SEARS PORTRAIT STUDIOS NOW CLOSED AS CPI ENDS U.S. OPS AT STORES

(The following is a reformatted version of a statement
issued by Sears Holdings and received via electronic mail. The
release was confirmed by the sender.) 
“We were notified today that CPI is ceasing its U.S. operations
at retailers across the country immediately. CPI is a separate,
publicly traded company that managed and operated Sears Portrait
Studios as a licensed business.  We are working with CPI to
ensure that it fulfills its outstanding orders and provides
ordered pictures to our Members and customers.  We regret any
inconvenience this has caused our Members and customers.” 
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