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L Brands vet, leader of Pink, to retire

BY Marianne Wilson

The woman who helped build L Brands’ Victoria’s Secret Pink into a nearly $3 billion brand is stepping down.

Denise Landman, CEO of Victoria’s Secret Pink, has made the decision to retire at the end of this year after some 20 years at L Brands. She will be succeeded by Amy Hauk, currently president for merchandising and product development of L Brands’ Bath & Body Works unit.

Hauk joined Bath & Body Works in 2008 as senior VP, general merchandise manager. Prior to that, she held senior merchant leadership positions at The Children’s Place, The Disney Store, Gap, and Macy’s. Landman will remain in the business through the end of the year to onboard Hauk and facilitate the transition.

“I’m grateful to Denise for leading the growth of the PINK business and building such a strong high-performance team,” said Leslie H. Wexner, chairman and CEO, L Brands. “Denise has always been a curious student of the business, focused on the customer and driven by her entrepreneurial spirit.”

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