HOFFMAN ESTATES, Ill., May 14, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Sears Holdings Corporation (NASDAQ: SHLD) announced today that it is exploring strategic alternatives for its 51% interest in Sears Canada, including a potential sale of Sears Holdings' interest or Sears Canada as a whole. In connection with those efforts, Sears Holdings intends to engage an investment banking firm.
Sears Canada's board of directors has advised Sears Holdings that Sears Canada's board and management intend to cooperate fully with Sears Holdings in this process to achieve value for all shareholders.
This press release contains forward-looking statements with respect to possible transactions involving Sears Canada Inc. Forward-looking statements are subject to risks and uncertainties that may cause our actual results, performance or achievements to be materially different from any future results, performance or achievements expressed or implied by these forward-looking statements. Such statements are based upon the current beliefs and expectations of our management and are subject to significant risks and uncertainties. The following factors, among others, could cause actual results to differ from those set forth in the forward-looking statements: our ability to enter into or complete a possible transaction with respect to Sears Canada on acceptable terms, on intended timetables or at all; the form or terms and conditions of any such transaction; the impact of the evaluation and/or completion of any such transaction on our other businesses; and the potential impact on our business from the announcement contained in this press release. We intend the forward-looking statements to speak only as of the time made and do not undertake to update or revise them as more information becomes available except as required by law.About Sears Holdings Corporation Sears Holdings Corporation (NASDAQ: SHLD) is a leading integrated retailer focused on seamlessly connecting the digital and physical shopping experiences to serve our members – wherever, whenever and however they want to shop. Sears Holdings is home to Shop Your Way tm, a social shopping platform offering members rewards for shopping at Sears and Kmart as well as with other retail partners across categories important to them. The company operates through its subsidiaries, including Sears, Roebuck and Co. and Kmart Corporation, with more than 2,350 full-line and specialty retail stores in the United States and Canada. For more information, visit www.searsholdings.com. NEWS MEDIA CONTACT:Sears Holdings Public Relations(847) 286-8371 SOURCE Sears Holdings Corporation