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**** IMPORTANT ****
Dear Avon Products, Inc. Shareholder:
Enclosed you will find additional proxy materials relating to the Annual Meeting scheduled to be held on May 6, 2010.
Your vote is important and we strongly encourage you to exercise your right to vote. Your Board recommends that you vote in favor of the election of each director, the ratification of auditors, and the approval of the 2010 Stock Incentive Plan.
Because we have not heard from you, we are sending you this reminder notice, and we urge you to vote your proxy immediately. As a shareholder, you have the ability to vote over the internet or telephone, or by mailing the enclosed form. Instructions on how to vote are included in this package.
Your shares cannot be represented at the Annual Meeting on the election of directors or the approval of the 2010 Stock Incentive Plan, unless you either sign and return the enclosed voting form or vote by telephone or over the internet.
If you sign and return the enclosed form without indicating a choice of for, against or abstain your shares will be voted as recommended by your Board of Directors.
Please Vote Today
If you have questions or need help voting your shares, please call our proxy solicitation firm, Morrow & Co., LLC. at 1-800-607-0088.
|Chairman of the Board and|
|Chief Executive Officer|
AVON PRODUCTS, INC. 1345 Avenue of the Americas New York, NY 10105-0196 212.282.7000 TEL 212.282.6174 FAX
For Against Abstain 2. Ratification of the appointment of independent registered public accounting firm 3. Approval of 2010 Stock Incentive Plan Using a black ink pen, mark your votes with an X as shown in this example. Please do not write outside the designated areas. X 015GZB 1 U P X + Annual Meeting Proxy Card . + A Proposals 01 - W. Don Cornwell 02 - V. Ann Hailey 03 - Fred Hassan 04 - Andrea Jung 05 - Maria Elena Lagomasino 06 - Ann S. Moore 07 - Paul S. Pressler 08 - Gary M. Rodkin 09 - Paula Stern 10 - Lawrence A. Weinbach 1. Election of Directors: 01 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 Mark here to vote FOR all nominees Mark here to WITHHOLD vote from all nominees For All EXCEPT - To withhold a vote for one or more nominees, mark the box to the left and the corresponding numbered box(es) to the right. 10 The Board of Directors recommends a vote FOR the listed nominees. The Board of Directors recommends a vote FOR Proposals 2 and 3. C Authorized Signatures This section must be completed for your vote to be counted. Date and Sign Below This proxy revokes all prior dated proxies. The signer hereby acknowledges receipt of Avons Proxy Statement dated March 25, 2010. NOTE: Please sign exactly as name appears hereon. When signing as attorney, executor, administrator, trustee or guardian, please give full title as such. Date (mm/dd/yyyy) Please print date below. Signature 1 Please keep signature within the box. Signature 2 Please keep signature within the box. B Non-Voting Items Meeting Attendance Mark box to the right if you plan to attend the Annual Meeting. Change of Address Please print new address below. Annual Meeting Admission Ticket _IF YOU HAVE NOT VOTED VIA THE INTERNET OR TELEPHONE, FOLD ALONG THE PERFORATION, DETACH AND RETURN THE BOTTOM PORTION IN THE ENCLOSED ENVELOPE. Electronic Voting Instructions You can vote by Internet or telephone! Available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week! Instead of mailing your proxy, you may choose one of the two voting methods outlined below to vote your proxy. VALIDATION DETAILS ARE LOCATED BELOW IN THE TITLE BAR. Proxies submitted by the Internet or telephone must be received by 1:00 A.M. New York Time, on May 6, 2010. Vote by Internet Log on to the Internet and go to www.envisionreports.com/avp Follow the steps outlined on the secured website. Vote by telephone Call toll free 1-800-652-VOTE (8683) within the USA, US territories & Canada any time on a touch tone telephone. There is NO CHARGE to you for the call. Outside the USA, US territories & Canada, call 1-781-575-2300 on a touch tone telephone. Follow the instructions provided by the recorded message.
Proxy Card Solicited on Behalf of the Board of Directors Voting Instruction Card to J.P. Morgan Chase Bank, Trustee The undersigned hereby appoints Charles W. Cramb and Kim K. W. Rucker, and each of them, proxies, with full power of substitution and resubstitution, to vote and act with respect to all shares of the Companys Common Stock (the Shares) owned of record by the undersigned and which the undersigned is entitled to vote at the Annual Meeting of Shareholders of the Company to be held on May 6, 2010, and at any adjournment or postponement thereof, as instructed on the reverse side of this card, and to vote in accordance with their discretion on such other matters as may properly come before the meeting. The undersigned also provides instructions to J.P. Morgan Chase Bank, Trustee, to vote Shares allocated, respectively, to accounts the undersigned may have under the Avon Personal Savings Account Plan which are entitled to be voted at the aforesaid Annual Meeting and at any adjournment or postponement thereof, as specified on the reverse side of this card. Unless your card is received by May 1, 2010, and unless you have specified your instructions, your Shares cannot be voted by the Trustees. IF NO INSTRUCTIONS ARE SPECIFIED ON THE REVERSE SIDE OF THIS CARD: _ All Shares owned of record by the undersigned will be voted FOR the election of nominees proposed for election as directors (Proposal 1), FOR the ratification of the Companys independent registered public accounting firm for 2010 (Proposal 2) and FOR the approval of the 2010 Stock Incentive Plan (Proposal 3). _ All Shares allocated under the Avon Personal Savings Account Plan WILL NOT BE VOTED. Proxy Avon Products, Inc. Admission Ticket (If you plan to attend the Annual Meeting, bring this Admission Ticket with you) Avon Products, Inc. Annual Meeting of Shareholders Thursday, May 6, 2010 at 10:00 A.M., Lila Acheson Wallace Auditorium Asia Society and Museum 725 Park Avenue at 70th Street New York, New York 10021 For transportation directions, please go to: http://www.avoncompany.com/investor/annualmeeting/directions.pdf _IF YOU HAVE NOT VOTED VIA THE INTERNET OR TELEPHONE, FOLD ALONG THE PERFORATION, DETACH AND RETURN THE BOTTOM PORTION IN THE ENCLOSED ENVELOPE.