SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION
WASHINGTON, D.C. 20549
CURRENT REPORT PURSUANT
TO SECTION 13 OR 15(d) OF THE
SECURITIES EXCHANGE ACT OF 1934
Date of report (Date of earliest event reported): January 5, 2012
Limited Brands, Inc.
(Exact Name of Registrant
as Specified in Its Charter)
(State or Other Jurisdiction of Incorporation)
(Commission File Number)
(IRS Employer Identification No.)
Three Limited Parkway
(Address of Principal Executive Offices)
(Registrant's Telephone Number, Including Area Code)
(Former Name or Former Address, if Changed Since Last Report)
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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 January 5, 2012, Limited Brands, Inc. issued a press release reporting net sales and comparable store sales for the five weeks and forty-eight weeks ended December 31, 2011. In addition, the press release contains updated guidance with respect to fourth quarter 2011 earnings. A copy of the press release is attached hereto as Exhibit 99.1 and is hereby incorporated by reference.
Item 9.01 Financial Statements and Exhibits.
Exhibit 99.1 December Sales Release dated January 5, 2012
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.
Limited Brands, Inc.
January 6, 2012
/s/ STUART B. BURGDOERFER
Stuart B. Burgdoerfer
Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer