The End: Sears to Buy Lands' End for $1.9 Billion - TheStreet


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said it plans to buy catalog and Internet retailer

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for $1.9 billion in cash, or $62 a share. That price would represent a 22% premium to Friday's closing price of $51 for Lands' End stock.

The deal is expected to close in June. Sears says it will be slightly dilutive or break-even to earnings in 2002 and 2003 and "significantly" accretive in 2004.