Sears Hometown and Outlet Customers Can Shop Thanksgiving Deals Early with Donation to Make-A-Wish®

More than 1,100 Stores Participating in “Wish Wednesday” Promotion; Allows Customers who Donate $5 or More to Shop Thanksgiving Door Busters on Wednesday, Nov. 23

HOFFMAN ESTATES, Ill. - November 18, 2016 - (BUSINESS WIRE) - Sears Hometown and Outlet Stores, Inc. (NASDAQ: SHOS) has teamed up again with Make-A-Wish® for its annual “Season of Wishes” holiday campaign, which kicks off with “Wish Wednesday.”

Customers who donate $5 to Make-A-Wish will earn a Wish Wednesday pass to access Thanksgiving Door Busters early, all day on November 23. All 1,100-plus Sears Hometown Store, Sears Outlet Store, Sears Home Appliance Showroom and Sears Appliance & Hardware locations nationwide are participating in the charitable promotion.

The funds raised allow Make-A-Wish to help more children with life-threatening medical conditions experience the powerful impact of a wish-come-true. Sears Hometown and Outlet Stores, Inc. began partnering with Make-A-Wish in 2014. Since then, the Company has raised more than $2.5 million, helping to grant more than 150 wishes.

Will Powell, Sears Hometown and Outlet Stores, Inc. Chief Executive Officer and President said, “Since November 2014, when we first partnered with Make-A-Wish, through the generosity of our customers, vendors, and employees we’ve raised over $2.5 million to help support this worthy cause. Our goal is to continue to grow our contribution to Make-A-Wish to support their vision of granting the wish of every child diagnosed with a life-threatening medical condition.”

Through the Season of Wishes holiday campaign Sears Hometown & Outlet Stores will be announcing additional holiday promotions.

About Sears Hometown and Outlet Stores, Inc.

Sears Hometown and Outlet Stores, Inc. (NASDAQ: SHOS) is a national retailer primarily focused on selling home appliances, lawn and garden equipment, tools and hardware. As of July 30, 2016, Sears Hometown and Outlet Stores, Inc. and its dealers and franchisees operated 1,123 stores across all 50 states as well as in Puerto Rico and Bermuda. In addition to merchandise, Sears Hometown and Outlet Stores, Inc. provide consumers with access to a full suite of services, including home delivery, installation and extended service contracts.

Operating through two segments - the Sears Hometown and Hardware segment and the Sears Outlet segment - Sears Hometown and Outlet Stores, Inc. and its subsidiaries offer franchise and dealership opportunities focused on selling, as applicable, top brand home appliances, hardware, tools, lawn and garden equipment and outlet merchandise. For more information about Sears Hometown & Outlet Stores, Inc., visit www.shos.com. To learn about the opportunity to own and operate a store format, visit www.ownasearsstore.com.

About Make-A-Wish

Make-A-Wish grants the wishes of children with life-threatening medical conditions to enrich the human experience with hope, strength and joy. According to a 2011 U.S. study of wish impact, most health professionals surveyed believe a wish-come-true has positive impacts on the health of children. Kids say wishes give them renewed strength to fight their illness, and their parents say these experiences help strengthen the entire family. Headquartered in Phoenix, Make-A-Wish is one of the world's leading children's charities, serving children in every community in the United States and its territories. With the help of generous donors and more than 28,000 volunteers, Make-A-Wish grants a wish somewhere in the country every 35 minutes. It has granted more than 270,000 wishes since its inception in 1980; more than 14,800 in 2015 alone. Visit Make-A-Wish at http://www.wish.org to learn more.

Visit the corporate website at www.shos.com.

SOURCE Sears Hometown and Outlet Stores, Inc.

Contact:

Jayne Levy
Fishman Public Relations
(847) 945-1300
jlevy@fishmanpr.com

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