News release

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Clichy, 21 September 2017

The passing of Mrs Liliane Bettencourt

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Clichy, 21 September 2017 

Message from Jean-Paul Agon, Chairman and CEO of L’Oréal Group

I have just learned with great sadness the passing of Mrs Liliane Bettencourt, daughter of Eugène Schueller, founder of the L'Oréal Group.

All of L'Oréal's employees join me in expressing our most sincere condolences and affectionate thoughts in these sad moments to Mrs. Françoise Bettencourt Meyers, Mr. Jean-Pierre Meyers, and their two sons Jean-Victor and Nicolas.

We all had a great admiration for Liliane Bettencourt who always looked after L'Oréal, the company and its employees, and was very attached to its success and development.

She has personally contributed greatly to its success for many years. 
Mrs Liliane Bettencourt was a great lady of beauty who has left us and whom we will never forget.

Jean-Paul Agon


About L'Oréal
 
L’Oréal has devoted itself to beauty for over 100 years. With its unique international portfolio of 34 diverse and complementary brands, the Group generated sales amounting to 25.8 billion euros in 2016 and employs 89,300 people worldwide. As the world’s leading beauty company, L’Oréal is present across all distribution networks: mass market, department stores, pharmacies and drugstores, hair salons, travel retail, branded retail and e-commerce.
Research and innovation, and a dedicated research team of 3,870 people, are at the core of L’Oréal’s strategy, working to meet beauty aspirations all over the world. L’Oréal’s sustainability commitment for 2020 “Sharing Beauty With All” sets out ambitious sustainable development objectives across the Group’s value chain. 
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"This news release does not constitute an offer to sell, or a solicitation of an offer to buy L'Oréal shares. If you wish to obtain more comprehensive information about L'Oréal, please refer to the public documents registered in France with the Autorité des Marchés Financiers, also available in English on our Internet site www.loreal-finance.com.
This news release may contain some forward-looking statements. Although the Company considers that these statements are based on reasonable hypotheses at the date of publication of this release, they are by their nature subject to risks and uncertainties which could cause actual results to differ materially from those indicated or projected in these statements."

Contacts at L'Oréal

Individual shareholders and market authorities
Mr Jean Régis CAROF
Tel.: +33 1 47 56 83 02
[email protected] 

Financial analysts and institutional investors 
Mrs Françoise LAUVIN
Tel.: +33 1 47 56 86 82
[email protected]eal.com 
 
Journalists
Mrs Stephanie CARSON PARKER
Tel.: +33 1 47 56 76 71
[email protected]

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For further information, please contact your bank, stockbroker or financial institution (I.S.I.N. code: FR0000120321), and consult your usual newspapers or magazines or the Internet site for shareholders and investors, www.loreal-finance.com, the L'Oréal Finance app or call the toll-free number from France: 0 800 66 66 66.    


Press release from Mrs Françoise Bettencourt Meyers
September 21st, 2017


Liliane Bettencourt died last night at her home.

She would have turned 95 years old on October 21st.

My mother left peacefully.

My husband Jean-Pierre Meyers and our children Jean-Victor and Nicolas share an infinite sadness.

In this painful moment for us, I would like to reiterate, on behalf of our family, our entire commitment and loyalty to L'Oréal and to renew my confidence in its President Jean-Paul Agon and his teams worldwide.

My parents have not only been able to help the development of L'Oréal. They have also founded a caritative Foundation that I am glad of chairing today.