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): April 12, 2006|
|Avon Products, Inc.|
|(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)|
|(State or other jurisdiction
|1345 Avenue of the Americas|
|New York, New York 10105-0196|
|(Address of principal executive offices) (Zip Code)|
|(Registrants telephone number, including area code)|
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INFORMATION TO BE INCLUDED IN THE REPORT
Item 8.01 Other Events.
As reported in a Current Report on Form 8-K filed on December 7, 2005, Avon Products, Inc., effective January 1, 2006, began managing operations in China as a stand-alone operating segment. China was previously included in our Asia Pacific operating segment. Additionally, we began managing Europe, which was previously managed as one operating segment, as two operating segments: Central and Eastern Europe and Western Europe, Middle East and Africa.
Also effective January 1, 2006, we began allocating certain expenses, previously classified as global expenses, to our business segments. Other costs associated with the corporate function remain unallocated as global expenses.
Segment reporting for the quarter ended March 31, 2006, will reflect the changes described above.
For comparison purposes, prior-year segment reporting and supplemental disclosures have been reclassified to conform to the current-year presentation. These reclassifications and allocations had no impact on our consolidated results, including net income and earnings per share for the prior periods.
Schedules that provide prior-period segment information for each quarter of 2005 reflecting these reclassifications and allocation of global expenses are attached hereto as Exhibit 99.1, and are incorporated herein by reference.
Item 9.01 Financial Statements and Exhibits.
99.1 Segment Information for Each Quarter of 2005
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.|
|By||/s/ Richard S. Foggio|
|Richard S. Foggio|
|Group Vice President and Corporate Controller|
Date: April 12, 2006
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|99.1||Segment Information for Each Quarter of 2005|