ENERGIZER EARNINGS DROP IN SECOND QUARTER

ST. LOUIS, Mo. -- Energizer Holdings here experienced a sharp drop off in second quarter earnings as a result of Y2K consumer stockpiling, according the company's latest financial statement. forma earnings from continuing operations, excluding unusual items, for the quarter ending March 31, 2000 were $4.1 million, or 4 cents per share, compared to $15.5 million, or 15 cents per share in last year's

ST. LOUIS, Mo. -- Energizer Holdings here experienced a sharp drop off in second quarter earnings as a result of Y2K consumer stockpiling, according the company's latest financial statement.

forma earnings from continuing operations, excluding unusual items, for the quarter ending March 31, 2000 were $4.1 million, or 4 cents per share, compared to $15.5 million, or 15 cents per share in last year's second quarter. Sales were 11% lower than last year's second quarter, reflecting heavy

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