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Elizabeth Arden Names New CFO

January 30, 2014

Little brings big business skills from P&G.

Elizabeth Arden, Inc. named Rod R. Little as executive vice president and chief financial officer effective April 1, 2014.

Little joins Elizabeth Arden, Inc. from Procter & Gamble where, since 2009, he has served as chief financial officer for P&G’s Global Salon Professional division, a $2 billion global business, and led a 200 person finance organization in over 20 countries. He was also a member of P&G’s Global Beauty Leadership Council. Prior to that, he was the finance leader for P&G’s North America Salon Professional division. He joined P&G in 1997, after serving in the US Air Force for five years, and steadily progressed at P&G through numerous corporate finance and divisional finance leadership roles of increasing responsibility.

Along with significant global beauty experience, Little brings recent international experience having lived and worked outside of the US for the past five years, managing specific divisional growth initiatives in Europe and Asia. As the finance leader for Wella after its acquisition by P&G, he was responsible for the integration of that division, gaining valuable experience working to restructure their business while helping to drive consistent sales growth and gross margin expansion.

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