Leonard Green Gets Bridal Company

Leonard Green & Partners has agreed to buy David’s Bridal from Federated Department Stores (NYSE: FD) for approximately $750 million. Federated also will sell its tuxedo business to Men’s Wearhouse for approximately $100 million. Both transactions are expected to close in Q1 2007. www.fds.com< ?xml:namespace prefix = o ns = "urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:office" />