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Kmart, LF USA and Latin World Entertainment Licensing Announce Home Collection by Sofia Vergara

HOFFMAN ESTATES, Ill., May 8, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Kmart, LF USA (a subsidiary of Hong Kong-headquartered multinational Li & Fung Limited), and Latin World Entertainment Licensing announced the launch of a new home collection by renowned actress Sofia Vergara. Sold exclusively through Kmart, Sofia by Sofia Vergara Home will embody the "Modern Family" star's signature style of fashion and glamour, coupled with affordability.

The expansion of the Sofia by Sofia Vergara brand into Home follows the popularity of the star's apparel line, which launched exclusively with Kmart stores and on Kmart.com in the fall of 2011. The Apparel collection reflects Sofia's unique style sensibilities: a modern and fresh approach to providing fashion and sexy styling for every body type at affordable prices. Extremely involved in the design process, Sofia Vergara ensures that each piece in her collection is representative of her personality and essence. Vibrant colors, rich detailing and special attention to quality are just a few of the key product attributes.

Sofia by Sofia Vergara Home features both bedding and bath products. The bedding collection includes decorative pillows, 400-thread count sheets, and three-piece bed sets. The bath collection offers fashion towels, rugs, shower curtains, and free standing accessories, including soap dishes, toothbrush holders, lotion pumps, and waste baskets.

"The expansion of the Sofia by Sofia Vergara collection into Home provides our customers with yet another beautiful design option when decorating," said Nick Grayston, SVP and president, Footwear and Home, Sears Holdings. "We value the authenticity that comes from our collaboration with Sofia. We're particularly pleased to strengthen our home portfolio with Sofia's brand, designed especially for a contemporary, fashion-conscious customer. We look forward to welcoming Sofia Vergara's designs to the Kmart Home family."

One of Hollywood's most beautiful and popular stars, Sofia Vergara is the only Hispanic actress to begin her career on a U.S. Hispanic network and successfully cross over to the general market, giving her a unique multi-cultural appeal. She can currently be seen every week on ABC's eleven-time Emmy award-winning series, "Modern Family." For her work on the show, Sofia was nominated in 2012 for two Golden Globe Awards, two Primetime Emmy Awards, and three Screen Actors Guild Awards for Best Comedy Actress.

"I am so pleased to extend my brand into products for the home. Just as my apparel collection was designed to make every woman feel beautiful and sexy, my home collection was created to provide affordable glamour to every home," says Sofia Vergara.

In addition to her acting career, Sofia is a founding partner with Luis Balaguer of Latin World Entertainment, a 100 percent Hispanic-owned entertainment company serving the U.S. Hispanic market.

"When creating Sofia by Sofia Vergara Home, we wanted a seamless transition from apparel to home that captured the essence of Sofia and reflected her passion, personality and beauty," said Luis Balaguer, president and CEO of Latin World Entertainment. "Kmart has been ideal to work with, offering a wonderful home for the Sofia Vergara Collection."

About Kmart

Kmart, a wholly owned subsidiary of Sears Holdings Corporation (Nasdaq: SHLD), is a mass merchandising company that offers customers quality products through a portfolio of exclusive brands that include Jaclyn Smith, Joe Boxer, Country Living, Route 66 and Smart Sense. For more information visit the company's website at www.kmart.com or the Sears Holdings Corporation website at www.searsholdings.com.

About LF USA

LF USA is a subsidiary of Li & Fung Limited, the Hong Kong-headquartered multinational consumer goods export and logistics group and recognized as the world's leader in consumer goods design, development, sourcing and distribution. From over 140 offices in the United States, Europe, Africa and Asia, the Group manages the supply chain for retailers and brands worldwide and sources from more than 40 economies. It also operates an extensive integrated distribution network serving a portfolio of customers. Corporate website: www.lifung.com

About Latin World Entertainment

Latin World Entertainment Licensing is a division of Latin World Entertainment<s>, is</s> the premier talent management and entertainment marketing firm in the United States--a multi-service company offering a 360 degree approach that includes publicity, licensing, endorsements, brand integration, production and content development. After sixteen years developing Hispanic celebrities, this 100% Hispanic owned company serving the US Hispanic market has the reputation of being the number one Hispanic talent agency in the country and the strongest multi-service and synergy provider in its kind. Corporate website: www.latinwe.com.

Contact: Molly Battles, +1-212-230-1800, molly@alisonbrodpr.com

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