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EDWARD J. ROBINSON PROMOTED AND NAMED TO AVON'S BOARD

 EDWARD J. ROBINSON PROMOTED AND NAMED TO AVON'S BOARD
 NEW YORK, May 7 /PRNewswire/ -- Edward J. Robinson, executive vice


president and chief financial officer of Avon Products, Inc. (NYSE: AVP), has been elected to the company's board of directors and has been promoted to vice chairman, chief financial and administrative officer of the corporation.
 Robinson, 51, joined Avon in 1989. Prior to that he served as executive vice president for finance and chief financial officer of RJR Nabisco from 1987 to 1989. He was associated with RJR Nabisco and its predecessor companies, Nabisco Brands, Inc. and Standard Brands, Inc. for 16 years. During that time he served in a number of financial positions including controller, treasurer and chief financial officer.
 Robinson also has worked for Ward Foods, Inc. and Peat Marwick Mitchell and Co.
 He is a graduate of Iona College and currently serves on the college's legal board of trustees and its finance and investment committees.
 Avon is the world's leading direct seller and marketer of beauty and related products with $3.6 billion in annual revenues. Avon markets its products to women in more than 100 countries through 1.5 million independent representatives. Avon product lines include such recognizable brands as Skin-So-Soft, Moisture Therapy, Color Rich Lipstick and Imari fragrance. Avon is also the world's largest manufacturer of fashion jewelry, and markets an extensive line of gifts and collectibles.
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 /CONTACT: Mary Taylor, 212-546-6341, or Elaine Benvenuto, 212-546-6058, or investors, Ann Scavullo, 212-546-6737, all of Avon/
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