The Estée Lauder Companies Appoints Pamela Gill Alabaster To Lead Global Corporate Responsibility

The Estée Lauder Companies Inc. (NYSE: EL) announced today the appointment of Pamela Gill Alabaster to lead the Company’s global Corporate Responsibility function. In this role, Ms. Alabaster will be responsible for the continued development and implementation of The Estée Lauder Companies’ global Corporate Responsibility strategy in alignment with the Company’s long-term business objectives. Ms. Alabaster will report to Mr. Gregory Polcer, Executive Vice President, Global Supply Chain and Mr. Peter Jueptner, Senior Vice President, Strategy and New Business Development, co-chairs of the Company’s Corporate Responsibility efforts, under the leadership of Executive Chairman, William P. Lauder.

“Corporate Responsibility has been an important part of our Company’s success since its founding. As we continue to grow and prosper globally, it is critical that we continue to understand and serve the needs of our consumers, engage with the communities where we live and work, and leverage our collective talents in every brand, region and function to ensure our sustainable, profitable future,” states William P. Lauder. “Pam's experience, perspective and leadership will be instrumental in the formal establishment and success of our Corporate Responsibility function, and I am delighted to welcome her to The Estée Lauder Companies."

Ms. Alabaster joins The Estée Lauder Companies from L’Oréal USA where she held various senior leadership marketing and management roles, most recently serving as Senior Vice President Corporate Communications, Sustainable Development & Public Affairs. In her tenure at L’Oréal USA, Ms. Alabaster developed several key corporate functions including Corporate Media, Public Affairs and Sustainable Development and led the strategic brand marketing of the L’Oréal Paris and Lancôme brands in the U.S.

“The establishment of a formal Corporate Responsibility function will enable us to better integrate and drive more sustainable practices throughout the organization around the world,” said Greg Polcer, Executive Vice President, Global Supply Chain.

“Pam’s insight and proven ability to successfully build strategic collaborations will contribute greatly to our global strategy in this important new function, and help to broaden our Company’s understanding and ability to deliver what our consumers, employees, shareholders, investors and other stakeholders expect from us,” said Peter Jueptner, Senior Vice President, Strategy and New Business Development.

Ms. Alabaster earned a BA in Journalism from Pepperdine University, an MBA in Marketing from New York University Stern School of Business and an MS in Sustainability Management from Columbia University. She has three teenage children and resides in Pelham Manor, NY.

The Estée 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 150 countries and territories under the following brand names: Estée Lauder, Aramis, Clinique, Prescriptives, Lab Series, 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!, GoodSkin Labs, Grassroots Research Labs, Tom Ford, Coach, Ojon, Smashbox, Ermenegildo Zegna, Aerin Beauty and Osiao.

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

Copyright Business Wire 2010

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