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Sears Holdings Corporation Completes $1.0 Billion Term Loan Borrowing

HOFFMAN ESTATES, Ill., Oct. 2, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Sears Holdings Corporation (NASDAQ: SHLD) today announced that its wholly owned subsidiaries Sears Roebuck Acceptance Corp. and Kmart Corporation have borrowed $1.0 billion under a new a senior secured term loan facility (the "Incremental Term Loan") under the Company's existing Second Amended and Restated Credit Agreement, dated as of April 8, 2011 (the "Existing Credit Agreement").  In addition to the Incremental Term Loan, the Existing Credit Agreement continues to provide for a $3.275 billion asset-based revolving credit facility (the "Revolving Facility"). 

The Company can elect for the Incremental Term Loan to bear interest at a rate of LIBOR (subject to a 1.00% floor) plus a margin of 4.50%, or at a "base rate" plus a margin of 3.50%.  The Incremental Term Loan is secured by the same collateral as the Revolving Facility on a pari passu basis with the Revolving Facility and guaranteed by the same subsidiaries of the Company that guarantee the Revolving Facility, and matures in June 2018.  The Revolving Facility continues to be scheduled to expire on April 8, 2016. 

The net proceeds of the Incremental Term Loan were used to reduce borrowings under the Revolving Facility, which resulted in borrowings outstanding under the Revolving Facility of approximately $1.0 billion.

Forward-Looking Statements

This press release contains forward-looking statements about our domestic credit facility.  Forward-looking statements are subject to risks and uncertainties that may cause our actual results, performance or achievements to be materially different from any future results, performance or achievements expressed or implied by these forward-looking statements. Such statements are based upon the current beliefs and expectations of our management and are subject to significant risks and uncertainties. Factors that could cause actual results to differ from those set forth in the forward-looking statements include, but are not limited to, those discussed in this release and those discussed in our most recent Annual Report on Form 10-K and other filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission. We intend the forward-looking statements to speak only as of the time made and do not undertake to update or revise them as more information becomes available.

About Sears Holdings Corporation

Sears Holdings Corporation (NASDAQ: SHLD) is a leading integrated retailer with almost 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 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 14 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 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, 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



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