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Sears Hometown and Outlet Named One of the Best and Brightest Employers in Chicago

HOFFMAN ESTATES, Ill., June 20, 2016 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- For the fourth consecutive year, Sears Hometown and Outlet Stores, Inc. (NASDAQ:SHOS) has been recognized as one of “Chicago’s Best and Brightest Companies to Work For™” by the National Association for Business Resources.

The list highlights companies that deliver and uphold exceptional practices in human resources, and Sears Hometown and Outlet Stores, Inc. has proven to be a leader – excelling in multiple categories and solidifying its standing as one of the best companies to work for in the Chicagoland area.

“We recognize the value each employee brings to our organization and strive to foster a diverse, positive and creative work environment for them to thrive,” said Will Powell, CEO and president of Sears Hometown and Outlet Stores, Inc., which is based in Hoffman Estates. “This respected award demonstrates our strong commitment to employee satisfaction, and validates that our efforts to make Sears Hometown and Outlet Stores one of the best places to work are effective.”

Participating companies and their employees were surveyed and evaluated on the workplace environment. Criteria included: compensation, benefits and employee solutions; employee enrichment, engagement and retention; employee education and development; recruitment selection and orientation; employee achievement and recognition; communication and shared vision; diversity and inclusion; work-life balance; community initiatives and strategic company performance.

“Profitability and stability is essential for businesses in today’s economic climate. Companies that recognize that their employees are the key to their success achieve staying power. Our 2016 winners create their human resource standards to ensure employee satisfaction and they set standards for every business to aspire toward,” said Jennifer Kluge, President and CEO of MBPA. “We are proud to honor this year’s winners.”

The complete ranking can be found online at http://101bestandbrightest.com/. For more information about Sears Hometown & Outlet Stores, Inc., visit www.shos.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 April 30, 2016, Sears Hometown and Outlet Stores, Inc. and its dealers and franchisees operated 1,150 stores across all 50 states as well as in Puerto Rico and Bermuda.

In addition to merchandise, Sears Hometown and Outlet Stores, Inc. provides consumers with access to a full suite of services, including home delivery, installation and extended service contracts.

Sears Hometown and Outlet Stores, Inc. operates through two segments—the Sears Hometown and Hardware segment and the Sears Outlet segment. The Sears Hometown and Hardware segment’s stores are designed to provide customers with in-store and online access to a wide selection of national brands of home appliances, lawn and garden equipment, tools, sporting goods and household goods, depending on the particular store. The Sears Outlet stores are designed to provide customers with in-store and online access to purchase new, one-of-a-kind, out-of-carton, discontinued, reconditioned, overstocked and scratched and dented products across a broad assortment of merchandise categories, including home appliances, apparel, mattresses, sporting goods, tools and lawn and garden equipment at prices that are significantly lower than list prices.

For more information contact: Jayne Levy, Fishman Public Relations, at (847) 945-1300 or jlevy@fishmanpr.com or visit the corporate website at www.shos.com.

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