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ANNOUNCEMENT: Puig sails towards history in Vilanova i la Geltrú

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ANNOUNCEMENT: Puig sails towards history in Vilanova i la Geltrú

(Information sent by the signatory company)

The company is a global sponsor of the 37th Copa América and gives its name to the first Puig Women's America's Cup

Vilanova i la Geltrú, September 17, 2023

Puig, a global leader in the beauty and fashion industry based in Barcelona, ​​begins its journey as a global sponsor of the 37th America's Cup, which will take place in autumn 2024, and which this weekend celebrates its Preliminary Regatta in the waters of Vilanova i la Geltrú (Barcelona). The company also gives its name to the first women's Copa América regatta, the Puig Women's America's Cup, which will feature twelve exceptional crews made up exclusively of women.

The Preliminary Regatta, which was held from September 14 to 17 at the Club Nàutic Vilanova, is the first step towards the 37th America's Cup and the first women's America's Cup regatta, the Puig Women's America's Cup, which will be held from August to October 2024 in Barcelona.

Puig's deep connection with sailing and the company's roots in nautical sports has led the company to name the first women's America's Cup regatta. Puig thus shows its commitment to inclusivity and gender equality, in addition to encourage the participation of women in the world of competitive sailing.

As a global sponsor, Puig is present in the first Preliminary Regatta and the event has had the presence of outstanding sailors who will participate and take part in the Puig Women's America's Cup in 2024; among them, Mónica Azón, coach of the Spanish Puig Women's America's Cup team; Penny Clark, coach of the British Athena Pathway team; o Natalia Vía-Dufresne, Spanish Olympic sailor (silver medal at the 1992 Barcelona Olympic Games and 2004 Athens Olympic Games) and current water operations coordinator for the America's Cup.

Natalia Vía-Dufresne stated: "To all these girls who are considering a sailing career, I encourage them to make an effort and dedicate themselves to it every day. I see a great revolutionary change with women in sport, and every "Maybe there will be more opportunities. When I started I didn't have so many opportunities, but now they are growing and, if it depends on me, we will continue fighting because there will be many more in a few years."

"The arrival of the women's series to the 37th America's Cup is truly historic. Women have always been part of this event in traditional teams and categories, but it is now that we are going to be front and center in the competition. I am convinced that this event will inspire other girls and women to pursue a sailing career, with a security and conviction that until now was not so easy to imagine," explained Penny Clark.

The Puig Women's America's Cup is shaping up to be one of the highlights of the 37th Copa América. The six participants in the 37th Copa América - representing New Zealand, Great Britain, Italy, Switzerland, the United States and France - will be joined by six other teams from Spain, the Netherlands, Canada, Germany, Sweden and Australia for the Puig Women's America's Cup. The same AC40 boats that will star in the Puig Women's America's Cup have been competing in the Vilanova regatta. The incorporation of new teams, new countries and new faces further enhances the anticipation of an extraordinary nautical experience.

Puig's collaboration with the Copa América has special meaning as it reflects its local identity as a global company based in the city and its rich nautical heritage. With a long tradition of sponsorships within the world of sailing, Puig is proud to support this historic competition, thus reinforcing the company's commitment to sailing and promoting excellence and innovation in the sport. As a global sponsor, Puig will have a significant presence throughout the event, allowing it to connect with sailing enthusiasts around the world.

"It has been incredible to see the interest that the Women's America's Cup is generating, and especially to be able to count on Puig's involvement. Now that women's sport is growing globally in all its areas, that a company of Puig's importance wants to join us is a brave and precious gesture. Mainly because it shows that it is a proactive company in diversity and gender equality," added Penny Clark.

About Puig

Puig is a home of highly desired brands, within a family business, that promote well-being, confidence and self-expression, as well as leaving a better world.

Since 1914, our entrepreneurial spirit, our creativity and our passion for innovation have positioned us as a relevant player in the field of beauty and fashion.

Our house of Love Brands, present in the categories of fragrances and fashion, makeup and dermocosmetics, generates bond and commitment through the magnificent stories it tells, which connect with people's emotions and is strengthened by a powerful ecosystem of founders .

Puig's portfolio includes our brands Carolina Herrera, Rabanne, Jean Paul Gaultier, Dries Van Noten, Nina Ricci, Byredo, Penhaligon's, L'Artisan Parfumeur, Kama Ayurveda, Loto del Sur, Charlotte Tilbury, Uriage and Apivita, as well as licenses Comme des Garçons Parfums, Christian Louboutin, Benetton, Banderas perfumes, Adolfo Dominguez, among others.

At Puig we defend the values ​​and principles established by three generations of family leadership. We currently continue to build on this legacy through a strong commitment to our ESG (environmental, social and corporate governance) Agenda, aligned with the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals.

In 2022 Puig recorded sales of €3,620 million. Puig sells its products in more than 150 countries and has its own offices in 30 of them.

More information:Montse RibasSpain HQ Global Corporate Communicationsand Protocol DirectorT. 34 93 400 7000 ext.