COSMAIR extends tender offer for CARSON INC.

New Expiration Date is June 29, 2000

NEW YORK - Cosmair, Inc. announced today that it has extended the expiration date for its cash tender offer for all outstanding Class A common stock of Carson, Inc. (NYSE: CIC), at $5.20 net per share. The new expiration date is Thursday, June 29, 2000 at 5:00 p.m. EST.

As of the close of business on Monday, June 19, approximately 9 million shares of Carson's Class A common stock had been tendered (including 150,000 shares tendered by guaranteed delivery), representing approximately 54 percent of the outstanding Carson common stock on a fully diluted basis.

Cosmair has recently completed responding to a request for additional information issued by the Department of Justice Antitrust Division.