SC 13D/A 1 d132349dsc13da.htm SC 13D/AMEND. NO. 44 SC 13D/Amend. No. 44

 

 

UNITED STATES

SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION

Washington, D.C. 20549

 

 

SCHEDULE 13D

Under the Securities Exchange Act of 1934

(Amendment No. 44) *

 

 

Sears Holdings Corporation

(Name of Issuer)

Common Shares

(Title of Class of Securities)

812350106

(CUSIP Number)

Janice V. Sharry, Esq.

Haynes and Boone, LLP

2323 Victory Avenue, Suite 700

Dallas, Texas 75219

(214) 651-5000

(Name, Address and Telephone Number of Person Authorized to Receive Notices and Communications)

January 28, 2016

(Date of Event which Requires Filing of this Statement)

 

 

If the filing person has previously filed a statement on Schedule 13G to report the acquisition that is the subject of this Schedule 13D, and is filing this schedule because of §§240.13d-1(e), 240.13d-1(f) or 240.13d-1(g), check the following box.  ¨

 

 

Note: Schedules filed in paper format shall include a signed original and five copies of the schedule, including all exhibits. See §240.13d-7 for other parties to whom copies are to be sent.

 

 

 

*  The remainder of this cover page shall be filled out for a reporting person’s initial filing on this form with respect to the subject class of securities, and for any subsequent amendment containing information which would alter disclosures provided in a prior cover page.

The information required on the remainder of this cover page shall not be deemed to be “filed” for the purpose of Section 18 of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended (“Act”) or otherwise subject to the liabilities of that section of the Act but shall be subject to all other provisions of the Act (however, see the Notes).

 

 

 


CUSIP No. 812350106  

 

  1.   

Names of Reporting Persons

 

ESL Partners, L.P.

  2.  

Check the Appropriate Box if a Member of a Group (See Instructions)

(a)  þ        (b)  ¨

 

  3.  

SEC Use Only

 

  4.  

Source of Funds (See Instructions)

 

OO

  5.  

Check if Disclosure of Legal Proceedings Is Required Pursuant to Items 2(d) or 2(e)

 

¨

  6.  

Citizenship or Place of Organization

 

Delaware

Number of

Shares

Beneficially

Owned by

Each

Reporting

Person

With:

 

     7.    

Sole Voting Power

 

26,801,105 (1)

     8.   

Shared Voting Power

 

0

     9.   

Sole Dispositive Power

 

26,801,105 (1)

   10.   

Shared Dispositive Power

 

37,025,456 (2)

11.  

Aggregate Amount Beneficially Owned by Each Reporting Person

 

63,826,561 (1)(2)

12.  

Check if the Aggregate Amount in Row (11) Excludes Certain Shares (See Instructions)

 

¨

13.  

Percent of Class Represented by Amount in Row (11)

 

57.2% (3)

14.  

Type of Reporting Person (See Instructions)

 

PN


(1) Includes 4,808,465 shares of Holdings Common Stock that may be acquired by the reporting person within 60 days upon the exercise of Warrants to purchase shares of Holdings Common Stock from Holdings.
(2) Includes 6,328,687 shares of Holdings Common Stock that may be acquired by a reporting person within 60 days upon the exercise of Warrants to purchase shares of Holdings Common Stock from Holdings.
(3) Based upon 106,689,188 shares of Holdings Common Stock outstanding as of November 27, 2015, as disclosed in Holdings’ Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q for the quarter ended October 31, 2015, that was filed by Holdings with the SEC on December 3, 2015, and 4,808,465 shares of Holdings Common Stock that may be acquired by the reporting person within 60 days upon the exercise of Warrants to purchase shares of Holdings Common Stock.


CUSIP No. 812350106  

 

  1.   

Names of Reporting Persons

 

SPE I Partners, LP

  2.  

Check the Appropriate Box if a Member of a Group (See Instructions)

(a)  þ        (b)  ¨

 

  3.  

SEC Use Only

 

  4.  

Source of Funds (See Instructions)

 

OO

  5.  

Check if Disclosure of Legal Proceedings Is Required Pursuant to Items 2(d) or 2(e)

 

¨

  6.  

Citizenship or Place of Organization

 

Delaware

Number of

Shares

Beneficially

Owned by

Each

Reporting

Person

With:

 

     7.    

Sole Voting Power

 

150,124

     8.   

Shared Voting Power

 

0

     9.   

Sole Dispositive Power

 

150,124

   10.   

Shared Dispositive Power

 

0

11.  

Aggregate Amount Beneficially Owned by Each Reporting Person

 

150,124

12.  

Check if the Aggregate Amount in Row (11) Excludes Certain Shares (See Instructions)

 

¨

13.  

Percent of Class Represented by Amount in Row (11)

 

0.1% (1)

14.  

Type of Reporting Person (See Instructions)

 

PN


(1) Based upon 106,689,188 shares of Holdings Common Stock outstanding as of November 27, 2015, as disclosed in Holdings’ Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q for the quarter ended October 31, 2015, that was filed by Holdings with the SEC on December 3, 2015.


CUSIP No. 812350106

 

 
  1.   

Names of Reporting Persons

 

SPE Master I, LP

  2.  

Check the Appropriate Box if a Member of a Group (See Instructions)

(a)  þ        (b)  ¨

 

  3.  

SEC Use Only

 

  4.  

Source of Funds (See Instructions)

 

OO

  5.  

Check if Disclosure of Legal Proceedings Is Required Pursuant to Items 2(d) or 2(e)

 

¨

  6.  

Citizenship or Place of Organization

 

Delaware

Number of

Shares

Beneficially

Owned by

Each

Reporting

Person

With:

 

     7.    

Sole Voting Power

 

193,341

     8.   

Shared Voting Power

 

0

     9.   

Sole Dispositive Power

 

193,341

   10.   

Shared Dispositive Power

 

0

11.  

Aggregate Amount Beneficially Owned by Each Reporting Person

 

193,341

12.  

Check if the Aggregate Amount in Row (11) Excludes Certain Shares (See Instructions)

 

¨

13.  

Percent of Class Represented by Amount in Row (11)

 

0.2% (1)

14.  

Type of Reporting Person (See Instructions)

 

PN


(1) Based upon 106,689,188 shares of Holdings Common Stock outstanding as of November 27, 2015, as disclosed in Holdings’ Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q for the quarter ended October 31, 2015, that was filed by Holdings with the SEC on December 3, 2015.


CUSIP No. 812350106

 

 
  1.   

Names of Reporting Persons

 

RBS Partners, L.P.

  2.  

Check the Appropriate Box if a Member of a Group (See Instructions)

(a)  þ        (b)  ¨

 

  3.  

SEC Use Only

 

  4.  

Source of Funds (See Instructions)

 

OO

  5.  

Check if Disclosure of Legal Proceedings Is Required Pursuant to Items 2(d) or 2(e)

 

¨

  6.  

Citizenship or Place of Organization

 

Delaware

Number of

Shares

Beneficially

Owned by

Each

Reporting

Person

With:

 

     7.    

Sole Voting Power

 

27,144,570 (1)

     8.   

Shared Voting Power

 

0

     9.   

Sole Dispositive Power

 

27,144,570 (1)

   10.   

Shared Dispositive Power

 

37,025,456 (2)

11.  

Aggregate Amount Beneficially Owned by Each Reporting Person

 

64,170,026 (1)(2)

12.  

Check if the Aggregate Amount in Row (11) Excludes Certain Shares (See Instructions)

 

¨

13.  

Percent of Class Represented by Amount in Row (11)

 

57.6% (3)

14.  

Type of Reporting Person (See Instructions)

 

PN

 

(1) Includes 4,808,465 shares of Holdings Common Stock that may be acquired by a reporting person within 60 days upon the exercise of Warrants to purchase shares of Holdings Common Stock from Holdings.


(2) Includes 6,328,687 shares of Holdings Common Stock that may be acquired by a reporting person within 60 days upon the exercise of Warrants to purchase shares of Holdings Common Stock from Holdings.
(3) Based upon 106,689,188 shares of Holdings Common Stock outstanding as of November 27, 2015, as disclosed in Holdings’ Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q for the quarter ended October 31, 2015, that was filed by Holdings with the SEC on December 3, 2015, and 4,808,465 shares of Holdings Common Stock that may be acquired by a reporting person within 60 days upon the exercise of Warrants to purchase shares of Holdings Common Stock.


CUSIP No. 812350106

 

 
  1.   

Names of Reporting Persons

 

ESL Investments, Inc.

  2.  

Check the Appropriate Box if a Member of a Group (See Instructions)

(a)  þ        (b)  ¨

 

  3.  

SEC Use Only

 

  4.  

Source of Funds (See Instructions)

 

OO

  5.  

Check if Disclosure of Legal Proceedings Is Required Pursuant to Items 2(d) or 2(e)

 

¨

  6.  

Citizenship or Place of Organization

 

Delaware

Number of

Shares

Beneficially

Owned by

Each

Reporting

Person

With:

 

     7.    

Sole Voting Power

 

27,144,570 (1)

     8.   

Shared Voting Power

 

0

     9.   

Sole Dispositive Power

 

27,144,570 (1)

   10.   

Shared Dispositive Power

 

37,025,456 (2)

11.  

Aggregate Amount Beneficially Owned by Each Reporting Person

 

64,170,026 (1)(2)

12.  

Check if the Aggregate Amount in Row (11) Excludes Certain Shares (See Instructions)

 

¨

13.  

Percent of Class Represented by Amount in Row (11)

 

57.6% (3)

14.  

Type of Reporting Person (See Instructions)

 

CO

 

(1) Includes 4,808,465 shares of Holdings Common Stock that may be acquired by a reporting person within 60 days upon the exercise of Warrants to purchase shares of Holdings Common Stock from Holdings.


(2) Includes 6,328,687 shares of Holdings Common Stock that may be acquired by a reporting person within 60 days upon the exercise of Warrants to purchase shares of Holdings Common Stock from Holdings.
(3) Based upon 106,689,188 shares of Holdings Common Stock outstanding as of November 27, 2015, as disclosed in Holdings’ Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q for the quarter ended October 31, 2015, that was filed by Holdings with the SEC on December 3, 2015, and 4,808,465 shares of Holdings Common Stock that may be acquired by a reporting person within 60 days upon the exercise of Warrants to purchase shares of Holdings Common Stock.


CUSIP No. 812350106

 

 
  1.   

Names of Reporting Persons

 

Edward S. Lampert

  2.  

Check the Appropriate Box if a Member of a Group (See Instructions)

(a)  þ        (b)  ¨

 

  3.  

SEC Use Only

 

  4.  

Source of Funds (See Instructions)

 

OO; PF

  5.  

Check if Disclosure of Legal Proceedings Is Required Pursuant to Items 2(d) or 2(e)

 

¨

  6.  

Citizenship or Place of Organization

 

United States

Number of

Shares

Beneficially

Owned by

Each

Reporting

Person

With:

 

     7.    

Sole Voting Power

 

64,170,026 (1)(2)

     8.   

Shared Voting Power

 

0

     9.   

Sole Dispositive Power

 

27,144,570 (1)

   10.   

Shared Dispositive Power

 

37,025,456 (2)

11.  

Aggregate Amount Beneficially Owned by Each Reporting Person

 

64,170,026 (1)(2)

12.  

Check if the Aggregate Amount in Row (11) Excludes Certain Shares (See Instructions)

 

¨

13.  

Percent of Class Represented by Amount in Row (11)

 

54.5% (3)

14.  

Type of Reporting Person (See Instructions)

 

IN

 

(1) Includes 4,808,465 shares of Holdings Common Stock that may be acquired by a reporting person within 60 days upon the exercise of Warrants to purchase shares of Holdings Common Stock from Holdings.


(2) Includes 6,328,687 shares of Holdings Common Stock that may be acquired by the reporting person within 60 days upon the exercise of Warrants to purchase shares of Holdings Common Stock from Holdings.
(3) Based upon 106,689,188 shares of Holdings Common Stock outstanding as of November 27, 2015, as disclosed in Holdings’ Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q for the quarter ended October 31, 2015, that was filed by Holdings with the SEC on December 3, 2015, and an aggregate of 11,137,152 shares of Holdings Common Stock that may be acquired by certain of the reporting persons within 60 days upon the exercise of Warrants to purchase shares of Holdings Common Stock.


This Amendment No. 44 to Schedule 13D (this “Amendment”) relates to common shares, par value $0.01 per share (the “Holdings Common Stock”), of Sears Holdings Corporation, a Delaware corporation (“Holdings”). This Amendment amends the Schedule 13D, as previously amended, filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission by ESL Partners, L.P., a Delaware limited partnership (“Partners”), SPE I Partners, LP, a Delaware limited partnership (“SPE I”), SPE Master I, LP, a Delaware limited partnership (“SPE Master I”), RBS Partners, L.P., a Delaware limited partnership (“RBS”), ESL Institutional Partners, L.P., a Delaware limited partnership, RBS Investment Management, L.L.C., a Delaware limited liability company, CRK Partners, LLC, a Delaware limited liability company, ESL Investments, Inc., a Delaware corporation (“ESL”), and Edward S. Lampert, a United States citizen, by furnishing the information set forth below. Except as otherwise specified in this Amendment, all previous Items are unchanged. Capitalized terms used herein which are not defined herein have the meanings given to them in the Schedule 13D, as previously amended, filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission (“SEC”).

The Reporting Persons are filing this Amendment to report that Mr. Lampert and Holdings entered into an offer letter providing for an extension of Mr. Lampert’s compensation arrangement with Holdings (the “Extension Letter”), under which Mr. Lampert will continue to serve as Chief Executive Officer of Holdings and will receive compensation for his service at the same levels and otherwise comparable terms as under the Letter.

Item 2. Identity and Background.

Item 2(a) is hereby amended and restated in its entirety as follows:

“(a) This Schedule 13D is being filed by Partners, SPE I, SPE Master I, RBS, ESL and Edward S. Lampert, by furnishing the information set forth below. Partners, SPE I, SPE Master I, RBS, ESL and Mr. Lampert are collectively defined as the “Reporting Persons.”

Attached as Annex A hereto and incorporated herein by reference is a list containing the (a) name, (b) citizenship, (c) present principal occupation or employment and (d) the name, principal business address of any corporation or other organization in which such employment is conducted, of each director and executive officer of ESL (the “ESL Director and Officers”). Other than the ESL Director and Officers, there are no persons or corporations controlling or ultimately in control of ESL.

Item 2(c) is hereby amended and restated in its entirety as follows:

“(c) The principal business of each of the Reporting Persons is purchasing, holding and selling securities for investment purposes. RBS is the general partner of Partners, SPE I and SPE Master I. ESL is the general partner of RBS. Mr. Lampert is the Chairman, Chief Executive Officer and Director of ESL. Mr. Lampert is also a limited partner of RBS. Mr. Lampert is also Chairman of the Board of Directors of Holdings. Each of the Reporting Persons may also serve as general partner or managing member of certain other entities engaged in the purchasing, holding and selling of securities for investment purposes.”

Item 2(f) is hereby amended and restated in its entirety as follows:

“(f) Partners, SPE I, SPE Master I, RBS and ESL are organized under the laws of the State of Delaware. Mr. Lampert is a United States citizen.”

Item 3. Source and Amount of Funds or Other Consideration.

Item 3 is hereby amended and supplemented as follows:

“In a grant of shares of Holdings Common Stock by Holdings on January 29, 2016, pursuant to the Letter between Holdings and Mr. Lampert, Mr. Lampert acquired an additional 11,777 shares of Holdings Common Stock. Mr. Lampert received the shares of Holdings Common Stock as consideration for serving as Chief Executive Officer and no cash consideration was paid by Mr. Lampert in connection with the receipt of such shares of Holdings Common Stock.


In a grant of shares of Holdings Common Stock by Holdings on January 29, 2016, pursuant to the Seritage Awards, Mr. Lampert acquired an additional 1,484 shares of Holdings Common Stock. Mr. Lampert received the shares of Holdings Common Stock pursuant to the Seritage Awards and no cash consideration was paid by Mr. Lampert in connection with the receipt of such shares of Holdings Common Stock.”

Item 4. Purpose of Transaction.

Item 4 is hereby amended and supplemented as follows:

“The description of the Extension Letter in Item 6 is incorporated by reference into this Item 4.”

Item 5. Interest in Securities of the Issuer.

Item 5 is hereby amended and restated in its entirety as follows:

“(a)-(b) Each Reporting Person declares that neither the filing of this statement nor anything herein shall be construed as an admission that such person is, for the purposes of Section 13(d) or 13(g) of the Act or any other purpose, the beneficial owner of any securities covered by this statement.

Each Reporting Person may be deemed to be a member of a group with respect to Holdings or securities of Holdings for the purposes of Section 13(d) or 13(g) of the Act. Each Reporting Person declares that neither the filing of this statement nor anything herein shall be construed as an admission that such person is, for the purposes of Section 13(d) or 13(g) of the Act or any other purpose, (i) acting (or has agreed or is agreeing to act) with any other person as a partnership, limited partnership, syndicate, or other group for the purpose of acquiring, holding, or disposing of securities of Holdings or otherwise with respect to Holdings or any securities of Holdings or (ii) a member of any syndicate or group with respect to Holdings or any securities of Holdings.

As of February 4, 2016, the Reporting Persons may be deemed to beneficially own the shares of Holdings Common Stock set forth in the table below.

 

REPORTING

PERSON

   NUMBER OF
SHARES
BENEFICIALLY
OWNED
   PERCENTAGE
OF
OUTSTANDING
SHARES
   SOLE VOTING
POWER
   SHARED
VOTING
POWER
   SOLE
DISPOSITIVE
POWER
   SHARED
DISPOSITIVE
POWER

ESL Partners, L.P.

   63,826,561(1)(2)    57.2%(3)    26,801,105(2)    0    26,801,105(2)    37,025,456(1)
  

 

  

 

  

 

  

 

  

 

  

 

SPE I Partners, LP

   150,124    0.1%    150,124    0    150,124    0
  

 

  

 

  

 

  

 

  

 

  

 

SPE Master I, LP

   193,341    0.2%    193,341    0    193,341    0
  

 

  

 

  

 

  

 

  

 

  

 

RBS Partners, L.P.

   64,170,026(1)(4)    57.6%(5)    27,144,570(4)    0    27,144,570(4)    37,025,456(1)
  

 

  

 

  

 

  

 

  

 

  

 

ESL Investments, Inc.

   64,170,026(1)(6)    57.6%(7)    27,144,570(6)    0    27,144,570(6)    37,025,456(1)
  

 

  

 

  

 

  

 

  

 

  

 

Edward S. Lampert

   64,170,026(1)(8)    54.5%(9)    64,170,026(1)(8)    0    27,144,570(8)    37,025,456(1)
  

 

  

 

  

 

  

 

  

 

  

 

 

(1)         This number includes 30,696,769 shares of Holdings Common Stock held by Mr. Lampert and 6,328,687 shares of Holdings Common Stock that Mr. Lampert has the right to acquire within 60 days pursuant to the Warrants held by Mr. Lampert. Partners has entered into a Lock-Up Agreement with Mr. Lampert that restricts the purchase and sale of securities owned by Mr. Lampert. Pursuant to the Lock-Up Agreement, Partners may be deemed to have shared dispositive power over, and to indirectly beneficially own, securities owned by Mr. Lampert. RBS, ESL and Mr. Lampert may also be deemed to have shared dispositive power over, and to indirectly beneficially own, such securities.

(2)         This number includes 21,992,640 shares of Holdings Common Stock held by Partners and 4,808,465 shares of Holdings Common Stock that Partners has the right to acquire within 60 days pursuant to the Warrants held by Partners.


(3)         This is based upon 106,689,188 shares of Holdings Common Stock outstanding as of November 27, 2015, as disclosed in Holdings’ Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q for the quarter ended October 31, 2015, that was filed by Holdings with the SEC on December 3, 2015, and 4,808,465 shares of Holdings Common Stock that Partners has the right to acquire within 60 days pursuant to the Warrants held by Partners.

(4)         This number includes 21,992,640 shares of Holdings Common Stock held by Partners, 4,808,465 shares of Holdings Common Stock that Partners has the right to acquire within 60 days pursuant to the Warrants held by Partners, 150,124 shares of Holdings Common Stock held by SPE I and 193,341 shares of Holdings Common Stock held by SPE Master I. RBS is the general partner of, and may be deemed to indirectly beneficially own securities owned by, Partners, SPE I and SPE Master I.

(5)         This is based upon 106,689,188 shares of Holdings Common Stock outstanding as of November 27, 2015, as disclosed in Holdings’ Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q for the quarter ended October 31, 2015, that was filed by Holdings with the SEC on December 3, 2015, and 4,808,465 shares of Holdings Common Stock that Partners has the right to acquire within 60 days pursuant to the Warrants held by Partners. RBS is the general partner of, and may be deemed to indirectly beneficially own securities owned by, Partners.

(6)         This number includes 21,992,640 shares of Holdings Common Stock held by Partners, 4,808,465 shares of Holdings Common Stock that Partners has the right to acquire within 60 days pursuant to the Warrants held by Partners, 150,124 shares of Holdings Common Stock held by SPE I and 193,341 shares of Holdings Common Stock held by SPE Master I. ESL is the general partner of, and may be deemed to indirectly beneficially own securities owned by, RBS.

(7)         This is based upon 106,689,188 shares of Holdings Common Stock outstanding as of November 27, 2015, as disclosed in Holdings’ Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q for the quarter ended October 31, 2015, that was filed by Holdings with the SEC on December 3, 2015, and the 4,808,465 shares of Holdings Common Stock that Partners has the right to acquire within 60 days pursuant to the Warrants held by Partners. ESL is the general partner of, and may be deemed to indirectly beneficially own securities owned by, RBS.

(8)         This number includes 21,992,640 shares of Holdings Common Stock held by Partners, 4,808,465 shares of Holdings Common Stock that Partners has the right to acquire within 60 days pursuant to the Warrants held by Partners, 150,124 shares of Holdings Common Stock held by SPE I and 193,341 shares of Holdings Common Stock held by SPE Master I. Mr. Lampert is the Chairman, Chief Executive Officer and Director of, and may be deemed to indirectly beneficially own securities owned by, ESL.

(9)         This is based upon 106,689,188 shares of Holdings Common Stock outstanding as of November 27, 2015, as disclosed in Holdings’ Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q for the quarter ended October 31, 2015, that was filed by Holdings with the SEC on December 3, 2015, the 6,328,687 shares of Holdings Common Stock that Mr. Lampert has the right to acquire within 60 days pursuant to the Warrants held by Mr. Lampert and the 4,808,465 shares of Holdings Common Stock that Partners has the right to acquire within 60 days pursuant to the Warrants held by Partners. Mr. Lampert is the Chairman, Chief Executive Officer and Director of, and may be deemed to indirectly beneficially own securities owned by, ESL.

(c)         Other than as set forth on Annex B hereto, there have been no transactions in the class of securities reported on that were effected by the Reporting Persons during the past sixty days or since the most recent filing of Schedule 13D, whichever is less.

(d)         Not applicable.

(e)         Not applicable.”


Item 6. Contracts, Arrangements, Understandings or Relationships With Respect to Securities of the Issuer.

Item 6 is hereby amended and supplemented as follows:

“On January 28, 2016, Mr. Lampert and Holdings entered into the Extension Letter, pursuant to which Mr. Lampert will continue to serve as Chief Executive Officer of Holdings. Under the Extension Letter, Mr. Lampert will continue to be paid an annual base salary of $1. In addition, during each of the next three fiscal years of Mr. Lampert’s service as Chief Executive Officer of Holdings, Mr. Lampert will (i) participate in the Holdings’ Annual Incentive Plan, with a target incentive opportunity of $2,000,000, payouts under which (if any) may be paid, at Mr. Lampert’s election, in cash or in Holdings Common Stock, and (ii) receive Holdings Common Stock with value of $4,500,000 per fiscal year, payable in substantially equal monthly installments over Holdings’ fiscal year subject to his continued service as Chief Executive Officer. The number of shares issued to Mr. Lampert will be based on the value of Holdings’ Common Stock on (x) January 29, 2016 for shares issued during the 2016 fiscal year, (y) January 27, 2017 for shares issued during the 2017 fiscal year, and (z) February 2, 2018 for shares issued during the 2018 fiscal year. To the extent there is not a sufficient number of shares of Holdings Common Stock available under Holdings’ equity plans to make any award contemplated under the Extension Letter, Mr. Lampert will be entitled to receive compensation of substantially equivalent economic value in such form as Holdings and Mr. Lampert mutually agree. The foregoing is qualified in its entirety by reference to the Extension Letter filed as Exhibit 99.24 hereto and incorporated by reference herein.”

Item 7. Material to be Filed as Exhibits.

Item 7 is hereby amended and restated in its entirety as follows:

“The following exhibits are filed as exhibits hereto:

 

Exhibit

  

Description of Exhibit

99.1    Amendment, dated March 22, 2005, to the Agreement, dated January 31, 2005, among Kmart Holding Corporation, Sears Holdings Corporation, ESL Partners, L.P., ESL Investors, L.L.C., ESL Institutional Partners, L.P. and CRK Partners II, L.P. (incorporated by reference to Exhibit L to the Amendment to Schedule 13D filed on April 1, 2005).
99.2    Acknowledgement, dated March 24, 2005, by Sears Holdings Corporation (relating to the assumption of the Registration Rights Agreement) (incorporated by reference to Exhibit K to the Amendment to Schedule 13D filed on April 1, 2005).
99.3    Letter Agreement, dated June 2, 2010, between ESL Partners, L.P. and Edward S. Lampert (incorporated by reference to Exhibit 8 to the Amendment to Schedule 13D filed on June 2, 2010).
99.6    Form of Letter (incorporated by reference to Exhibit 10.30 to Holdings’ Annual Report on Form 10-K filed on March 20, 2013).
99.7    Loan Agreement, dated September 15, 2014, among Sears, Roebuck and Co., Sears Development Co. and Kmart Corporation, and JPP II, LLC and JPP, LLC (incorporated by reference to Exhibit 99.7 to the Amendment to Schedule 13D filed on September 16, 2014).
99.8    Participation Agreement, dated September 22, 2014, among PYOF 2014 Loans, LLC, and JPP II, LLC and JPP, LLC (incorporated by reference to Exhibit 99.8 to the Amendment to Schedule 13D filed on September 24, 2014).


Exhibit

  

Description of Exhibit

99.9    Amended and Restated Participation Agreement, dated September 30, 2014, among PYOF 2014 Loans, LLC, The Fairholme Partnership, LP, and JPP II, LLC and JPP, LLC (incorporated herein by reference to Exhibit 99.9 to the Amendment to Schedule 13D filed on October 1, 2014).
99.10    Form of Subscription Rights Certificate (incorporated herein by reference to Exhibit 99.10 to the Amendment to Schedule 13D filed on October 17, 2014).
99.11    Rights Purchase Agreement, dated as of October 26, 2014, by and between SPE Master I, LP and ESL Partners, L.P. (incorporated herein by reference to Exhibit 99.11 to the Amendment to Schedule 13D filed on October 28, 2014).
99.12    Rights Purchase Agreement, dated as of October 26, 2014, by and between SPE Master I, LP and Mr. Edward S. Lampert (incorporated herein by reference to Exhibit 99.12 to the Amendment to Schedule 13D filed on October 28, 2014).
99.13    Rights Purchase Agreement, dated as of October 26, 2014, by and between SPE I Partners, LP and ESL Partners, L.P. (incorporated herein by reference to Exhibit 99.13 to the Amendment to Schedule 13D filed on October 28, 2014).
99.14    Rights Purchase Agreement, dated as of October 26, 2014, by and between SPE I Partners, LP and Mr. Edward S. Lampert (incorporated herein by reference to Exhibit 99.14 to the Amendment to Schedule 13D filed on October 28, 2014).
99.15    Form of Subscription Rights Certificate (incorporated herein by reference to Exhibit 99.15 to the Amendment to Schedule 13D filed on November 12, 2014).
99.16    Form of Note (incorporated herein by reference to Exhibit 4.3 to the Post-Effective Amendment No. 1 to Form S-3 Registration Statement, filed by Holdings with the Securities and Exchange Commission on October 30, 2014).
99.17    Form of Warrant Certificate (incorporated herein by reference to Exhibit 4.4 to the Post-Effective Amendment No. 1 to Form S-3 Registration Statement, filed by Holdings with the Securities and Exchange Commission on October 30, 2014).
99.18    Amendment to Loan Agreement, entered into on February 25, 2015 and effective as of February 28, 2015, by and between JPP II, LLC and JPP, LLC and Sears, Roebuck and Co., Sears Development Co. and Kmart Corporation (incorporated herein by reference to Exhibit 10.1 to the Form 8-K, filed by Holdings with the Securities and Exchange Commission on February 26, 2015).
99.19    Form of Subscription Rights Certificate (incorporated herein by reference to Exhibit 99.19 to the Amendment to Schedule 13D filed on June 16, 2015).
99.20    Exchange Agreement, dated as of June 26, 2015, by and among ESL Partners, L.P. and Edward S. Lampert and Seritage Growth Properties, L.P. and Seritage Growth Properties (incorporated herein by reference to Exhibit 99.20 to the Amendment to Schedule 13D filed on June 29, 2015).
99.21    Form of Purchase and Sale Agreement, dated as of July 2, 2015, by and among the Participating Limited Partner, RBS Partners, L.P. and RBS Partners, L.P., in its capacity as general partner of either SPE I Partners, LP or SPE Master I, LP (incorporated herein by reference to Exhibit 99.21 to the Amendment to Schedule 13D filed on July 6, 2015).
99.22    Rule 10b5-1(c) Plan, dated July 2, 2015, by SPE I Partners, LP and RBS Partners, L.P. (incorporated herein by reference to Exhibit 99.22 to the Amendment to Schedule 13D filed on July 6, 2015).
99.23    Rule 10b5-1(c) Plan, dated July 2, 2015, by SPE Master I, LP and RBS Partners, L.P. (incorporated herein by reference to Exhibit 99.23 to the Amendment to Schedule 13D filed on July 6, 2015).
99.24    Letter Agreement, dated January 28, 2016, by and between Holdings and Edward S. Lampert (incorporated by reference to Exhibit 10.1 to the Form 8-K, filed by Holdings with the Securities and Exchange Commission on February 3, 2016).
99.25    Joint Filing Agreement (filed herewith).”


SIGNATURE

After reasonable inquiry and to the best of my knowledge and belief, I certify that the information set forth in this statement is true, complete and correct.

 

Date: February 4, 2016

    ESL PARTNERS, L.P.
    By: RBS Partners, L.P., as its general partner
    By: ESL Investments, Inc., as its general partner
    By:   /s/ Edward S. Lampert
    Name:   Edward S. Lampert
    Title:   Chief Executive Officer
    SPE I PARTNERS, LP
    By: RBS Partners, L.P., as its general partner
    By: ESL Investments, Inc., as its general partner
    By:   /s/ Edward S. Lampert
    Name:   Edward S. Lampert
    Title:   Chief Executive Officer
    SPE MASTER I, LP
    By: RBS Partners, L.P., as its general partner
    By: ESL Investments, Inc., as its general partner
    By:   /s/ Edward S. Lampert
    Name:   Edward S. Lampert
    Title:   Chief Executive Officer
    RBS PARTNERS, L.P.
    By: ESL Investments, Inc., as its general partner
    By:   /s/ Edward S. Lampert
    Name:   Edward S. Lampert
    Title:   Chief Executive Officer
    ESL INVESTMENTS, INC.
    By:   /s/ Edward S. Lampert
    Name:   Edward S. Lampert
    Title:   Chief Executive Officer
    EDWARD S. LAMPERT
    By:   /s/ Edward S. Lampert


ANNEX A

The names, business addresses, present principal occupations, and citizenship of the directors and executive officers of ESL Investments, Inc. are set forth below. The director’s or executive officer’s principal business address is 1170 Kane Concourse, Suite 200, Bay Harbor, Florida 33154. Each occupation set forth opposite an individual’s name refers to ESL Investments, Inc.

 

Name and Business Address

  

Principal Occupation

  

Citizenship

Edward S. Lampert

   Director, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer    United States

Robert Breyer

   Chief Compliance Officer    United States

Harold Talisman

   Chief Financial Officer    United States


ANNEX B

RECENT TRANSACTIONS BY THE REPORTING PERSONS IN THE SECURITIES OF

SEARS HOLDINGS CORPORATION

 

Entity

  

Date of

Transaction

 

Description

of Transaction

  

Shares

Acquired

  

Shares

Disposed

  

Price

Per Share

Edward S. Lampert    01/29/2016   Grant of Shares Pursuant to a Letter between Edward S. Lampert and Holdings    11,777       $0
Edward S. Lampert    01/29/2016   Grant of Shares Pursuant to the Seritage Awards    1,484       $0


EXHIBIT INDEX

 

Exhibit

  

Description of Exhibit

99.1    Amendment, dated March 22, 2005, to the Agreement, dated January 31, 2005, among Kmart Holding Corporation, Sears Holdings Corporation, ESL Partners, L.P., ESL Investors, L.L.C., ESL Institutional Partners, L.P. and CRK Partners II, L.P. (incorporated by reference to Exhibit L to the Amendment to Schedule 13D filed on April 1, 2005).
99.2    Acknowledgement, dated March 24, 2005, by Sears Holdings Corporation (relating to the assumption of the Registration Rights Agreement) (incorporated by reference to Exhibit K to the Amendment to Schedule 13D filed on April 1, 2005).
99.3    Letter Agreement, dated June 2, 2010, between ESL Partners, L.P. and Edward S. Lampert (incorporated by reference to Exhibit 8 to the Amendment to Schedule 13D filed on June 2, 2010).
99.6    Form of Letter (incorporated by reference to Exhibit 10.30 to Holdings’ Annual Report on Form 10-K filed on March 20, 2013).
99.7    Loan Agreement, dated September 15, 2014, among Sears, Roebuck and Co., Sears Development Co. and Kmart Corporation, and JPP II, LLC and JPP, LLC (incorporated by reference to Exhibit 99.7 to the Amendment to Schedule 13D filed on September 16, 2014).
99.8    Participation Agreement, dated September 22, 2014, among PYOF 2014 Loans, LLC, and JPP II, LLC and JPP, LLC (incorporated by reference to Exhibit 99.8 to the Amendment to Schedule 13D filed on September 24, 2014).
99.9    Amended and Restated Participation Agreement, dated September 30, 2014, among PYOF 2014 Loans, LLC, The Fairholme Partnership, LP, and JPP II, LLC and JPP, LLC (incorporated herein by reference to Exhibit 99.9 to the Amendment to Schedule 13D filed on October 1, 2014).
99.10    Form of Subscription Rights Certificate (incorporated herein by reference to Exhibit 99.10 to the Amendment to Schedule 13D filed on October 17, 2014).
99.11    Rights Purchase Agreement, dated as of October 26, 2014, by and between SPE Master I, LP and ESL Partners, L.P. (incorporated herein by reference to Exhibit 99.11 to the Amendment to Schedule 13D filed on October 28, 2014).
99.12    Rights Purchase Agreement, dated as of October 26, 2014, by and between SPE Master I, LP and Mr. Edward S. Lampert (incorporated herein by reference to Exhibit 99.12 to the Amendment to Schedule 13D filed on October 28, 2014).
99.13    Rights Purchase Agreement, dated as of October 26, 2014, by and between SPE I Partners, LP and ESL Partners, L.P. (incorporated herein by reference to Exhibit 99.13 to the Amendment to Schedule 13D filed on October 28, 2014).
99.14    Rights Purchase Agreement, dated as of October 26, 2014, by and between SPE I Partners, LP and Mr. Edward S. Lampert (incorporated herein by reference to Exhibit 99.14 to the Amendment to Schedule 13D filed on October 28, 2014).
99.15    Form of Subscription Rights Certificate (incorporated herein by reference to Exhibit 99.15 to the Amendment to Schedule 13D filed on November 12, 2014).


99.16    Form of Note (incorporated herein by reference to Exhibit 4.3 to the Post-Effective Amendment No. 1 to Form S-3 Registration Statement, filed by Holdings with the Securities and Exchange Commission on October 30, 2014).
99.17    Form of Warrant Certificate (incorporated herein by reference to Exhibit 4.4 to the Post-Effective Amendment No. 1 to Form S-3 Registration Statement, filed by Holdings with the Securities and Exchange Commission on October 30, 2014).
99.18    Amendment to Loan Agreement, entered into on February 25, 2015 and effective as of February 28, 2015, by and between JPP II, LLC and JPP, LLC and Sears, Roebuck and Co., Sears Development Co. and Kmart Corporation (incorporated herein by reference to Exhibit 10.1 to the Form 8-K, filed by Holdings with the Securities and Exchange Commission on February 26, 2015).
99.19    Form of Subscription Rights Certificate (incorporated herein by reference to Exhibit 99.19 to the Amendment to Schedule 13D filed on June 16, 2015).
99.20    Exchange Agreement, dated as of June 26, 2015, by and among ESL Partners, L.P. and Edward S. Lampert and Seritage Growth Properties, L.P. and Seritage Growth Properties (incorporated herein by reference to Exhibit 99.20 to the Amendment to Schedule 13D filed on June 29, 2015).
99.21    Form of Purchase and Sale Agreement, dated as of July 2, 2015, by and among the Participating Limited Partner, RBS Partners, L.P. and RBS Partners, L.P., in its capacity as general partner of either SPE I Partners, LP or SPE Master I, LP (incorporated herein by reference to Exhibit 99.21 to the Amendment to Schedule 13D filed on July 6, 2015).
99.22    Rule 10b5-1(c) Plan, dated July 2, 2015, by SPE I Partners, LP and RBS Partners, L.P. (incorporated herein by reference to Exhibit 99.22 to the Amendment to Schedule 13D filed on July 6, 2015).
99.23    Rule 10b5-1(c) Plan, dated July 2, 2015, by SPE Master I, LP and RBS Partners, L.P. (incorporated herein by reference to Exhibit 99.23 to the Amendment to Schedule 13D filed on July 6, 2015).
99.24    Letter Agreement, dated January 28, 2016, by and between Holdings and Edward S. Lampert (incorporated by reference to Exhibit 10.1 to the Form 8-K, filed by Holdings with the Securities and Exchange Commission on February 3, 2016).
99.25    Joint Filing Agreement (filed herewith).