Sears Hometown Stores Season of Wishes Campaign to Benefit Make-A-Wish Continues with A Very Merry Santa Sale

National Retailer Raises Funds this Holiday Season to Grant Wishes
for Children with Life-Threatening Medical Conditions

HOFFMAN ESTATES, Ill.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–The “Season of Wishes” holiday campaign at Sears
Hometown and Outlet Stores, Inc.
(NASDAQ: SHOS) continues with “A
Very Merry Santa Sale”, December 17-24, at Sears
Hometown
Store locations nationwide. Customers who donate $5 to
Make-A-Wish® upon checkout will receive an additional five percent off
everything storewide.

“With the support of our customers, Sears Hometown Stores will be able
to help more children with life-threatening medical conditions
experience the powerful, and oftentimes, life-changing impact of a
fulfilled wish,” said William Powell, Sears Hometown and Outlet Stores,
Inc. Chief Executive Officer, President. “A Very Merry Santa Sale is
bringing us even closer to reaching our goal of raising $1 million for
Make-A-Wish.”

Since partnering with Make-A-Wish last holiday season, Sears Hometown
and Outlet Stores has raised more than $995,000 for the wish granting
organization.

The “Season of Wishes” holiday campaign invites customers to any of the
1,200-plus Sears Hometown Store, Sears Outlet Store, Sears Home
Appliance Showroom and Sears Appliance & Hardware locations nationwide
to make incremental donations of $2, $5 or $10 in support of the
campaign before December 31. Sears Hometown & Outlet Stores, Inc.
will donate 100 percent of customer donations to Make-A-Wish. For more
information, visit wish.org.

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.
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.

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 27,000 volunteers, Make-A-Wish grants a
wish somewhere in the country every 37 minutes. It has granted more than
254,000 wishes since its inception in 1980; more than 14,200 in 2014
alone. Visit Make-A-Wish at http://www.wish.org
to learn more.

Contacts

Fishman Public Relations
Anne Whealdon, (847) 945-1300
awhealdon@fishmanpr.com
www.shos.com