As a result of the merger, Bare Escentuals’ common stock has ceased to be traded on the NASDAQ Global Select Market and Bare Escentuals will no longer have reporting obligations under the Securities Exchange Act of 1934.Bare Escentuals will operate as a separate business division of Shiseido and its unique brands will continue to be managed under Bare Escentuals’ current management. Shiseido believes this transaction will enable Shiseido to immediately strengthen its position in the U.S. market and expand its product portfolio into mineral-based cosmetics, and at the same time, Shiseido’s global reach and world-class product development capabilities will help accelerate Bare Escentuals’ growth outside of North America, including in high-growth potential markets throughout Asia. NOTES TO EDITORS About Shiseido Co. Ltd. As the largest cosmetics company in Japan, Shiseido develops, produces and sells skin care, make-up, fragrance and hair care products for men and women. Present in over 70 countries its 20-plus brands include namesake Shiseido, Elixir Superieur, Maquillage, and Integrate brands, which are sold through department stores, drug stores and other retail outlets. The company posted annual sales of JPY 690.3bn (US$7.5bn) in fiscal year 2009, nearly 40% of which were generated by its overseas businesses. Shiseido is among the top three cosmetic brands in China and many other Asian markets. Globally Shiseido employs a total of approximately 29,000 people. For further information please visit: www.shiseido.com/index.htm About Bare Escentuals, Inc. Bare Escentuals, Inc. is one of the leading prestige cosmetic companies in the United States and an innovator in mineral-based cosmetics. The Company utilizes a distinctive marketing strategy and multi-channel distribution model to develop, market and sell cosmetics, skin care, and body care products under its bareMinerals, RareMinerals, Buxom and md formulations brands worldwide. For further information please visit: www.bareescentuals.com/ Forward-Looking Statements This announcement contains certain forward-looking statements. These forward-looking statements may be identified by words such as ‘intends’, ‘will’ or similar expressions or by discussion of, among other things, the expected timing of the completion of the merger, strategy, goals, plans or intentions. All estimated or anticipated future results are forward-looking and reflect Shiseido’s and Bare Escentuals’ current perspective on existing trends and information. Investors and security holders are cautioned not to place undue reliance on these forward-looking statements. Actual results may differ materially in the future from those reflected in forward-looking statements contained in this document, due to various factors, including but not limited to: macroeconomic conditions and general industry conditions; regulatory and litigation matters and risks; changes in tax and other laws and the effect of changes in general economic conditions and other risks to consummation of the transaction which are outside of Shiseido or Bare Escentuals’ control. Accordingly, no assurances can be given that any of the events anticipated by the forward-looking statements will occur or, if any of them do, what impact they will have on Shiseido’s or Bare Escentuals’ results of operations or financial condition.