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Arden CFO Leaves For Hain Celestial

August 23, 2013

Move effective Sept. 1

Like grass, money looks greener on the other side of the fence. Elizabeth Arden Chief Financial Officer Stephen J. Smith has resigned to take a similar position at Hain Celestial Group . Arden says it is searching for a permanent replacement for Smith. In the meantime, Company Senior Vice President for Finance and Corporate Development Marcey W. Becker will take up the position of interim principal financial officer. Also, Company Vice President for Finance and Corporate Controller David Rattner will act as interim principal accounting officer. Thus, the CFO's role will be effectively be split in two for the time being, pending the appointment of a permanent CFO. Smith will depart Arden after Sept. 1.

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