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Pursuant to Section 13 or 15(d) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934


Date of report (date of earliest event reported): February 20, 2020



(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)




(State or another jurisdiction of incorporation)


(Commission File Number)


(IRS Employer Identification No.)


Three Limited Parkway, Columbus, OH

(Address of principal executive offices)



(Zip Code)


Registrant’s telephone number, including area code: (614) 415-7000


Not Applicable

(Former name or former address, if changed since last report.)


Check the appropriate box below if the Form 8-K filing is intended to simultaneously satisfy the filing obligation of the registrant under any of the following provisions:


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Securities registered pursuant to Section 12(b) of the Act:


Title of each class Trading Symbol(s) Name of each exchange on which registered
Common Stock - $0.50 par value per share LB The New York Stock Exchange


Indicate by check mark whether the registrant is an emerging growth company as defined in Rule 405 of the Securities Act of 1933 (17 CFR 230.405) or Rule 12b-2 of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 (17 CFR 240.12b-2).


Emerging growth company


If an emerging growth company, indicate by check mark if the registrant has elected not to use the extended transition period for complying with any new or revised financial accounting standards provided pursuant to Section 13(a) of the Exchange Act.





Item 2.02. Results of Operations and Financial Condition




Item 7.01. Regulation FD Disclosure.


The following information is being furnished pursuant to Item 2.02, “Results of Operations and Financial Condition” and Item 7.01, “Regulation FD Disclosure”, and shall not be deemed “filed” for purposes of Section 18 of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended (the “Exchange Act”), or incorporated by reference in any filing under the Securities Act of 1933, as amended, or the Exchange Act, except as shall be expressly set forth by specific reference in such a filing.


On February 20, 2020, L Brands, Inc. (the “Company”) issued a press release announcing its entry into a transaction pursuant to which the Company will separate its Victoria’s Secret Lingerie, Victoria’s Secret Beauty and PINK businesses (collectively, “Victoria’s Secret”) and sell a 55% interest in Victoria’s Secret to affiliates of Sycamore Partners (the “Transaction”). A copy of this press release is furnished as Exhibit 99.1 hereto and is incorporated herein by reference.


On February 20, 2020, the Company announced the availability of an investor presentation in connection with the Transaction on the investor relations section of the Company’s website, which includes certain estimated results for the year ended February 1, 2020. A copy of the investor presentation is furnished as Exhibit 99.2 hereto and is incorporated herein by reference.


Safe Harbor Statement Under the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995


We caution that any forward-looking statements (as such term is defined in the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995) contained in this Current Report on Form 8-K or made by the Company or its management 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 or otherwise made by our company or our management:


·the risk that the transaction is not consummated, including the risk that required regulatory approvals for such transaction may not be obtained;


·diversion of our management’s attention away from other business concerns;


·the ongoing obligations of our company in connection with the transaction;


·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;


·the seasonality of our business;


·the dependence on mall traffic and the availability of suitable store locations on appropriate terms;


·our ability to grow through new store openings and existing store remodels and expansions;


·our ability to successfully expand internationally and related risks;


·our independent franchise, license and wholesale partners;


·our direct channel businesses;


·our ability to protect our reputation and our brand images;


·our ability to attract customers with marketing, advertising and promotional programs;


·our ability to protect our trade names, trademarks and patents;


·the highly competitive nature of the retail industry and the segments in which we operate;


·consumer acceptance of our products and our ability to manage the life cycle of our brands, keep up with fashion trends, develop new merchandise and launch new product lines successfully;


·our ability to source, distribute and sell goods and materials on a global basis, including risks related to:


opolitical instability, significant health hazards, environmental hazards or natural disasters;


oduties, taxes and other charges;


olegal and regulatory matters;


ovolatility in currency exchange rates;





olocal business practices and political issues;


opotential delays or disruptions in shipping and transportation and related pricing impacts;


odisruption due to labor disputes; and


ochanging expectations regarding product safety due to new legislation;


·our geographic concentration of vendor and distribution facilities in central Ohio;


·fluctuations in foreign currency exchange rates;


·stock price volatility;


·our ability to pay dividends and related effects;


·our ability to maintain our credit rating;


·our ability to service or refinance our debt;


·shareholder activism matters;


·our ability to retain key personnel;


·our ability to attract, develop and retain qualified associates and manage labor-related costs;


·the ability of our vendors to deliver products in a timely manner, meet quality standards and comply with applicable laws and regulations;


·fluctuations in product input costs;


·our ability to adequately protect our assets from loss and theft;


·fluctuations in energy costs;


·increases in the costs of mailing, paper and printing;


·claims arising from our self-insurance;


·liabilities arising from divested businesses;


·our ability to implement and maintain information technology systems and to protect associated data;


·our ability to maintain the security of customer, associate, third-party or company information;


·our ability to comply with regulatory requirements;


·legal and compliance matters; and


·tax, trade and other regulatory matters.


We are not under any obligation and do not intend to make publicly available any update or other revisions to any forward-looking statements in this Form 8-K to reflect circumstances existing after the date of this Form 8-K 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.


Item 9.01 Financial Statements and Exhibits.


(d)       Exhibits.


Exhibit No.


99.1 Press Release of L Brands, Inc., dated as of February 20, 2020.
99.2 Investor Presentation of L Brands, Inc., dated as of February 20, 2020.
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Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, the registrant has duly caused this report to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned hereunto duly authorized.


    Name: Stuart B. Burgdoerfer
    Title:   Executive Vice President and Chief  Financial Officer


Date: February 20, 2020