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Corporate Governance

Board of Directors

The board of directors of Sears Holdings Corporation has eight members. The members will serve until the next Annual Stockholders Meeting.

Sears Holdings Corporation's directors are as follows:

Edward S. Lampert
Cesar L. Alvarez
Paul G. DePodesta
William C. Kunkler III
Steven T. Mnuchin 
Ann N. Reese
Thomas J. Tisch  
Kunal S. Kamlani  

Edward S. Lampert, Chairman of our Board of Directors and Chief Executive Officer of the Company, also is the Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of ESL Investments, Inc., which he founded in April 1988.


Cesar L. Alvarez has served since February 2012 as Co-Chairman of the international law firm of Greenberg Traurig, LLP and previously served as its Chief Executive Officer from 1997 until his election as Executive Chairman in January 2010 and as its Executive Chairman from January 2010 until his election as Co-Chairman. He joined Greenberg Traurig in 1973. Mr. Alvarez also serves on the board of directors of Fairholme Funds, Inc.; Intrexon Corporation; Mednax, Inc.; St. Joe Co.; and Watsco, Inc.


Paul G. DePodesta is currently Vice President, Player Development & Amateur Scouting for the New York Mets major league baseball club and has served in that position since November 2010. From November 2008 until November 2010, he served as Executive Vice President for the San Diego Padres major league baseball club. From July 2006 until November 2008, he served as Special Assistant for Baseball Operations with the San Diego Padres. For nine years prior to joining the San Diego Padres, Mr. DePodesta worked in a variety of positions with other major league baseball clubs, including time as the Executive Vice President and General Manager for the Los Angeles Dodgers major league baseball club.


William C. Kunkler III is the Executive Vice President-Operations of CC Industries, Inc., an affiliate of Henry Crown and Company, and has served in that position, as well as other officer positions, since 1994. CC Industries, Inc. is a private equity firm focused on manufacturing companies and real estate investments.


Steven T. Mnuchin has served as Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of One West Bank Group LLC, the holding company of OneWest Bank, since January 2009. Mr. Mnuchin is also Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Dune Capital Management LP, a private investment firm, and he has served in that or a similar capacity since September 2004. Mr. Mnuchin is a trustee of The Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, LAPD Foundation and New York Presbyterian Hospital.


Ann N. Reese co-founded the Center for Adoption Policy in New York in 2001 and serves as its Executive Director. Prior to co-founding the Center, Ms. Reese served as a Principal with Clayton, Dubilier & Rice, a private equity investment firm, in 1999 and 2000. From 1995 to 1998, she was Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of ITT Corp., a hotel and gaming company. Ms. Reese is a director of Xerox Corporation and Genesee & Wyoming Inc.


Thomas J. Tisch has served as the Managing Partner of Four Partners, a private investment firm, since 1992. He has served as the Chancellor of Brown University since July 2007, and he is also a trustee of New York University Medical Center.


Kunal S. Kamlani until recently served as President and Chief Operating Officer of Prestige Cruise Holdings, where he was responsible for both the Oceania Cruises and Regent Seven Seas Cruises brands. He was formerly the chief financial officer for Prestige and rejoined the company in 2011 from Bank of America/Merrill Lynch, where he served as head of the multi-billion dollar Global Investment Solutions division with more than 1,000 employees worldwide. His past experience also includes serving as the chief operating officer of Smith Barney and vice president of corporate development for Starwood Hotels & Resorts.

 


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