Eric Horowitz and Patrick Bizot, the Clarins brand presidents in New York and Paris, respectively, have exited, according to the company.

In the U.S., a corporate realignment was punctuated Wednesday by the departure of Horowitz, who was president of the Clarins brand. Meanwhile, in Paris, Clarins confirmed Thursday that, with management's consent, Bizot ended his employment contract and left the company.

Bizot has been president of the Clarins brand since August 2000 and a member of Groupe Clarins' management board. No successor to Bizot has been announced.

Neither was there a replacement for Horowitz in New York. Jonathan Zrihen, president and chief executive officer of Group Clarins USA, assumed Horowitz's responsibilities and his direct reports.

Zrihen lauded Horowitz for the job he has done and the contributions he has made during his 20 years with the company. "I want to thank him for his achievements and what he has done for the brand in this market," Zrihen said.

Horowitz joined Clarins in 1987 as an account executive, a job he held for four years before being sent on special assignment to Australia and the U.K. He then was made senior vice president of sales for the Clarins brand in the U.S. before becoming president four years ago. "From my first job to president, it has been a great run," Horowitz said Thursday.

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