Sears Holdings Announces Receipt Of Proposal From ESL Investments

HOFFMAN ESTATES, Ill., Sept. 24, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- Sears Holdings Corporation (the "Company") (NASDAQ: SHLD) today announced that its Board of Directors (the "Board") has received a proposal from ESL Investments, Inc. ("ESL") regarding certain liability management and real estate transactions, as outlined in ESL's Schedule 13D filing on September 24, 2018.  The Board has directed the Company's management and its legal and financial advisors to work closely with ESL, its advisors and the Company's other stakeholders to seek to pursue liability management transactions of the nature described in the proposal, subject to advice of the Company's legal and financial advisors and approval of any final transaction by the Related Party Transactions Subcommittee of the Board and the full Board. The Board has referred the proposed real estate transactions outlined in the proposal to the Special Committee of the Board, which is also engaged in negotiations with ESL concerning the proposals made in ESL's August 14, 2018 letter.

There can be no assurance that any transaction will be consummated or on what terms any transaction may occur.

About Sears Holdings Corporation
Sears Holdings Corporation (NASDAQ: SHLD) is a leading integrated retailer focused on seamlessly connecting the digital and physical shopping experiences to serve our members - wherever, whenever and however they want to shop. Sears Holdings is home to Shop Your Way®, a social shopping platform offering members rewards for shopping at Sears and Kmart as well as with other retail partners across categories important to them. The Company operates through its subsidiaries, including Sears, Roebuck and Co. and Kmart Corporation, with full-line and specialty retail stores across the United States. For more information, visit

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