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Gregory J. Gluchowski, Jr. Joins Board of Smith & Wesson Holding Corporation

SPRINGFIELD, Mass., June 25, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Smith & Wesson Holding Corporation (NASDAQ Global Select: SWHC), a leader in firearm manufacturing and design, today announced that Gregory J. Gluchowski, Jr. has joined the company's board of directors. 

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Mr. Gluchowski is President of the Hardware and Home Improvement (HHI) division of Spectrum Brands Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: SPB), a $5 billion diversified consumer products company.  The $1.2 billion HHI division is a leading global manufacturer and supplier of locksets, builders' hardware, and faucets and includes the well-known brands Kwikset®, Baldwin®, Weiser®, Pfister®, Stanley®, and National Hardware®.  Mr. Gluchowski has led the HHI division since January 2010.  He managed the divestiture of HHI from Stanley Black & Decker and the subsequent acquisition of the division by Spectrum Brands in December 2012. Prior to joining HHI in 2002, he served in a variety of executive leadership positions, including senior vice president of customer satisfaction and vice president of global operations for Phelps Dodge Wire & Cable.   

Barry M. Monheit, Chairman of the Board of Smith & Wesson Holding Corporation, said, "Greg is an accomplished executive whose background includes leadership in companies that house some of world's best known and trusted brands.  His extensive experience in consumer-focused, high-volume manufacturing companies will be a valuable asset to our board of directors."

Mr. Gluchowski earned a B.S. degree from Purdue University, an M.B.A. from Indiana University-Fort Wayne, and completed the Global Management Program at Thunderbird University

About Smith & Wesson
Smith & Wesson Holding Corporation (NASDAQ Global Select: SWHC) is a U.S.-based leader in firearm manufacturing and design, delivering a broad portfolio of quality firearms, related products, and training to the global military, law enforcement, and consumer markets. The company's firearm division brands include Smith & Wesson®, M&P®, and Thompson/Center Arms™. As a leading provider of shooting, reloading, gunsmithing, and gun cleaning supplies, the company's accessories division produces innovative, high-quality products under several brands, including Caldwell® Shooting Supplies, Wheeler® Engineering, Tipton® Gun Cleaning Supplies, Frankford Arsenal® Reloading Tools, Lockdown® Vault Accessories, and Hooyman™ Premium Tree Saws. Smith & Wesson facilities are located in Massachusetts, Maine, Connecticut, and Missouri. For more information on Smith & Wesson, call (800) 331-0852 or log on to

Contact: Liz Sharp, VP Investor Relations 
Smith & Wesson Holding Corp.
(413) 747-6284

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