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1. What is the stock symbol and CUSIP (ISIN) number for Coty Inc. Class A Common Stock?

The stock symbol is COTY and the CUSIP number is 222 070 203 (ISIN US2220702037).

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2. What stock exchange is Coty listed on?

The New York Stock Exchange.

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3. Who is the Company's transfer agent and how does a registered stockholder contact the agent for Coty account information?

Equiniti is the Company's transfer agent and registrar. Stockholders, who wish to change the name and address or ownership of stock, replace lost certificates or inquire about missing dividend checks, or obtain information about dividend reinvestment, direct stock purchase or direct deposit of dividends should contact:

Equiniti Trust Company
P.O. BOX 64874
St. Paul, MN 55164-0874
Telephone 800 401 1957


Be sure to include your name, address, phone number, e-mail address and a reference to Coty on all of your correspondence.

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4. When was Coty's Initial Public Offering and what was the offering price?

The Initial Public Offering of Coty Inc. Class A Common Stock was on June 13, 2013 at a price of $17.50 per share.

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5. What is the cost basis of the Coty shares received as part of the P&G Specialty Beauty Transaction exchange offer?

As the exchange offer was a non-taxable event, the dollar cost basis for the Coty shares received should be the dollar cost basis of the P&G shares that were exchanged.

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6. How do I obtain the latest quarterly information and other financial literature?

Stockholders and other interested parties may access the latest quarterly or annual financial results 24 hours a day by calling 212-389-7300 or via the Investor Relations section of this website. Also within the Investor Relations section, the Coty archives news releases.

Interested investors may also request materials via e-mail at IR@cotyinc.com or by writing to:

Coty Inc.
Investor Relations
350 Fifth Ave.
New York, NY 10118
Or by phone at:
212 389 7300

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7. Does Coty pay dividends on its Common Stock?

As Coty focuses on deleveraging and growing its business, the Company does not intend to pay a dividend until it reaches a leverage ratio of ~2x or until a later date.

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8. What was the taxable treatment of the $0.125 distributions in 2017 for March / June / September / December, in 2018 for March / June / September / December, in 2019 for March / June / September / December, and in 2020 for March?

Coty has made the determination that the cash distributions (i.e., dividends) paid to stockholders on March 10, 2017 and June 13, 2017, represent non-taxable returns of capital to stockholders. Coty has also determined that the cash distributions paid to stockholders on September 14, 2017, December 14, 2017, March 15, 2018, June 14, 2018, September 14, 2018, December 14, 2018, March 15, 2019, June 28, 2019, September 30, 2019, December 27, 2019, and March 27, 2020 are taxable dividends.

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Company Related Questions

9. When was Coty founded?

In 1904, François Coty, at the age of 29, founded the fragrance company that would bear his name in Paris. He was determined to revolutionize a fragrance industry that had seen little change during the 19th century.
Coty set about reinventing the perfumer’s fragrance palette.
More about Coty’s history can be found in our history section.

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10. What are the categories Coty competes in?

The categories in which Coty competes include Fragrances, Color Cosmetics, Skincare, and Body Care.

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11. What are the channels Coty competes in?

The channels in which Coty competes include Luxury and Consumer Beauty, which in FY20 accounted for 55% and 45% of net revenues respectively.

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12. How many employees does Coty have?

As of June 2020, we had approximately 18,260 full-time employees in over 46 countries, including approximately 5,900 employees of the Wella Business.

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13. What companies / brands has Coty acquired / divested? What licenses has Coty obtained?

(calendar year)
1996 Acquisition of Rimmel
2003 Acquisition of brands from LVMH including the license for Marc Jacobs
2005 Acquisition of Unilever Cosmetics International including licenses for Calvin Klein and Chloé
2007 Acquisition of Del Labs including Sally Hansen
2007 Signed license for Playboy
2010 Acquisition of OPI and philosophy
2011 Acquisition of Manhattan and TJoy
2011 Signed license for Cavalli
2013 Signed license for Miu Miu
2015 Acquisition of Bourjois
2016 Signed license for Tiffany & Co
2016 Acquisition of Hypermarcas’ Beauty Business in Brazil
2016 Acquisition of P&G’s Specialty Beauty Business
2016 Acquisition of GHD (“Good Hair Day”)
2017 Acquisition of a 60% stake in Younique
2017 Acquisition of Burberry Beauty license
2019 Divested 60% stake in Younique
2020 Acquisition of a 51% stake in Kylie Cosmetics
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14. When do the fiscal quarters end?

Our fiscal year ends on June 30th of each year. The first quarter ends September 30th, the second quarter ends December 31st, the third quarter ends March 31st, and the fourth quarter ends June 30th.

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15. What accounting firm audits your financial statements?

Deloitte & Touche is Coty’s independent accountant.

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16. Where do I go for more answers to frequently asked questions?

Investors may contact the Investor Relations Department in writing at the above listed address, by telephone at 212 389 7300, or via email at IR@cotyinc.com.

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17. Where can I get copies of Company documents filed with the SEC?

Individuals may access Company documents filed with the SEC on the Internet through the SEC Filings section of this website or at www.sec.gov. Also, the Company's filings with the SEC can be received by writing to the Investor Relations Department in writing at the above listed address, by telephone at 212 389 7300, or via email at IR@cotyinc.com.

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