Estee Lauder Companies 8-K 2012
SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION
Washington, D.C. 20549
Pursuant to Section 13 OR 15(d) of The Securities Exchange Act 1934
Date of Report (Date of earliest event reported)
July 17, 2012
The Estée Lauder Companies Inc.
(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)
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On July 17, 2012, in order to simplify the Restated Certificate of Incorporation, as amended (the “COI”), of The Estée Lauder Companies Inc. (the “Company”), its Board of Directors authorized the elimination from the COI of all references to the Company’s Series A Cumulative Redeemable Preferred Stock (the “Series A Preferred Stock”) and $6.50 Cumulative Redeemable Preferred Stock (the “$6.50 Preferred Stock”). No shares of Series A Preferred Stock or $6.50 Preferred Stock were then outstanding. The foregoing was effected on July 17, 2012, by the filing of a Certificate of Elimination of the Series A Preferred Stock and a Certificate of Retirement of the $6.50 Preferred Stock with the Secretary of State of the State of Delaware. Copies of these Certificates are attached hereto as Exhibits 3.1 and 3.2 and incorporated herein by reference.
Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, the registrant has duly caused this report to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned hereunto duly authorized.
THE ESTĒE LAUDER COMPANIES INC.