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Superstar Venus Williams to Appear at the Avon National Representative Convention in New Orleans

PRNewswire
Aug 8, 2001

   WHO:     Venus Williams
            Avon Spokesperson, 2001 Wimbledon Champion, and Olympic Gold
            Medallist

   WHAT:    Photo Opportunity

   WHERE:   Ernest N. Morial Convention Center, New Orleans, LA

   WHEN:    Thursday, August 16, 2001
            10:00 p.m.

   WHY:     Avon spokesperson and Wimbledon Champion Venus Williams will
            speak before more than 7,000 Avon sales representatives at the
            gala closing ceremonies of the fourth annual Avon National Sales
            Representative Convention in New Orleans.  The theme of the Avon
            convention is "Making Dreams Come True" and Venus will share
            with the crowd of Avon entrepreneurs the experiences and
            opportunities that help her attain her own dreams and goals.
            Andrea Jung, CEO of Avon Products, Inc, will introduce her at
            the convention.

            In December 2000, Venus and her sister, Serena, signed an
            exclusive three-year global advertising and promotional contract
            with Avon Products, the company for women.  The ads have
            appeared on national television and in numerous national women's
            and beauty magazines.  In May 2001, the Williams helped launch
            Avon Wellness, a new global brand of health and wellness
            products now available in 15 countries around the world.

            Venus Williams is a role model for women everywhere.  She has
            trail-blazed her way to the No. 2 singles ranking in the world.
            She became the first female African-American Wimbledon champion
            since Althea Gibson in 1957 and 1958.  In September 2000, she
            claimed victory at the U.S. Open.  And at the Sydney Olympic
            Games, Williams became the only other woman besides Helen Wills
            in 1924 to win both the singles and doubles titles at the same
            Olympiad.

   CONTACT: Marla Thompson, 877-895-0734, ext. 6790 or 678-296-8241, and
            Laura Castellano, 212-282-5345, both of Avon

PRNewswire -- Aug. 8

SOURCE: Avon Products, Inc.

 
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