SEC Form 4
FORM 4 UNITED STATES SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION
Washington, D.C. 20549

STATEMENT OF CHANGES IN BENEFICIAL OWNERSHIP

Filed pursuant to Section 16(a) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934
or Section 30(h) of the Investment Company Act of 1940
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1. Name and Address of Reporting Person*
MOSS SARA E

(Last) (First) (Middle)
THE ESTEE LAUDER COMPANIES INC.
767 FIFTH AVENUE

(Street)
NEW YORK NY 10153

(City) (State) (Zip)
2. Issuer Name and Ticker or Trading Symbol
ESTEE LAUDER COMPANIES INC [ EL ]
5. Relationship of Reporting Person(s) to Issuer
(Check all applicable)
Director 10% Owner
X Officer (give title below) Other (specify below)
Exec. VP, Gen. Counsel
3. Date of Earliest Transaction (Month/Day/Year)
02/05/2013
4. If Amendment, Date of Original Filed (Month/Day/Year)
02/07/2013
6. Individual or Joint/Group Filing (Check Applicable Line)
X Form filed by One Reporting Person
Form filed by More than One Reporting Person
Table I - Non-Derivative Securities Acquired, Disposed of, or Beneficially Owned
1. Title of Security (Instr. 3) 2. Transaction Date (Month/Day/Year) 2A. Deemed Execution Date, if any (Month/Day/Year) 3. Transaction Code (Instr. 8) 4. Securities Acquired (A) or Disposed Of (D) (Instr. 3, 4 and 5) 5. Amount of Securities Beneficially Owned Following Reported Transaction(s) (Instr. 3 and 4) 6. Ownership Form: Direct (D) or Indirect (I) (Instr. 4) 7. Nature of Indirect Beneficial Ownership (Instr. 4)
Code V Amount (A) or (D) Price
Class A Common Stock 02/05/2013 M (1) 29,683 A $17 91,845 D
Class A Common Stock 02/05/2013 S (1) 29,683 (2) D $65.29 (3) 62,162 D
Table II - Derivative Securities Acquired, Disposed of, or Beneficially Owned
(e.g., puts, calls, warrants, options, convertible securities)
1. Title of Derivative Security (Instr. 3) 2. Conversion or Exercise Price of Derivative Security 3. Transaction Date (Month/Day/Year) 3A. Deemed Execution Date, if any (Month/Day/Year) 4. Transaction Code (Instr. 8) 5. Number of Derivative Securities Acquired (A) or Disposed of (D) (Instr. 3, 4 and 5) 6. Date Exercisable and Expiration Date (Month/Day/Year) 7. Title and Amount of Securities Underlying Derivative Security (Instr. 3 and 4) 8. Price of Derivative Security (Instr. 5) 9. Number of derivative Securities Beneficially Owned Following Reported Transaction(s) (Instr. 4) 10. Ownership Form: Direct (D) or Indirect (I) (Instr. 4) 11. Nature of Indirect Beneficial Ownership (Instr. 4)
Code V (A) (D) Date Exercisable Expiration Date Title Amount or Number of Shares
Option (Right to Buy) $17 (4) 02/05/2013 M (1) 29,683 01/01/2011 (4) 09/02/2019 Class A Common Stock 29,683 (5) 40,000 (6) D
Explanation of Responses:
1. The exercise of the options and sales of the shares of Class A Common Stock were made pursuant to a plan intended to comply with Rule 10b5-1(c), previously entered into on August 16, 2012.
2. The number of securities reported represents an aggregate number of shares sold in multiple open market transactions over a range of sales prices. The price reported represents the weighted average price. The Reporting Person undertakes to provide to the staff of the SEC, the Issuer, or a stockholder of the Issuer, upon request, the number of shares sold by the Reporting Person at each separate price within the range.
3. Sales prices range from $65.00 to $65.99 per share, inclusive.
4. Stock Options granted pursuant to Fiscal 2002 Share Incentive Plan in respect of 23,332 shares exercisable from and after January 1, 2011; 23,334 shares exercisable from and after January 1, 2012; and 23,334 shares exercisable from and after January 1, 2013.
5. Not applicable.
6. The Reporting Person also has options to purchase at various prices 264,816 shares of Class A Common Stock, 160,802 of which are currently exercisable.
Remarks:
By: Sara E. Moss by Charles E. Reese, II, attorney-in-fact 02/07/2013
** Signature of Reporting Person Date
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