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Avon Names Pauline J. Brown Senior Vice President, Global Business Development

PRNewswire-FirstCall
NEW YORK
May 11, 2005

Avon Products, Inc. today announced that Pauline J. Brown will join the company as Senior Vice President, Global Business Development, effective September 1, 2005. She will report to Andrea Jung, Avon's chairman and chief executive officer.

In this position, Ms. Brown, age 38, will spearhead new strategic growth platforms for Avon, exploring and evaluating business opportunities to reach new markets and new customers. She succeeds Gina R. Boswell, who recently assumed the role of Senior Vice President and Chief Operating Officer, Avon North America.

Ms. Brown comes to Avon from The Estee Lauder Companies which she joined in 1997, and where she was most recently Vice President, Corporate Strategy and New Business Development. There she focused on external business development activities, including acquisitions, licenses and strategic alliances. Ms. Brown was also responsible for directing company-wide strategic initiatives as a member of the company's Executive Committee.

Andrea Jung, Avon's chairman and chief executive officer, commented, "We are extremely pleased to welcome Pauline to Avon in this critical strategic role which underpins our commitment to continually explore new avenues for growth. Pauline's outstanding record of assessing new business opportunities, along with her expertise and knowledge of the beauty industry, will make her a tremendous asset to Avon."

Prior to her tenure at The Estee Lauder Companies, Ms. Brown was a management consultant with Bain & Company from 1995 to 1997.

From 1988 to 1993, she worked for Smith McCabe Ltd., an international public relations agency, where she rose through the ranks to become Director of European Business Development. Ms. Brown earned her M.B.A. from The Wharton School at The University of Pennsylvania in 1995, and holds a B.A. from Dartmouth College.

Avon is the world's leading direct seller of beauty and related products, with $7.7 billion in annual revenues. Avon markets to women around the world through 4.9 million independent sales Representatives. Avon product lines include such recognizable brand names as Avon Color, Anew, Skin-So-Soft, Avon Solutions, Advance Techniques Hair Care, Avon Naturals, Mark and Avon Wellness. Avon also markets an extensive line of fashion jewelry and apparel. More information about Avon and its products can be found on the company's web site http://www.avoncompany.com/.

SOURCE: Avon Products, Inc.

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