Limited Brands, Inc. (NYSE: LTD) reported a comparable store sales increase of 7 percent for the five weeks ended June 30, 2012, compared to the five weeks ended July 2, 2011.  The company reported net sales of $1.077 billion for the five weeks ended June 30, 2012, compared to net sales of $1.080 billion last year.

The company reported a comparable store sales increase of 7 percent for the 22 weeks ended June 30, 2012, compared to the 22 weeks ended July 2, 2011.  The company reported net sales of $3.903 billion for the 22 weeks ended June 30, 2012, compared to sales of $4.015 billion last year.   

June 2011 and 2011 year-to-date sales included $80.0 million and $362.9 million attributable to the third party apparel sourcing business, which was sold in November 2011.

To hear further commentary provided on Limited Brands' prerecorded June sales message, call 1-866-639-7583 (1-866-NEWS-LTD), or log onto www.Limitedbrands.com for an audio replay.

ABOUT LIMITED BRANDS:
Limited Brands, through Victoria's Secret, Pink, Bath & Body Works, La Senza and Henri Bendel, is an international company.  The company operates 2,615 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 www.VictoriasSecret.com, www.BathandBodyWorks.com, www.HenriBendel.com and www.LaSenza.com.

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