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Retail Expansion: Sears Hometown Comes to Mount Vernon

MOUNT VERNON, Ill., Dec. 10, 2015 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Sears Hometown and Outlet Stores, Inc. (NASDAQ:SHOS) will open its newest Illinois Sears Hometown Store on December 10th at 4700 Broadway in Mount Vernon.

The Mount Vernon location marks the 27th opening of a new Sears Hometown Store this year and the 38th opening of a new store across all of Sears Hometown and Outlet Stores formats. Unlike most retail concepts, Sears Hometown Stores combine the value, selection and services associated with larger retail stores but are owned and operated by a member of the local community.

"More than ever before, shoppers are looking for a one-of-a-kind retail experience," said Alan Stockman, owner of the Sears Hometown Store in Mount Vernon. "With our highly trained and knowledgeable sales team, the Mount Vernon community will receive personalized in-store service and a wide selection of all the latest name brand appliances, hardware and lawn and garden equipment at a competitive price."

This unique store format allows customers in small communities to have access to the great products and brands usually found only in Sears stores. For instance, the new Sears Hometown Store in Mount Vernon is the only place in town where customers can find an incredible selection of the top appliance brands such as Kenmore®, Maytag®, KitchenAid®, Whirlpool®, Bosch®, Frigidaire® and GE®, plus a large assortment of lawn and garden equipment, Craftsman® tools, fitness equipment, electronics, mattresses and more.

The Mount Vernon team is excited to provide customers with professional advice, exceptional service and real-time price checks to make sure they receive the guaranteed lowest price. For instance, if a product is not available in-stores, Sears Hometown Store associates can order customers any product from the entire merchandise selection offered by Sears, including apparel, footwear, jewelry and much more. Customers also have the option to order products online and pick them up in the store without a shipping charge. The Mount Vernon store also offers Sears Nationwide Service, Parts and Installation.

The Sears Hometown Store in Mount Vernon can be reached at (618) 316-7400 and is open Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m., Saturday 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and on Sunday from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. To learn more about Sears Hometown Stores, visit www.searshometownstores.com.

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 October 31, 2015, Sears Hometown and Outlet Stores, Inc. and its dealers and franchisees operated 1,172 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.

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