Chairman Steve Smith.

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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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L.L.Bean Creates Limited-Edition David Ortiz Commemorative Boat and Tote Bag Made From the Rain Delay Tarps Used at Fenway Park

In celebration of Big Papi’s retirement and all of his contributions to the Red Sox, L.L.Bean created a one-of-a-kind tote bag available in limited quantities at select L.L.Bean stores and online beginning Friday, September 30.

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