Coty Joins in Supporting Relief Effort Following Earthquake in Haiti

NEW YORK, Jan.  28 /PRNewswire/ — Coty Inc., a leader in the global beauty industry, announced today a collective donation of $100,000 to two humanitarian organizations involved in the earthquake relief efforts in Haiti.

The company is donating $50,000 to the American Red Cross, a humanitarian organization working closely with the Haitian Red Cross and other partners to provide immediate relief to those affected in Haiti.  Coty is also contributing $50,000 to Save the Children, an international organization working in Haiti since 1978, which has over 200 staff members in the country responding to the immediate needs of children and their families.

“Our hearts go out to the countless victims of the earthquake in Haiti and their families around the world,” said Bernd Beetz, Coty’s Chief Executive Officer.  “In addition to our corporate donation to both the American Red Cross and Save the Children, our 10,000 employees worldwide are continuing to support numerous Haiti relief efforts around the globe.  As a company, Coty is committed to further supporting recovery needs.”

About Coty Inc.
Coty was created in Paris in 1904 by Francois Coty who is credited with founding the modern fragrance industry.

Today, Coty Inc. is a recognized leader in global beauty with annual net sales of nearly $4 billion. Driven by an entrepreneurial spirit, passion, innovation and creativity, Coty Inc. has developed an unrivaled portfolio of notable brands and delivers its innovative products to consumers in 90 markets worldwide.

The Coty Prestige brand portfolio is distributed in prestige and ultra-prestige stores and includes Baby Phat, Balenciaga, Bottega Veneta, Calvin Klein, Cerruti, Chloe, Chopard, Davidoff, Home Skin Lab, Jennifer Lopez, Jette Joop, Jil Sander, JOOP!, Karl Lagerfeld, Kenneth Cole, L.A.M.B. fragrance by Gwen Stefani, La Voce by Renee Fleming, Lancaster, Marc Jacobs, Nautica, Nikos, Phat Farm, Sarah Jessica Parker, Vera Wang, Vivienne Westwood and Wolfgang Joop.

The Coty Beauty brand portfolio is more widely distributed and includes adidas, Astor, Beyonce Knowles, Celine Dion, Chupa Chups, David and Victoria Beckham, Esprit, Exclamation, Faith Hill, GUESS, Halle Berry, Jovan, Kate Moss, Kylie Minogue, La Cross, Miss Sixty, Miss Sporty, N.Y.C. New York Color, Pierre Cardin(1), Playboy, Rimmel, Sally Hansen, Shania Twain, Stetson, Tim McGraw and Tonino Lamborghini.

Coty and Puig Fashion and Beauty S.A. have a strategic partnership for the distribution of the perfume lines of Nina Ricci, Carolina Herrera, Prada, and Paco Rabanne in the United States and Canada.

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