Kmart Associates Ratify New Agreements
Kmart Holding Corporation (NASDAQ: KMRT) announced today that tentative contract agreements between the Company and the local membership of the United Auto Workers at the Morrisville, PA and Warren, OH distribution centers have been overwhelmingly ratified by Kmart associates. The three-year agreements cover over 600 associates in Morrisville and nearly 500 associates in Warren.
Kmart Holding Corporation (NASDAQ: KMRT) and its subsidiaries (together, "Kmart") is a mass merchandising company that offers customers quality products through a portfolio of exclusive brands that include Disney, Jaclyn Smith, Joe Boxer, Kathy Ireland, Martha Stewart Everyday, Route 66, Sesame Street, and Thalia Sodi. Kmart operates more than 1,500 stores in 49 states and is one of the 10 largest employers in the country with 170,000 associates. For more information visit Kmart's website at www.kmart.com.
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Statements made by Kmart that address activities, events or developments that we expect or anticipate may occur in the future are forward-looking statements within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995 that reflect Kmart's current views with respect to current events and financial performance. Such forward-looking statements are based upon assumptions concerning future conditions that may ultimately prove to be inaccurate and involve risks, uncertainties and factors that could cause actual results to differ materially from any anticipated future results, express or implied, by such forward-looking statements. Factors that could cause actual results to differ materially from these forward-looking statements include, but are not limited to, factors relating to Kmart's internal operations and the external environment in which it operates; marketplace demand for the products of Kmart's key brand partners as well as the engagement of appropriate new brand partners; increasing competition from other retailers; Kmart's ability to operate pursuant to its exit financing facility; outcome of negotiations on collective bargaining agreements and other labor issues with unions representing employees in Kmart's distribution centers; Kmart's ability to obtain and maintain normal terms with its vendors, attract and retain customers, obtain and maintain appropriate inventory, implement its business plan and strategies, attract, motivate and/or retain key executives and associates; and other risks detailed in Kmart's Securities and Exchange Commission filings. Kmart undertakes no obligation to release publicly the results of any revisions to these forward-looking statements to reflect events or circumstances after the date such statements were made.
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