ACQUISITION OF DELIAL


Paris, 30 th August 2005 – L’Oréal group acquires Delial, the sun care brand, from Sara Lee International.

Founded 70 years ago, Delial is one of the leading brands of sun care in Europe, especially in Spain where it ranks among the top three brands on the market.

Delial’s 2004 sales came in at around €20 million. Delial includes a complete range of sun care products (protection lotion, after sun, self tanning etc.)

Patrick Rabain, chief executive and vice president of L’Oréal’s consumer products division said: “The acquisition of this brand means that L’Oréal will reinforce its position in the European solar protection market, especially in Southern Europe. The Delial range will join our Garnier portfolio and will benefit from solar filter technologies developed in the group’s laboratories”.

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