Jane Lauder Named Senior Vice President, General Manager of Origins, The Estee Lauder...

Tue Jun 3, 2008 8:30am EDT

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Jane Lauder Named Senior Vice President, General Manager of Origins, The Estee Lauder Companies Inc.

NEW YORK--(Business Wire)--
The Estee Lauder Companies Inc. (NYSE:EL) announced today that
Jane Lauder has been named Senior Vice President, General Manager of
Origins. The appointment is effective July 1, 2008. Ms. Lauder will
report to Jane Hertzmark Hudis, President, who overseas BeautyBank and
Ojon, and who now will add Origins to her portfolio.

   Ms. Lauder has been Senior Vice President, Global Marketing for
Clinique since July 2006. In this role she has been responsible for
the brand's overall strategic marketing and positioning, including
developing products and expanding the brand into new channels and
categories globally.

   Ms. Lauder was instrumental in a number of Clinique's recent
successes, including the launches of Acne Solutions and Almost Powder
Makeup, which used innovative multi-media marketing and distribution
approaches, and Clinique's February debut on QVC, which broke the
channel's previous sales records.

   As a member of Clinique's senior management team, Ms. Lauder also
helped develop a line of doctor-distributed products created in
collaboration with Allergan that is expected to be available later
this year.

   Prior to joining Clinique, Ms. Lauder was Vice President,
Marketing for BeautyBank, where she spearheaded the creation and
launch of the American Beauty and Flirt! brands. She oversaw their
positioning, product development and creative direction.

   "Jane is an extremely innovative marketer and talented business
leader," William P. Lauder, Chief Executive Officer of The Estee
Lauder Companies, said. "Her strong management skills, coupled with
her deep understanding of the dynamic global retail environment, will
be hugely valuable as she leads and grows the Origins brand around the
world."

   "I am thrilled to be joining the Origins team. This is a brand
I've admired since its creation in 1990 when it debuted as the first
prestige beauty brand to combine the best of science and nature," Ms.
Lauder said. "Origins has a strong history of innovation and I look
forward to working closely with its terrific team to build and grow
this important brand globally."

   A graduate of Stanford University, Ms. Lauder joined The Estee
Lauder Companies in 1996, after working in the advertising industry.
She is a granddaughter of the Founder and namesake of The Estee Lauder
Companies.

   Origins is sold in more than 30 countries and territories. Some of
its best-known product lines include Dr. Andrew Weil for Origins, A
Perfect World and Origins Organics, the first full line of prestige
skin, body and hair-care products to be certified by the USDA as
organic.

   The Estee 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 135
countries and territories under well-recognized brand names, including
Estee Lauder, Aramis, Clinique, Prescriptives, Lab Series Skincare for
Men, 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!, Good Skin(TM), Grassroots, Sean John,
Missoni, Daisy Fuentes, Tom Ford Beauty, Mustang, Coach and Ojon.

   An electronic version of this release can be found at the
Company's Website, www.elcompanies.com.

The Estee Lauder Companies Inc.
Media Relations:
Alexandra Trower, 212-572-4430
or
Investor Relations:
Dennis D'Andrea, 212-572-4384

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