Sears Commits to Help New York Residents Move from Recovery to Rebuilding During the Aftermath of Hurricane Sandy

  Sears Commits to Help New York Residents Move from Recovery to Rebuilding
                   During the Aftermath of Hurricane Sandy

Continued Rebuilding Efforts Include Appliance Offers and Commitment to
Rebuild Area Homes with Rebuilding Together

PR Newswire

HOFFMAN ESTATES, Ill., Nov. 20, 2012

HOFFMAN ESTATES, Ill., Nov. 20, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Following a meeting with
Governor Cuomo of New York, one of America's largest retailers, Sears, has
committed its continued assistance with the East Coast rebuilding effort and
the after-effects of Hurricane Sandy with programs that will bring much needed
supplies and discounts on appliances to the New York area. Additionally, Sears
along with its partner, non-profit Rebuilding Together, has made a commitment
to rebuild 100 homes in the storm-affected areas.

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"I personally reached out to Sears and asked them to help our community and
they eagerly came up with programs that would be of immediate assistance,"
said Gov. Andrew Cuomo of New York. "I am challenging other retailers to
please step-up and get involved."

Sears and Governor Cuomo discussed Sears' efforts to help residents of the
region:

  oMoving truck loads of essential goods including food, bottled water,
    batteries and blankets to the greater New York area to make sure
    necessities are on hand for those in need in the days right after the
    storm
  oIn the days right after the storm, providing SHOP YOUR WAY REWARD^SM
    points to affected Members to help them in their rebuilding efforts
  oProviding great appliance and home service values through coupons to Zone
    A residents
  oPartnering with non-profit Rebuilding Together on an initial 10 home
    projects building up to 100 homes for those most impacted by the storm

"Immediately following the storm we sent truckloads of the most needed
supplies and provided SHOP YOUR WAY REWARD points to Members impacted by the
storm. It's clear people are hurting. Now Sears will help New York homeowners
get back on their feet by helping them secure replacement appliances at great
value," said Lou D'Ambrosio, Sears Holdings chief executive officer and
president. "And our commitment with Rebuilding Together will help families
regain a sense of normalcy in the upcoming months."

Sears, along with Rebuilding Together, will start to help rebuild immediately
with a cluster of five to ten homes in one of the hardest hit communities in
New York. The location will be announced in the upcoming days.

"An important step in overcoming a natural disaster's wrath is the rebuilding
effort," said Gary Officer, CEO of Rebuilding Together. "We hope our
commitment with Sears will inspire others to get involved with this very
important process."

About Sears Holdings Corporation

Sears Holdings Corporation is a leading integrated retailer with over 2,600
full-line and specialty retail stores in the United States and Canada and the
home of SHOP YOUR WAY, a social shopping experience where members have the
ability to earn points and receive benefits across a wide variety of physical
and digital formats through ShopYourWay.com. Sears Holdings is the leading
home appliance retailer as well as a leader in tools, lawn and garden, fitness
equipment and automotive repair and maintenance. Key proprietary brands
include Kenmore, Craftsman and DieHard, with a broad apparel offering,
including such well-known labels as Lands' End, the Kardashian Kollection,
Jaclyn Smith and Joe Boxer, as well as Sofia by Sofia Vergara and The Country
Living Home Collection. We are the nation's largest provider of home services,
with more than 15 million service and installation calls made annually and
have a long-established commitment to those who serve in the military through
initiatives like the Heroes at Home program. We have been named the 2011
Mobile Retailer of the Year, Recipient of the 2012 ENERGY STAR® "Corporate
Commitment Award" for Product Retailing and Energy Management and one of the
Top 20 Best Places to Work for Recent Grads.Sears Holdings Corporation
operates through its subsidiaries, including Sears, Roebuck and Co. and Kmart
Corporation. For more information, visit Sears Holdings' website at
www.searsholdings.com. Twitter: @searsholdings | Facebook:
http://www.facebook.com/SHCCareers

About Rebuilding Together

Rebuilding Together believes that everyone deserves to live in a Safe and
Healthy Home and that Community starts at Home. Our focus provides critical
repairs, accessibility modifications and energy efficient upgrades to
low-income homes and community centers at no cost to service recipients. Our
impact extends beyond the individuals served to revitalize and stabilize
vulnerable neighborhoods and communities across the country. Our 200 local
affiliates complete 10,000 rebuild projects a year thanks to the efforts of
nearly 200,000 volunteers from corporate partners, skilled trades
professionals and everyday good citizens. Join us —
visitwww.RebuildingTogether.org

MEDIA CONTACTS:
Tom Aiello              Danny Cohn
Sears Holdings          Zeno Group
847-286-7387            312-527-2SHC (2742)
Tom.Aiello@searshc.com Danny.Cohn@zenogroup.com

SOURCE Sears Holdings Corporation

Website: http://www.searsholdings.com
 
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