BRIEF-American Eagle Outfitters says mall traffic "not as robust"

March 6 Wed Mar 6, 2013 9:52am EST

March 6 (Reuters) - American Eagle Outfitters Inc : * CEO says will close approximately 15-20 stores in 2013 * Exec says early spring mall traffic "not been as robust as we would like" * Exec says opening new mainline stores in underserved markets including Miami

and New York, and "aggressively" expanding factory store growth