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Limited Brands Announces $3 Per Share Special Dividend

            Limited Brands Announces $3 Per Share Special Dividend

PR Newswire

COLUMBUS, Ohio, Dec. 10, 2012

COLUMBUS, Ohio, Dec. 10, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- As part of its ongoing
commitment to return value to shareholders, Limited Brands (NYSE: LTD)
announced today that its Board of Directors has declared a special dividend of
$3 per share.  The special dividend will be paid on Dec. 26, 2012, to
shareholders of record at the close of business on Dec. 20, 2012. 


Limited Brands, through Victoria's Secret, Pink, Bath & Body Works, La Senza
and Henri Bendel, is an international company.  The company operates 2,632
specialty stores in the United States and its brands are sold in more than 700
company-operated and franchised additional locations world-wide.  The
company's products are also available online at,, and

Limited Brands b-roll footage of stores is available through our online

Safe Harbor Statement Under the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of

Limited Brands, Inc. cautions that any forward-looking statements (as such
term is defined in the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995)
contained in this press release involve risks and uncertainties and are
subject to change based on various factors, many of which are beyond our
control.  Accordingly, our future performance and financial results may differ
materially from those expressed or implied in any such forward-looking
statements.  Words such as "estimate," "project," "plan," "believe," "expect,"
"anticipate," "intend," "planned," "potential" and any similar expressions may
identify forward-looking statements.  Risks associated with the following
factors, among others, in some cases have affected and in the future could
affect our financial performance and actual results and could cause actual
results to differ materially from those expressed or implied in any
forward-looking statements included in this press release:

  o general economic conditions, consumer confidence, consumer spending
    patterns and market disruptions including severe weather conditions,
    natural disasters, health hazards, terrorist activities, financial crises,
    political crises or other major events, or the prospect of these events; 
  o the seasonality of our business;
  o the dependence on a high volume of mall traffic and the possible lack of
    availability of suitable store locations on appropriate terms;
  o our ability to grow through new store openings and existing store remodels
    and expansions;
  o our ability to successfully expand into international markets and related
  o our independent licensees and franchisees;
  o our direct channel business;
  o our failure to protect our reputation and our brand images;
  o our failure to protect our trade names, trademarks and patents;
  o the highly competitive nature of the retail industry generally and the
    segments in which we operate particularly;
  o consumer acceptance of our products and our ability to keep up with
    fashion trends, develop new merchandise and launch new product lines
  o our reliance on foreign sources of production, including risks related to:

       o political instability;
       o duties, taxes and other charges on imports;
       o legal and regulatory matters;
       o volatility in currency exchange rates;
       o local business practices and political issues;
       o potential delays or disruptions in shipping and related pricing
       o the disruption of imports by labor disputes; and
       o changing expectations regarding product safety due to new

  o stock price volatility;
  o our failure to maintain our credit rating;
  o our ability to service our debt;
  o our ability to retain key personnel;
  o our ability to attract, develop and retain qualified employees and manage
    labor costs;
  o the inability of our manufacturers to deliver products in a timely manner
    and meet quality standards;
  o fluctuations in product input costs;
  o fluctuations in energy costs;
  o increases in the costs of mailing, paper and printing;
  o claims arising from our self-insurance;
  o our ability to implement and maintain information technology systems;
  o our failure to comply with regulatory requirements;
  o tax matters; and
  o legal and compliance matters.

We are not under any obligation and do not intend to make publicly available
any update or other revisions to any of the forward-looking statements
contained in this press release to reflect circumstances existing after the
date of this press release or to reflect the occurrence of future events even
if experience or future events make it clear that any expected results
expressed or implied by those forward-looking statements will not be realized.
Additional information regarding these and other factors can be found in "Item
1A. Risk Factors" in our 2011 Annual Report on Form 10-K.

SOURCE Limited Brands, Inc.

Contact: Limited Brands: Investor Relations, Amie Preston, +1-614-415-6704,; Media Relations: Tammy Roberts Myers,
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