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Limited Brands sells remaining stake in Limited Stores

COLUMBUS, Ohio Limited Brands announced the sale of its remaining 25% stake in Limited Stores, LLC. Under the transaction terms, Limited Stores, LLC, which operates retail locations called The Limited, purchased Limited Brand's remaining interest in the company for $32 million.

In 2007, Limited Brands sold a 75% stake in Limited Stores to an affiliate of Sun Capital Partners, a private investment firm that now owns 100% of Limited Stores. Limited Stores has more than 220 mall locations throughout the United States.

"This sale supports our focus on intimate apparel, personal care and beauty products," said Leslie Wexner, chairman and CEO of Limited Brands.  "We wish our long-time partners at Limited Stores continued success ... this transition further enables both teams to win."

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