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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 *
MOSS SARA E
  2. Issuer Name and Ticker or Trading Symbol
ESTEE LAUDER COMPANIES INC [EL]
5. Relationship of Reporting Person(s) to Issuer
(Check all applicable)
_____ Director _____ 10% Owner
__X__ Officer (give title below) _____ Other (specify below)
Exec. VP, Gen. Counsel & Secty
(Last)
(First)
(Middle)
THE ESTEE LAUDER COMPANIES INC., 767 FIFTH AVENUE
3. Date of Earliest Transaction (Month/Day/Year)
10/16/2012
(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 10/16/2012   M(1)   100 A $17 56,192 D  
Class A Common Stock 10/16/2012   S(1)   100 D $65 56,092 D  
Class A Common Stock 10/17/2012   M(1)   217 A $17 56,309 D  
Class A Common Stock 10/17/2012   S(1)   217 D $65 56,092 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) $17(2) 10/16/2012   M(1)     100 01/01/2011(2) 09/02/2019 Class A Common Stock 100 (3) 69,900(4) D  
Option (Right to Buy) $17(2) 10/17/2012   M(1)     217 01/01/2011(2) 09/02/2019 Class A Common Stock 217 (3) 69,683(4) D  

Reporting Owners

Reporting Owner Name / Address Relationships
 Director  10% Owner  Officer  Other
MOSS SARA E
THE ESTEE LAUDER COMPANIES INC.
767 FIFTH AVENUE
NEW YORK, NY 10153
      Exec. VP, Gen. Counsel & Secty  

Signatures

 Sara E. Moss, by Spencer G. Smul, attorney-in-fact   10/18/2012
** 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 August 16, 2012.
(2) Stock Options granted pursuant to Fiscal 2002 Share Incentive Plan in respect of 23,332 shares exercisable from and after January 1, 2011; 23,334 shares exercisable from and after January 1, 2012; and 23,334 shares exercisable from and after January 1, 2013. This option was previously reported as covering 11,666 shares exercisable from and after January 1, 2011; 11,667 shares exercisable from and after January 1, 2012; and 11,667 shares exercisable from and after January 1, 2013 at an exercise price of $34.00, but has been adjusted in this report to reflect the stock split that occurred on January 20, 2012.
(3) Not applicable.
(4) The Reporting Person also has options to purchase at various prices 294,499 shares of Class A Common Stock, 123,431 of which are currently exercisable.

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