Earnings/News Release

Avon Reports Fourth-Quarter and 2008 Results
    Fourth-Quarter Earnings Per Share Up 80% to $.54

    Fourth-Quarter Total Revenue of $2.8 Billion 9% Lower;

    Up 2% on Local-Currency Basis

    Full-Year 2008 Earnings Per Share Up 69% to $2.04

    Full-Year 2008 Total Revenue Up 8% to $10.7 Billion;

    Up 5% on Local-Currency Basis

NEW YORK, Feb. 3 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Avon Products, Inc. (NYSE: AVP) today reported fourth-quarter 2008 earnings per share of $.54, up 80% year over year bringing full-year 2008 earnings per share to $2.04, 69% ahead of the prior year.

Fourth-quarter 2008 total revenue of $2.8 billion was 9% lower than 2007's fourth quarter as the impact of a substantial shift in many foreign-currency exchange rates more than offset local-currency revenue growth of 2% year over year. For full-year 2008, Avon reported that total revenue grew 8% (5% in local currency), to a record $10.7 billion.

Fourth-quarter 2008 operating profit was $372 million, up 66%, from $225 million in the prior-year quarter, and full-year 2008 operating profit was $1.3 billion, up 53% from 2007's level. The company's fourth-quarter operating margin rose to 13.3%, 600 basis points above 7.3% in the year-ago quarter. Full-year 2008 operating margin was 12.5%, 370 basis points above 2007's 8.8%. Results of both 2008 periods benefited from significantly lower costs associated with the company's restructuring program and Product Line Simplification (PLS) initiative.

Details of 2008 Results

Fourth-quarter 2008 total revenue benefited 5% from pricing and product mix, units sold decreased 3% and foreign exchange lowered revenue 11% versus the prior-year quarter. For full-year 2008, total revenue benefited 4% from pricing and product mix, units sold increased 1% and foreign exchange increased revenue 3%.

Active Representatives grew 4% and 7% year over year in the fourth quarter and full year 2008, respectively.

Beauty sales in the fourth quarter 2008 were 7% lower versus the prior-year period as the impact of foreign exchange more than offset a local-currency increase of 4%, which was driven by growth in all categories, particularly: Fragrance and Skin Care. For the full year, Beauty sales rose 10% (7% in local currency).

Advertising expense decreased 7% in the fourth quarter to $100 million. On a full-year basis, advertising increased 6% to $391 million. The company invested an incremental $9 million and $83 million of costs versus the prior-year periods, in the fourth quarter and full-year 2008, respectively, for initiatives to improve the Representative Value Proposition.

Fourth-quarter 2008 operating profit included costs associated with the company's restructuring program of $7 million ($.01 per share). This compared with costs of $205 million ($.34 per share) related to the company's restructuring program ($101 million) and PLS initiative ($104 million) in the prior-year period. Likewise, both 2008 and 2007 full-year results included costs associated with the restructuring program, and 2007 also included significant costs associated with the company's PLS initiative. Those costs totaled $61 million ($.09 per share) and $346 million ($.56 per share) in 2008 and 2007, respectively.

Avon continues to expect to achieve annualized savings of approximately $430 million once all initiatives of its multi-year restructuring program, launched in late 2005, are fully implemented by 2011 - 2012. Those savings are expected to reach $300 million in 2009. The company anticipates costs to implement all restructuring initiatives under the program from inception to completion to be approximately $530 million. Avon continues to expect to achieve in excess of $200 million annual benefits each, beginning in 2010, from its PLS program and Strategic Sourcing Initiative for a total in excess of $400 million from these two programs and over $830 million annually from all initiatives when fully implemented.

The fourth quarter's effective tax rate of 32.3% compared with 2007's rate of 34.2%. Net income in the fourth quarter 2008 was $232 million compared with $129 million in the year-ago quarter. The full-year 2008 tax rate was 29.3% versus 33.0% in 2007. The full-year 2008 rate benefited from a one-time adjustment primarily resulting from an audit settlement. Net income for 2008 was $875 million compared with $531 million in 2007.

Avon finished 2008 with cash of $1.1 billion, up from $963 million at year-end 2007, and total debt was $2.5 billion and $2.1 billion at the respective dates. Cash flow from operations improved to $748 million in 2008 versus $590 million in 2007, primarily due to higher net income. Reflecting the company's financial position, Avon's Board of Directors this morning approved a 5% dividend increase for 2009, raising Avon's annual dividend to $.84 per share. 2009 marks the 19th consecutive year of a regular dividend increase. Shares repurchased in 2008 totaled $172 million, compared with $667 million in 2007.

Outlook

Andrea Jung, chairman and CEO, commented, "After nine months of strong sales performance, the significant negative impact of foreign exchange and the depressed economy hurt our fourth-quarter revenue performance.

"It is prudent to assume these pressures will continue for the foreseeable future, and we therefore anticipate that 2009 will be a challenging year. While we cannot control movements in foreign currency, our focus, as always, will be on building and managing our business for the long term, and continuously driving our costs lower as part of our 'constant turnaround mentality.'

"We believe our model is well suited to create income opportunities in these difficult economic times, as we have during past challenges. Our model also allows us to emphasize "smart value" products in the Avon brochure. Such products have always been a hallmark of our brand, and are even more attractive today given our improvements in product innovation and brand image. Throughout our history, these advantages have allowed Avon to emerge well positioned as economic conditions improve.

"In terms of our cost structure, we intend to take significant additional steps to transform our value chain, as well as to aggressively reduce non-strategic spending in the current year. Our success with cost transformation as part of our turnaround has proven our ability to move swiftly and boldly to address key opportunities.

"We are fortunate to be facing these challenging times from a position of financial strength. We have a solid balance sheet, an operating model that generates healthy cash flow and a continued commitment to our dividend. This strong foundation, coupled with the continuing execution of our turnaround strategies and the competitive advantages of our direct selling business model, gives us confidence to look past 2009's challenges and to continue our focus on long-term sustainable, profitable growth," concluded Jung.

Regional Results

Latin America's fourth-quarter revenue was 5% lower year over year as foreign exchange declines more than offset 11% local-currency revenue growth. On a local-currency basis, the region's growth was driven by a 15% increase in Brazil, a 29% increase in Venezuela and an 11% increase in Mexico, which, on a reported basis, were -9%, 29% and -8%, respectively.

The region's Active Representatives grew 2%, and units sold were up 3%. Operating profit was 28% higher (54% higher in local currency) primarily due to the higher local-currency sales performance and lower inventory obsolescence expense. Latin America's fourth-quarter operating margin was 18.5%. For full-year 2008, revenue in the Latin America region grew 18% (14% in local currency); operating profit increased 43% (38% in local currency) and the operating margin was 17.8%.

Reflecting the macro-economic environment of the region, fourth-quarter revenue in North America declined 11% (9% in local currency) and units were 6% lower versus the prior year's results. Active Representatives increased 1%. Operating profit decreased 14% (7% in local currency) versus the 2007 quarter, primarily due to lower revenue, and the region's operating margin was 6.6%. For full-year 2008, revenue in the North America region was 5% lower (5% lower in local currency); operating profit was flat (up 1% in local currency) and the operating margin was 8.6%.

In Central & Eastern Europe, fourth-quarter revenue was 14% lower, primarily due to foreign exchange. On a local-currency basis, revenue decreased 3% for the region and 2% in Russia, which was -11% on a reported basis, as the company's previously successful strategy to feature mass-premium price point products during the holiday quarter was challenged by greater-than-anticipated consumer contraction in the region. Fourth-quarter Active Representatives grew 1%. Units sold decreased 7%. Operating profit decreased 2% versus the 2007 quarter as the impact of foreign exchange more than offset a 12% increase in local currency operating profit. The operating profit improvement on a local-currency basis was primarily due to lower inventory obsolescence expense. The region's operating margin was 21.2%. For full-year 2008, revenue in the Central & Eastern Europe region grew 9% (4% in local currency); operating profit increased 17% (11% in local currency) and the operating margin was 20.1%.

Western Europe, Middle East & Africa's fourth-quarter revenue was 16% lower year over year as foreign-exchange declines more than offset 2% local-currency revenue growth, which was driven by growth in the U.K. and Turkey. The region's Active Representatives grew 3% year over year. Units sold decreased 9%. The region reported fourth-quarter 2008 operating profit of $41 million compared with an operating loss of $6 million in the fourth-quarter 2007. The improvement in operating profit was largely due to significantly lower costs to implement restructuring. Fourth-quarter 2008 operating margin was 11.4%. For full-year 2008, revenue in the Western Europe, Middle East & Africa region grew 3% (6% in local currency); operating profit increased to $121 million from $34 million and the operating margin was 8.9%.

Asia-Pacific fourth-quarter revenue decreased 6% year over year due to foreign exchange and was flat with the prior year on a local-currency basis. On a local-currency basis, growth in the Philippines offset a similar decline in Japan. The region's Active Representatives were 6% higher. Units sold decreased 3% as compared with the prior year. Operating profit expanded 86% (129% in local currency) year over year, largely due to lower inventory obsolescence expense and an absence of costs to implement restructuring. Operating margin in the quarter was 12.3%. For full-year 2008, revenue in the Asia-Pacific region grew 5% (0% in local currency); operating profit increased 59% (54% in local currency) and the operating margin was 11.5%.

Fourth-quarter revenue in China grew 27% (17% in local currency) year over year. Active Representatives rose 88% year over year. Units sold decreased 8%. As a result of its revenue growth, China's operating profit more than doubled to $19 million from $6 million in the prior-year quarter. The region's fourth-quarter operating margin was 17.6%. For full-year 2008, revenue in the China region grew 25% (14% in local currency); operating profit increased to $18 million from $2 million and the operating margin was 5.0%.

Avon will conduct a conference call at 9:00 A.M. today to discuss the quarter's results. The dial-in number for the call is (800) 843-2086 in the U.S. or (706) 643-1815 from non-U.S. locations (conference ID number: 81147707). The call will be webcast live at www.avoninvestor.com and can be accessed or downloaded from that site for a period of two weeks.

Avon, the company for women, is a leading global beauty company, with over $10 billion in annual revenue. As the world's largest direct seller, Avon markets to women in more than 100 countries through 5.8 million independent Avon Sales Representatives. Avon's product line includes beauty products, fashion jewelry and apparel, and features such well-recognized brand names as Avon Color, Anew, Skin-So-Soft, Advance Techniques, Avon Naturals, and Mark. Learn more about Avon and its products at www.avoncompany.com.

CAUTIONARY STATEMENT FOR PURPOSES OF THE "SAFE HARBOR" STATEMENT UNDER THE PRIVATE SECURITIES LITIGATION REFORM ACT OF 1995

Statements in this release that are not historical facts or information are forward-looking statements within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Words such as "estimate," "project," "forecast," "plan," "believe," "may," "expect," "anticipate," "intend," "planned," "potential," "can," "expectation" and similar expressions, or the negative of those expressions, may identify forward-looking statements. Such forward-looking statements are based on management's reasonable current assumptions and expectations. Such forward-looking statements involve risks, uncertainties and other factors, which may cause the actual results, levels of activity, performance or achievement of Avon to be materially different from any future results expressed or implied by such forward-looking statements, and there can be no assurance that actual results will not differ materially from management's expectations. Such factors include, among others, the following:

    --  our ability to implement the key initiatives of and realize the
        operating margins and projected benefits (in the amounts and time
        schedules we expect) from our global business strategy, including our
        multi-year restructuring initiatives, product mix and pricing
        strategies, enterprise resource planning, customer service
        initiatives, product line simplification program, sales and operation
        planning process, strategic sourcing initiative, outsourcing
        strategies, zero-overhead-growth philosophy, cash flow from operations
        and cash management, tax, foreign currency hedging and risk management
        strategies;
    --  our ability to realize the anticipated benefits (including any
        projections concerning future revenue and operating margin increases)
        from our multi-year restructuring initiatives or other strategic
        initiatives on the time schedules or in the amounts that we expect,
        and our plans to invest these anticipated benefits ahead of future
        growth;
    --  the possibility of business disruption in connection with our
        multi-year restructuring initiatives or other strategic initiatives;
    --  our ability to realize sustainable growth from our investments in our
        brand and the direct-selling channel;
    --  a general economic downturn, a recession globally or in one or more of
        our geographic regions, such as North America, or sudden disruption in
        business conditions, and the ability of our broad-based geographic
        portfolio to withstand such economic downturn, recession or
        conditions;
    --  the inventory obsolescence and other costs associated with our product
        line simplification program;
    --  our ability to effectively implement initiatives to reduce inventory
        levels in the time period and in the amounts we expect;
    --  our ability to achieve growth objectives or maintain rates of growth,
        particularly in our largest markets and developing and emerging
        markets;
    --  our ability to successfully identify new business opportunities and
        identify and analyze acquisition candidates, and our ability to
        negotiate and consummate acquisitions as well as to successfully
        integrate or manage any acquired business;
    --  the effect of political, legal and regulatory risks, as well as
        foreign exchange or other restrictions, imposed on us, our operations
        or our Representatives by governmental entities;
    --  our ability to successfully transition our business in China in
        connection with the resumption of direct selling in that market, our
        ability to operate using the direct-selling model permitted in that
        market and our ability to retain and increase the number of Active
        Representatives there over a sustained period of time;
    --  the effect of economic factors, including inflation and fluctuations
        in interest rates and currency exchange rates, and the potential
        effect of such fluctuations on our business, results of operations and
        financial condition;
    --  general economic and business conditions in our markets, including
        social, economic and political uncertainties in Latin America, China,
        Asia Pacific, Europe, the Middle East and Africa;
    --  any consequences of the internal investigation of our China
        operations;
    --  information technology systems outages, disruption in our supply chain
        or manufacturing and distribution operations, or other sudden
        disruption in business operations beyond our control as a result of
        events such as acts of terrorism or war, natural disasters, pandemic
        situations and large scale power outages;
    --  the risk of product or ingredient shortages resulting from our
        concentration of sourcing in fewer suppliers;
    --  the quality, safety and efficacy of our products;
    --  the success of our research and development activities;
    --  our ability to attract and retain key personnel and executives;
    --  competitive uncertainties in our markets, including competition from
        companies in the cosmetics, fragrances, skin care and toiletries
        industry, some of which are larger than we are and have greater
        resources;
    --  our ability to implement our Sales Leadership program globally, to
        generate Representative activity, to enhance the Representative
        experience and increase Representative productivity through
        investments in the direct-selling channel,  and to compete with other
        direct-selling organizations to recruit, retain and service
        Representatives;
    --  the impact of the seasonal nature of our business, adverse effect of
        rising energy, commodity and raw material prices, changes in market
        trends, purchasing habits of our consumers and changes in consumer
        preferences, particularly given the global nature of our business and
        the conduct of our business in primarily one channel;
    --  our ability to protect our intellectual property rights;
    --  the risk of an adverse outcome in our material pending and future
        litigations;
    --  our ratings and our access to financing and ability to secure
        financing at attractive rates; and
    --  the impact of possible pension funding obligations, increased pension
        expense and any changes in pension regulations or interpretations
        thereof on our cash flow and results of operations.

Additional information identifying such factors is contained in Item 1A of our Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2007, and our Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q for the quarter ended September 30, 2008, filed with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission. We undertake no obligation to update any such forward-looking statements.



                                 AVON PRODUCTS, INC.
                          CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF INCOME
                                     (Unaudited)
                         (In millions, except per share data)



                      Three months ended  Percent Twelve months ended  Percent
                          December 31     Change     December 31       Change
                      ------------------  ------  -------------------  ------
                         2008      2007              2008      2007
                      ---------  --------         ---------  --------

    Net sales          $2,781.3  $3,049.4   -9%   $10,588.9  $9,845.2     8%
    Other revenue          26.3      26.1             101.2      93.5
                       --------  --------         ---------  --------

Total revenue 2,807.6 3,075.5 -9% 10,690.1 9,938.7 8%


    Cost of sales       1,057.0   1,298.6           3,949.1   3,941.2

Selling, general

and administrative

     expenses           1,378.5   1,552.4           5,401.7   5,124.8
                       --------  --------         ---------  --------

Operating profit 372.1 224.5 66% 1,339.3 872.7 53%

                       --------  --------         ---------  --------

    Interest expense       23.6      28.4             100.4     112.2
    Interest income        (9.2)     (9.4)            (37.1)    (42.2)
    Other expense, net     21.6       8.0              37.7       6.6
                       --------  --------         ---------  --------
     Total other
      expenses             36.0      27.0             101.0      76.6

    Income before taxes
     and minority
     interest             336.1     197.5   70%     1,238.3     796.1    56%
    Income taxes          108.4      67.6             362.7     262.8
                       --------  --------         ---------  --------

Income before

     minority interest    227.7     129.9             875.6     533.3
    Minority interest       4.7      (1.0)             (0.3)     (2.6)
                       --------  --------         ---------  --------
    Net income           $232.4    $128.9   80%      $875.3    $530.7    65%
                       ========  ========         =========  ========

Earnings per share:

    Basic                  $.55      $.30   83%       $2.05     $1.22    68%
                       ========  ========         =========  ========
    Diluted                $.54      $.30   80%       $2.04     $1.21    69%
                       ========  ========         =========  ========

    Average shares
     outstanding:
    Basic                426.33    428.56            426.36    433.47
    Diluted              427.70    432.47            429.53    436.89



                          AVON PRODUCTS, INC.
                      CONSOLIDATED BALANCE SHEETS
                              (Unaudited)
                             (In millions)

                                          December 31  December 31
                                              2008         2007
                                            --------     --------
    Assets
    Current Assets
    Cash and cash equivalents               $1,104.7       $963.4
    Accounts receivable, net                   687.8        795.0
    Inventories                              1,007.9      1,041.8
    Prepaid expenses and other                 756.5        715.2
                                            --------     --------
        Total current assets                 3,556.9      3,515.4
                                            --------     --------

Property, plant and equipment,

     at cost                                 2,439.9      2,362.4
    Less accumulated depreciation           (1,096.0)    (1,084.2)
                                            --------     --------
                                             1,343.9      1,278.2

    Other assets                             1,173.2        922.6
                                            --------     --------
        Total assets                         6,074.0      5,716.2
                                            ========     ========

Liabilities and Shareholders' Equity

Current Liabilities

    Debt maturing within one year            1,031.4        929.5
    Accounts payable                           724.3        800.3
    Accrued compensation                       234.4        285.8
    Other accrued liabilities                  581.9        713.2

Sales and taxes other than income 212.2 222.3

    Income taxes                               128.0        102.3
                                            --------     --------
        Total current liabilities            2,912.2      3,053.4
                                            --------     --------
    Long-term debt                           1,456.2      1,167.9
    Employee benefit plans                     665.4        388.7
    Long-term income taxes                     168.9        208.7
    Other liabilities                          196.4        185.9
                                            --------     --------
        Total liabilities                    5,399.1      5,004.6
                                            --------     --------

    Shareholders' Equity
    Common stock                               185.6        184.7
    Additional paid-in-capital               1,874.1      1,724.6
    Retained earnings                        4,118.9      3,586.5

Accumulated other comprehensive loss (965.9) (417.0)

    Treasury stock, at cost                 (4,537.8)    (4,367.2)
                                            --------     --------
        Total shareholders' equity             674.9        711.6
                                            --------     --------
        Total liabilities and
         shareholders' equity               $6,074.0     $5,716.2
                                            ========     ========



                          AVON PRODUCTS, INC.
                CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF CASH FLOWS
                             (Unaudited)
                            (In millions)

                                                Twelve Months Ended
                                                    December 31
                                              ----------------------
                                                2008           2007
                                              ------          ------

Cash Flows from Operating Activities:

    Net income                                $875.3          $530.7

Adjustments to reconcile

net income to net cash

provided by operating activities:

      Depreciation                             141.9           128.9
      Amortization                              45.3            43.2
      Provision for doubtful accounts          195.5           164.1
      Provision for obsolescence                80.8           280.6
      Share-based compensation                  54.8            61.6
      Foreign exchange (gains) losses           18.7            (2.5)
      Deferred income taxes                    (62.4)         (112.4)
      Asset write-off restructuring charges        -             0.2
      Other                                     48.3            41.9

Changes in assets and liabilities:

      Accounts receivable                     (174.6)         (236.6)
      Inventories                             (174.3)         (341.0)
      Prepaid expenses and other              (153.3)          (49.1)
      Accounts payable and
       accrued liabilities                    (148.9)          169.9
      Income and other taxes                    47.5            61.6
      Noncurrent assets and liabilities        (46.5)         (151.3)
                                              ------          ------
    Net cash provided by operating activities  748.1           589.8
                                              ------          ------

Cash Flows from Investing Activities:

    Capital expenditures                      (380.5)         (278.5)
    Disposal of assets                          13.4            11.2

Acquisitions and other

     investing activities                          -           (19.0)
    Purchases of investments                   (77.7)          (47.0)
    Proceeds from sale of investments           41.4            46.1
                                              ------          ------

Net cash used by investing activities (403.4) (287.2)

                                              ------          ------

Cash Flows from Financing Activities:

    Cash dividends                            (347.7)         (325.7)

Debt, net (maturities of

     three months or less)                    (216.9)          249.6
    Proceeds from debt                         572.6            58.7
    Repayment of debt                          (73.9)          (18.0)

Proceeds from exercise of

     stock options                              81.4            85.5

Excess tax benefit realized

     from share-based compensation              15.1            19.6
    Repurchase of common stock                (172.1)         (666.8)
                                              ------          ------

Net cash used by financing activities (141.5) (597.1)

                                              ------          ------

Effect of exchange rate changes on

     cash and cash equivalents                 (61.9)           59.0

Net increase (decrease) in

     cash and cash equivalents                 141.3          (235.5)

Cash and equivalents at

     beginning of year                         963.4         1,198.9

Cash and equivalents at end

     of year                                $1,104.7          $963.4



                                    AVON PRODUCTS, INC.
                                   SUPPLEMENTAL SCHEDULE
                                       (Unaudited)
                                      (In millions)

                               THREE MONTHS ENDED 12/31/08
                               ===========================

                                     REGIONAL RESULTS
                                     ================

                           Total                 Operating
                          Revenue                  Profit
      $ in       Total    in Local     Operating  in Local   Op.        Active

Millions Revenue US$ Currency Profit US$ Currency Margin Units Reps

              ----------- --------   ------------ -------- ------ -----  ----
                                                                    %      %
                   % var.  % var.          % var. % var.           var.   var.
                      vs     vs               vs     vs     2008    vs    vs
                     4Q07   4Q07             4Q07   4Q07  percent  4Q07  4Q07
              ----------- --------   ------------ ------- ------- -----  ----
    Latin
     America  $944.3   -5%    11%    $175.1    28%    54%    18.5%   3%    2%
    North
     America
     (1)       681.3  -11     -9       44.9   -14     -7      6.6   -6     1
    Central &
     Eastern
     Europe    482.9  -14     -3      102.2    -2     12     21.2   -7     1
    Western
     Europe,
     Middle
     East &
     Africa    364.3  -16      2       41.5     *      *     11.4   -9     3
    Asia
     Pacific   225.2   -6      0       27.6    86    129     12.3   -3     6
    China      109.6   27     17       19.3     *      *     17.6   -8    88
    Total from
     Oper-
     ations  2,807.6   -9      2      410.6    33     59     14.6   -3     4
    Global
     Expenses      -    -      -      (38.5)   54     54        -    -     -
    Consol-
     idated
     (1)    $2,807.6   -9%     2%    $372.1    66%   106%    13.3%  -3%    4%


                                   CATEGORY SALES (US$)
                                   ====================

                                                      Consolidated
                                                  ---------------------
                                                              % var. vs
                                                                   4Q07
                                                  ---------------------
    Beauty

(cosmetics/fragrances/skin care/toiletries) $1,957.7 -7%

Fashion

(fashion jewelry/watches/

      apparel/footwear/accessories)                  489.5          -7

Home

(gift & decorative products/

housewares/entertainment & leisure/

      kids/nutrition)                                334.1         -21
                                                  ----------   --------
        Net Sales                                 $2,781.3          -9%
    Other Revenue                                     26.3           1
                                                  ----------   --------
        Total Revenue                             $2,807.6          -9%



                               TWELVE MONTHS ENDED 12/31/08
                               ============================

                                     REGIONAL RESULTS
                                     ================

                             Total               Operating
                            Revenue                Profit
      $ in        Total     in Local  Operating   in Local  Op.         Active

Millions Revenue US$ Currency Profit US$ Currency Margin Units Reps

              ------------- -------- ------------ -------- ------- ----- ----
                                                                    %     %
                     % var.  % var.        % var. % var.           var.  var.
                        vs      vs            vs     vs     2008    vs    vs
                       FY07    FY07          FY07   FY07   percent FY07  FY07
              ------------- -------- ------------ -------- ------- ----- ----
    Latin
     America  $3,884.1  18%    14%   $690.3    43%    38%   17.8%   4%     6%
    North
     America
     (1)       2,492.7  -5     -5     213.9     0      1     8.6   -4      2
    Central
     & Eastern
     Europe
     (2)       1,719.5   9      4     346.2    17     11    20.1    2     12
    Western
     Europe,
     Middle
     East &
     Africa    1,351.7   3      6     121.0     *      *     8.9   -3      4
    Asia
     Pacific     891.2   5      0     102.4    59     54    11.5    0      4
    China        350.9  25     14      17.7     *      *     5.0    2     79
    Total from
     Oper-
     ations   10,690.1   8      5   1,491.5    37     33    13.9    1      7
    Global
     Expenses        -   -      -    (152.2)   31     31       -    -      -
    Consol-
     idated
     (1) (2) $10,690.1   8%     5% $1,339.3    53%    50%   12.5%   1%     7%


                                     CATEGORY SALES (US$)
                                     ====================

                                                     Consolidated
                                                 ----------------------
                                                              % var. vs
                                                                   FY07
                                                 ----------------------
    Beauty

(cosmetics/fragrances/skin care/toiletries) $7,603.7 10%

Fashion

(fashion jewelry/watches/

      apparel/footwear/accessories)                1,863.3           6

Home

(gift & decorative products/

housewares/entertainment & leisure/

      kids/nutrition)                              1,121.9          -3
                                                 -----------   --------
        Net Sales                                $10,588.9           8%
    Other Revenue                                    101.2           8
                                                 -----------   --------
        Total Revenue                            $10,690.1           8%

* Calculation not meaningful


      (1)  North America Active Representative growth benefited from
           increased ordering opportunities in Canada as a result of a
           move from a three-week campaign cycle to a two-week campaign
           cycle beginning in the second quarter of 2008.

      (2)  Central & Eastern Europe Active Representative growth during
           the first half of 2008 benefited from increased ordering
           opportunities as a result of a move from a four-week campaign
           cycle to a three-week campaign cycle in the second half of 2007.

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