March 5, 2019 / 12:17 PM / 20 days ago

Investor Barington pushes L Brands for Victoria's Secret spinoff

March 5 (Reuters) - Barington Capital on Tuesday urged U.S. consumer products group L Brands to break itself up by separating its Victoria’s Secret and Bath & Body Works businesses from the company, in an effort to improve financial performance.

The activist shareholder, in a letter to L Brands’ chairman, said the company should retain a financial adviser to help explore options including a spinoff of Victoria’s Secret or an initial public offering of Bath & Body Works.

“The Company has significantly underperformed its peers and the market as a whole,” Barington said. (Reporting by Aishwarya Venugopal in Bengaluru; Editing by Sai Sachin Ravikumar)

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