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.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–#Sears–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.

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.

Contacts

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