Investor Alert

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Feb. 3, 2020, 10:50 a.m. EST

New Developments In Investigation of L Brands, Inc. Conducted by Block & Leviton

BOSTON, Feb 03, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE via COMTEX) -- BOSTON, Feb. 03, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Block & Leviton LLP ( www.blockesq.com ), a securities litigation firm representing investors and whistleblowers nationwide, is investigating a possible breach of fiduciary duty claim involving the Board of Directors of L Brands, Inc. (NYSE: LB).

On January 23, 2020, ABC News published a report on the relationship between Leslie Wexner (the CEO and Chairman of L Brands) and Jeffrey Epstein. Among other things, ABC News found a "mysterious financial entanglement" between Epstein and L Brands in the company's SEC filings - with a dozen charitable trusts being listed that were given large amounts of company stock. Epstein is identified as trustee of these entities. Between 1991 and 2006, Epstein oversaw the sale of more than $1.3 billion of company stock held by these trusts, creating a large source of cash largely controlled by Epstein.

On February 1, 2020, The New York Times published an article entitled "Angels in Hell: the Culture of Misogyny Inside Victoria's Secret." According to the article, Ed Razek, one of the top executives at L Brands, the parent company of Victoria's Secret, was the subject of repeated complaints about inappropriate conduct. Some women who complained faced retaliation. One model, Andi Muise, said Victoria's Secret had stopped hiring her for its fashion shows after she rebuffed Mr. Razek's advances.

If you are a shareholder of L Brands and are interested in obtaining information regarding this investigation, you are encouraged to contact attorney Mark Delaney at (617) 398-5600, by email at mdelaney@blockesq.com , or by visiting http://shareholder.law/lbrands .

Block & Leviton LLP was recently ranked 4th among securities litigation firms by ISS for recoveries in 2017. The firm represents many of the nation's largest institutional investors and numerous individual investors in securities litigation throughout the country. Indeed, its lawyers have recovered billions of dollars for its clients.

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Mark Delaney
(617) 398-5600 phone
260 Franklin Street, Suite 1860
Boston, MA 02110

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