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FORM 4
Check this box if no longer subject to Section 16. Form 4 or Form 5 obligations may continue. See Instruction 1(b).
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 *
FRIBOURG PAUL J
  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
_____ Officer (give title below) _____ Other (specify below)
(Last)
(First)
(Middle)
CONTIGROUP COMPANIES, INC., 277 PARK AVENUE
3. Date of Earliest Transaction (Month/Day/Year)
03/01/2012
(Street)

NEW YORK, NY 10172
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               4,000(1) 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
Stock Units (Cash Payout) (2) 03/01/2012   A   404.94(3)     (4)   (4) Class A Common Stock 404.94 $58.65 21,442.15(5) D  
Option (Right to Buy) $57.53(6)             11/11/2012 11/11/2021 Class A Common Stock 4,576(6)   4,576(6) D  
Option (Right to Buy) $35.51(7)             11/11/2011 11/11/2020 Class A Common Stock 12,112(7)   12,112(7) D  
Option (Right to Buy) $23.32(8)             11/11/2010 11/11/2019 Class A Common Stock 13,216(8)   13,216(8) D  
Option (Right to Buy) $16.81(9)             11/11/2009 11/11/2018 Class A Common Stock 10,000(9)   10,000(9) D  
Option (Right to Buy) $22.13(10)             11/11/2008 11/11/2017 Class A Common Stock 13,390(10)   13,390(10) D  
Option (Right to Buy) $20.2(11)             11/11/2007 11/11/2016 Class A Common Stock 8,314(11)   8,317(11) D  
Stock Units (Share Payout) (12)               (13)   (13) Class A Common Stock 2,919.82(14)   2,919.82(14) D  

Reporting Owners

Reporting Owner Name / Address Relationships
 Director  10% Owner  Officer  Other
FRIBOURG PAUL J
CONTIGROUP COMPANIES, INC.
277 PARK AVENUE
NEW YORK, NY 10172
  X      

Signatures

 Paul J. Fribourg, by Charles E. Reese, II, Attorney-in-fact   03/02/2012
** 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) On January 20, 2012, the Class A Common Stock of the Issuer split 2-for-1, resulting in the Reporting Person's ownership of an additional 2,000 shares of Class A Common Stock.
(2) Each stock unit (cash payout) is convertible into cash equal to the value of one share of Class A Common Stock (i.e. 1:1).
(3) Reflects grant of stock units in lieu of cash for quarterly board and committee retainers.
(4) The stock units (cash payout) will be paid out the first business day of the calendar year following the last date of the Reporting Person's service as a director of the Company.
(5) On January 20, 2012, the Class A Common Stock of the Issuer split 2-for-1, resulting in the Reporting Person's ownership of 10,518.60 additional Stock Units (Cash Payout).
(6) Stock Options granted pursuant to the Issuer's Non-Employee Director Share Incentive Plan. This option was previously reported as covering 2,288 shares at an exercise price of $115.06 per share, but has been adjusted in this report to reflect the 2-for-1 stock split on January 20, 2012.
(7) Stock Options granted pursuant to the Issuer's Non-Employee Director Share Incentive Plan. This option was previously reported as covering 6,056 shares at an exercise price of $71.02 per share, but has been adjusted in this report to reflect the 2-for-1 stock split on January 20, 2012.
(8) Stock Options granted pursuant to the Issuer's Non-Employee Director Share Incentive Plan. This option was previously reported as covering 6,608 shares at an exercise price of $46.63 per share, but has been adjusted in this report to reflect the 2-for-1 stock split on January 20, 2012.
(9) Stock Options granted pursuant to the Issuer's Non-Employee Director Share Incentive Plan. This option was previously reported as covering 5,000 shares at an exercise price of $33.62 per share, but has been adjusted in this report to reflect the 2-for-1 stock split on January 20, 2012.
(10) Stock Options granted pursuant to the Issuer's Non-Employee Director Share Incentive Plan. This option was previously reported as covering 6,695 shares at an exercise price of $44.25 per share, but has been adjusted in this report to reflect the 2-for-1 stock split on January 20, 2012.
(11) Stock Options granted pursuant to the Issuer's Non-Employee Director Share Incentive Plan. This option was previously reported as covering 4,157 shares at an exercise price of $40.39 per share, but has been adjusted in this report to reflect the 2-for-1 stock split on January 20, 2012.
(12) Each stock unit (share payout) is convertible into cash equal to the value of one share of Class A Common Stock (i.e. 1:1).
(13) The stock units (share payout) will be paid out on the first business day of the calendar year following the last date of the Reporting Person's service as a director of the Company.
(14) On January 20, 2012, the Class A Common Stock of the Issuer split 2-for-1, resulting in the Reporting Person's ownership of 1,459.91 additional Stock Units (Share Payout).

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