Sears Holdings Corporation

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Sears Holdings Corporation is a large U.S. department store company formed by the 2005 merger of Sears, Roebuck and Co. and Kmart Holding Corporation. The stores still use the separate Sears and Kmart names. [1]

Edward S. Lampert, with a personal fortune of US$3.8 billion and a Skull and Bones member from Yale, controls ESL Investments which owns about 42% of Sears Holdings. [2]

Political contributions

Sears Holdings Corporation gave $326,500 to federal candidates in the 2006 election through its political action committee - 37% to Democrats and 63% to Republicans. [3]


The company spent $414,171 for lobbying in 2006. [4]


Key executives and 2007 pay: [5]

Selected members of the Board of Directors: [8]

Contact details

3333 Beverly Road
Hoffman Estates, IL 60179
Phone: 847-286-2500
Fax: 847-286-8351

Articles and resources

Related SourceWatch articles


  1. Sears Holdings Profile, Hoovers, accessed December 2007.
  2. Edward S Lampert, Forbes, accessed December 2007.
  3. 2006 PAC Summary Data, Open Secrets, accessed December 2007.
  4. Sears Holdings lobbying expenses, Open Secrets, accessed December 2007.
  5. Key Executives, Sears Holdings, accessed December 2007.
  6. Aylwin B Lewis, Forbes, accessed December 2007.
  7. William C Crowley, Forbes, accessed December 2007.
  8. Board of Directors, Sears Holdings, accessed December 2007.

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