Sears Holdings Names Jeff Balagna Executive Vice President And Chief Information Officer

     Sears Holdings Names Jeff Balagna Executive Vice President And Chief
                             Information Officer

Executive brings extensive technology and operations experience

PR Newswire

HOFFMAN ESTATES, Ill., May 9, 2013

HOFFMAN ESTATES, Ill., May 9, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Sears Holdings (NASDAQ:
SHLD) announced today that Jeff Balagna will join the company as executive
vice president and chief information officer. Mr. Balagna most recently served
as the chief information officer at Eli Lilly. In his new role with Sears
Holdings, Mr. Balagna will be responsible for all technology and
infrastructure initiatives for the company in its support centers and

"Jeff is a proven executive with an analytical approach and experience in
transforming complex organizations in rapidly evolving industries," said
Edward S. Lampert, Sears Holdings' chairman and chief executive officer.
"Innovation and technology are cornerstones in Sears Holdings' efforts to
build lasting relationships with our Shop Your Way members, and Jeff's deep
expertise in information technology infrastructure, customer loyalty programs
and leveraging IT as a business-enabler make him a strong addition to our

Mr. Balagna added: "Sears Holdings is at the forefront of leveraging
technology and 'big data' initiatives to better understand and build its
relationships with members. I welcome the opportunity to advance these efforts
in support of our stores and associates."

Prior to Eli Lilly, Mr. Balagna spent more than five years with Carlson
Companies in various capacities, including serving as CEO of Carlson
Marketing, where he led the successful sale of the customer loyalty marketing
company to Groupe Aeroplan, a $2.1 billion global marketing company. He stayed
at Groupe Aeroplan to coordinate transition and integration activities, which
were successfully completed in August 2011. Previously, Mr. Balagna also
served as chief information officer and senior vice president at Medtronic
Inc. for five years, and in increasing senior leadership positions at GE
Medical Systems Americas and Ford Motor Company.

Mr. Balagna received a Bachelor of Science degree in Computer Science and
Engineering from Oakland University in Detroit, Mich.

About Sears Holdings Corporation
Sears Holdings Corporation (NASDAQ: SHLD) is a leading integrated retailer
with more than 2,500 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 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 14 million service and installation
calls made annually, and have a long-established commitment to those who serve
in the military through initiatives like theHeroes at Homeprogram. We have
been named the 2011 Mobile Retailer of the Year, Recipient of the 2013 ENERGY
STAR® "Partner of the Year - Sustained Excellence 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,
includingSears, Roebuck and Co. andKmartCorporation. For more information,
visit Sears Holdings' website

Sears Holdings Public Relations
(847) 286-8371

SOURCE Sears Holdings Corporation

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