REVLON MARKETING CHIEF STEPS DOWN

Debra Leipman-Yale Had Led Recent Movie Tie-ins

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CINCINNATI (AdAge.com) -- Revlon today said its chief marketing officer is leaving the company after a "brief transition period."

The marketing executive, Debra Leipman-Yale, will be succeeded by Stephanie Klein-Peponis, who currently serves as executive vice president and chief planning and business development officer.

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In a statement, Revlon CEO Jack Stahl

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credited Ms. Leipman-Yale with "creating a platform for growth that has allowed Revlon to re-energize its brands." She led creation of alliances with such films as James Bond's Die Another Day and the upcoming Havana Nights.

Ms. Leipman-Yale joined Revlon shortly after Mr. Stahl in early 2002. Ms. Leipman-Yale said in a statement she is "looking forward to new challenges."

Ms. Klein-Peponis joined Revlon in June after working as a consultant with the company from Boston Consulting Group, where she was a vice president and director. She already has helped develop cross-functional strategies and branding initiatives, Revlon said.

Interpublic Group of Cos.' Deutsch, New York, is the cosmetic maker's ad agency.

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