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November 3, 2015

L.L.Bean Names
New President and CEO

Outdoor retailer L.L.Bean announced today they have named Stephen Smith as President and CEO. Mr. Smith will replace Chris McCormick, who has served as President and CEO since 2001 and is retiring at the end of the fiscal year, in February 2016. He will be the fourth President in L.L.Bean history, and the first outsider to lead the company. He comes to L.L.Bean with an extensive background in the retail industry, experience that spans customer relationship management, strategy, brand development, marketing, and merchandising across all channels.

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Recent News

January 14, 2016

L.L.Bean to Open Its First Rhode Island Store at Garden City Center, Cranston

L.L.Bean is set to expand its retail operation with the opening of its first Rhode Island store, scheduled to open the summer of 2016. The new L.L.Bean store will be located at Garden City Center in Cranston, Rhode Island.

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December 21, 2015

L.L.Bean to Open Its Third Virginia Store at Lynnhaven Mall, Virginia Beach

L.L.Bean is set to expand its retail operation with the opening of its third Virginia store, scheduled to open in spring of 2016. The new L.L.Bean store will be located at The Lynnhaven Mall, located in Virginia Beach, Virginia.

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December 15, 2015

L.L.Bean to Give $2.1 Million to Nonprofit Organizations in 2015

Charitable giving focuses on outdoor recreation, youth, environmental stewardship, health, education and arts.

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November 18, 2015

L.L.Bean to Open Its Third Ohio Store at The Kenwood Collection

L.L.Bean is set to expand its retail operation with the opening of its third Ohio store, scheduled to open in fall of 2016. The new L.L.Bean store will be located at The Kenwood Collection, adjacent to the Kenwood Mall in Kenwood, Ohio, just outside of Cincinnati.

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October 1, 2015

New Learning Commons and Health Science Center at SMCC's Midcoast Campus Named in Honor of L.L.Bean, Inc.

Southern Maine Community College (SMCC) has named the newest building on its Midcoast Campus in honor of major support to the campus by L.L.Bean, Inc. and Leon and Lisa Gorman. The building, known as the L.L.Bean Learning Commons and Health Science Center, is the new hub of the campus, serving as a one-stop academic and student support center.

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September 3, 2015

Leon Gorman, Former L.L.Bean President and CEO, Dies at 80

Gorman was appointed President of L.L.Bean in 1967, following the death of his grandfather, Leon Leonwood Bean. He served in that capacity for over 35 years, and he and the people of L.L.Bean transformed the $2.25 million company into the $1.61 billion enterprise it is today. He was named Chairman of the Board in 2001 and Chairman Emeritus in 2013.

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