Sears Holdings Corporation Announces $500 Million Share Repurchase Program

Sears Holdings Corporation (NASDAQ: SHLD) announced today that its Board of Directors has approved a common share repurchase program to acquire up to $500 million of the Company's common shares.

Sears Holdings had approximately 165 million shares outstanding on August 31, 2005.

The shares will be purchased in the open market or in privately negotiated transactions. Timing will be dependent on prevailing market conditions, alternative uses of capital and other factors.

About Sears Holdings Corporation

Sears Holdings Corporation 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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