Kmart, Sears and Sears Essentials Stores Offer Extended Hours of Operation for Holiday Shoppers

Dec 20, 2005, 00:00 ET from Sears Holdings Corporation

    HOFFMAN ESTATES, Ill., Dec. 20 /PRNewswire/ -- Sears Holdings
 (Nasdaq:   SHLD) announced today that Kmart, Sears, and Sears Essentials will be
 helping last minute shoppers with extended shopping hours the week leading up
 to Christmas.
     "The holidays are a busy time for families with all the shopping,
 decorating, cooking and wrapping they have to do," said Aylwin Lewis, CEO,
 Sears Holdings Corporation.  "In a combined effort to help holiday shoppers
 grab those last minute gifts, Kmart, Sears, and Sears Essentials stores are
 offering our customers more time to finish their holiday shopping and get
 everything they need to celebrate the holidays."
     The extended hours are as follows:
     Friday, December 23 -- Kmart stores will be open from 6am-12midnight
     Saturday, December 24 -- Kmart stores will be open from 6am-9pm
     Friday, December 23 -- Sears stores will be open from 7am-11pm
     Saturday, December 24 -- Sears stores will be open from 7am-6pm
     Sears Essentials
     Friday, December 23 -- Sears Essentials stores will be open from 7am-11pm
     Saturday, December 24 -- Sears Essentials stores will be open from 7am-6pm
     Customers also have the option of shopping online* at and
 picking their gifts up at their local Sears store.  Orders must be completed
 by 5 p.m. CST on Dec. 23.
     [*Most toys are excluded from this option]
     About Sears Holdings Corporation
     Sears Holdings Corporation (Nasdaq:   SHLD) is the nation's third largest
 broadline retailer, with approximately $55 billion in annual revenues, and
 with approximately 3,900 full-line and specialty retail stores in the United
 States and Canada.  Sears Holdings is the leading home appliance retailer as
 well as a leader in tools, lawn and garden, home electronics and automotive
 repair and maintenance.  Key proprietary brands include Kenmore, Craftsman and
 DieHard, and a broad apparel offering, including such well-known labels as
 Lands' End, Jaclyn Smith and Joe Boxer, as well as the Apostrophe and
 Covington brands.  It also has Martha Stewart Everyday products, which are
 offered exclusively in the U.S. by Kmart and in Canada by Sears Canada. The
 company is the nation's largest provider of home services, with more than 14
 million service calls made annually.  For more information, visit Sears
 Holdings' website at .

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