SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION
Washington, D.C. 20549
Pursuant to Section 13 or 15(d) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934
Date of report (Date of earliest event reported): July 21, 2008
Avon Products, Inc.
(Exact name of registrant as specified in charter)
(State or other jurisdiction
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1345 Avenue of the Americas
New York, New York 10105-0196
(Address of principal executive offices) (Zip Code)
(Registrant's telephone number, including area code)
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INFORMATION TO BE INCLUDED IN THE REPORT
|Item 5.02||Departure of Directors or Certain Officers; Election of Directors; Appointment of Certain Officers; Compensatory Arrangements of Certain Officers.|
Simon N.R. Harford was appointed as the Group Vice President and Corporate Controller of Avon Products, Inc. (Avon) as of July 21, 2008, effective on August 15, 2008.
Mr. Harford, age 48, has served as the Vice President and Controller of Eli Lilly and Company since May 2006. Prior to that, he had been Executive Director and Chief Financial Officer for Europe, Middle East and Africa since July 2004 and the Executive Director of Investor Relations from January 2003 to July 2004. Mr. Harford served in various other positions with Eli Lilly and Company since he joined the company in 1988.
Mr. Harford will succeed Richard Foggio, effective August 15, 2008, and as a result, Mr. Foggio will no longer serve as Avons Group Vice President and Corporate Controller, as agreed by Avon and Mr. Foggio on July 21, 2008. Mr. Foggio has been appointed as the Group Vice President, Finance, Global Marketing of Avon, effective August 15, 2008.
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Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, the registrant has duly caused this report to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned hereunto duly authorized.
|AVON PRODUCTS, INC.|
|Kim K.W. Rucker|
|Senior Vice President and General Counsel|
Date: July 25, 2008
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