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Avon Reports Second-Quarter Results

Revenue of $2.7 Billion 8% Higher Year over Year Driven by 7% Constant Dollar Growth Active Representatives Up 5%; Units Up 1%; Beauty Units Up 1% Second-Quarter Earnings per Share of $0.39 versus $0.19 in the Prior Year, Adjusted(1) Earnings per Share of

PRNewswire-FirstCall
NEW YORK
Jul 29, 2010

Avon Products, Inc. (NYSE: AVP) today reported second-quarter 2010 total revenue of $2.7 billion, 8% higher than that of second quarter 2009. Constant dollar sales rose 7% as foreign exchange contributed 1 percentage point to growth. Beauty sales in the second quarter of 2010 were up 9% versus the prior-year period, and increased 7% on a constant dollar basis. Active Representatives grew 5%. Total units and Beauty units both rose 1%, and price/mix rose 6%.

Andrea Jung, Chairman and CEO, remarked "Avon delivered another healthy performance in the second quarter, including strong revenue growth fueled by continuing investments in our brand and our channel, in line with our long-term strategic growth plan. We are also very pleased with the improving operating margin and strong increase in earnings per share. In addition, we ended the quarter with improved operating cash flow resulting from our ongoing efforts in this area."

Avon's Beauty sales growth of 9% included gains in all categories: fragrance, color cosmetics, skin care and personal care grew 16%, 12%, 4% and 3%, respectively. Constant dollar growth of 7% in Beauty was driven by 15% growth in fragrances, 9% growth in color cosmetics, 2% growth in skin care and 1% growth in personal care.

Second-quarter 2010 gross margin of 63.5% was 120 basis points above that of the prior-year quarter. Excluding the impact of Venezuelan special items and restructuring costs, gross margin was up 260 basis points to 64.9%, due to benefits from strong manufacturing productivity gains, which include benefits from our Strategic Sourcing Initiative ("SSI"), and strategic price increases.

Selling, general and administrative expenses in the quarter declined as a percent of revenue by 150 basis points versus second quarter 2009 due to lower restructuring costs. Excluding restructuring costs and Venezuelan special items, it increased by 180 basis points due in part to higher advertising expense and costs associated with the company's internal FCPA investigation.

Advertising for the quarter was $97 million, up 19% from $82 million in last year's period driven by increases in Latin America. In constant dollars, advertising was up 13%. Investments in Representative Value Proposition grew somewhat ahead of sales with a continued commitment to our Sales Leadership programs and Internet enablement.

Second-quarter 2010 costs associated with the company's 2005 and 2009 restructuring programs were $11 million pre-tax, or $0.02 per share after-tax. This compared with costs of $89 million pre-tax, or $0.19 per share after-tax, related to the company's 2005 and 2009 restructuring programs in the prior-year period.

Second-quarter 2010 operating profit of $272 million rose 48% compared with the year-ago quarter and operating margin was 10.1%, an improvement of 270 basis points year over year. Excluding the impact of Venezuelan special items and restructuring costs, operating profit was up 16% and operating margin was 11.8% or up 80 basis points versus the second quarter of 2009.

Second-quarter 2010's effective tax rate was 33.5%, compared to 47.1% in second quarter 2009. Excluding the impact from Venezuelan special items and restructuring costs, the tax rate was 29.7% in second quarter 2010, compared to 32.8% in second quarter 2009.

Net income in the second quarter of 2010 was $168 million, or $0.39 per share, compared with $83 million, or $0.19 per share, in the year-ago quarter. After adjusting for the impact of Venezuelan special items and restructuring costs, net income was $209 million, or $0.48 per share, compared with $166 million, or $0.38 per share, in the year-ago second quarter.

Net cash provided by operating activities was $241 million for the six months ended June 30, 2010, compared with $75 million of cash provided by operating activities in the same period of 2009.

Second-Quarter Regional Results
Latin America's second-quarter 2010 revenue was up 16% year over year, or up 15% in constant dollars. The strength was driven by Brazil and the continued recovery in Mexico. On a reported basis, Brazil was up 33%, Mexico was up 9%, and Venezuela was down 27%. Constant dollar revenue increased 14% in Brazil, 3% in Mexico and 45% in Venezuela. The region's Active Representatives grew 8%, and units sold were up 7%. Second-quarter operating profit was up 5%. Operating margin was 12.4% or down 130 basis points from the second quarter of 2009. Excluding the impact of Venezuelan special items and restructuring costs, Latin America's adjusted second-quarter operating profit was up 13%. Adjusted operating margin was 15.6%, down 50 basis points due to higher advertising expense and the negative impact of Venezuela.

Second-quarter revenue in North America declined 6%, or 7% in constant dollars. Active Representatives were down 4% largely due to a decline in additions compared with last year's record recruiting campaign. Units sold declined 6% compared with a year ago. North America's second-quarter operating profit was up 44%. Operating margin was 6.6%, up 230 basis points versus last year's quarter. Adjusted operating profit was up 4%. Adjusted operating margin was 8.3%, up 70 basis points, due to improvements in gross margin resulting from favorable price/mix and manufacturing productivity gains.

In Central & Eastern Europe, second-quarter revenue rose 10% year over year driven by 15% growth in Russia. Constant dollar revenue growth was 7% for both Central & Eastern Europe and Russia. The region's Active Representatives grew 4% against last year's very strong recruiting program. Units sold grew 1% in the quarter. Operating profit rose 310% versus the 2009 quarter. The region's operating margin was 22.4% up from 6% in the year-ago quarter. Second-quarter 2010 adjusted operating profit was up 111%. Adjusted operating margin was 22.7%, up 10.9 percentage points driven by improved manufacturing productivity including SSI as well as a shift in timing of advertising spending.

Western Europe, Middle East & Africa's second-quarter revenue increased 18% versus the prior-year quarter, primarily driven by Turkey and South Africa, as well as the acquisition of Liz Earle Beauty Co. Limited, which contributed approximately 4 points to revenue growth. On a reported basis, U.K. was down 4%, Turkey rose 32% and South Africa rose 94%. The region's constant dollar revenue increased by 19%, with a 1% decrease in the U.K., 27% increase in Turkey and 72% increase in South Africa. The region's Active Representatives grew 12% year over year and units sold increased 15%. Operating profit was up 353% versus the prior year quarter. Operating margin was 16.8%, up from 4.4% in the year-ago quarter. Second-quarter 2010 adjusted operating profit was up 109%. Adjusted operating margin was 16.3%, up 710 basis points versus last year's second quarter due to improved manufacturing productivity and higher sales growth with relatively lower overhead.

Asia Pacific's second-quarter revenue increased 8% year over year, or 1% in constant dollars. Strong growth of 14%, or 9% in constant dollars, in the Philippines offset continued softness in Japan. The region's Active Representatives and units sold were each up by 3%. Operating profit rose 123% versus the 2009 quarter. The region's operating margin was 11.3% versus 5.5% a year ago. The region's adjusted operating profit rose 9%. Adjusted operating margin was 11.2%, flat versus a year ago.

Second-quarter revenue in China decreased 32% year over year. Units sold decreased 46% and Active Representatives were down 18%. The region's revenues were negatively impacted by the company's continued transition away from a hybrid model to one which focuses on direct selling and deemphasizes retail. China had an operating loss of $2 million compared with $7 million in profit in last year's second quarter.

Avon will conduct a conference call at 9:00 A.M. today to discuss the quarter's results. The dial-in number for the call is (800) 843-2086 in the U.S. or (706) 643-1815 from non-U.S. locations (conference ID number: 87219213). The call and related slide presentation will be webcast live at www.avoninvestor.com and can be accessed or downloaded from that site for a period of one year.

Avon, the company for women, is a leading global beauty company, with over $10 billion in annual revenue. As the world's largest direct seller, Avon markets to women in more than 100 countries through approximately 6.2 million 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.

Footnote
(1) "Adjusted" items refer to financial results presented in accordance with US GAAP that have been adjusted to exclude the impact of Venezuelan special items and restructuring costs, as described below, under "Non-GAAP Financial Measures."

Non-GAAP Financial Measures
To supplement our financial results presented in accordance with US GAAP, we disclose operating results that have been adjusted to exclude the impact of changes due to the translation of foreign currencies into U.S. dollars. We refer to these adjusted growth rates as Constant $ growth, which is a non-GAAP financial measure. We believe this measure provides investors an additional perspective on trends. To exclude the impact of changes due to the translation of foreign currencies into U.S. dollars, we calculate current year results and prior year results at a constant exchange rate. Currency impact is determined as the difference between actual growth rates and constant currency growth rates.

We present gross margin, selling, general and administrative expenses as a percentage of revenue, operating profit, operating margin, earnings per share and effective tax rate on a non-GAAP basis. The discussion of our segments presents operating profit and operating margin on a non-GAAP basis. We have provided a quantitative reconciliation of the difference between the non-GAAP financial measure and the financial measure calculated and reported in accordance with GAAP. These non-GAAP measures should not be considered in isolation, or as a substitute for, or superior to, financial measures calculated in accordance with GAAP. The Company uses the non-GAAP financial measures to evaluate its operating performance and believes that it is meaningful for investors to be made aware of, on a period to period basis, the impacts of 1) costs to implement ("CTI") restructuring initiatives and 2) costs and charges related to Venezuela being designated as a highly inflationary economy and the subsequent devaluation of its currency ("Venezuelan special items"). The Venezuelan special items include the impact on the Statement of Income caused by the devaluation of the Venezuelan currency on monetary assets and liabilities, such as cash, receivables and payables; deferred tax assets and liabilities; and nonmonetary assets, such as inventory and prepaid expenses. For nonmonetary assets, the Venezuelan special items include the earnings impact caused by the difference between the historical cost of the assets at the previous official exchange rate of 2.15 and the new official exchange rate of 4.30.

CAUTIONARY STATEMENT FOR PURPOSES OF THE "SAFE HARBOR" STATEMENT UNDER THE PRIVATE SECURITIES LITIGATION REFORM ACT OF 1995
Statements in this release that are not historical facts or information are forward-looking statements within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Words such as "estimate," "project," "forecast," "plan," "believe," "may," "expect," "anticipate," "intend," "planned," "potential," "can," "expectation" and similar expressions, or the negative of those expressions, may identify forward-looking statements. Such forward-looking statements are based on management's reasonable current assumptions and expectations. Such forward-looking statements involve risks, uncertainties and other factors, which may cause the actual results, levels of activity, performance or achievement of Avon to be materially different from any future results expressed or implied by such forward-looking statements, and there can be no assurance that actual results will not differ materially from management's expectations. Such factors include, among others, the following:

-- our ability to implement the key initiatives of, and realize the gross and operating margins and projected benefits (in the amounts and time schedules we expect) from, our global business strategy, including our multi-year restructuring initiatives, product mix and pricing strategies, enterprise resource planning, customer service initiatives, product line simplification program, sales and operation planning process, strategic sourcing initiative, outsourcing strategies, zero-overhead-growth philosophy, Internet platform and technology strategies, information technology and related system enhancements and cash management, tax, foreign currency hedging and risk management strategies; -- our ability to realize the anticipated benefits (including any projections concerning future revenue and operating margin increases) from our multi-year restructuring initiatives or other strategic initiatives on the time schedules or in the amounts that we expect, and our plans to invest these anticipated benefits ahead of future growth; -- the possibility of business disruption in connection with our multi-year restructuring initiatives or other strategic initiatives; -- our ability to realize sustainable growth from our investments in our brand and the direct-selling channel; -- our ability to transition our business in North America, including optimizing our product portfolio and enhancing field fundamentals; -- a general economic downturn, a recession globally or in one or more of our geographic regions, such as North America, or sudden disruption in business conditions, and the ability of our broad-based geographic portfolio to withstand such economic downturn, recession or conditions; -- the effect of political, legal, tax and regulatory risks imposed on us, our operations or our Representatives, including foreign exchange or other restrictions, interpretation and enforcement of -- foreign laws including any changes thereto, as well as reviews and investigations by government regulators that have occurred or may occur from time to time, including, for example, local regulatory scrutiny in China; -- the inventory obsolescence and other costs associated with our product line simplification program; -- our ability to effectively implement initiatives to reduce inventory levels in the time period and in the amounts we expect; -- our ability to achieve growth objectives or maintain rates of growth, particularly in our largest markets and developing and emerging markets, such as Brazil; -- our ability to successfully identify new business opportunities and identify and analyze acquisition candidates, secure financing on favorable terms and negotiate and consummate acquisitions as well as to successfully integrate or manage any acquired business; -- the effect of economic factors, including inflation and fluctuations in interest rates and currency exchange rates, as well as the designation of Venezuela as a highly inflationary economy, and the potential effect of such factors on our business, results of operations and financial condition; -- our ability to successfully transition and evolve our business in China in connection with the development and evolution of the direct selling business in that market, our ability to operate using a direct-selling model permitted in that market and our ability to retain and increase the number of Active Representatives there over a sustained period of time; -- general economic and business conditions in our markets, including social, economic and political uncertainties in the international markets in our portfolio; -- any developments in or consequences of internal investigations and compliance reviews that we conduct, and any litigation related thereto, including the ongoing investigation and compliance reviews of Foreign Corrupt Practices Act and related U.S. and foreign law matters in China and additional countries, as well as any disruption or adverse consequences resulting from such investigations, reviews, related actions or litigation; -- information technology systems outages, disruption in our supply chain or manufacturing and distribution operations, or other sudden disruption in business operations beyond our control as a result of events such as acts of terrorism or war, natural disasters, pandemic situations and large scale power outages; -- the risk of product or ingredient shortages resulting from our concentration of sourcing in fewer suppliers; -- the quality, safety and efficacy of our products; -- the success of our research and development activities; -- our ability to attract and retain key personnel and executives; -- competitive uncertainties in our markets, including competition from companies in the cosmetics, fragrances, skin care and toiletries industry, some of which are larger than we are and have greater resources; -- our ability to implement our Sales Leadership program globally, to generate Representative activity, to increase the number of consumers served per Representative and their engagement online, to enhance the Representative and consumer experience and increase Representative productivity through investments in the direct-selling channel, and to compete with other direct-selling organizations to recruit, retain and service Representatives and to continue to innovate the direct selling model; -- the impact of the seasonal nature of our business, adverse effect of rising energy, commodity and raw material prices, changes in market trends, purchasing habits of our consumers and changes in consumer preferences, particularly given the global nature of our business and the conduct of our business in primarily one channel; -- our ability to protect our intellectual property rights; -- the risk of an adverse outcome in any material pending and future litigations or with respect to the legal status of Representatives; -- our ratings and our access to financing and ability to secure financing at attractive rates; and -- the impact of possible pension funding obligations, increased pension expense and any changes in pension regulations or interpretations thereof on our cash flow and results of operations.

Additional information identifying such factors is contained in Item 1A of our 2009 Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2009. We undertake no obligation to update any such forward-looking statements.

                                           AVON PRODUCTS, INC.
                                    CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF INCOME
                                               (Unaudited)
                                  (In millions, except per share data)

                                       Three months ended          Percent
                                             June 30               Change
                                             -------               ------


                                        2010          2009
                                        ----          ----

  Net sales                         $2,644.8      $2,445.7             8%
  Other revenue                         33.7          32.6
                                        ----          ----
       Total revenue                 2,678.5       2,478.3             8%

  Cost of sales                        977.0         934.3

      Selling, general and
       administrative expenses       1,430.0       1,361.1
                                     -------       -------
       Operating profit                271.5         182.9            48%
                                       -----         -----

  Interest expense                      20.4          27.9
  Interest income                       (3.3)         (4.7)
  Other expense (income), net            0.1          (0.2)
                                         ---          ----
       Total other expenses             17.2          23.0

  Income before taxes                  254.3         159.9            59%
  Income taxes                         (85.1)        (75.3)
                                       -----         -----

  Net income                           169.2          84.6
  Net income attributable to
   noncontrolling interest              (1.6)         (1.7)
                                        ----          ----
  Net income attributable to Avon     $167.6         $82.9           102%
                                      ======         =====

  Earnings per share:
  Basic                                 $.39          $.19           105%
                                        ====          ====
  Diluted                               $.39          $.19           105%
                                        ====          ====





                                        Six months ended          Percent
                                             June 30              Change
                                             -------              ------


                                        2010          2009
                                        ----          ----

  Net sales                         $5,103.5      $4,603.4           11%
  Other revenue                         65.4          61.8
                                        ----          ----
       Total revenue                 5,168.9       4,665.2           11%

  Cost of sales                      1,925.4       1,745.5

      Selling, general and
       administrative expenses       2,779.2       2,568.4
                                     -------       -------
       Operating profit                464.3         351.3           32%
                                       -----         -----

  Interest expense                      42.2          52.7
  Interest income                       (8.2)        (12.0)
  Other expense (income), net           48.3           4.0
                                        ----           ---
       Total other expenses             82.3          44.7

  Income before taxes                  382.0         306.6           25%
  Income taxes                        (169.5)       (104.5)
                                      ------        ------

  Net income                           212.5         202.1
  Net income attributable to
   noncontrolling interest              (2.4)         (1.9)
                                        ----          ----
  Net income attributable to Avon     $210.1        $200.2            5%
                                      ======        ======

  Earnings per share:
  Basic                                 $.49          $.47            4%
                                        ====          ====
  Diluted                               $.48          $.46            4%
                                        ====          ====







                    AVON PRODUCTS, INC.
                CONSOLIDATED BALANCE SHEETS
                        (Unaudited)
                       (In millions)



                                        June 30  December 31
                                         2010       2009
                                         ----       ----
  Assets
  Current Assets
  Cash and cash equivalents             $984.1   $1,311.6
  Accounts receivable, net               737.0      779.7
  Inventories                          1,095.8    1,067.5
  Prepaid expenses and other             908.7    1,030.5
                                         -----    -------
          Total current assets         3,725.6    4,189.3
                                       -------    -------

  Property, plant and equipment, at
   cost                                2,727.8    2,699.3
  Less accumulated depreciation       (1,193.2)  (1,169.7)
                                      --------   --------
                                       1,534.6    1,529.6

  Other assets                         1,465.0    1,113.8
                                       -------    -------
          Total assets                $6,725.2   $6,832.7
                                      ========   ========

  Liabilities and Shareholders'
   Equity
  Current Liabilities
  Debt maturing within one year         $607.7     $138.1
  Accounts payable                       786.4      754.7
  Accrued compensation                   260.9      291.0
  Other accrued liabilities              694.6      697.1
  Sales and taxes other than income      216.0      259.2
  Income taxes                            86.8      134.7
                                          ----      -----
          Total current liabilities    2,652.4    2,274.8
                                       -------    -------
  Long-term debt                       1,891.0    2,307.8
  Employee benefit plans                 563.9      588.9
  Long-term income taxes                 186.9      173.8
  Other liabilities                      119.9      174.8
                                         -----      -----
          Total liabilities           $5,414.1   $5,520.1
                                      ========   ========

  Shareholders' Equity
  Common stock                          $186.4     $186.1
  Additional paid-in-capital           1,989.6    1,941.0
  Retained earnings                    4,404.7    4,383.9
  Accumulated other comprehensive
   loss                                 (757.2)    (692.6)
  Treasury stock, at cost             (4,556.3)  (4,545.8)
                                      --------   --------
           Total Avon shareholders'
           equity                      1,267.2    1,272.6
                                       -------    -------
  Noncontrolling Interest                 43.9       40.0
                                          ----       ----
          Total shareholders' equity  $1,311.1   $1,312.6
                                      ========   ========
           Total liabilities and
           shareholders' equity       $6,725.2   $6,832.7
                                      ========   ========





                           AVON PRODUCTS, INC.
                  CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF CASH FLOWS
                               (Unaudited)
                              (In millions)

                                                         Six Months Ended
                                                             June 30

                                                         2010         2009
                                                         ----         ----

  Cash Flows from Operating Activities
  Net income                                           $212.5       $202.1
  Adjustments to reconcile net income to net cash
   provided by operating activities:
    Depreciation and amortization                        90.4         82.2
    Provision for doubtful accounts                     104.6         92.6
    Provision for obsolescence                           49.8         44.7
    Share-based compensation                             32.0         31.9
    Deferred income taxes                               (17.2)        (0.1)
    Charge for Venezuelan monetary assets and
     liabilities                                         46.1            -
    Other                                                31.3         27.5

  Changes in assets and liabilities:
    Accounts receivable                                (103.5)       (65.3)
    Inventories                                        (111.3)      (102.4)
    Prepaid expenses and other                          (30.8)       (49.4)
    Accounts payable and accrued liabilities             23.8        (65.3)
    Income and other taxes                              (77.1)       (89.2)
    Noncurrent assets and liabilities                    (9.5)       (33.9)
                                                         ----        -----
  Net cash provided by operating activities             241.1         75.4
                                                        -----         ----

  Cash Flows from Investing Activities
  Capital expenditures                                 (139.5)      (108.1)
  Disposal of assets                                     10.8          5.7
  Purchases of investments                               (0.3)        (0.7)
  Proceeds from sale of investments                       4.0         61.7
  Acquisitions and other investing activities          (144.4)         5.8
  Net cash used by investing activities                (269.4)       (35.6)
                                                       ------        -----

  Cash Flows from Financing Activities
  Cash dividends                                       (189.5)      (183.6)
  Debt, net (maturities of three months or less)        (36.7)      (501.6)
  Proceeds from debt                                     19.8        884.7
  Repayment of debt                                     (20.5)      (131.6)
  Proceeds from exercise of stock options                15.4          0.7
  Excess tax benefit realized from share-based
   compensation                                           2.6         (1.6)
  Repurchase of common stock                            (10.8)        (6.2)
  Net cash (used) provided by financing activities     (219.7)        60.8
                                                       ------         ----

  Effect of exchange rate changes on cash and
   equivalents                                          (79.5)        15.7
  Net (decrease) increase in cash and equivalents      (327.5)       116.3
  Cash and equivalents at beginning of year          $1,311.6     $1,104.7
  Cash and equivalents at end of period                $984.1     $1,221.0







    AVON PRODUCTS, INC.
   SUPPLEMENTAL SCHEDULE
        (Unaudited)
       (In millions)



                                     THREE MONTHS ENDED 6/30/10
                                     --------------------------

                                          REGIONAL RESULTS
                                          ----------------



                    $in Millions Total Revenue US$       C$        Units
                                    ------------
                                       % var.         % var. vs
                                         vs              2Q09    % var. vs
                                      -------        ----------  ---------
                                        2Q09                       2Q09
                                        ----                       ----
  Latin America         $1,136.4                 16%         15%          7%
  North America            546.4                 (6)         (7)         (6)
  Central & Eastern
   Europe                  355.9                 10           7           1
  Western Europe,
   Middle East &
   Africa (1)              352.7                 18          19          15
  Asia Pacific             226.4                  8           1           3
  China                     60.7                (32)        (32)        (46)
  Total from
   operations            2,678.5                  8           7           1
  Global and other             -                  -           -           -
  Total                 $2,678.5                  8%          7%          1%




                                                            Average Order
                   $in Millions Price/Mix     Active Reps         C$

                                  % var. vs       % var. vs   % var. vs
                                  ---------       ---------   ---------
                                     2Q09           2Q09        2Q09
                                    ----            ----        ----
  Latin America                            8%            8%           7%
  North America                           (1)           (4)          (3)
  Central & Eastern Europe                 6             4            3
  Western Europe, Middle East
   & Africa (1)                          4              12            7
  Asia Pacific                          (2)              3           (2)
  China                                 14             (18)         (14)
  Total from operations                  6               5            2
  Global and other                       -               -            -
  Total                                  6%              5%           2%





                                                       2010 Non-
                    2010 GAAP            2010 GAAP        GAAP
                    Operating            Operating     Operating
                      Profit    % var.     Margin     Profit US$
                       US$      vs 2Q09     US$            (2)
                    ---------  -------      ---------       ----------

  Latin America        $140.6         5%         12.4%           $176.8
  North America          36.2        44           6.6              45.4
  Central & Eastern
   Europe                79.6       310          22.4              80.8
  Western Europe,
   Middle East &
   Africa                59.4       353          16.8              57.5
  Asia Pacific           25.6       123          11.3              25.3
  China                  (2.2)     (131)         (3.6)             (2.2)
  Total from
   operations           339.2        61          12.7             383.6
  Global and other      (67.7)     (149)            -             (67.7)
  Total                $271.5        48%         10.1%           $315.9





                         2009 Non-
                            GAAP        2010 Non-
                         Operating         GAAP          2009 Non-GAAP
                        Profit US$      Operating          Operating
                             (2)        Margin (2)         Margin (2)
                        ----------      ----------        -------------

  Latin America              $157.1            15.6%               16.1%
  North America                43.8             8.3                 7.6
  Central & Eastern
   Europe                      38.3            22.7                11.8
  Western Europe,
   Middle East & Africa        27.5            16.3                 9.2
  Asia Pacific                 23.3            11.2                11.2
  China                         7.7            (3.6)                8.6
  Total from operations       297.7            14.3                12.0
  Global and other            (25.4)              -                   -
  Total                      $272.3            11.8%               11.0%





                                 CATEGORY SALES (US$)
                                 --------------------
                                  Consolidated
                                  -----------------
                                       US$          C$
                          ------------------          ---
                                     % var. vs    % var. vs
                                     ---------    ---------
                                      2Q09         2Q09
                                      ----         ----
  Beauty (color
   cosmetics/
   fragrances/skin
   care/personal
   care)                $1,919.4        9%           7%
  Fashion (fashion
   jewelry/
   watches/
   apparel/
   footwear/
   accessories)            448.3        5             4
  Home (gift &
   decorative
   products/
   housewares/
   entertainment &
   leisure/
   childrens/
   nutrition)              277.1        8             9
                           -----      ---           ---
          Net sales     $2,644.8        8%            7%
  Other revenue             33.7        3             1
                            ----      ---           ---
          Total revenue $2,678.5        8%            7%
          ------------- --------      ---           ---





                                SIX MONTHS ENDED 6/30/10
                                ------------------------

                                          REGIONAL RESULTS
                                          ----------------


  $ in Millions                  Total Revenue US$       C$           Units
                                 -----------------      ------       ------
                                           % var. vs  % var. vs    % var. vs
                                              1H09       1H09          1H09
                                              ----       ----          ----
  Latin America                 $2,108.1        19%        15%           5%
  North America                  1,068.5        (4)        (5)          (3)
  Central & Eastern
   Europe                          766.2        19         12            7
  Western Europe,
   Middle East &
   Africa (1)                      652.4        20         16           15
  Asia Pacific                     446.8         9          1            4
  China                            126.9       (32)       (32)         (39)
  Total from
   operations                    5,168.9        11          7            3
  Global and other                     -         -          -            -
  Total                         $5,168.9        11%         7%           3%



                                                             Average Order
       $in Millions               Price/Mix     Active Reps       C$

                                  % var. vs       % var. vs   % var. vs
                                  ---------       ---------   ---------
                                    1H09            1H09        1H09
                                    ----            ----        ----
  Latin America                         10%              7%           8%
  North America                         (2)             (1)          (4)
  Central & Eastern Europe               5               8            4
  Western Europe, Middle East
   & Africa (1)                          1              14            2
  Asia Pacific                          (3)              5           (4)
  China                                  7             (22)         (10)
  Total from operations                  4               5            2
  Global and other                       -               -            -
  Total                                  4%              5%           2%




                                                       2010 Non-
                    2010 GAAP            2010 GAAP        GAAP
                    Operating            Operating     Operating
                      Profit    % var.     Margin     Profit US$
                       US$      vs 1H09     US$            (1)
                    ---------  -------      ---------       ----------

  Latin America        $228.6         3%         10.8%           $306.5
  North America          79.9        68           7.5              93.4
  Central & Eastern
   Europe               148.2       119          19.3             150.8
  Western Europe,
   Middle East &
   Africa                81.6       327          12.5              78.4
  Asia Pacific           52.0        95          11.6              52.2
  China                 (12.3)     (160)         (9.7)            (13.3)
  Total from
   operations           578.0        43          11.2             668.0
  Global and other     (113.7)     (117)            -            (114.7)
  Total                $464.3        32%          9.0%           $553.3





                    2009 Non-
                       GAAP        2010 Non-
                    Operating         GAAP       2009 Non-GAAP
                   Profit US$      Operating       Operating
                        (1)       Margin (1)       Margin (1)
                      ----------        ----------        -------------

  Latin America            $249.0              14.5%               14.1%
  North America              71.6               8.7                 6.4
  Central &
   Eastern Europe            88.5              19.7                13.7
  Western Europe,
   Middle East &
   Africa                    34.0              12.0                 6.4
  Asia Pacific               39.4              11.7                 9.6
  China                      21.2             (10.5)               11.4
  Total from
   operations               503.7              12.9                10.8
  Global and other          (48.5)                -                   -
  Total                    $455.2              10.7%                9.8%




                                 CATEGORY SALES (US$)
                                 --------------------
                                     Consolidated
                          -----------------------------
                                      US$          C$
                                  % var. vs    % var. vs
                                    1H09          1H09
                                     ----         ----
  Beauty (color
   cosmetics/
   fragrances/skin
   care/personal
   care)                $3,697.2      11%               7%
  Fashion (fashion
   jewelry/
   watches/
   apparel/
   footwear/
   accessories)            888.5       9                6
  Home (gift &
   decorative
   products/
   housewares/
   entertainment &
   leisure/
   childrens/
   nutrition)              517.8      12               10
                           -----     ---              ---
          Net sales     $5,103.5      11%               7%
  Other revenue             65.4       6                2
                            ----     ---              ---
          Total revenue $5,168.9      11%               7%
          ------------- --------     ---              ---






  (1)  For a further discussion on our non-GAAP financial measures,
  please refer to our discussion of non-GAAP financial measures in
  this release and reconciliations of our non-GAAP financial measures
  to the related GAAP financial measure in the following supplemental
  schedules.





                                 AVON PRODUCTS, INC.
                                SUPPLEMENTAL SCHEDULE
                             NON-GAAP FINANCIAL MEASURES
                                     (Unaudited)

  This supplemental schedule provides adjusted non-GAAP financial
  information and a quantitative reconciliation of the difference
  between the non-GAAP financial measure and the financial measure
  calculated and reported in accordance with GAAP.



                   $in Millions  THREE MONTHS ENDED 6/30/10
  (except per share data)        --------------------------
                                                   CTI        Venezuelan
                                  Reported   restructuring      special
                                   (GAAP)     initiatives         items
                                 ---------   --------------   -----------

  Cost of Sales                     $977.0             $2.2         $33.4
  Selling, general and
   administrative expenses         1,430.0              8.4           0.4
                                   -------              ---           ---
  Operating profit                   271.5             10.6          33.8
  Income before taxes                254.3             10.6          33.8
  Income taxes                       (85.1)            (3.6)          0.0
                                     -----             ----           ---
  Net income attributable to
   Avon                             $167.6             $7.0         $33.8

  Diluted EPS                         0.39             0.02          0.08

  Gross margin                        63.5%             0.1           1.2
  SG&A as a % of Revenues             53.4%            (0.3)          0.0
  Operating margin                    10.1%             0.4           1.3
  Effective tax rate                  33.5%             0.1          (3.9)

  SEGMENT OPERATING PROFIT
  ------------------------
  Latin America                     $140.6             $2.4         $33.8
  North America                       36.2              9.2           0.0
  Central & Eastern Europe            79.6              1.2           0.0
  Western Europe, Middle East &
   Africa                             59.4             (1.9)          0.0
  Asia Pacific                        25.6             (0.3)          0.0
  China                               (2.2)             0.0           0.0
  Global and other                   (67.7)             0.0           0.0
  Total                             $271.5            $10.6         $33.8

  SEGMENT OPERATING MARGIN
  ------------------------
  Latin America                       12.4%             0.2           3.0
  North America                        6.6%             1.7           0.0
  Central & Eastern Europe            22.4%             0.3           0.0
  Western Europe, Middle East &
   Africa                             16.8%            (0.5)          0.0
  Asia Pacific                        11.3%            (0.1)          0.0
  China                              (3.6)%             0.0           0.0
  Global and other                       -              0.0           0.0
  Total                               10.1%             0.4           1.3







                   $in Millions  THREE MONTHS ENDED 6/30/10
  (except per share data)        --------------------------
                                                              Adjusted
                                                                (Non-
                                          Rounding              GAAP)
                                          --------           ---------

  Cost of Sales                                                  $941.4
  Selling, general and
   administrative expenses                                      1,421.2
                                                                -------
  Operating profit                                                315.9
  Income before taxes                                             298.7
  Income taxes                                          0.1       (88.6)
                                                        ---       -----
  Net income attributable to
   Avon                                                $0.1      $208.5

  Diluted EPS                                         (0.01)       0.48

  Gross margin                                          0.1        64.9%
  SG&A as a % of Revenues                                          53.1%
  Operating margin                                                 11.8%
  Effective tax rate                                               29.7%

  SEGMENT OPERATING PROFIT
  ------------------------
  Latin America                                                  $176.8
  North America                                                    45.4
  Central & Eastern Europe                                         80.8
  Western Europe, Middle East &
   Africa                                                          57.5
  Asia Pacific                                                     25.3
  China                                                            (2.2)
  Global and other                                                (67.7)
  Total                                                          $315.9

  SEGMENT OPERATING MARGIN
  ------------------------
  Latin America                                                    15.6%
  North America                                                     8.3%
  Central & Eastern Europe                                         22.7%
  Western Europe, Middle East &
   Africa                                                          16.3%
  Asia Pacific                                                     11.2%
  China                                                           (3.6)%
  Global and other                                                  0.0%
  Total                                                            11.8%






                                 AVON PRODUCTS, INC.
                                SUPPLEMENTAL SCHEDULE
                             NON-GAAP FINANCIAL MEASURES
                                     (Unaudited)



                   $in Millions     SIX MONTHS ENDED 6/30/10
  (except per share data)           ------------------------
                                                     CTI        Venezuelan
                                   Reported    restructuring      special
                                    (GAAP)       initiatives       items
                                  ---------    --------------   -----------

  Cost of Sales                     $1,925.4             $4.7         $63.1
  Selling, general and
   administrative expenses           2,779.2             11.1          10.1
                                     -------             ----          ----
  Operating profit                     464.3             15.8          73.2
  Income before taxes                  382.0             15.8         119.3
  Income taxes                        (169.5)            (5.5)         12.7
                                      ------             ----          ----
  Net income attributable to
   Avon                               $210.1            $10.3        $132.0

  Diluted EPS                           0.48             0.02          0.30

  Gross margin                          62.8%             0.1           1.2
  SG&A as a % of Revenues               53.8%            (0.2)         (0.2)
  Operating margin                       9.0%             0.3           1.4
  Effective tax rate                    44.4%             0.1         (13.1)

  SEGMENT OPERATING PROFIT
  ------------------------
  Latin America                       $228.6             $4.7         $73.2
  North America                         79.9             13.5           0.0
  Central & Eastern Europe             148.2              2.6           0.0
  Western Europe, Middle East &
   Africa                               81.6             (3.2)          0.0
  Asia Pacific                          52.0              0.2           0.0
  China                                (12.3)            (1.0)          0.0
  Global and other                    (113.7)            (1.0)          0.0
  Total                               $464.3            $15.8         $73.2

  SEGMENT OPERATING MARGIN
  ------------------------
  Latin America                         10.8%             0.2           3.5
  North America                          7.5%             1.3           0.0
  Central & Eastern Europe              19.3%             0.3           0.0
  Western Europe, Middle East &
   Africa                               12.5%            (0.5)          0.0
  Asia Pacific                          11.6%             0.0           0.0
  China                                (9.7)%            (0.8)          0.0
  Global and other                         -              0.0           0.0
  Total                                  9.0%             0.3           1.4







                   $in Millions  SIX MONTHS ENDED 6/30/10
  (except per share data)        ------------------------
                                                             Adjusted
                                                               (Non-
                                         Rounding              GAAP)
                                         --------           ---------

  Cost of Sales                                               $1,857.6
  Selling, general and
   administrative expenses                                     2,758.0
                                                               -------
  Operating profit                                               553.3
  Income before taxes                                            517.1
  Income taxes                                                  (162.3)
                                                                ------
  Net income attributable to
   Avon                                                         $352.4

  Diluted EPS                                        0.01         0.81

  Gross margin                                                    64.1%
  SG&A as a % of Revenues                                         53.4%
  Operating margin                                                10.7%
  Effective tax rate                                              31.4%

  SEGMENT OPERATING PROFIT
  ------------------------
  Latin America                                                 $306.5
  North America                                                   93.4
  Central & Eastern Europe                                       150.8
  Western Europe, Middle East &
   Africa                                                         78.4
  Asia Pacific                                                    52.2
  China                                                          (13.3)
  Global and other                                              (114.7)
  Total                                                         $553.3

  SEGMENT OPERATING MARGIN
  ------------------------
  Latin America                                                   14.5%
  North America                                      (0.1)         8.7%
  Central & Eastern Europe                            0.1         19.7%
  Western Europe, Middle East &
   Africa                                                         12.0%
  Asia Pacific                                        0.1         11.7%
  China                                                         (10.5)%
  Global and other                                                 0.0%
  Total                                                           10.7%





                                AVON PRODUCTS, INC.
                               SUPPLEMENTAL SCHEDULE
                            NON-GAAP FINANCIAL MEASURES
                                    (Unaudited)



                   $in Millions THREE MONTHS ENDED 6/30/09
  (except per share data)       --------------------------
                                                                   CTI
                                          Reported           Restructuring
                                           (GAAP)              initiatives
                                         ---------          --------------

  Cost of Sales                                     $934.3             $0.3
  Selling, general and
   administrative expenses                         1,361.1             89.1
                                                   -------             ----
  Operating profit                                   182.9             89.4
  Income before taxes                                159.9             89.4
  Income taxes                                       (75.3)            (6.4)
                                                     -----             ----
  Net income attributable to
   Avon                                              $82.9            $83.0

  Diluted EPS                                         0.19             0.19

  Gross margin                                        62.3%             0.0
  SG&A as a % of Revenues                             54.9%            (3.6)
  Operating margin                                     7.4%             3.6
  Effective tax rate                                  47.1%           (14.3)

  SEGMENT OPERATING PROFIT
  ------------------------
  Latin America                                     $133.9            $23.2
  North America                                       25.1             18.7
  Central & Eastern Europe                            19.4             18.9
  Western Europe, Middle East &
   Africa                                             13.1             14.4
  Asia Pacific                                        11.5             11.8
  China                                                7.1              0.6
  Global and other                                   (27.2)             1.8
  Total                                             $182.9            $89.4

  SEGMENT OPERATING MARGIN
  ------------------------
  Latin America                                       13.7%             2.4
  North America                                        4.3%             3.2
  Central & Eastern Europe                             6.0%             5.8
  Western Europe, Middle East &
   Africa                                              4.4%             4.8
  Asia Pacific                                         5.5%             5.7
  China                                                7.9%             0.7
  Global and other                                       -                -
  Total                                                7.4%             3.6







                   $in Millions  THREE MONTHS ENDED 6/30/09
  (except per share data)        --------------------------
                                                                Adjusted
                                          Rounding             (Non-GAAP)
                                          --------            -----------

  Cost of Sales                                                     $934.0
  Selling, general and
   administrative expenses                                         1,272.0
                                                                   -------
  Operating profit                                                   272.3
  Income before taxes                                                249.3
  Income taxes                                                       (81.7)
                                                                     -----
  Net income attributable to
   Avon                                                             $165.9

  Diluted EPS                                                         0.38

  Gross margin                                                        62.3%
  SG&A as a % of Revenues                                             51.3%
  Operating margin                                                    11.0%
  Effective tax rate                                                  32.8%

  SEGMENT OPERATING PROFIT
  ------------------------
  Latin America                                                     $157.1
  North America                                                       43.8
  Central & Eastern Europe                                            38.3
  Western Europe, Middle East &
   Africa                                                             27.5
  Asia Pacific                                                        23.3
  China                                                                7.7
  Global and other                                                   (25.4)
  Total                                                             $272.3

  SEGMENT OPERATING MARGIN
  ------------------------
  Latin America                                                       16.1%
  North America                                         0.1            7.6%
  Central & Eastern Europe                                            11.8%
  Western Europe, Middle East &
   Africa                                                              9.2%
  Asia Pacific                                                        11.2%
  China                                                                8.6%
  Global and other                                                       -
  Total                                                               11.0%





                                 AVON PRODUCTS, INC.
                                SUPPLEMENTAL SCHEDULE
                             NON-GAAP FINANCIAL MEASURES
                                     (Unaudited)



                   $in Millions  SIX MONTHS ENDED 6/30/09
  (except per share data)        ------------------------
                                                                  CTI
                                          Reported          restructuring
                                           (GAAP)             initiatives
                                         ---------         --------------

  Cost of Sales                                  $1,745.5             $0.3
  Selling, general and
   administrative expenses                        2,568.4            103.6
                                                  -------            -----
  Operating profit                                  351.3            103.9
  Income before taxes                               306.6            103.9
  Income taxes                                     (104.5)           (11.1)
                                                   ------            -----
  Net income attributable to
   Avon                                            $200.2            $92.8

  Diluted EPS                                        0.46             0.22

  Gross margin                                       62.6%             0.0
  SG&A as a % of Revenues                            55.1%            (2.2)
  Operating margin                                    7.5%             2.2
  Effective tax rate                                 34.1%            (5.9)

  SEGMENT OPERATING PROFIT
  ------------------------
  Latin America                                    $222.1            $26.9
  North America                                      47.6             24.0
  Central & Eastern Europe                           67.7             20.8
  Western Europe, Middle East &
   Africa                                            19.1             14.9
  Asia Pacific                                       26.7             12.7
  China                                              20.6              0.6
  Global and other                                  (52.5)             4.0
  Total                                            $351.3           $103.9

  SEGMENT OPERATING MARGIN
  ------------------------
  Latin America                                      12.5%             1.5
  North America                                       4.3%             2.2
  Central & Eastern Europe                           10.5%             3.2
  Western Europe, Middle East &
   Africa                                             3.5%             2.7
  Asia Pacific                                        6.5%             3.1
  China                                              11.1%             0.3
  Global and other                                      -                -
  Total                                               7.5%             2.2







                   $in Millions  SIX MONTHS ENDED 6/30/09
  (except per share data)        ------------------------
                                                              Adjusted
                                         Rounding           (Non-GAAP)
                                         --------          -----------

  Cost of Sales                                                $1,745.2
  Selling, general and
   administrative expenses                                      2,464.8
                                                                -------
  Operating profit                                                455.2
  Income before taxes                                             410.5
  Income taxes                                                   (115.6)
                                                                 ------
  Net income attributable to
   Avon                                                          $293.0

  Diluted EPS                                                      0.68

  Gross margin                                                     62.6%
  SG&A as a % of Revenues                            (0.1)         52.8%
  Operating margin                                    0.1           9.8%
  Effective tax rate                                               28.2%

  SEGMENT OPERATING PROFIT
  ------------------------
  Latin America                                                  $249.0
  North America                                                    71.6
  Central & Eastern Europe                                         88.5
  Western Europe, Middle East &
   Africa                                                          34.0
  Asia Pacific                                                     39.4
  China                                                            21.2
  Global and other                                                (48.5)
  Total                                                          $455.2

  SEGMENT OPERATING MARGIN
  ------------------------
  Latin America                                       0.1          14.1%
  North America                                      (0.1)          6.4%
  Central & Eastern Europe                                         13.7%
  Western Europe, Middle East &
   Africa                                             0.1           6.3%
  Asia Pacific                                                      9.6%
  China                                                            11.4%
  Global and other                                                    -
  Total                                               0.1           9.8%

 

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