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May 18, 2015
Category: Press

EY announces Paris Presents Incorporated CEO Patrick O'Brien as an EY Entrepreneur Of The Year® 2015 Award finalist in the Midwest

GURNEE, Ill., May 18, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- EY has named Paris Presents Incorporated CEO Patrick O'Brien as a finalist for the EY Entrepreneur Of The Year® 2015 Award in the Midwest. The awards program recognizes entrepreneurs who demonstrate excellence and extraordinary success in such areas as innovation, financial performance and personal commitment to their businesses and communities. Regional award winners will be announced June 17 in Chicago.

"It is an honor to be recognized as a finalist for this prestigious award," O'Brien said. "I am exceptionally proud of our team and how far Paris Presents has come over the last several years. Our growth has been cemented by consumer knowledge, product innovation and marketing with a focus on education and emerging mediums like YouTube. I am excited for the future and to continue to build upon these successes."

Headquartered in Gurnee, Ill., Paris Presents is the leading provider of branded cosmetic and bath accessories to mass merchants, drug stores, food, and online retailers. The company's flagship brands include Real Techniques®, EcoTools® and Body Benefits by Body Image® with products sold throughout the U.S. and in over 20 international markets.

After joining the company in 2012, O'Brien radically changed the operating model to focus on differentiated branded products and delivered double-digit growth. In 2014, Paris Presents was named the Fastest Growing Health and Beauty Company in the US under $1 billion (BCG/IRI).

Now in its 29th year, the EY Entrepreneur Of The Year program has expanded to recognize business leaders in more than 145 cities in more than 60 countries throughout the world.

Regional award winners are eligible for consideration for the EY Entrepreneur Of The Year National program. Award winners in several national categories, as well as the EY Entrepreneur Of The Year National Overall Award winner, will be announced at the annual awards gala in Palm Springs, Calif., on November 14, 2015. The awards are the culminating event of the EY Strategic Growth Forum®, the nation's most prestigious gathering of high-growth, market-leading companies.

Founded and produced by EY, the Entrepreneur Of The Year Awards are nationally sponsored by the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation and SAP America. In the Midwest, program sponsors include: LaSalle Network, Benefitdecisions, PNC Bank, Merrill Corporation, Becker Professional Education, Cresa Chicago, Smart Business and 1871.

About Paris Presents Incorporated

Founded in 1947, Paris Presents is a global company that creates and distributes beauty products and personal care accessories that elevate the beauty experience for women. The Company's leading brands include Real Techniques, Eco Tools and Body Benefits by Body Image. Paris Presents provides a wide range of product categories and customized services through a strong network of national and global retailers. For more information, visit www.parispresents.com.

About EY Entrepreneur Of The Year®

EY Entrepreneur Of The Year is the world's most prestigious business award for entrepreneurs. The unique award makes a difference through the way it encourages entrepreneurial activity among those with potential and recognizes the contribution of people who inspire others with their vision, leadership and achievement. As the first and only truly global award of its kind, Entrepreneur Of The Year celebrates those who are building and leading successful, growing and dynamic businesses, recognizing them through regional, national and global awards programs in more than 145 cities in more than 60 countries.

Contact: Liz Risoldi
Company: Paris Presents Inc.
Tel: (312) 396-9730
Email: liz.risoldi@zenogroup.com

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