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CG Stocks to watch for! Avon Products, Inc. (AVP), Under Armour Inc (NYSE:UA)

Shares of Avon Products, Inc. (NYSE:AVP) ended Friday session in green amid volatile trading. The shares closed up +0.10 points or 1.74% at $5.84 with 3.45 million shares getting traded. Post opening the session at $5.64, the shares hit an intraday low of $5.63 and an intraday high of $5.88 and the price vacillated in this range throughout the day. The company has a market cap of $2.60 billion and the numbers of outstanding shares have been calculated to be 437.02 million shares.

Avon Products, Inc. (AVP) on Sept. 8, 2016 announced the election of Jose Armario to its Board of Directors, effective September 6, 2016. Mr. Armario will serve on the Compensation and Management Development Committee.

Mr. Armario served in a variety of leadership roles at McDonald’s Corporation for nearly two decades, retiring in 2015.  His roles at McDonald’s included Group President, Latin America and Canada, and President and International Relationship Partner, Latin America.  Mr. Armario is credited with leading the company’s turnaround in Latin America and was responsible for driving improved business results and expansion in Canada, in addition to leading international franchising.  Mr. Armario’s final role at McDonald’s was as Executive Vice President, Worldwide Supply Chain, Development and Franchising of McDonald’s Corporation.  Mr. Armario was responsible for the strategy, execution and results of each department’s key goals, including $25 billion in supply chain purchases globally on a yearly basis, one billion in new store capital for growth in key markets and helping establish the right ownership strategy across all geographies.

Prior to joining McDonald’s, Mr. Armario held roles of increasing responsibility at Lenscrafters, Inc. and Burger King Corporation, where he started his career.  Mr. Armario has served on the Board of USG Corporation since 2007, where he is on the Audit Committee and Compensation and Organization Committee. He also serves on the President’s Council of the University of Miami (FL). Mr. Armario earned an associate’s degree in business administration from Miami Dade College and an M.S. in professional management from the University of Miami School of Business.

“I’m delighted that Jose is joining the Avon Board,” said Sheri McCoy, Avon’s Chief Executive Officer. “He has first-hand consumer experience in many of Avon’s most important markets and his insights will be very valuable as we continue to execute our transformation plan.”

“We are very excited to welcome Jose to Avon’s Board,” said Chan W. Galbato, non-executive Chairman of the Board. “Jose brings over 30 years of global experience, having led large, complex operations, as well as having held more hands-on regional roles, including a significant focus on Latin America. This will be a great asset to Avon as we grow our business in global markets.”

Mr. Armario stated, “I am pleased to join the Board of this global, iconic brand, and look forward to working with my fellow Board members as well as the executive team during such a dynamic time. Avon’s rich history is particularly important to me personally, as my own mother spent several years as an Avon Representative upon immigrating to the United States from Cuba.”

Shares of Under Armour Inc (NYSE:UA) ended Friday session in red amid volatile trading. The shares closed down -0.45 points or -1.13% at $39.45 with 3.37 million shares getting traded. Post opening the session at $39.94, the shares hit an intraday low of $39.33 and an intraday high of $40.14 and the price vacillated in this range throughout the day. The company has a market cap of $16.17 billion and the numbers of outstanding shares have been calculated to be 183.39 million shares.

Under Armour Inc (UA) on Sept. 16, 2016 announced that Jason LaRose has been named President, North America. He will succeed Matthew Mirchin, who will transition to the role of Strategic Advisor, Global Revenue, effective October 1.

Mr. Mirchin has been with the Company since 2005, serving in a number of senior management positions in sales and marketing. Mr. LaRose joined Under Armour in 2013 to lead its Global E-Commerce business, eventually becoming Senior Vice President of Digital Revenue in 2015. Both executives have been key contributors to Under Armour’s global success and will continue to work together to deliver a best-in-class consumer experience and strong results across its sales channels. During this transition period, Mr. LaRose will continue to lead the E-Commerce business, while being actively involved in the search process to identify his successor.

“I would like to thank Matt for his strong leadership, vision and many contributions including leading the sales and marketing organizations at Under Armour over the last 11 years,” said Kevin Plank, Founder and CEO of Under Armour. “During his time at the company, Matt has become one of our chief architects in building the Under Armour brand and telling our story around the world. I would also like to congratulate Jason on his new role, where he and Matt will continue to accelerate our footprint in North America.”

“Since joining Under Armour, Jason has been a rising star, establishing our E-commerce business globally,” said Charlie Maurath, Chief Revenue Officer, Under Armour. “I am confident that he will continue to thrive as he transitions to lead our growth in the North American region with Matt by his side. I want to thank Matt for doing a tremendous job strengthening our relationships with key partners during his tenure at Under Armour.”


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