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New Release - 01.15.2014

L'Oréal and eBay agree on legal settlement

Clichy, January 15, 2014 - eBay and L'Oréal have settled their on-going legal proceedings. Details of this settlement, including financial terms in favour of L'Oréal, are confidential. L'Oréal acknowledges eBay's commitment in the fight against intellectual property infringement. This settlement agreement follows the decision of the Court of Justice of the European Union of July 12, 2011. The Parties believe that cooperation, rather than litigation, is the way forward to fight against counterfeiting.

About L’Oréal
L’Oréal, the world’s leading beauty company, has devoted itself to all forms of beauty in the world for over 100 years and has built a unique portfolio of 28 international, diverse and complementary brands. With sales amounting to 22.5 billion euros in 2012, L’Oréal employs 72,600 people worldwide. In 2013, the Ethisphere Institute, a leading international think-tank for business ethics, corporate social responsibility and sustainability, recognized L’Oréal as one of the World’s Most Ethical Companies. This is the fourth time that L’Oréal has received this distinction.

About eBay Inc.
eBay Inc. (NASDAQ: EBAY) is a global commerce and payments leader, providing a robust platform where merchants of all sizes can compete and win. Founded in 1995 in San Jose, Calif., eBay Inc. connects millions of buyers and sellers and enabled $175 billion of commerce volume in 2012. We do so through eBay, one of the world's largest online marketplaces, which allows users to buy and sell in nearly every country on earth; through PayPal, which enables individuals and businesses to securely, easily and quickly send and receive digital payments; and through eBay Enterprise, which enables omnichannel commerce, multichannel retailing and digital marketing for global enterprises in the U.S. and internationally. We also reach millions through specialized marketplaces such as StubHub, the world's largest ticket marketplace, and eBay classifieds sites, which together have a presence in more than 1,000 cities around the world. For more information about the company and its global portfolio of online brands, visit

Press contact L’Oréal

Stéphanie Carson-Parker 
tel.: + 33 1 47 56 76 71

Press contact eBay

Amanda Miller
tel.: + (1) 408 219 0563