Sears Hometown and Outlet Stores, Inc. [SHOS] to Ring The NASDAQ Stock Market Closing Bell

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ADVISORY, Oct. 11, 2012 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) --

What:

Sears Hometown and Outlet Stores, Inc., a national retailer primarily focused on selling home appliances, hardware, tools and lawn and garden equipment, will visit the NASDAQ MarketSite in Times Square.

In honor of the occasion, William R. Harker, Chairman of the Board, will ring the Closing Bell.

Where:

NASDAQ MarketSite – 4 Times Square – 43rd & Broadway – Broadcast Studio

When:

Friday, October 12th, 2012 – 3:45 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. ET

Contact:

Charles J. Hansen

(847) 286-7795

Charles.Hansen@shos.com

NASDAQ MarketSite:

Jen Knapp

(212) 401-8916

Jennifer.knapp@nasdaqomx.com

Feed Information:

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Gal 3C/06C 95.05 degrees West

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Webcast:

A live webcast of the NASDAQ Closing Bell will be available at: http://www.nasdaq.com/about/marketsitetowervideo.asx.

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About Sears Hometown and Outlet Stores, Inc. [SHOS]:

Sears Hometown and Outlet Stores, Inc. is a national retailer primarily focused on selling home appliances, hardware, tools and lawn and garden equipment. The Company and its dealers and franchisees currently operate 1,235 stores across all 50 states and Puerto Rico, Guam and Bermuda. The Company's Sears Hometown, Sears Home Appliance Showrooms, and Sears Hardware stores provide customers with in-store and online access to a wide selection of national brands of home appliances, tools, lawn and garden equipment, sporting goods, consumer electronics and household goods. The Company's Sears Outlet Stores provide customers with in-store and online access to purchase new, one-of-a-kind, out-of-carton, discontinued, obsolete, used, reconditioned, overstocked and scratched and dented products, across a broad assortment of merchandise categories, including home appliances, lawn and garden equipment, apparel, mattresses, televisions, sporting goods and tools, and at prices that are significantly lower than manufacturers' suggested retail prices.

About NASDAQ OMX Group

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