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NATURA COSMÉTICOS S.A.
Corporate Taxpayer's ID (CNPJ/MF) #71.673.990/0001-77
Company's Register (NIRE) #35.300.143.183
Publicly-held Company
Subscribed and Paid-Up Capital: R$ 230,761,985.57 ­ 427,193,055 common shares
Authorized Capital: up to 14,117,070 common shares
MATERIAL FACT
We announce to shareholders and the market, in compliance with
provisions of the Normative Ruling #358, issued on January 3, 2002 by the Securities
and Exchange Commission of Brazil, that, at the Extraordinary General Meeting held on
March 29, 2006 of NATURA COSMÉTICOS S.A. was approved the splitting of non-par
common shares issued by the Company, so that each one (one) of shares of common
stock, without a par value, as issued by the Company, withheld in the end of the day
March 30, 2006, starts to be represented by five (5) of shares of common stock, without
a par value in March 31, 2006.
The shares stemming from the splitting shall grant to its holders identical
rights currently ensured by the Company's Bylaws and by the prevailing laws to the
Company's shareholders and shall be entitled to dividends or interest on own capital, that
been report after March 29, 2006, as well as eventual advantages or rights attributed to
the shares as from the referred date.
It is incumbent upon the financial institution rendering services for the
Company's book-entry shares, Banco Itaú S.A., the automatic registration of new shares
resulting from splitting on behalf of those holding shares on the reference date
mentioned above.
NATURA COSMÉTICOS S.A.
JOSÉ DAVID VILELA UBA
Chief Financial Officer and Chief Investor Relations Officer