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Press release from PR Newswire

Avon's Board of Directors to Consider Coty Letter

Sunday, May 13, 2012

Avon's Board of Directors to Consider Coty Letter14:02 EDT Sunday, May 13, 2012 ? NEW YORK, May 13, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Avon Products, Inc. (NYSE: AVP) today advised Coty Inc. that Avon's Board of Directors, in conjunction with management and the company's financial and legal advisors, will consider Coty's letter dated May 9, 2012.  Avon's Board expects to respond within a week.Avon, the company for women, is a leading global beauty company, with over $11 billion in annual revenue.  As the world's largest direct seller, Avon markets to women in more than 100 countries through approximately 6.4 million active independent Avon Sales Representatives.  Avon's product line includes beauty products, as well as fashion and home products, and features such well-recognized brand names as Avon Color, ANEW, Skin-So-Soft, Advance Techniques, Avon Naturals, and mark.  Learn more about Avon and its products at www.avoncompany.com. SOURCE Avon Products, Inc.For further information: Media, Victor Beaudet, +1-212-282-5344, victor.beaudet@avon.com, or Jennifer Vargas, +1-212-282-5404, jennifer.vargas@avon.com, both of Avon Products, Inc., or Steven Lipin, Brunswick Group LLC, +1-212-706-7875, slipin@brunswickgroup.com; or Investors, Amy Chasen, or Monica Chang, both of Avon Products, Inc., +1-212-282-5320