Hayward Appoints Vice President of Investor Relations

Hayward Appoints Vice President of Investor Relations

Kevin Maczka brings more than a decade of public company finance experience to lead Hayward’s investor relations strategy

CHARLOTTE, N.C. – July 27, 2022 -- Hayward Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: HAYW) (“Hayward” or the “Company”), a global designer, manufacturer, and marketer of a broad portfolio of pool equipment and technology, announced today the appointment of Kevin Maczka as Vice President of Investor Relations.

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“I am pleased to join the Hayward team and play a pivotal role in shaping the Company’s ongoing investor relations strategy,” said Maczka. “This company is already known around the world as a leading player in the pool space and as a brand pool owners and professionals trust, and I look forward to further growing its reputation among investors.”

Maczka will oversee Hayward’s investor relations strategy and serve as the primary liaison to the investor community, as well as a key advisor to the leadership team on shareholder-related matters. Maczka will report to Eifion Jones, Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer, and be based out of the Company’s new corporate headquarters in Charlotte, N.C.

“Kevin is a strong addition to our team because he brings with him an extensive knowledge of public equity markets and proven experience as an investor relations officer and former equity research analyst,” said Jones. “We look forward to gaining from his strategic advice and perspective.”

Prior to joining the Hayward team, Maczka served as Vice President of Investor Relations and Treasurer of Belden Inc. (NYSE: BDC), where he led an award-winning investor relations program. He previously held leadership roles at BB&T Capital Markets as well as NorthPointe Capital, serving as Managing Director, Senior Sell-Side Equity Research Analyst and Buy-Side Equity Analyst, respectively.

Maczka earned a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering and a Master of Business Administration concentrating in Finance & Accounting from the University of Michigan, where he graduated with honors.

About Hayward Holdings, Inc.

Hayward Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: HAYW) is a leading global designer and manufacturer of pool equipment and technology all key to the SmartPad™ conversion strategy designed to provide a superior outdoor living experience. Hayward offers a full line of innovative, energy-efficient and sustainable residential and commercial pool equipment, including a complete line of advanced pumps, filters, heaters, automatic pool cleaners, LED lighting, internet of things (IoT) enabled controls, alternate sanitizers and water features.

This press release contains certain statements that are “forward-looking statements” as that term is defined under the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995 and releases issued by the Securities and Exchange Commission. Such forward-looking statements relating to Hayward are based on the beliefs of Hayward’s management as well as assumptions made by, and information currently available to, us. These forward-looking statements include, but are not limited to, statements about Hayward’s strategies, plans, objectives, expectations, intentions, expenditures and assumptions and other statements contained in or incorporated by reference in this release that are not historical facts. When used in this document, words such as “guidance,” “may,” “will,” “should,” “could,” “intend,” “potential,” “continue,” “anticipate,” “believe,” “estimate,” “expect,” “plan,” “target,” “look forward,” “predict,” “project,” “seek” and similar expressions as they relate to Hayward are intended to identify forward-looking statements. Important factors that could affect Hayward’s future results and could cause those results or other outcomes to differ materially from those indicated in its forward-looking statements include the following: its ability to execute on its growth strategies and expansion opportunities; its ability to maintain favorable relationships with suppliers and manage disruptions to its global supply chain and the availability of raw materials; its relationships with and the performance of distributors, builders, buying groups, retailers and servicers who sell Hayward’s products to pool owners; competition from national and global companies, as well as lower-cost manufacturers; impacts on Hayward’s business from the sensitivity of its business to seasonality and unfavorable economic and business conditions; Hayward’s ability to identify emerging technological and other trends in its target end markets; Hayward’s ability to develop, manufacture and effectively and profitably market and sell its new planned and future products; failure of markets to accept new product introductions and enhancements; the ability to successfully identify, finance, complete and integrate acquisitions; Hayward’s ability to attract and retain senior management and other qualified personnel; regulatory changes and developments affecting Hayward’s current and future products; volatility in currency exchange rates; Hayward’s ability to service its existing indebtedness and obtain additional capital to finance operations and its growth opportunities; impacts on Hayward’s business from political, regulatory, economic, trade, and other risks associated with operating foreign businesses; Hayward’s ability to establish and maintain intellectual property protection for its products, as well as its ability to operate its business without infringing, misappropriating or otherwise violating the intellectual property rights of others; the impact of material cost and other inflation; the impact of changes in laws, regulations and administrative policy, including those that limit U.S. tax benefits, impact trade agreements and tariffs, or address the impacts of climate change; the outcome of litigation and governmental proceedings; impacts on Hayward’s business from the COVID-19 pandemic; and other factors set forth in “Risk Factors” in Hayward’s annual report on Form 10-K. The forward-looking statements included in this press release are made only as of the date of this report. Unless required by United States federal securities laws, Hayward neither intends nor assumes any obligation to update these forward-looking statements for any reason after the date of this release to conform these statements to actual results or to changes in Hayward’s expectations.

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