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): January 8, 2018
Avon Products, Inc.
(Exact name of registrant as specified in charter)
(State or other jurisdiction
Building 6, Chiswick Park
London W4 5HR
(Address of principal executive offices) (Zip Code)
(Registrant’s telephone number, including area code)
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Item 5.02 Departure of Directors or Certain Officers; Election of Directors; Appointment of Certain Officers; Compensatory Arrangements of Certain Officers.
(b) (c) Effective on January 8, 2018, (the “Commencement Date”) the Board of Directors of Avon Products, Inc. (the “Company”) elected Laura Barbrook, the Company’s Corporate Controller, to serve as the Company’s Principal Accounting Officer.
Dr. Barbrook, age 44, joined the Company and has served as Vice President, Corporate Controller since September 2017. Prior to joining the Company, Dr. Barbrook served as the Group Financial Controller at Travelex Group from November 2013 to August 2017 and as the General Manager, Finance at Rio Tinto PLC from October 2008 to November 2013.
Upon the Commencement Date, Robert Loughran will no longer serve as the Principal Accounting Officer of the Company.
In September Dr. Barbrook entered into an employment offer letter and contract of employment agreement with Avon Cosmetics Limited (“Avon UK”), a wholly-owned subsidiary of the Company registered in the United Kingdom (the “Agreement”), which provides for the following key compensation and benefits:
an annual base salary of £205,000;
an annual cash incentive opportunity with a target award equal to 45% of earned eligible base salary, subject to achievement of performance goals;
participation in the long-term incentive program for similarly situated executives with an expected annual target award equal to 80% of eligible base salary, subject to achievement of performance goals;
a cash deferred bonus of £63,700;
a one-time equity award in the form of Restricted Stock Units equal to 80% of base salary; and
participation in the applicable medical, insurance and pension schemes and certain other perquisite and benefit programs on the same basis as similarly situated Avon UK executives.
Other than her compensation arrangement described above, Dr. Barbrook is not involved in any transactions that would require disclosure pursuant to Item 404(a) of Regulation S-K.
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.
/s/ Ginny Edwards
Name: Ginny Edwards
Title: Vice President and Corporate Secretary
Date: January 12, 2018