Hydro Flask Hosts Grand Opening at New Headquarters in Bend

October 19, 2016

Company throws Hydropalooza event to celebrate transition and thank community

Bend, OR — Oct 19, 2016 – Hydro Flask, the award-winning leader in high-performance, insulated stainless steel flasks now in the Housewares segment of Helen of Troy Limited (NASDAQ, NM: HELE), is excited to announce the opening of its new Bend headquarters.

To mark the transition, Hydro Flask will be holding an open house and Hydropalooza celebration on Friday, October 21st from 5:00pm – 10:00 pm for employees, vendors and members of the public. Guests will enjoy beer and wine, hors d’oeuvres and live music by The White Buffalo + Wilderness. Attendees will also have a chance to purchase Hydro Flask products during the event. Proceeds from the sales will be donated to local nonprofits COTA (Central Oregon Trail Association), Bend Park and Recreation Foundation, and the Bend Paddle Trail Alliance.

The modern 12,000-square foot office building will incorporate a variety of unique features including a hydration station, bike corral and showers for post-lunch exercise outings. In addition, team members will have access to beverage taps and specialty coffee equipment featuring Hydro Flask customers’ microbrews, kombucha, and roasted coffee. With panoramic view windows and roll-up doors facing the Cascades, the space embodies Hydro Flask’s fun and adventure-oriented brand culture.

The new building encompasses an integrated research and development center with product design, engineering, and testing, along with sales, marketing, operations, finance, and human resources. There is also an open space for team members to collaborate and socialize.

“We’ve built an incredible team and we’re excited that we now have a facility that both better reflects our brand and accommodates our recent expansion,” said Hydro Flask General Manager Scott Allan. “We look forward to thanking our community, key partners, and employees’ families as we celebrate the official opening.”

Steele Associates served as the project architects for the new building, with SunWest Builders as general contractor and Connell Hull as the agency for key elements of interior design. Central Oregon Development Company TaylorNW will share in the ownership of the new facility.

Since Hydro Flask’s beginning in 2009, the company has maintained its dedication to insulated products and continued innovation. By providing uniquely refreshing experiences for consumers, Hydro Flask has grown into the number one over-all American hydration brand.

About Hydro Flask

Hydro Flask is the award-winning leader in high-performance, insulated stainless steel beverage and food flasks. Founded in 2009 in Bend, Oregon, Hydro Flask is committed to bringing customers Unexpected Refreshment each and every time through the unique combination of temperature, taste and transport. Every bottle features the company’s TempShield™ double wall insulation to keep beverages at the desired temperature, 18/8 pro-grade stainless steel to ensure pure and refreshing taste, and durable powder coat and ergonomic design for the ultimate in transport. Hydro Flasks are stylish, BPA-free, recyclable, and backed by a lifetime warranty. Learn more about Hydro Flask and their mission to save the world from lukewarm at https://www.hydroflask.com.

About Helen of Troy Limited

Helen of Troy Limited is a leading global consumer products company offering creative solutions for its customers through a strong portfolio of well-recognized and widely-trusted brands, including OXO®, OXO Tot®, Hydro Flask®, Vicks®, Braun®, Honeywell®, PUR®, Febreze®; Revlon®, Pro Beauty Tools®, Sure®, Pert®, Infusium23®, Brut®, Ammens®, Hot Tools®, Bed Head®, Dr. Sinatra®, Dr. David Williams, and Dr. Whitaker®. All trademarks herein belong to Helen of Troy Limited (or its affiliates) and/or are used under license from their respective licensors.  For more information about Helen of Troy Limited, please visit www.hotus.com.