Kmart Announces Appointment of Michael Macik Executive Vice President Human Resources

Kmart Corporation (NYSE: KM) today announced the appointment of Michael T. Macik to Executive Vice President Human Resources reporting directly to James B. Adamson, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, effective immediately.

"We are very pleased to have Mike Macik serving in Kmart's most senior human resources position," said James B. Adamson, Chairman and CEO. "Mike's extensive experience in the area of human resource management, particularly his lengthy tenure at Kmart, will be invaluable in guiding the Company through its reorganization. We are fortunate to have his leadership and unique understanding of Kmart and its associates as we continue our comprehensive financial and operational restructuring."

Macik most recently served as Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer of Right Management Consultants, based in Southfield, Mich. He joined Right, a firm specializing in managing the human side of change, in December 2000.

"I am very excited to have the opportunity to return to Kmart to assist in supporting the Company's turnaround," said Macik. "I have a heartfelt fondness for Kmart and its associates and look forward to contributing. I am also pleased to have the occasion to work with Jim Adamson and the senior management team he has put in place to lead the Company at this important time."

Macik retired from Kmart Corporation in November 2000 after 31 years of service. His most recent Kmart position was Vice President, Human Resources, Labor and Associate Relations. In this position he oversaw strategy for both associate and labor relations and was responsible for the implementation of human resources policies and programs within the Kmart corporate headquarters and distribution centers.

"I couldn't be more pleased to have Mike join our team," said Julian Day, President and Chief Operating Officer. "The Kmart pedigree he brings is impressive and just what the Company and its associates need right now. He is a welcome addition."

Kmart Corporation is a $37 billion company that serves America with more than 2,100 Kmart and Kmart SuperCenter retail outlets and through its e-commerce shopping site,


SOURCE: Kmart Corporation

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