Clichy, 27 June 2017Â Ë— Â L'OrÃ©al announces that the contract for the sale of The Body Shop to Natura was signed after receiving the advice of L'OrÃ©al's Works Council1 regarding this project announced on 9 June. The proposed sale is subject to clearance by anti-trust authorities notably in Brazil and in the United States, and expected to close during 2017.
9 June 2017 :Â L'OrÃ©al and Natura enter into exclusive discussions regarding The Body ShopÂ
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