L'Oréal / The Body Shop: Posting of compulsory acquisition notices

Offer to the Body Shop International shareholders - Posting of compulsory acquisition notices

Further to its announcement on 9 June 2006 regarding its intention to acquire compulsorily the remaining The Body Shop Shares for which it has not received acceptances of the Offer, L'Oréal announces the despatch today of compulsory acquisition notices to The Body Shop Shareholders who have not accepted the Offer. "This news release does not constitute an offer to sell, or a solicitation of an offer to buy, L’Oréal shares. If you wish to obtain more comprehensive information about L’Oréal, please refer to the public documents registered in France with the Autorité des Marchés Financiers.
This news release may contain some forward-looking statements. Although the Company considers that these statements are based on reasonable hypotheses at the date of publication of this release, they are by their nature subject to risks and uncertainties which could cause actual results to differ materially from those indicated or projected in these statements."

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