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LIMITED STORES NAMES ROGER MARKFIELD GENERAL MERCHANDISE MANAGER

 LIMITED STORES NAMES ROGER MARKFIELD
 GENERAL MERCHANDISE MANAGER
 COLUMBUS, Ohio, April 29 /PRNewswire/ -- Howard Gross, president of The Limited Stores, a division of The Limited, Inc. (NYSE/TSE/LSE: LTD), today announced the appointment of Roger Markfield as executive vice president/general merchandise manager. Markfield will report to Gross and will be responsible for all aspects of the merchandising and buying operations at the 777-store specialty retailer for women.
 Prior to joining The Limited, Markfield served as an executive vice president of merchandising at Macy's. His long and successful career in retailing includes 12 years with Macy's and Bambergers in a variety of store operations and merchandising positions. Markfield also served as senior vice president of merchandising at The Gap from 1976 to 1979. Markfield began his career in retailing at Gimbel's following his graduation from Marietta College in Marietta, Ohio.
 In making the announcement, Gross said, "Roger brings to this position a very high taste level, an excellent fashion perspective and strong merchandise leadership abilities. On behalf of The Limited Stores associates, I am pleased to welcome Roger to our team."
 From a single store in Columbus in 1963, The Limited Stores has grown to nearly 800 stores and more than $1 billion in annual sales. Offering a full range of fashionable private label sportswear in large-format specialty stores, The Limited Stores sparked -- and still leads -- a retailing revolution.
 The Limited, Inc., through Limited Stores, Lerner New York, Lane Bryant, Express, Victoria's Secret, Structure, Limited Too, Abercrombie & Fitch, Henri Bendel, Cacique, Bath & Body Works and Penhaligon's presently operates 4,243 specialty stores and distributes apparel nationally through the Victoria's Secret, Lane Bryant Direct, Roaman's and Lerner Direct catalogues.
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 /CONTACT: Alfred S. Dietzel of The Limited, Inc., 614-479-7070/
 (LTD) CO: The Limited, Inc. ST: Ohio IN: REA SU: PER


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