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Gap no longer pursuing separation of Old Navy

Christian Fernsby ▼ | January 17, 2020
Gap announced that the company no longer intends to separate Old Navy into a standalone public company.
Robert Fisher, Gap
Fashion industry   Robert Fisher, Gap
“The plan to separate was rooted in our commitment to value creation from our portfolio of iconic brands,” said Robert Fisher, Gap Inc. interim president and chief executive officer.

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“While the objectives of the separation remain relevant, our board of directors has concluded that the cost and complexity of splitting into two companies, combined with softer business performance, limited our ability to create appropriate value from separation.”

“The work we’ve done to prepare for the spin shone a bright light on operational inefficiencies and areas for improvement,” continued Fisher.

“We have learned a lot and intend to operate Gap Inc. in a more rigorous and transformational manner that empowers our growth brands, Old Navy and Athleta, and appropriately focuses on profitability for Banana Republic and Gap brand.

“Our board is focused on supporting this work and appointing new leadership with the appropriate experience necessary to lead a portfolio of retail brands and to support our transformation efforts.”


 

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