Cosmair Inc announced today that it has extended the expiration date for it 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 Friday, May 19, 2000 at 5:00 p.m. EST. At the close of business on Friday, April 28, approximately 8.8 million shares of Carson's Class A common stock had been tendered, representing approximately 54 per cent of the outstanding Carson common stock on a fully diluted basis. As previously announced, Cosmair is responding to a request for additional information issued by the Department of Justice Antitrust Division.