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Jane Lauder Named Senior Vice President, General Manager of Origins, The Estee Lauder...
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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 Copyright Business Wire 2008