XNYS:EL Estee Lauder Cos Inc Class A Insider Activity 4 Filing - 2/16/2012

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

STATEMENT OF CHANGES IN BENEFICIAL OWNERSHIP OF SECURITIES

Filed pursuant to Section 16(a) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, Section 17(a) of the Public Utility Holding Company Act of 1935 or Section 30(h) of the Investment Company Act of 1940
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(Print or Type Responses)
1. Name and Address of Reporting Person *
Freda Fabrizio
  2. Issuer Name and Ticker or Trading Symbol
ESTEE LAUDER COMPANIES INC [EL]
5. Relationship of Reporting Person(s) to Issuer
(Check all applicable)
__X__ Director _____ 10% Owner
__X__ Officer (give title below) _____ Other (specify below)
President and CEO
(Last)
(First)
(Middle)
THE ESTEE LAUDER COMPANIES INC., 767 FIFTH AVENUE
3. Date of Earliest Transaction (Month/Day/Year)
02/16/2012
(Street)

NEW YORK, NY 10153
4. If Amendment, Date Original Filed (Month/Day/Year)
6. Individual or Joint/Group Filing (Check Applicable Line)
_X_ Form filed by One Reporting Person
___ Form filed by More than One Reporting Person
(City)
(State)
(Zip)
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 02/16/2012   M(1)   50,510 A $26.415(2) 60,850 D  
Class A Common Stock 02/16/2012   S(1)   50,510 D $55.57(3)(4) 10,340(5)(6) D  

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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 Underlying Securities
(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 of Derivative Security: 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) $26.415(2) 02/16/2012   M(1)     50,510 01/01/2010(2) 09/11/2018 Class A Common Stock 50,510 (7) 150,000(5)(6) D  

Reporting Owners

Reporting Owner Name / Address Relationships
 Director  10% Owner  Officer  Other
Freda Fabrizio
THE ESTEE LAUDER COMPANIES INC.
767 FIFTH AVENUE
NEW YORK, NY 10153
  X     President and CEO  

Signatures

 Fabrizio Freda, by Spencer G. Smul, attorney-in-fact   02/17/2012
** Signature of Reporting Person Date

Explanation of Responses:

* If the form is filed by more than one reporting person, see Instruction 4(b)(v).
** Intentional misstatements or omissions of facts constitute Federal Criminal Violations. See 18 U.S.C. 1001 and 15 U.S.C. 78ff(a).
(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 December 8, 2011.
(2) Stock Options granted pursuant to Fiscal 2002 Share Incentive Plan in respect of 116,666 shares exercisable from and after January 1, 2010; 116,666 shares exercisable from and after January 1, 2011; 116,668 shares exercisable from and after January 1, 2012.
(3) 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.
(4) Sales prices range from $55.50 to $55.80 per share, inclusive.
(5) In addition to the stock options reported in Table II, the Reporting Person also has stock options to purchase at various prices 770,524 shares of Class A Common Stock, 319,160 of which are currently exercisable.
(6) The Reporting Person also has restricted stock units in respect of 167,188 shares of Class A Common Stock expected to vest at various times through October 2014 and a Market Share Unit that may pay out as many as 320,000 shares of Class A Common Stock depending upon performance of the Company's Class A Common Stock on the New York Stock Exchange during the 20 trading days ending June 30, 2014.
(7) Not applicable.

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