subject distribution report on Form 10-D, or portion thereof, will be filed on or before the fifth calendar day following the prescribed due date; and


  (c)   The accountant’s statement or other exhibit required by Rule 12b-25(c) has been attached if applicable.





State below in reasonable detail the reasons why Forms 10-K, 20-F, 11-K, 10-Q, 10-D, N-SAR, N-CSR or the transition report or portion thereof, could not be filed within the prescribed time period.

Newell Brands Inc. (the “Company”) is unable to file, without unreasonable effort and expense, its Annual Report on Form 10-K for the fiscal year ended December 31, 2018 (the “Form 10-K”) because it requires additional time to finalize its financial statements to be filed as part of the 2018 Form 10-K as it completes its year-end closing process. The Company plans to file its Form 2018 10-K no later than the fifteenth calendar day after its prescribed due date.







Name and telephone number of person to contact in regard to this notification


Christopher Peterson              (201) 610-6861
(Name)              (Area Code) (Telephone Number)



Have all other periodic reports required under Section 13 or 15(d) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 or Section 30 of the Investment Company Act of 1940 during the preceding 12 months or for such shorter period that the registrant was required to file such report(s) been filed? If the answer is no, identify report(s).    ☒  Yes    ☐  No


Is it anticipated that any significant change in results of operations from the corresponding period for the last fiscal year will be reflected by the earnings statements to be included in the subject report or portion thereof?    ☒  Yes    ☐  No

If so: attach an explanation of the anticipated change, both narratively and quantitatively, and, if appropriate, state the reasons why a reasonable estimate of the results cannot be made.

Results of operations for the year ended December 31, 2017 will be reclassified to conform with the current presentation of continuing and discontinued operations and results of operations for the year ended December 31, 2018 will be presented on that basis. In addition, the Company expects that its 2018 Form 10-K will reflect an $ 8.3 billion impairment in continuing operations and a $1.5 billion impairment in discontinued operations for the year ended December 31, 2018, as disclosed in the Company’s earnings press release dated February 15, 2019 furnished on Form 8-K on the same date and the Form 8-K furnished on February 19, 2019.




Newell Brands Inc.

(Name of Registrant as Specified in Charter)

has caused this notification to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned thereunto duly authorized.


Date: March 4, 2019     By:  

/s/ Christopher Peterson

      Christopher Peterson
      Chief Financial Officer