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This excerpt taken from the SHLD 10-K filed Mar 12, 2010.

Bankruptcy of Kmart Corporation

Kmart Corporation (the “Predecessor Company”) is a predecessor operating company of Kmart (the “Successor Company”). In January 2002, the Predecessor Company and 37 of its U.S. subsidiaries (collectively, the “Debtors”) filed voluntary petitions for reorganization under Chapter 11 of the federal bankruptcy laws (“Chapter 11”). On May 6, 2003, the Predecessor Company emerged from reorganization proceedings under Chapter 11 pursuant to the terms of an Amended Joint Plan of Reorganization (the “Plan of Reorganization”) and related amended Disclosure Statement. This Plan received formal endorsement of the statutory creditors’ committee and, as modified, was confirmed by the U.S. Bankruptcy Court in April 2003. The Predecessor Company is presently an indirect wholly owned subsidiary of Holdings. During the third quarter of 2008, we completed the settlement of substantially all of the claims associated with the discharge of the Predecessor Company’s liabilities subject to compromise pursuant to the Plan of Reorganization. See Note 10 of Notes to Consolidated Financial Statements for further explanation of the bankruptcy and claims resolution process.

This excerpt taken from the SHLD 10-K filed Mar 17, 2009.

Bankruptcy of Kmart Corporation

Kmart Corporation (the “Predecessor Company”) is a predecessor operating company of Kmart (the “Successor Company”). In January 2002, the Predecessor Company and 37 of its U.S. subsidiaries (collectively, the “Debtors”) filed voluntary petitions for reorganization under Chapter 11 of the federal bankruptcy laws (“Chapter 11”). The Debtors decided to seek bankruptcy reorganization based upon a rapid decline in their liquidity resulting from below-plan sales and earnings performance in the fourth quarter of fiscal 2001, the evaporation of the surety bond market, an erosion of supplier confidence, intense competition and unsuccessful sales and marketing initiatives, as well as the continued recession and capital market volatility in existence at that time. The Predecessor Company utilized Chapter 11 to strengthen its balance sheet and reduce debt, focus its store portfolio on the most productive locations and terminate leases for closed stores, develop a more efficient organization and lower overall operating costs.

On May 6, 2003, the Predecessor Company emerged from reorganization proceedings under Chapter 11 pursuant to the terms of an Amended Joint Plan of Reorganization (the “Plan of Reorganization”) and related amended Disclosure Statement. This Plan received formal endorsement of the statutory creditors’ committee and, as modified, was confirmed by the U.S. Bankruptcy Court in April 2003. The Predecessor Company is presently an indirect wholly-owned subsidiary of Holdings. During the third quarter of 2008 we completed the settlement of substantially all of the claims associated with the discharge of the Predecessor Company’s liabilities subject to compromise pursuant to the Plan of Reorganization. See Note 10 of Notes to Consolidated Financial Statements for further explanation of the bankruptcy and claims resolution process.

This excerpt taken from the SHLD 10-K filed Mar 26, 2008.

Bankruptcy of Kmart Corporation

Kmart Corporation (the “Predecessor Company”) is a predecessor operating company of Kmart (the “Successor Company”). In January 2002, the Predecessor Company and 37 of its U.S. subsidiaries (collectively, the “Debtors”) filed voluntary petitions for reorganization under Chapter 11 of the federal bankruptcy laws (“Chapter 11”). The Debtors decided to seek bankruptcy reorganization based upon a rapid decline in their liquidity resulting from below-plan sales and earnings performance in the fourth quarter of fiscal 2001, the evaporation of the surety bond market, an erosion of supplier confidence, intense competition and unsuccessful sales and marketing initiatives, as well as the continued recession and capital market volatility in existence at that time. The Predecessor Company utilized Chapter 11 to strengthen its balance sheet and reduce debt, focus its store portfolio on the most productive locations and terminate leases for closed stores, develop a more efficient organization and lower overall operating costs.

On May 6, 2003, the Predecessor Company emerged from reorganization proceedings under Chapter 11 pursuant to the terms of an Amended Joint Plan of Reorganization (the “Plan of Reorganization”) and related amended Disclosure Statement. This Plan received formal endorsement of the statutory creditors’ committee and, as modified, was confirmed by the U.S. Bankruptcy Court in April 2003. The Predecessor Company is presently an indirect wholly-owned subsidiary of Holdings. See Note 13 of Notes to Consolidated Financial Statements for further explanation of the bankruptcy and claims resolution process.

This excerpt taken from the SHLD 10-K filed Mar 28, 2007.

Bankruptcy of Kmart Corporation

Kmart Corporation (the “Predecessor Company”) is a predecessor operating company of Kmart (the “Successor Company”). In January 2002, the Predecessor Company and 37 of its U.S. subsidiaries (collectively, the “Debtors”) filed voluntary petitions for reorganization under Chapter 11 of the federal bankruptcy laws (“Chapter 11”). The Debtors decided to seek bankruptcy reorganization based upon a rapid decline in their liquidity resulting from below-plan sales and earnings performance in the fourth quarter of fiscal 2001, the evaporation of the surety bond market, an erosion of supplier confidence, intense competition and unsuccessful sales and marketing initiatives, as well as the continued recession and capital market volatility in existence at that time. The Predecessor Company utilized Chapter 11 to strengthen its balance sheet and reduce debt, focus its store portfolio on the most productive locations and terminate leases for closed stores, develop a more efficient organization and lower overall operating costs.

On May 6, 2003 (the “Effective Date”), the Predecessor Company emerged from reorganization proceedings under Chapter 11 pursuant to the terms of an Amended Joint Plan of Reorganization (the “Plan of Reorganization”) and related amended Disclosure Statement. This Plan received formal endorsement of the statutory creditors’ committee and, as modified, was confirmed by the U.S. Bankruptcy Court in April 2003. The Predecessor Company is presently an indirect wholly-owned subsidiary of Holdings.

This excerpt taken from the SHLD 10-K filed Mar 17, 2006.

Bankruptcy of Kmart Corporation

        Kmart Corporation (the "Predecessor Company") is a predecessor operating company of Kmart (the "Successor Company"). In January 2002, the Predecessor Company and 37 of its U.S. subsidiaries (collectively, the "Debtors") filed voluntary petitions for reorganization under Chapter 11 of the federal bankruptcy laws ("Chapter 11"). The Debtors decided to seek bankruptcy reorganization based upon a rapid decline in their liquidity resulting from below-plan sales and earnings performance in the fourth quarter of fiscal 2001, the evaporation of the surety bond market, an erosion of supplier confidence, intense competition and unsuccessful sales and marketing initiatives, as well as the continued recession and capital market volatility in existence at that time. The Predecessor Company utilized Chapter 11 to strengthen its balance sheet and reduce debt, focus its store portfolio on the most productive locations and terminate leases for closed stores, develop a more efficient organization and lower overall operating costs.

        On May 6, 2003 (the "Effective Date"), the Predecessor Company emerged from reorganization proceedings under Chapter 11 pursuant to the terms of an Amended Joint Plan of Reorganization (the "Plan of Reorganization") and related amended Disclosure Statement. This Plan received formal endorsement of the statutory creditors' committee and, as modified, was confirmed by the U.S. Bankruptcy Court in April 2003. The Predecessor Company is presently an indirect wholly-owned subsidiary of Holdings.

This excerpt taken from the SHLD 10-K filed Mar 15, 2006.

Bankruptcy of Kmart Corporation

        Kmart Corporation (the "Predecessor Company") is a predecessor operating company of Kmart (the "Successor Company"). In January 2002, the Predecessor Company and 37 of its U.S. subsidiaries (collectively, the "Debtors") filed voluntary petitions for reorganization under Chapter 11 of the federal bankruptcy laws ("Chapter 11"). The Debtors decided to seek bankruptcy reorganization based upon a rapid decline in their liquidity resulting from below-plan sales and earnings performance in the fourth quarter of fiscal 2001, the evaporation of the surety bond market, an erosion of supplier confidence, intense competition and unsuccessful sales and marketing initiatives, as well as the continued recession and capital market volatility in existence at that time. The Predecessor Company utilized Chapter 11 to strengthen its balance sheet and reduce debt, focus its store portfolio on the most productive locations and terminate leases for closed stores, develop a more efficient organization and lower overall operating costs.

        On May 6, 2003 (the "Effective Date"), the Predecessor Company emerged from reorganization proceedings under Chapter 11 pursuant to the terms of an Amended Joint Plan of Reorganization (the "Plan of Reorganization") and related amended Disclosure Statement. This Plan received formal endorsement of the statutory creditors' committee and, as modified, was confirmed by the U.S. Bankruptcy Court in April 2003. The Predecessor Company is presently an indirect wholly-owned subsidiary of Holdings.

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