Sears July Comparable Store Sales Decrease 3.0 Percent

Sears, Roebuck and Co. today announced total domestic store revenues for the four weeks ending August 4, 2001 were $2.0 billion, a 2.5 percent decrease compared to the four weeks ending August 5, 2000. Comparable domestic store revenues decreased 3.0 percent.

"July was another challenging month as the retail environment continues to be difficult," said Chairman and Chief Executive Officer Alan J. Lacy. "In full-line stores, strong sales increases in appliances were more than offset by decreases across most other categories. Sears Automotive Group and The Great Indoors also posted strong sales increases."

Sears, Roebuck and Co. is a leading U.S. retailer of apparel, home and automotive products and services, with annual revenue of more than $40 billion. The company serves families throughout the country through approximately 860 department stores, more than 2,100 specialized retail locations, and a variety of online offerings accessible through the company's Web site, . The company makes available by phone a recorded message on sales performance of its domestic stores. The message is updated weekly and can be heard by calling (847) 286-6111.

                                                Sears, Roebuck and Co.
                                              4 Weeks          26 Weeks
  2001 Domestic Store Revenues             $2,037,900,000   $13,907,700,000
  2000 Domestic Store Revenues              2,089,800,000   14,148,900,000
  Percent Change                                    -2.5%             -1.7%
  Comparable Domestic Stores Percent Change         -3.0%             -2.2%


SOURCE: Sears, Roebuck and Co.

Contact: Peggy A. Palter of Sears, Roebuck and Co., +1-847-286-8361


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