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): December 10, 2012
Avon Products, Inc.
(Exact name of registrant as specified in charter)
(State or other jurisdiction
777 Third Avenue
New York, N.Y. 10017-1307
(Address of principal executive offices) (Zip Code)
(Registrant’s telephone number, including area code)
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Item 2.05 Costs Associated with Exit or Disposal Activities
On December 10, 2012, the Finance Committee of the Board of Directors of Avon Products, Inc. (the “Company”) approved initiatives relating to global headcount reductions, the closure and rationalization of certain facilities, and the exit of the South Korea and Vietnam markets. These initiatives are expected to be largely completed before the end of 2013.
The Company expects to record total charges related to these initiatives of approximately $80 to $90 million before taxes. Approximately $50 to $60 million of these charges are expected to be recorded in the fourth quarter of 2012, with the remainder expected to be recorded primarily in the first half of 2013.
These charges are expected to be comprised primarily of $55 to $65 million of employee-related costs and $20 to $25 million in accelerated depreciation, in connection with these initiatives. Approximately $65 to $70 million of the total charges are expected to result in future cash expenditures.
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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.
/s/ Kimberly Ross
Name: Kimberly Ross
Title: Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer
Date: December 12, 2012
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