AVP Avon Products
SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION
Washington, D.C. 20549
Pursuant to Section 13 or 15(d) of the
Securities Exchange Act of 1934
Date of Report (Date of earliest event reported): October 8, 2020
Avon Products, Inc.
(Exact Name of Registrant as Specified in Its Charter)
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Building 6, Chiswick Park
London W4 5HR
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INFORMATION TO BE INCLUDED IN THE REPORT
Item 8.01 Other Events.
Avon Products, Inc., or “Avon”, has identified an immaterial classification error in the Consolidated Statement of Cash Flows relating to the year ended December 31, 2019 with respect to cash flows from the settlement of derivative contracts. Avon’s accounting policy, compliant with US GAAP, is to classify derivative cash flows as operating, investing or financing consistent with the nature of the underlying hedged item. However, Avon has identified that cash flows relating to derivative contracts that economically hedge foreign exchange gains and losses on intercompany loans have been incorrectly classified as operating activities rather than financing activities. Avon will correct this reclassification error through a revision in future filings.
|Year ended December 31, 2019|
|As reported||As revised||Adjustment|
|(in millions of U.S.$)|
|Net cash provided by operating activities of continuing operations||94.3||56.9||-37.4|
|Net cash provided by investing activities of continuing operations||50.2||50.2||0|
|Net cash provided by financing activities of continuing operations||1.1||38.5||37.4|
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.
|AVON PRODUCTS, INC.|
|By:||/s/ Ginny Edwards|
|Name: Ginny Edwards|
|Title: VP, General Counsel and Corporate Secretary|
Date: October 8, 2020