Sears Hometown And Outlet Stores, Inc. Elects James F. Gooch To Board Of Directors

   Sears Hometown And Outlet Stores, Inc. Elects James F. Gooch To Board Of
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PR Newswire

HOFFMAN ESTATES, Ill., March 28, 2013

HOFFMAN ESTATES, Ill., March 28, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --Sears Hometown and
Outlet Stores, Inc. (NASDAQ: SHOS) today announced the election of James F.
Gooch to its Board of Directors and as Chair of the Audit Committee of the
Board of Directors.

"We are delighted to add Jim Gooch's strong financial, analytical, and retail
skills to our Board of Directors and Audit Committee. As we continue to grow
our business, we look forward to his leadership and contributions," said
William R. Harker, Chairman of the Board of Directors of Sears Hometown and
Outlet Stores, Inc. "Mr. Gooch's extensive experience, knowledge, and
understanding of retail and consumer-product businesses will help us
accelerate our growth."

Mr. Gooch had served as President and Chief Executive Officer of RadioShack
Corporation and prior to that as its Chief Financial Officer. Earlier in his
career he was employed by Helene Curtis, The Quaker Oats Company, Kmart
Corporation, and Sears Holdings. He is a Certified Public Accountant.

Mr. Gooch's election increases the number of directors to seven.

About Sears Hometown and Outlet Stores, Inc.

Sears Hometown and Outlet Stores, Inc. is a national retailer primarily
focused on selling home appliances, hardware, tools and lawn and garden
equipment. We operate through two segments--our Sears Hometown and Hardware
segment ("Hometown") and our Sears Outlet segment ("Outlet"). Our Hometown
stores are designed to provide our customers with in-store and online access
to a wide selection of national brands of home appliances, tools, lawn and
garden equipment, sporting goods and household goods, depending on the
particular format. Our Outlet stores are designed to provide our customers
with in-store and online access to new, one-of-a-kind, out-of-carton,
discontinued, obsolete, used, reconditioned, overstocked, and scratched and
dented products across a broad assortment of merchandise categories, including
home appliances, lawn and garden equipment, apparel, mattresses, sporting
goods and tools at prices that are significantly lower than manufacturers'
suggested retail prices. As of February 2, 2013, we and our dealers and
franchisees operated 1,245 stores across all 50 states as well as in Puerto
Rico and Bermuda. Our principal executive offices are located at 5500
Trillium Boulevard, Suite 501, Hoffman Estates, Illinois 60192 and our
telephone number is (847) 286-7000.

SOURCE Sears Hometown and Outlet Stores, Inc.
 
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