The Este Lauder Companies Inc. (NYSEARCA:GAF) Files An 8-K Costs Associated with Exit or Disposal Activities

The Este Lauder Companies Inc. (NYSEARCA:GAF) Files An 8-K Costs Associated with Exit or Disposal Activities

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Item 2.05 Costs Associated with Exit or Disposal Activities.

On May3, 2016, The Este Lauder Companies Inc. (the Company) filed
a Current Report on Form8-K (the May3, 2016 Form8-K) regarding a
multi-year initiative (Leading Beauty Forward). The Company
disclosed, at that time, that Leading Beauty Forward is expected
to include a number of initiatives, and that restructuring and
other charges to implement those initiatives through fiscal 2021
are expected to total between $600 million and $700 million
(before tax). At that time, the Company was unable to determine
the estimated amount or range of amounts to be incurred by major
cost type or the future cash expenditures to Leading Beauty
Forward. In the Companys Quarterly Report on Form10-Q filed on
February2, 2017 (the December31, 2016 Form10-Q), the Company
disclosed such details for specific initiatives approved
cumulatively through December31, 2016. The Company is filing this
Form8-K/A to provide details about specific initiatives approved
since then.

Between January1, 2017 and February16, 2017, the Company approved
certain initiatives under Leading Beauty Forward as follows:

Optimize Select Corporate Functions – The Company continued to
approve initiatives to realign and optimize its organization to
better leverage scale, improve productivity, reduce complexity
and achieve cost savings across various functions. These actions
will result in a net reduction of the workforce, which includes
position eliminations, the re-leveling of certain positions and
an investment in new capabilities. The Company also approved
consulting and other professional services related to the design
of the future structures, processes and technologies of certain
corporate functions and, to a lesser extent, costs for training
and recruitment related to the new capabilities.

Optimize Corporate and Region Market Support Structures – The
Company continued to approve initiatives to enhance its
go-to-market support structures and achieve synergies across
certain geographic regions, brands and channels. These
initiatives are primarily intended to shift certain areas of
focus from traditional to social and digital marketing strategies
to provide enhanced consumer experience, as well as to support
expanded omnichannel opportunities. These actions will result in
a net reduction of the workforce, which includes position
eliminations, the re-leveling of certain positions and an
investment in new capabilities. The Company also approved
consulting and other professional services related to the design
of the future structures, processes and technologies and, to a
lesser extent, other costs for recruitment and training related
to the new capabilities.

Optimize Supply Chain – The Company continued to approve certain
activities related to initiatives to redesign transportation
management activities and to enhance its quality assurance
organization. To enable the implementation of these initiatives,
other charges were approved for consulting fees and, to a lesser
extent, project management costs.

Once the relevant accounting criteria have been met, the Company
expects to record restructuring and other charges of
approximately $72 million (before tax) in connection with these
initiatives, which are expected to result in future cash
expenditures.

Of the $600 million to $700 million restructuring and other
charges expected to be incurred in connection with Leading Beauty
Forward, total cumulative charges approved by the Company through
February16, 2017 were:

Sales Returns

OperatingExpenses

(Inmillions)

(includedin NetSales)

CostofSales

Restructuring Charges

Other Charges

Total

Approval Period

Fiscal 2016

$

$

$

$

$

Six months ended December31, 2016

January1, 2017 February16, 2017

Cumulative through February16, 2017

$

$

$

$

$

Included in the above table, cumulative restructuring
initiatives approved by the Company through February16, 2017
were:

(Inmillions)

Employee- Related Costs

Asset- Related Costs

Contract Terminations

OtherExit Costs

Total

Approval Period

Fiscal 2016

$

$

$

$

$

Six months ended December31, 2016

January1, 2017 February16, 2017

Cumulative through February16, 2017

$

$

$

$

$

The Company will continue to file additional disclosures in
connection with initiatives associated with Leading Beauty
Forward that individually or collectively are determined to be
significant. Such disclosures would be filed after the Company
is able to make good faith determinations of the estimated
amount or range of amounts by each major type of cost and
future cash expenditures relating to such initiatives.

The forward-looking statements contained herein, including
those relating to our expectations regarding charges, involve
risks and uncertainties. Factors that could cause actual
results to differ materially from those forward-looking
statements include current economic and other conditions in the
global marketplace, actions by retailers and consumers,
competition, the Companys ability to successfully implement its
long-term strategic plan and those factors described in the
Companys Annual Report on Form10-K for the fiscal year ended
June30, 2016.


About The Estée Lauder Companies Inc. (NYSEARCA:GAF)

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