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LIMITED, INC. SALES UP 14 PERCENT

 LIMITED, INC. SALES UP 14 PERCENT
 COLUMBUS, Ohio, Nov. 5 /PRNewswire/ -- The Limited, Inc.


(NYSE/LSE/TSE: LTD) reported net sales for the four weeks ended Oct. 31, 1992 of $503.4 million, an increase of 14 percent from sales of $442.8 million for the same period in 1991. Sales of $4.516 billion for the nine months ended Oct. 31 increased 10 percent from sales of $4.093 billion for the same period last year.
 The company's comparable store sales increased 3 percent for the four weeks ended Oct. 31, 1992 and decreased 1 percent for the year to date period.
 The Limited, Inc., through Limited Stores, Lerner New York, Express, Lane Bryant, Victoria's Secret, Structure, Limited Too, Abercrombie & Fitch, Henri Bendel, Cacique, Bath & Body Works and Penhaligon's, presently operates 4,401 specialty stores and distributes apparel nationally through the Victoria's Secret, Lane Bryant Direct, Roaman's and Lerner Direct catalogues.
 STORE GROWTH FOR THE NINE MONTHS ENDED OCT. 31, 1992
 THE LIMITED, INC.
 TOTAL STORES Beginning Year-to-date
 of year Opened Closed Acquired
 GROWTH BUSINESSES:
 Limited Stores 773 11 (19)
 Lerner New York 910 35 (17)
 Express 611 25 (2)
 Lane Bryant 786 23 (6)
 Victoria's Secret 507 32 (6)
 Subtotal 3,587 126 (50)
 NEW BUSINESSES:
 Structure 240 93 (14)
 Limited Too 172 16 (3)
 Abercrombie & Fitch 36 4 (2)
 Henri Bendel 4 -- --
 Cacique 54 16 (1)
 Bath & Body Works 95 22 --
 Penhaligon's 6 -- --
 Subtotal 607 151 (20) 0
 TOTAL 4,194 277 (70) 0
 Stores Operating Stores Operating
 TOTAL STORES At 10/31/92 At 11/2/91
 GROWTH BUSINESSES:
 Limited Stores 765 774
 Lerner New York 928 898
 Express 634 594
 Lane Bryant 803 780
 Victoria's Secret 533 494
 Subtotal 3,663 3,540
 NEW BUSINESSES:
 Structure 319 216
 Limited Too 185 153
 Abercrombie & Fitch 38 36
 Henri Bendel 4 4
 Cacique 69 53
 Bath & Body Works 117 78
 Penhaligon's 6 7
 Subtotal 738 547
 TOTAL 4,401 4,087
 -0- 11/5/92
 /CONTACT: Alfred S. Dietzel of The Limited, Inc., 614-479-7070/
 (LTD) CO: The Limited, Inc. ST: Ohio IN: REA SU:


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