Kmart Announces New Chief Diversity Officer and Vice President of Field Human Resources

Kmart Corporation (NYSE: KM) today announced the promotion of Lyman Locket to Vice President, Logistics Human Resources and Chief Diversity Officer, and Dave Lanni to Vice President, Field Human Resources, effective immediately.

Locket, 41, previously served as Vice President, Diversity. His new responsibilities will include managing the human resource operations in the company's logistics division and at its 18 distribution centers while continuing to oversee the company's diversity programs.

Locket joined Kmart in 1978 as an Apparel Manager in the company's western division. He has since held various positions of increasing responsibility in the field and at Kmart's corporate headquarters. Locket attended Yavapai College in Flagstaff, Ariz.

Lanni, 48, previously served as Divisional Vice President, Logistics Human Resources, overseeing all logistics human resource functions. His new responsibilities will include overseeing all human resource functions for associates at Kmart stores and field operations nationwide.

Lanni is a 24-year Kmart veteran who joined the company in 1978 as a Kmart Apparel Manager in Raynham, Mass. He holds a bachelor's degree in business administration from Roger Williams University in Bristol, R.I.

Locket and Lanni both will report to Michael Macik, Kmart Executive Vice President, Human Resources.

"It is important to promote seasoned Kmart veterans to these key positions within the organization," said Macik. "Lyman and Dave both have an intimate understanding of the company and will be able to use their knowledge to develop programs and communicate with employees in an efficient and thoughtful manner."

Kmart Corporation is a $36 billion company that serves America with more than 1,800 Kmart and Kmart SuperCenter retail outlets and through its e- commerce shopping site, http://www.kmart.com/ .

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SOURCE: Kmart Corporation

CONTACT: Kmart Media Relations, +1-248-463-1021

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