First Quarter Bookings Up Over 30% Vans, Inc. (NASDAQ: VANS) today announced that the Company will accelerate its purchase of the last 10% tranche of shares of Global Accessories Limited, the Company's exclusive distributor for the United Kingdom. In November 1996, Vans acquired 51% of the outstanding shares of Global Accessories in the first phase of an "earn out" stock-for-stock transaction.