Vim Regex to replace tags

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Published on 2012-04-16T08:50:55Z Indexed on 2012/04/16 11:44 UTC
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I am lookin for a regex express to remove the email addresses from a text file.

Input file:

Hannah Churchman <[email protected]>; Julie Drew <[email protected]>;

Output file:

Hannah Churchman; Julie Drew;

I thought a generic regex shuch as s/<(.*?)>//g would be a good starting point but I am unable to find the right expression for use Vim?

something like

:%s/ <\(.*?\)>//g

does not work. Error is "E486: Pattern not found:".

:%s#[^ <]*>##g   almost works but it leaves  the space and < behind.
:%s# <##g  to remove the " <" remaining stuff.

Any tips on how to better craft this command?

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