Newly Remodeled Sears Hometown Store Opens in Helena

Refreshed Look Allows Local Retailer to Expand Product and Service Offerings to Better Suit the Community's Needs

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HELENA, Mont., April 18, 2014 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Sears Hometown and Outlet Stores, Inc. (Nasdaq:SHOS) is pleased to announce that the Sears Hometown Store located at 3120 Dredge Drive in Helena, Mont. has recently undergone a remodel to better serve its customers.

Locally owned and operated by Sharon Kangas, the store now has a fresh look, coupled with the continued high-level service and products customers expect at the Helena Sears Hometown Store.

"The Helena community has been so great to us for the past 20 years, so we wanted to reinvest in our business to make it even better for local residents," said Kangas, whose store is known in the community for its pink tractor raffle in support of the St. Peter's Foundation in Helena. "Besides our new look, customers can expect a greater product selection and expanded services, like kitchen remodeling. We have the same knowledgeable team in place and look forward to continuing to provide exceptional customer service and a wonderful in-store experience."

The newly remodeled Sears Hometown Store in Helena is the only place in town where customers can find an incredible selection of the top appliance brands such as Kenmore®, Maytag®, KitchenAid®, Whirlpool®, Bosch®, Frigidaire® and GE®, plus a large assortment of lawn and garden equipment, Craftsman® tools, fitness equipment, electronics, mattresses and more.

The Helena team looks forward to continuing to provide customers with professional advice, exceptional service and real-time price checks to make sure they receive the guaranteed lowest price. For instance, if a product is not available in-stores, Sears Hometown Store associates can order customers any product from the entire merchandise selection offered by Sears, including apparel, footwear, jewelry and much more. Customers also have the option to order products online and pick them up in the store without a shipping charge. Additionally, the Helena store offers Sears Nationwide Service, Parts and Installation.

The Sears Hometown Store in Helena can be reached at (406) 442-4212. To learn more about Sears Hometown Stores, visit www.searshometownstores.com.

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 February 1, 2014, Sears Hometown and Outlet Stores, Inc. and its dealers and franchisees operated 1,260 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 and Outlet Stores, Inc., visit www.shos.com. To learn about the opportunity to own and operate a store format, visit www.ownasearsstore.com.

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