TONIGHT: Mario and Courtney Lopez Host the NIVEA New Year's Eve Celebration in New York City's Times Square, Introduce "Kiss of

TONIGHT: Mario and Courtney Lopez Host the NIVEA New Year's Eve Celebration in
      New York City's Times Square, Introduce "Kiss of the Year" Winners

NIVEA, the #1 Lip Care brand in the world, will ring in the New Year with a
night full of celebration, performances and, most importantly, memorable
kisses

PR Newswire

WILTON, Conn., Dec. 31, 2012

WILTON, Conn., Dec. 31, 2012 /PRNewswire/ --Tonight, for the fifth year in a
row, NIVEA will help millions of people ring in the New Year and prepare for
that specialkiss at midnight as the official sponsor of the Times Square
Alliance's New Year's Eve Celebration. Leading the night's festivities will be
NIVEA Kiss Ambassadors Mario and Courtney Lopez, who recently helped kick off
the Brand's "Kiss of the Year" Facebook contest. During the world's most
iconic New Year's Eve celebration, Mario and Courtney will introduce the
winners of this contest, local Charleston, SC couple Seth and Allie Butler,
atop the NIVEA Kiss Stage. "Mario and I cannot wait to celebrate alongside
Seth and Allie tonight as they experience, what will probably be, the most
memorable kiss of their lives," said Courtney Lopez. "America did a great job
choosing the winning couple and we couldn't imagine two people more deserving
of this unforgettable moment," shared Mario Lopez.

Of the more than 1,400 love stories submitted, Seth and Allie's stood out
because of their true sacrifice. Due to military obligations, the couple has
been forced to spend the majority of their first three years of marriage
separated. Now, with Allie currently working towards a Pharmacy degree, and
Seth away, training for a new assignment, the two of them will only have a
brief moment to be together this holiday season. By the time Allie completes
her academic program and is able to rejoin her husband, their "live-in" time
as a married couple will total around five months over a span of six years of
marriage.

"Our love for one another has helped us withstand the physical distance
between us and will help us cope with the separation once again," said Allie.
"Words cannot describe how thankful and appreciative we are that we've been
given this once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to have our New Year's Eve kiss
together, in front of millions of people," shared Seth.

In addition to the NIVEA "Kiss of the Year" couple taking the stage tonight,
one lucky musician will be getting, what could possibly be, the biggest break
of her career. Tiffany Alvord, a twenty-year old singer-songwriter, was named
the winning artist in NIVEA's first-ever contest to support aspiring musical
talent. After receiving the largest number of fan "views" of her cover video
of the song, "This Kiss," Tiffany was selected as the winner among nine other
aspiring artists. Tonight she will have the opportunity to sing her heart out
to her largest audience yet, of close to two million people.

With lots of reasons to celebrate this New Year's, one thing is for certain,
no matter where you are when the clock strikes midnight, it's important to be
prepared for one of the most important kisses of the year. With the brand new
NIVEA Lip Butter collection, loved ones and seeking singles alike can rest
assured that they'll be ready to pucker up for an unforgettable kiss. "At
NIVEA, it is our goal to build a more intimate society – especially in a time
when we text more than we touch," said Magnus Jonsson, Vice President,
Marketing at Beiersdorf, Inc. "We want to give people the confidence to touch
and be touched, by offering products that help deliver touchably-soft skin and
kissably-soft lips – especially for a night like tonight.

For more information about NIVEA lip care,NIVEA's New Year's Eve celebration,
or to coordinate interviews with NIVEA executives and/or Mario Lopez and
Courtney Lopez, please contact Katie Scarth, Katie.Scarth@pmkbnc.com.

About NIVEA
NIVEA is a leading manufacturer of consumer products for skin and beauty care.
The NIVEA brand portfolio includes NIVEA, NIVEA Lip Care, NIVEA Body Wash, and
NIVEA For Men. For more information on NIVEA, visit our Web site,
www.NIVEAusa.com.

About Beiersdorf AG
NIVEA is owned by Hamburg, Germany-based Beiersdorf AG, a leading manufacturer
of branded consumer products for skin care. With over 125 years of experience
in research and development, and a strong global presence, the company
produces other leading international brands such as NIVEA For Men, Eucerin, la
prairie, Juvena, Labello, 8x4 and Florena. For more information, visit
www.beiersdorfusa.com.

SOURCE Beiersdorf, Inc.

Website: http://www.beiersdorfusa.com
Website: http://www.niveausa.com
Contact: Katie Scarth, PMK-BNC for NIVEA, +1-212-373-6103,
Katie.scarth@pmkbnc.com; or Leslie Kickham, Beiersdorf Inc., +1-203-563-5821,
Lkickham@bdfusa.com
 
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