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Sears Holdings Elects Paul DePodesta To Board



                Sears Holdings Elects Paul DePodesta To Board

PR Newswire

HOFFMAN ESTATES, Ill., Dec. 13, 2012

HOFFMAN ESTATES, Ill., Dec. 13, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Sears Holdings (NASDAQ:
SHLD) announced today the election of Paul DePodesta, vice president of player
development and amateur scouting for the New York Mets, to membership on the
Sears Holdings board of directors.

"We are pleased to add the strong analytical skills and talent assessment
acumen of Paul DePodesta to our board of directors. As Sears Holdings
continues the work of transforming and strengthening our company, we look
forward to his leadership and contributions," said Sears Holdings Chairman
Edward S. Lampert. "Mr. DePodesta's ability to scrutinize data and use it to
assess talent and drive execution makes him ideally suited to join our board."

Mr. DePodesta's unique approach in assembling Major League Baseball teams has
transformed how teams evaluate, measure and value talent. Prior to joining the
Mets, Mr. DePodesta was the executive vice president of the San Diego Padres,
and the executive vice president and general manager of the Los Angeles
Dodgers, where he became the third-youngest person to be named general manager
in Major League history. Previously, he served as the assistant general
manager of the Oakland Athletics and began his baseball career with the
Cleveland Indians.

He graduated cum laude from Harvard University with a degree in economics.

Mr. DePodesta's election increases the number of Sears Holdings' directors to
eight. 

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 ShopYourWay, 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

NEWS MEDIA CONTACT:
Sears Holdings Public Relations
(847) 286-8371

SOURCE Sears Holdings Corporation

Website: http://www.searsholdings.com
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