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Jean-Christophe Jourde Promoted to Senior Vice President/General Manager for North America, Clinique

Monday, June 17, 2013

Jean-Christophe Jourde Promoted to Senior Vice President/General Manager for North America, Clinique

08:00 EDT Monday, June 17, 2013

NEW YORK (Business Wire) -- Jean-Christophe Jourde has been promoted to the newly created position of Senior Vice President/General Manager for North America, Clinique. Mr. Jourde will be responsible for driving Clinique sales and market share growth for the brand in the North America region. Mr. Jourde's appointment will be effective from July 1st and he will report to Mr. Ricardo Quintero, Senior Vice President, Global General Manager, Market Development, Clinique.

Jean-Christophe Jourde to become Senior Vice President/General Manager for North America, Clinique. ...

Jean-Christophe Jourde to become Senior Vice President/General Manager for North America, Clinique. (Photo: Business Wire)

“Jean-Christophe is an outstanding professional,” said Ms. Lynne Greene, Group President, The Estée Lauder Companies and Global Brand President, Clinique. “We are proud to bring such a talented leader to North America.”

“I am extremely pleased Jean-Christophe will be leading Clinique in North America where the brand is the leader in beauty,” said Mr. Ricardo Quintero, “He has a track record of success and the experience, passion and imagination to lead and accelerate Clinique's strategies in this region.”

Currently Mr. Jourde is Vice President/General Manager for Clinique Europe, Middle East and Africa where he oversees 38 markets. He has played a key role in refocusing the brand on its core values and unique proposition to regain market share in Western Europe while accelerating growth in Eastern Europe and the emerging markets. He has created and led regional capabilities including media, store design, visual merchandising, trade marketing, education, communications and consumer engagement. Mr. Jourde has also enhanced the consumer experience with the brand across Europe in both assisted and non-assisted doors. He has co-led major corporate organizational projects in EMEA including the creation and structure of the regional office.

“I am thrilled to take on this new challenge and go to a region that I have an enormous respect for, especially as it relates to the entrepreneurial spirit, the vibrant retail landscape and the engaged consumer. The region is so diverse and my experience in making the brand relevant in EMEA in 38 countries will be invaluable,” said Mr. Jourde.

Mr. Jourde began his career with The Estée Lauder Companies in Germany in 2004 as the Brand Manager for Estée Lauder and Aramis Designer Fragrances, later adding Tom Ford to his responsibilities. Prior to joining the Estée Lauder Companies, Mr. Jourde worked in various senior positions at L'Oréal International on brands such as La Roche-Posay, Biotherm and Vichy. Mr. Jourde has worked in various international markets including Canada where he spent four years.

About Clinique

Introduced in 1968, Clinique was the first ever dermatologist-created, prestige cosmetic brand. Clinique's mission has always been to provide the highest quality and most effective line of products to enhance every skin type and tone. The brand's customized approach and quality products – all meticulously tested and carefully formulated with the latest science – have made Clinique one of the leading skin care authorities in the world. All makeup and skin care products are Allergy Tested and 100% Fragrance Free. Clinique offers products for men and women of all ages and ethnicities. Clinique is sold in more than 150 countries and territories and on www.clinique.com.

About the The Estée Lauder Companies Inc. (NYSE:EL)

The Estée Lauder Companies Inc. is one of the world's leading manufacturers and marketers of quality skin care, makeup, fragrance and hair care products. The Company's products are sold in over 150 countries and territories under the following brand names: Estée Lauder, Aramis, Clinique, Prescriptives, Lab Series, Origins, M•A•C, Bobbi Brown, Tommy Hilfiger, Kiton, La Mer, Donna Karan, Aveda, Jo Malone, Bumble and bumble, Darphin,Michael Kors, American Beauty, Flirt!, GoodSkin Labs, Grassroots Research Labs, Tom Ford, Coach, Ojon, Smashbox, Ermenegildo Zegna, Aerin Beauty, Osiao and Marni.

Clinique Global Communications
CeCe Coffin, 212-572-4436
Senior Vice President
ccoffin@clinique.com

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