The Estée Lauder Companies Recognizes 14 Employees from around the World with the Third Annual Leonard A. Lauder Volunteer of

  The Estée Lauder Companies Recognizes 14 Employees from around the World
  with the Third Annual Leonard A. Lauder Volunteer of the Year Awards

        Award Recipients Now Spanning Seven Countries and Six Regions

Business Wire

NEW YORK -- February 25, 2013

The Estée Lauder Companies proudly announces the winners of the Third Annual
Leonard A. Lauder Volunteer of the Year Awards, which have expanded globally,
recognizing 14 employees in seven countries and six regions for their
significant personal commitments to their communities through volunteerism.
The categories include: Volunteer of the Year, Volunteer Leader of the Year,
along with two new Award categories: Volunteer Team of the Year and
Recognition for Outstanding Community Service. Each  of these  Award
categories recognizes The Estée Lauder Companies’ employees who have
demonstrated exceptional service to their communities in unique and impactful
ways, consistent with the longstanding values of the Company. The primary
non-profit partner supported by the award winners will receive a $2,500
equivalent donation in recognition of this honor.

The Leonard A. Lauder Volunteer of the Year Award is given globally for
outstanding commitment to volunteerism that has made a significant impact on
the community. This year’s recipients are:

  *Phillip Ing, Vice President, International Special and Retail Events,
    M∙A∙C  Cosmetics, Toronto, of the North America region for his work with
    AIDS Committee of Toronto
  *Natthaya Kanokmethapong, Clinique Area Manager, Northern Region of
    Thailand, of the Asia Pacific region for her work with the Prostheses
    Foundation of H.R.H. the Princess Mother
  *Sue Knight, Internet/Returns/Reworks Supervisor, Kites Croft, UK for her
    work with Havant & District Mencap
  *Farrah Marin-Serralta, Marketing Administrator for Aramis and Designer
    Fragrances, Aveda, GoodSkin Labs and Lab Series, Travel Retail Americas,
    of the Travel Retail division for her work with charity: water
  *Ma. Teresa Cuéllar Molina, National Sales Manager, M∙A∙C Cosmetics,
    México, of the Latin America region for her work with Mi Ultimo Deseo (My
    Last Wish)
  *Leebashni Reddy, Estée Lauder Account Executive, The Estée Lauder
    Companies South Africa, of the Europe Middle East and Africa region for
    her work with the RP Moodley School for Disabled Children

The Leonard A. Lauder Volunteer Leader of the Year Award celebrates an
individual who has inspired and led fellow employees to make an impact through
volunteerism. This year’s recipient is:

  *Douglas R. Wood, Vice President, Enterprise Architecture, Strategy and
    Security for his work with the Somaly Mam Foundation

The Leonard A. Lauder Volunteer Team of the Year Award acknowledges
outstanding commitment by a department or group of employees who have made a
significant impact on the community utilizing volunteerism as a means of
High-Touch leadership. This year’s award is given to The Aveda Global
Education Team in North America for their work with Project Homeless Connect.
The Aveda Global Education Team recipients are:

  *Shelley Barnes, Executive Director, Field Education & Program Development
  *Deanna Carciofini, Administrative Assistant, Global Education
  *Kyle Miner, Manager, Shows & Production
  *Wendy Rose, Salon Development Partner, Aveda Services Midwest
  *Stephanie Wagner, Executive Director, Retail Education

The Estée Lauder Companies Recognition for Outstanding Community Service
honors employees who have elevated The Estée Lauder Companies’ core values by
engaging colleagues in volunteer service to strengthen and give back to their
community. This year’s awardees are:

  *Barbara Pomilla, Director, Global Manufacturing Planning and Optimization,
    Melville, NY  for her leadership since 1997 in energizing Company
    colleagues through volunteer opportunities. The benefiting organization is
    The Muscular Dystrophy organization.
  *Yoko Ogata, La Mer Expert, La Mer Sales Department, Fujisaki Department
    Store, Sendai, Japan for offering hope and encouragement to earthquake
    survivors in Japan by enlisting beauty experts to visit shelters and
    provide makeovers. The benefiting organization is Tokyo de Volunteer.

Leonard A. Lauder, Chairman Emeritus of The Estée Lauder Companies stated,
“Congratulations to each of these Award winners, spanning the globe from seven
countries and six regions, reinforcing the message that volunteerism is
universal. All it takes is one person’s vision and relentless determination to
make a difference. These employees have done just that, and I applaud them for
going the extra mile in unique and exemplary ways. My hope is that these
Awards will inspire others, not just our employees but people everywhere, to
take it upon themselves and lend their time and attention to improving the
lives of others.”

William P. Lauder, Executive Chairman of The Estée Lauder Companies stated,
“Congratulations to the Award winners on these well deserved honors.
Volunteerism is an integral part of The Estée Lauder Companies’ heritage, and
these employees have gone above the call of duty by donating their personal
time and efforts to non-profit organizations that are meaningful to each of
them. In Fiscal Year 2012, more than 3,200 of our employees contributed
approximately 16,000 volunteer hours through more than 280 non-profit
organizations in the United States alone. Today’s winners reflect our ongoing
commitment to volunteerism worldwide.”

Fabrizio Freda, President and Chief Executive Officer of The Estée Lauder
Companies, stated, “Employee engagement and giving back to the communities in
which we do business is more important than ever. I commend our winners for
their commitment to their respective non-profit organizations. They personify
the concept of “Leading from Every Chair,” a principle belief of The Estée
Lauder Companies that encourages all employees to take initiative and affect
change, regardless of experience and title. I am proud of each of the winners
for raising the bar in volunteerism.”

The Leonard A. Lauder Volunteer of the Year Awards recognize The Estée Lauder
Companies’ employees for outstanding service with certified non-profit
organizations and are not limited to those non-profits supported by The Estée
Lauder Companies. The call for submissions went out in August 2012 to
employees worldwide in affiliates that elected to participate. The awards were
first introduced in 2010 under the auspices of the Employee Volunteer Program
of The Estée Lauder Companies headquartered in NYC, and all submissions were
evaluated by committee.

The Estée Lauder Companies Inc. is one of the world's leading manufacturers
and marketers of quality skin care, makeup, fragrance and hair care products.
The Company's products are sold in over 150 countries and territories under
the following brand names: Estée Lauder, Aramis, Clinique, Prescriptives, Lab
Series, Origins, M-A-C, Bobbi Brown, Tommy Hilfiger, Kiton, La Mer, Donna
Karan, Aveda, Jo Malone, Bumble and bumble, Darphin, Michael Kors, American
Beauty, Flirt!, GoodSkin™ Labs, Grassroots™ Research Labs, Tom Ford, Coach,
Ojon, Smashbox, Ermenegildo Zegna, AERIN Beauty and Osiao.

Contact:

The Estée Lauder Companies
Bari Seiden, 212-572-4475