SC 13D/A 1 d661083dsc13da.htm AMENDMENT NO. 73 TO SCHEDULE 13D Amendment No. 73 to Schedule 13D

 

 

UNITED STATES

SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION

Washington, D.C. 20549

 

 

SCHEDULE 13D

Under the Securities Exchange Act of 1934

(Amendment No. 73) *

 

 

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)

December 27, 2018

(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)  ☒        (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

 

  52,570,010 (1)

  8.     

  Shared Voting Power

 

  0

  9.     

  Sole Dispositive Power

 

  52,570,010 (1)

  10.     

  Shared Dispositive Power

 

  103,810,730 (2)

11.      

  Aggregate Amount Beneficially Owned by Each Reporting Person

 

  156,380,740 (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)

 

  73.6% (3)

14.      

  Type of Reporting Person (See Instructions)

 

  PN

 

(1)

Includes 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, 702,741 shares of Holdings Common Stock that Partners has the right to acquire within 60 days pursuant to the Senior Secured Convertible PIK Toggle Notes held by Partners, 6,480,427 shares of Holdings Common Stock that Partners has the right to acquire within 60 days pursuant to the Senior Unsecured Convertible PIK Toggle Notes held by Partners, and 20,385,863 shares of Holdings Common Stock that JPP II has the right to acquire within 60 days pursuant to the Second Lien Term Loan.

(2)

Includes 32,348,223 shares of Holdings Common Stock held by Mr. Lampert, 6,328,688 shares of Holdings Common Stock that Mr. Lampert has the right to acquire within 60 days pursuant to the Warrants held by Mr. Lampert, 3,566,648 shares of Holdings Common Stock that Mr. Lampert has the right to acquire within 60 days pursuant to the Senior Secured Convertible PIK Toggle Notes held by Mr. Lampert, 16,937,419 shares of Holdings Common Stock that Mr. Lampert has the right to acquire within 60 days pursuant to the Senior Unsecured Convertible PIK Toggle Notes held by Mr. Lampert, and 44,629,752 shares of Holdings Common Stock that JPP has the right to acquire within 60 days pursuant to the Second Lien Term Loan.

(3)

Based upon 109,236,080 shares of Holdings Common Stock outstanding as of December 7, 2018, as disclosed in Holdings’ Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q for the quarterly period ended November 3, 2018, that was filed by Holdings with the SEC on December 13, 2018, 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, 702,741 shares of Holdings Common Stock that Partners has the right to acquire within 60 days pursuant to the Senior Secured Convertible PIK Toggle Notes held by Partners, 6,480,427 shares of Holdings Common Stock that Partners has the right to acquire within 60 days pursuant to the Senior Unsecured Convertible PIK Toggle Notes held by Partners, 20,385,863 shares of Holdings Common Stock that JPP II has the right to acquire within 60 days pursuant to the Second Lien Term Loan, 44,629,752 shares of Holdings Common Stock that JPP has the right to acquire within 60 days pursuant to the Second Lien Term Loan, 6,328,688 shares of Holdings Common Stock that Mr. Lampert has the right to acquire within 60 days pursuant to the Warrants held by Mr. Lampert, 3,566,648 shares of Holdings Common Stock that Mr. Lampert has the right to acquire within 60 days pursuant to the Senior Secured Convertible PIK Toggle Notes held by Mr. Lampert, and 16,937,419 shares of Holdings Common Stock that Mr. Lampert has the right to acquire within 60 days pursuant to the Senior Unsecured Convertible PIK Toggle Notes held by Mr. Lampert.


CUSIP No. 812350106

 

  1.       

  Names of Reporting Persons.

 

  JPP II, LLC

  2.      

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

  (a)  ☒        (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

 

  20,385,863 (1)

  8.     

  Shared Voting Power

 

  0

  9.     

  Sole Dispositive Power

 

  20,385,863 (1)

  10.     

  Shared Dispositive Power

 

  44,629,752 (2)

11.      

  Aggregate Amount Beneficially Owned by Each Reporting Person

 

  65,015,615 (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)

 

  37.3% (3)

14.      

  Type of Reporting Person (See Instructions)

 

  OO

 

(1)

Includes 20,385,863 shares of Holdings Common Stock that JPP II has the right to acquire within 60 days pursuant to the Second Lien Term Loan.

(2)

Includes 44,629,752 shares of Holdings Common Stock that JPP has the right to acquire within 60 days pursuant to the Second Lien Term Loan.

(3)

Based upon 109,236,080 shares of Holdings Common Stock outstanding as of December 7, 2018, as disclosed in Holdings’ Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q for the quarterly period ended November 3, 2018, that was filed by Holdings with the SEC on December 13, 2018, 20,385,863 shares of Holdings Common Stock that JPP II has the right to acquire within 60 days pursuant to the Second Lien Term Loan, and 44,629,752 shares of Holdings Common Stock that JPP has the right to acquire within 60 days pursuant to the Second Lien Term Loan.


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)  ☒        (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 109,236,080 shares of Holdings Common Stock outstanding as of December 7, 2018, as disclosed in Holdings’ Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q for the quarterly period ended November 3, 2018, that was filed by Holdings with the SEC on December 13, 2018.


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)  ☒        (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 109,236,080 shares of Holdings Common Stock outstanding as of December 7, 2018, as disclosed in Holdings’ Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q for the quarterly period ended November 3, 2018, that was filed by Holdings with the SEC on December 13, 2018.


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)  ☒        (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

 

  52,913,475 (1)

  8.     

  Shared Voting Power

 

  0

  9.     

  Sole Dispositive Power

 

  52,913,475 (1)

  10.     

  Shared Dispositive Power

 

  103,810,730 (2)

11.      

  Aggregate Amount Beneficially Owned by Each Reporting Person

 

  156,724,205 (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)

 

  73.4% (3)

14.      

  Type of Reporting Person (See Instructions)

 

  PN

 

(1)

Includes 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, 702,741 shares of Holdings Common Stock that Partners has the right to acquire within 60 days pursuant to the Senior Secured Convertible PIK Toggle Notes held by Partners, 6,480,427 shares of Holdings Common Stock that Partners has the right to acquire within 60 days pursuant to the Senior Unsecured Convertible PIK Toggle Notes held by Partners, and 20,385,863 shares of Holdings Common Stock that JPP II has the right to acquire within 60 days pursuant to the Second Lien Term Loan.

(2)

Includes 32,348,223 shares of Holdings Common Stock held by Mr. Lampert, 6,328,688 shares of Holdings Common Stock that Mr. Lampert has the right to acquire within 60 days pursuant to the Warrants held by Mr. Lampert, 3,566,648 shares of Holdings Common Stock that Mr. Lampert has the right to acquire within 60 days pursuant to the Senior Secured Convertible PIK Toggle Notes held by Mr. Lampert, 16,937,419 shares of Holdings Common Stock that Mr. Lampert has the right to acquire within 60 days pursuant to the Senior Unsecured Convertible PIK Toggle Notes held by Mr. Lampert, and 44,629,752 shares of Holdings Common Stock that JPP has the right to acquire within 60 days pursuant to the Second Lien Term Loan.

(3)

Based upon 109,236,080 shares of Holdings Common Stock outstanding as of December 7, 2018, as disclosed in Holdings’ Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q for the quarterly period ended November 3, 2018, that was filed by Holdings with the SEC on December 13, 2018, 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, 702,741 shares of Holdings Common Stock that Partners has the right to acquire within 60 days pursuant to the Senior Secured Convertible PIK Toggle Notes held by Partners, 6,480,427 shares of Holdings Common Stock that Partners has the right to acquire within 60 days pursuant to the Senior Unsecured Convertible PIK Toggle Notes held by Partners, 20,385,863 shares of Holdings Common Stock that JPP II has the right to acquire within 60 days pursuant to the Second Lien Term Loan, 44,629,752 shares of Holdings Common Stock that JPP has the right to acquire within 60 days pursuant to the Second Lien Term Loan, 6,328,688 shares of Holdings Common Stock that Mr. Lampert has the right to acquire within 60 days pursuant to the Warrants held by Mr. Lampert, 3,566,648 shares of Holdings Common Stock that Mr. Lampert has the right to acquire within 60 days pursuant to the Senior Secured Convertible PIK Toggle Notes held by Mr. Lampert, and 16,937,419 shares of Holdings Common Stock that Mr. Lampert has the right to acquire within 60 days pursuant to the Senior Unsecured Convertible PIK Toggle Notes held by Mr. Lampert.


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)  ☒        (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

 

  52,913,475 (1)

  8.     

  Shared Voting Power

 

  0

  9.     

  Sole Dispositive Power

 

  52,913,475 (1)

  10.     

  Shared Dispositive Power

 

  103,810,730 (2)

11.      

  Aggregate Amount Beneficially Owned by Each Reporting Person

 

  156,724,205 (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)

 

  73.6% (3)

14.      

  Type of Reporting Person (See Instructions)

 

  CO

 

(1)

Includes 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, 702,741 shares of Holdings Common Stock that Partners has the right to acquire within 60 days pursuant to the Senior Secured Convertible PIK Toggle Notes held by Partners, 6,480,427 shares of Holdings Common Stock that Partners has the right to acquire within 60 days pursuant to the Senior Unsecured Convertible PIK Toggle Notes held by Partners, and 20,385,863 shares of Holdings Common Stock that JPP II has the right to acquire within 60 days pursuant to the Second Lien Term Loan.

(2)

Includes 32,348,223 shares of Holdings Common Stock held by Mr. Lampert, 6,328,688 shares of Holdings Common Stock that Mr. Lampert has the right to acquire within 60 days pursuant to the Warrants held by Mr. Lampert, 3,566,648 shares of Holdings Common Stock that Mr. Lampert has the right to acquire within 60 days pursuant to the Senior Secured Convertible PIK Toggle Notes held by Mr. Lampert, 16,937,419 shares of Holdings Common Stock that Mr. Lampert has the right to acquire within 60 days pursuant to the Senior Unsecured Convertible PIK Toggle Notes held by Mr. Lampert, and 44,629,752 shares of Holdings Common Stock that JPP has the right to acquire within 60 days pursuant to the Second Lien Term Loan.

(3)

Based upon 109,236,080 shares of Holdings Common Stock outstanding as of December 7, 2018, as disclosed in Holdings’ Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q for the quarterly period ended November 3, 2018, that was filed by Holdings with the SEC on December 13, 2018, 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, 702,741 shares of Holdings Common Stock that Partners has the right to acquire within 60 days pursuant to the Senior Secured Convertible PIK Toggle Notes held by Partners, 6,480,427 shares of Holdings Common Stock that Partners has the right to acquire within 60 days pursuant to the Senior Unsecured Convertible PIK Toggle Notes held by Partners, 20,385,863 shares of Holdings Common Stock that JPP II has the right to acquire within 60 days pursuant to the Second Lien Term Loan, 44,629,752 shares of Holdings Common Stock that JPP has the right to acquire within 60 days pursuant to the Second Lien Term Loan, 6,328,688 shares of Holdings Common Stock that Mr. Lampert has the right to acquire within 60 days pursuant to the Warrants held by Mr. Lampert, 3,566,648 shares of Holdings Common Stock that Mr. Lampert has the right to acquire within 60 days pursuant to the Senior Secured Convertible PIK Toggle Notes held by Mr. Lampert, and 16,937,419 shares of Holdings Common Stock that Mr. Lampert has the right to acquire within 60 days pursuant to the Senior Unsecured Convertible PIK Toggle Notes held by Mr. Lampert.


CUSIP No. 812350106

 

  1.       

  Names of Reporting Persons.

 

  JPP, LLC

  2.      

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

  (a)  ☒        (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

 

  44,629,752 (1)

  8.     

  Shared Voting Power

 

  0

  9.     

  Sole Dispositive Power

 

  0

  10.     

  Shared Dispositive Power

 

  44,629,752 (1)

11.      

  Aggregate Amount Beneficially Owned by Each Reporting Person

 

  44,629,752 (1)

12.      

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

 

  ☐

13.      

  Percent of Class Represented by Amount in Row (11)

 

  29.0% (2)

14.      

  Type of Reporting Person (See Instructions)

 

  OO

 

(1)

Includes 44,629,752 shares of Holdings Common Stock that JPP has the right to acquire within 60 days pursuant to the Second Lien Term Loan.

(2)

Based upon 109,236,080 shares of Holdings Common Stock outstanding as of December 7, 2018, as disclosed in Holdings’ Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q for the quarterly period ended November 3, 2018, that was filed by Holdings with the SEC on December 13, 2018, and 44,629,752 shares of Holdings Common Stock that JPP has the right to acquire within 60 days pursuant to the Second Lien Term Loan.


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)  ☒        (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

 

  156,724,205 (1)(2)

  8.     

  Shared Voting Power

 

  0

  9.     

  Sole Dispositive Power

 

  52,913,475 (1)

  10.     

  Shared Dispositive Power

 

  103,810,730 (2)

11.      

  Aggregate Amount Beneficially Owned by Each Reporting Person

 

  156,724,205 (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)

 

  73.6% (3)

14.      

  Type of Reporting Person (See Instructions)

 

  IN

 

(1)

Includes 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, 702,741 shares of Holdings Common Stock that Partners has the right to acquire within 60 days pursuant to the Senior Secured Convertible PIK Toggle Notes held by Partners, 6,480,427 shares of Holdings Common Stock that Partners has the right to acquire within 60 days pursuant to the Senior Unsecured Convertible PIK Toggle Notes held by Partners, and 20,385,863 shares of Holdings Common Stock that JPP II has the right to acquire within 60 days pursuant to the Second Lien Term Loan.

(2)

Includes 32,348,223 shares of Holdings Common Stock held by Mr. Lampert, 6,328,688 shares of Holdings Common Stock that Mr. Lampert has the right to acquire within 60 days pursuant to the Warrants held by Mr. Lampert, 3,566,648 shares of Holdings Common Stock that Mr. Lampert has the right to acquire within 60 days pursuant to the Senior Secured Convertible PIK Toggle Notes held by Mr. Lampert, 16,937,419 shares of Holdings Common Stock that Mr. Lampert has the right to acquire within 60 days pursuant to the Senior Unsecured Convertible PIK Toggle Notes held by Mr. Lampert, and 44,629,752 shares of Holdings Common Stock that JPP has the right to acquire within 60 days pursuant to the Second Lien Term Loan.

(3)

Based upon 109,236,080 shares of Holdings Common Stock outstanding as of December 7, 2018, as disclosed in Holdings’ Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q for the quarterly period ended November 3, 2018, that was filed by Holdings with the SEC on December 13, 2018, 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, 702,741 shares of Holdings Common Stock that Partners has the right to acquire within 60 days pursuant to the Senior Secured Convertible PIK Toggle Notes held by Partners, 6,480,427 shares of Holdings Common Stock that Partners has the right to acquire within 60 days pursuant to the Senior Unsecured Convertible PIK Toggle Notes held by Partners, 20,385,863 shares of Holdings Common Stock that JPP II has the right to acquire within 60 days pursuant to the Second Lien Term Loan, 44,629,752 shares of Holdings Common Stock that JPP has the right to acquire within 60 days pursuant to the Second Lien Term Loan, 6,328,688 shares of Holdings Common Stock that Mr. Lampert has the right to acquire within 60 days pursuant to the Warrants held by Mr. Lampert, 3,566,648 shares of Holdings Common Stock that Mr. Lampert has the right to acquire within 60 days pursuant to the Senior Secured Convertible PIK Toggle Notes held by Mr. Lampert, and 16,937,419 shares of Holdings Common Stock that Mr. Lampert has the right to acquire within 60 days pursuant to the Senior Unsecured Convertible PIK Toggle Notes held by Mr. Lampert.


This Amendment No. 73 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”), JPP II, LLC, a Delaware limited liability company (“JPP II”), 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 Investments, Inc., a Delaware corporation (“ESL”), JPP, LLC, a Delaware limited liability company (“JPP”), 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”).

Item 4. Purpose of Transaction.

Item 4 is hereby amended and supplemented as follows:

“In the Amendment to Schedule 13D filed by the Reporting Persons with the SEC on December 6, 2018 (the “Previous Amendment”), Exhibit A to the Indicative Bid that was attached as Exhibit 99.81 to the Previous Amendment was inadvertently included in the Previous Amendment rather than attached to Exhibit 99.81 thereto. The updated Indicative Bid, with Exhibit A properly attached thereto, is re-attached as Exhibit 99.81 hereto and is incorporated by reference in this Schedule 13D.

On December 28, 2018, Transform Holdco LLC, a newly formed entity controlled by certain of the Reporting Persons (“Transform Holdco”), submitted an offer (the “Offer”) to acquire substantially all of the go-forward retail footprint and other assets and component businesses of Holdings as a going concern.

Under the terms of the Offer, Transform Holdco would acquire substantially all of the assets of Debtors pursuant to a sale under section 363 of the Bankruptcy Code. Transform Holdco also proposed to acquire the equity of non-Debtors SRC O.P., LLC, SRC Facilities LLC and SRC Real Estate (TX), LLC (collectively, the “SRC Entities”) and all of the outstanding asset-backed notes issued by KCD IP, LLC currently held by non-Debtor Sears Reinsurance Company Ltd. (the “Going Concern Proposal”).

As consideration for the Going Concern Proposal, the Offer provides for a total purchase price of approximately $4.4 billion, comprised of: $850 million in cash to be funded with the proceeds of a new $1.3 billion asset-based credit facility to be obtained by Transform Holdco referred to below; a credit bid of approximately $1.3 billion; the roll-over of (and release of the Debtors with respect to) approximately $501 million of senior indebtedness; the assumption of all of the outstanding liabilities of the SRC Entities, in the amount of approximately $592 million; $35 million in cash and rights to purchase up to $100 million of non-voting securities of Transform Holdco; and approximately $1.1 billion of assumed liabilities with respect to certain protection agreements, gift cards and accrued points under the Shop Your Way program.

The Offer contemplates that Transform Holdco expects to provide offers of ongoing employment to up to 50,000 employees of Holdings, depending on any further actions Holdings may take prior to closing, and to reinstate Holdings’ prepetition severance program for the benefit of all eligible employees that accept their employment offer at close.

In connection with the Offer, Transform Holdco has received (i) a commitment letter from three leading financial institutions to provide $1.3 billion pursuant to a new asset-based credit facility, (ii) a commitment letter from certain of the Reporting Persons to provide one-half (or $87.5 million) of a $175 million debt financing secured by real estate and (iii) a commitment letter from certain of the Reporting Persons to provide equity capital to Transform Holdco in an amount not to exceed $228 million with respect to the Going Concern Proposal and $66 million with respect to the Alternative Proposal (as defined below). Each of such commitments is subject to certain terms and conditions set forth therein and there can be no assurance that the funds referred to therein will actually be made available to Transform Holdco.

While Transform Holdco and the Reporting Persons strongly believe that the Going Concern Proposal will provide the best outcome for the Debtors and their creditors and other stakeholders, the Offer also provided that Transform Holdco would acquire certain assets of the Debtors in the event the Going Concern Proposal is not qualified or accepted (the “Alternative Proposal”), including:

 

   

certain assets comprising the business of Innovel Solutions, Inc. for $5 million, conditioned on the continued operation of at least 250 stores as a going concern;

 

   

certain assets comprising the Sears Home Services division (including the Parts Direct business) for $25 million, conditioned on the continued operation of at least 250 stores as a going concern;

 

   

certain assets comprising the Parts Direct business for $5 million plus 50% of the value of the Parts Direct inventory acquired at closing, in the event the entire Sears Home Services division is not acquired;


   

the data and intellectual property constituting Shop Your Way for $100,000; and

 

   

certain intellectual property, including the “Sears” marks and the right to receive royalties with respect thereto, secured by the IP/Ground Lease Agreement in consideration for a credit bid in the amount of approximately $150 million.

If the Going Concern Proposal has not been determined to be a “Qualifying Bid” under the Global Bidding Procedures Order entered by the bankruptcy court on November 19, 2018 (the “Bidding Procedures Order”) prior to 4:00 p.m., New York time, on January 4, 2019, the Going Concern Proposal will automatically terminate. If the Alternative Proposal has not been determined to be a “Qualifying Bid” under the Bidding Procedures Order prior to 4:00 p.m., New York time, on January 4, 2019, the Alternative Proposal will automatically terminate. There can be no assurances that the Offer will be accepted by the Debtors or that any of the transactions comprising the Going Concern Proposal or the Alternative Proposal will be consummated on the terms set forth in the Offer or at all.

Also on December 28, 2018, in connection with the Offer, certain of the Reporting Persons submitted an indication of interest (the “12/28 Indicative Real Estate Bid”) to acquire, through a newly formed entity, certain real estate assets of the Debtors, including ground leases, for up to $1.814 billion in total consideration, which acquisition would be pursued in the event the Going Concern Proposal is not qualified or accepted.

The 12/28 Indicative Real Estate Bid reflects a non-binding indication of interest, and does not constitute or create a binding obligation or commitment of any of the Reporting Persons to proceed with, or consummate, any transaction. The 12/28 Indicative Real Estate Bid remains subject to, among other things, negotiation of a satisfactory asset purchase agreement.

Each of the Offer and the 12/28 Indicative Real Estate Bid may relate to, or could result in, some or all of the matters referred to in subparagraphs (a)-(j) of Item 4 of Schedule 13D.

The foregoing description of the Offer and the 12/28 Indicative Real Estate Bid do not purport to be complete and are qualified in their entirety by reference to the Offer and the 12/28 Indicative Real Estate Bid, attached hereto as Exhibit 99.82 and Exhibit 99.83, respectively, and incorporated by reference herein.”

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 January 2, 2019, 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.

     156,380,740  (1)(2)      73.4 % (3)      52,570,010 (2)      0        52,570,010  (2)      103,810,730  (1) 

JPP II, LLC

     65,015,615 (4)(5)      37.3 % (6)      20,385,863  (4)      0        20,385,863  (4)      44,629,752  (5) 

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.

     156,724,205  (1)(7)      73.6 % (3)      52,913,475  (7)      0        52,913,475  (7)      103,810,730  (1) 

ESL Investments, Inc.

     156,724,205  (1)(7)      73.6 % (3)      52,913,475  (7)      0        52,913,475  (7)      103,810,730  (1) 

JPP, LLC

     44,629,752  (5)      29.0 % (8)      44,629,752  (5)      0        0       44,629,752  (5) 

Edward S. Lampert

     156,724,205  (1)(7)      73.6 % (3)      156,724,205  (1)(7)      0        52,913,475  (7)      103,810,730  (1) 

 

(1)

This number includes 32,348,223 shares of Holdings Common Stock held by Mr. Lampert, 6,328,688 shares of Holdings Common Stock that Mr. Lampert has the right to acquire within 60 days pursuant to the Warrants held by Mr. Lampert, 3,566,648 shares of Holdings Common Stock that Mr. Lampert has the right to acquire within 60 days pursuant to the Senior Secured Convertible PIK Toggle Notes held by Mr. Lampert, 16,937,419 shares of Holdings Common Stock that Mr. Lampert has the right to acquire within 60 days pursuant to the Senior Unsecured Convertible PIK Toggle Notes held by Mr. Lampert, and 44,629,752 shares of Holdings Common Stock that JPP has the right to acquire within 60 days pursuant to the Second Lien Term Loan. Mr. Lampert is the sole member of, and may be deemed to indirectly beneficially own securities owned by, JPP. 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 20,192,514 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, 702,741 shares of Holdings Common Stock that Partners has the right to acquire within 60 days pursuant to the Senior Secured Convertible PIK Toggle Notes held by Partners, 6,480,427 shares of Holdings Common Stock that Partners has the right to acquire within 60 days pursuant to the Senior Unsecured Convertible PIK Toggle Notes held by Partners, and 20,385,863 shares of Holdings Common Stock that JPP II has the right to acquire within 60 days pursuant to the Second Lien Term Loan. Partners is the sole member of, and may be deemed to indirectly beneficially own securities owned by, JPP II.

(3)

This is based upon 109,236,080 shares of Holdings Common Stock outstanding as of December 7, 2018, as disclosed in Holdings’ Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q for the quarterly period ended November 3, 2018, that was filed by Holdings with the SEC on December 13, 2018, 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, the 702,741 shares of Holdings Common Stock that Partners has the right to acquire within 60 days pursuant to the Senior Secured Convertible PIK Toggle Notes held by Partners, the 6,480,427 shares of Holdings Common Stock that Partners has the right to acquire within 60 days pursuant to the Senior Unsecured Convertible PIK Toggle Notes held by Partners, the 20,385,863 shares of Holdings Common Stock that JPP II has the right to acquire within 60 days pursuant to the Second Lien Term Loan, the 44,629,752 shares of Holdings Common Stock that JPP has the right to acquire within 60 days pursuant to the Second Lien Term Loan, the 6,328,688 shares of Holdings Common Stock that Mr. Lampert has the right to acquire within 60 days pursuant to the Warrants held by Mr. Lampert, the 3,566,648 shares of Holdings Common Stock that Mr. Lampert has the right to acquire within 60 days pursuant to the Senior Secured Convertible PIK Toggle Notes held by Mr. Lampert, and the 16,937,419 shares of Holdings Common Stock that Mr. Lampert has the right to acquire within 60 days pursuant to the Senior Unsecured Convertible PIK Toggle Notes held by Mr. Lampert. Partners is the sole member of, and may be deemed to indirectly beneficially own securities owned by, JPP II. RBS is the general partner of, and may be deemed to indirectly beneficially own securities owned by, Partners. ESL is the general partner of, and may be deemed to indirectly beneficially own securities owned by, RBS. Mr. Lampert is the sole member of, and may be deemed to indirectly beneficially own securities owned by, JPP and is also the Chairman, Chief Executive Officer and Director of, and may be deemed to indirectly beneficially own securities owned by, ESL.

(4)

This number includes 20,385,863 shares of Holdings Common Stock that JPP II has the right to acquire within 60 days pursuant to the Second Lien Term Loan.


(5)

This number includes 44,629,752 shares of Holdings Common Stock that JPP has the right to acquire within 60 days pursuant to the Second Lien Term Loan.

(6)

This is based upon 109,236,080 shares of Holdings Common Stock outstanding as of December 7, 2018, as disclosed in Holdings’ Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q for the quarterly period ended November 3, 2018, that was filed by Holdings with the SEC on December 13, 2018, 44,629,752 shares of Holdings Common Stock that JPP has the right to acquire within 60 days pursuant to the Second Lien Term Loan, and 20,385,863 shares of Holdings Common Stock that JPP II has the right to acquire within 60 days pursuant to the Second Lien Term Loan.

(7)

This number includes 20,192,514 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, 702,741 shares of Holdings Common Stock that Partners has the right to acquire within 60 days pursuant to the Senior Secured Convertible PIK Toggle Notes held by Partners, 6,480,427 shares of Holdings Common Stock that Partners has the right to acquire within 60 days pursuant to the Senior Unsecured Convertible PIK Toggle Notes held by Partners, 20,385,863 shares of Holdings Common Stock that JPP II has the right to acquire within 60 days pursuant to the Second Lien Term Loan, 150,124 shares of Holdings Common Stock held by SPE I and 193,341 shares of Holdings Common Stock held by SPE Master I. Partners is the sole member of, and may be deemed to indirectly beneficially own securities owned by, JPP II. RBS is the general partner of, and may be deemed to indirectly beneficially own securities owned by, Partners, SPE I and SPE Master I. RBS is the general partner of, and may be deemed to indirectly beneficially own securities owned by, Partners. ESL is the general partner of, and may be deemed to indirectly beneficially own securities owned by, RBS. Mr. Lampert is the Chairman, Chief Executive Officer and Director of, and may be deemed to indirectly beneficially own securities owned by, ESL.

(8)

This is based upon 109,236,080 shares of Holdings Common Stock outstanding as of December 7, 2018, as disclosed in Holdings’ Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q for the quarterly period ended November 3, 2018, that was filed by Holdings with the SEC on December 13, 2018, and 44,629,752 shares of Holdings Common Stock that JPP has the right to acquire within 60 days pursuant to the Second Lien Term Loan.

 

(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 December 27, 2018, Mr. Lampert returned to Holdings 1,327,137 shares of Holdings Common Stock, for no consideration, in order to effectuate a rescission of all the grants during the 2018 calendar year to Mr. Lampert of shares of Holdings Common Stock under the Sears Holdings Corporation 2013 Stock Plan, as amended (the “Compensation Rescission”).

The foregoing description of the Compensation Rescission does not purport to be complete and is qualified in its entirety by reference to the letter confirmation regarding the Compensation Rescission, attached hereto as Exhibit 99.84 and incorporated by reference herein.

The information set forth in Item 4 of this Amendment is incorporated by reference into this Item 6.”


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 herein 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 herein 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 herein by reference to Exhibit 8 to the Amendment to Schedule 13D filed on June 2, 2010).
  99.6    Form of Letter (incorporated herein 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 herein 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 herein 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 herein 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 (incorporated herein by reference to Exhibit 99.25 to the Amendment to Schedule 13D filed on February 4, 2016).
99.26    Loan Agreement, dated as of April 8, 2016, between Sears, Roebuck and Co., Sears Development Co., Innovel Solutions, Inc., Big Beaver of Florida Development, LLC and Kmart Corporation, and JPP, LLC, JPP II, LLC and Cascade Investment, L.L.C. (incorporated herein by reference to Exhibit 99.26 to the Amendment to Schedule 13D filed on April 12, 2016).
99.27    Co-Lender Agreement, dated as of April 8, 2016, by and among JPP, LLC and JPP II, LLC, and Cascade Investment, L.L.C. and each transferee of a portion of any interest in the loan made in accordance with the Co-Lender Agreement (incorporated herein by reference to Exhibit 99.27 to the Amendment to Schedule 13D filed on April 12, 2016).
99.28    Assignment and Acceptance, dated as of April 8, 2016, by and between Bank of America, N.A., as assignor, and JPP II, LLC, as assignee (incorporated herein by reference to Exhibit 99.28 to the Amendment to Schedule 13D filed on August 26, 2016).
99.29    Assignment and Acceptance, dated as of April 8, 2016, by and between Bank of America, N.A., as assignor, and JPP, LLC, as assignee (incorporated herein by reference to Exhibit 99.29 to the Amendment to Schedule 13D filed on August 26, 2016).
99.30    Second Lien Credit Agreement, dated as of September 1, 2016, by and among Sears Holdings Corporation, Sears Roebuck Acceptance Corp. and Kmart Corporation, and JPP, LLC and JPP II, LLC (incorporated herein by reference to Exhibit 10.1 to the Form 8-K, filed by Holdings with the Securities and Exchange Commission on September 2, 2016).
99.31    Pari Passu Joinder Agreement, dated as of September 1, 2016, by JPP, LLC, as agreed to and accepted by Wilmington Trust, National Association, as collateral agent (incorporated herein by reference to Exhibit 99.31 to the Amendment to Schedule 13D filed on September 2, 2016).
99.32    Letter of Credit and Reimbursement Agreement, dated as of December 28, 2016, among Sears Holdings Corporation, Sears Roebuck Acceptance Corp. and Kmart Corporation, Citibank, N.A., as administrative agent and issuing bank, and JPP, LLC and JPP II, LLC (incorporated herein by reference to Exhibit 10.1 to the Form 8-K, filed by Holdings with the Securities and Exchange Commission on December 30, 2016).
99.33    Loan Agreement, dated as of January 3, 2017, among Sears Roebuck and Co., Kmart Stores of Illinois LLC, Kmart of Washington LLC and Kmart Corporation, collectively as borrower, and JPP, LLC and JPP II, LLC, collectively as initial lender (incorporated herein by reference to Exhibit 10.1 to the Form 8-K, filed by Holdings with the Securities and Exchange Commission on January 4, 2017).
99.34    Omnibus Amendment to Loan Documents and Request for Advance to Loan Agreement, dated as of January 12, 2017 among Sears Roebuck and Co., Kmart Stores of Illinois LLC, Kmart of Washington LLC and Kmart Corporation, collectively as borrower, and JPP, LLC and JPP II, LLC, collectively as initial lender (incorporated herein by reference to Exhibit 10.59 to Holdings’ Annual Report on Form 10-K filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission on March 21, 2017).
99.35    First Amendment dated March 2, 2017, to Letter of Credit and Reimbursement Agreement, dated as of December 28, 2016, among Sears Holdings Corporation, Sears Roebuck Acceptance Corp., Kmart Corporation, the financial institutions party thereto from time to time as L/C Lenders, and Citibank, N.A., as Administrative Agent and Issuing Bank (incorporated herein by reference to Exhibit 10.60 to Holdings’ Annual Report on Form 10-K filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission on March 21, 2017).


99.36    Amended and Restated Loan Facility, dated as of May 22, 2017, by and among Roebuck and Co., Sears Development Co., Innovel Solutions, Inc., Big Beaver of Florida Development, LLC and Kmart Corporation with JPP, LLC, JPP II, LLC, and Cascade Investment, L.L.C. (incorporated herein by reference to Exhibit 10.1 to the Form 8-K, filed by Holdings with the Securities and Exchange Commission on May 24, 2017).
99.37    Amended and Restated Co-Lender Agreement, dated as of May 22, 2017, by and among JPP, LLC and JPP II, LLC, Cascade Investment, L.L.C., Petrus Yield Opportunity Fund, LP, Rimrock High Income Plus (Master) Fund, Ltd., Rimrock Low Volatility (Master) Fund, Ltd, Paragon SHC LLC, Paragon SHC II LLC, and each transferee of a portion of any interest in the loan made in accordance with the Amended and Restated Co-Lender Agreement (incorporated herein by reference to Exhibit 99.37 to the Amendment to Schedule 13D filed on May 24, 2017).
99.38    Amendment to Amended and Restated Loan Agreement, dated as of July 3, 2017, by and among Roebuck and Co., Sears Development Co., Innovel Solutions, Inc., Big Beaver of Florida Development, LLC and Kmart Corporation with JPP, LLC, JPP II, LLC, and Cascade Investment, L.L.C. (incorporated herein by reference to Exhibit 99.38 to the Amendment to Schedule 13D filed on July 10, 2017).
99.39    First Amendment to Second Lien Credit Agreement (incorporated herein by reference to Exhibit 10.1 to Holdings’ Current Report on Form 8-K filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission on July 7, 2017).
99.40    Line of Credit Loan Proposal to JPP, LLC, dated as of July 13, 2017 (incorporated herein by reference to Exhibit 99.40 to the Amendment to Schedule 13D filed on July 17, 2017).
99.41    Line of Credit Loan Proposal to JPP II, LLC, dated as of July 13, 2017 (incorporated herein by reference to Exhibit 99.41 to the Amendment to Schedule 13D filed on July 17, 2017).
99.42    Line of Credit Lender Joinder Agreement, dated as of July 13, 2017, by and among JPP, LLC, and JPP II, LLC, Sears Holdings Corporation, Sears Roebuck Acceptance Corp., Kmart Corporation, and JPP, LLC, in its capacity as administrative agent and collateral administrator (incorporated herein by reference to Exhibit 99.42 to the Amendment to Schedule 13D filed on July 17, 2017).
99.43    Second Amendment to Letter of Credit and Reimbursement Agreement, dated as of August 1, 2017, by and among Sears Holdings Corporation, Sears Roebuck Acceptance Corp., Kmart Corporation, the financial institutions party thereto from time to time as LC Lenders, and Citibank, N.A., as Administrative Agent and Issuing Bank (incorporated herein by reference to Exhibit 10.1 to Holdings’ Current Report on Form 8-K filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission on August 3, 2017).
99.44    Form of Assignment and Acceptance Agreement (incorporated herein by reference to Exhibit 99.44 to the Amendment to Schedule 13D filed on August 3, 2017).
99.45    Third Amendment to Letter of Credit and Reimbursement Agreement, dated as of August 9, 2017, by and among Sears Holdings Corporation, Sears Roebuck Acceptance Corp., Kmart Corporation, the financial institutions party thereto from time to time as LC Lenders, and Citibank, N.A., as Administrative Agent and Issuing Bank (incorporated herein by reference to Exhibit 10.1 to Holdings’ Current Report on Form 8-K filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission on August 10, 2017).
99.46    Amended and Restated Loan Agreement, dated as of October 4, 2017, among Sears Roebuck and Co., Kmart Stores of Illinois LLC, Kmart of Washington LLC, Kmart Corporation, SHC Desert Springs, LLC, Innovel Solutions, Inc., Sears Holdings Management Corporation, Maxserv, Inc. and Troy Coolidge No. 13, LLC collectively as borrower, and JPP, LLC and JPP II, LLC, collectively as initial lender (incorporated herein by reference to Exhibit 10.1 to Holdings’ Current Report on Form 8-K filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission on October 4, 2017).
99.47    Second Amended and Restated Loan Agreement, dated as of October 18, 2017, among Sears Roebuck and Co., Kmart Stores of Illinois LLC, Kmart of Washington LLC, Kmart Corporation, SHC Desert Springs, LLC, Innovel Solutions, Inc., Sears Holdings Management Corporation, Maxserv, Inc., Troy Coolidge No. 13, LLC, Sears Development Co. and Big Beaver of Florida Development, LLC, collectively as borrower, and JPP, LLC and JPP II, LLC, collectively as initial lender (incorporated herein by reference to Exhibit 10.1 to Holdings’ Current Report on Form 8-K filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission on October 19, 2017).


99.48    Amendment to Second Amended and Restated Loan Agreement, dated as of October 25, 2017, among Sears Roebuck and Co., Kmart Stores of Illinois LLC, Kmart of Washington LLC, Kmart Corporation, SHC Desert Springs, LLC, Innovel Solutions, Inc., Sears Holdings Management Corporation, Maxserv, Inc., Troy Coolidge No. 13, LLC, Sears Development Co. and Big Beaver of Florida Development, LLC, collectively as borrower, and JPP, LLC and JPP II, LLC, collectively as initial lender (incorporated herein by reference to Exhibit 10.1 to Holdings’ Current Report on Form 8-K filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission on October 30, 2017).
99.49    Second Amendment to Amended and Restated Loan Agreement, dated as of October 25, 2017, among Sears Roebuck and Co., Sears Development Co., Innovel Solutions Inc., Big Beaver of Florida Development, LLC and Kmart Corporation, collectively as borrower, and JPP, LLC, JPP II, LLC and Cascade Investment, L.L.C. collectively as initial lenders (incorporated herein by reference to Exhibit 10.2 to Holdings’ Current Report on Form 8-K filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission on October 30, 2017).
99.50    Term Loan Credit Agreement, dated as of January 4, 2018, among Sears Holdings Corporation, Sears Roebuck Acceptance Corp. and Kmart Corporation, as borrowers, the subsidiaries of Sears Holdings Corporation party thereto, the lenders party thereto from time to time, and JPP, LLC, as administrative and collateral agent (incorporated herein by reference to Exhibit 10.1 to Holdings’ Current Report on Form 8-K filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission on January 10, 2018).
99.51    Second Amendment to Second Lien Credit Agreement, dated as of January 9, 2018, among Sears Holdings Corporation, Sears Roebuck Acceptance Corp. and Kmart Corporation, the guarantors party thereto, the lenders party thereto, and JPP, LLC, as administrative agent and collateral administrator (incorporated herein by reference to Exhibit 10.2 to Holdings’ Current Report on Form 8-K filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission on January 10, 2018).
99.52    Amendment to Term Loan Credit Agreement, dated as of January 29, 2018, among Sears Holdings Corporation, Sears Roebuck Acceptance Corp. and Kmart Corporation, as borrowers, the subsidiaries of Sears Holdings Corporation party thereto, the lenders and other entities party thereto, and JPP, LLC, as administrative and collateral agent (incorporated herein by reference to Exhibit 10.1 to Holdings’ Current Report on Form 8-K filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission on January 31, 2018).
99.53    Third Amendment to Second Lien Credit Agreement, dated as of February 7, 2018, among Sears Holdings Corporation, Sears Roebuck Acceptance Corp. and Kmart Corporation, as borrowers, the subsidiaries of Sears Holdings Corporation party thereto, the lenders party thereto, and JPP, LLC, as administrative and collateral administrator (incorporated herein by reference to Exhibit 10.2 to Holdings’ Current Report on Form 8-K filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission on February 13, 2018).
99.54    Third Amendment to Term Loan Credit Agreement, dated as of February 7, 2018, among Sears Holdings Corporation, Sears Roebuck Acceptance Corp. and Kmart Corporation, as borrowers, the subsidiaries of Sears Holdings Corporation party thereto, the lenders party thereto, and JPP, LLC, as administrative and collateral administrator (incorporated herein by reference to Exhibit 10.3 to Holdings’ Current Report on Form 8-K filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission on February 13, 2018).
99.55    Second Amendment to Second Amended and Restated Loan Agreement, dated as of March 8, 2018, among Sears Roebuck and Co., Kmart Stores of Illinois LLC, Kmart of Washington LLC, Kmart Corporation, SHC Desert Springs, LLC, Innovel Solutions, Inc., Sears Holdings Management Corporation, Maxserv, Inc. and Troy Coolidge No. 13, LLC collectively as borrower, and JPP, LLC and JPP II, LLC, collectively as initial lender (incorporated herein by reference to Exhibit 10.1 to Holdings’ Current Report on Form 8-K filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission on March 14, 2018).
99.56    Indenture, dated as of March 20, 2018, by and among Sears Holdings Corporation, the guarantors party thereto and Computershare Trust Company, N.A., as trustee (attaching form of 6 5/8% Senior Secured Convertible PIK Toggle Note due 2019) (incorporated herein by reference to Exhibits 4.2 and 4.3 to Holdings’ Current Report on Form 8-K filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission on March 23, 2018).


99.57    Second Supplemental Indenture, dated as of March 20, 2018, by and between Sears Holdings Corporation, as obligor, and Computershare Trust Company, N.A., as trustee (attaching form of 8% Senior Unsecured Convertible PIK Toggle Note due 2019) (incorporated herein by reference to Exhibits 4.4 and 4.5 to Holdings’ Current Report on Form 8-K filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission on March 23, 2018).
99.58    Fourth Amendment to the Second Lien Credit Agreement, dated as of March 20, 2018, by and among Sears Holdings Corporation, Sears Roebuck Acceptance Corp. and Kmart Corporation, the lenders party thereto, and JPP, LLC, as administrative agent and collateral administrator (incorporated herein by reference to Exhibit 10.1 to Holdings’ Current Report on Form 8-K filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission on March 23, 2018).
99.59    Mezzanine Loan Agreement, dated as of March 14, 2018, among SRC Sparrow 2, LLC, as borrower, JPP, LLC and JPP II, LLC, as lenders, and JPP, LLC, as administrative agent (incorporated herein by reference to Exhibit 10.92 to Holdings’ Annual Report on Form 10-K filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission on March 23, 2018).
99.60    Fifth Amendment to the Third Amended and Restated Credit Agreement, dated as of March 21, 2018, among Sears Holdings Corporation, Sears Roebuck Acceptance Corp., Kmart Corp., the lenders party thereto, Bank of America, N.A., as administrative agent, and the other parties thereto (incorporated herein by reference to Exhibit 10.4 to Holdings’ Current Report on Form 8-K filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission on March 23, 2018).
99.61    Sixth Amendment to the Third Amended and Restated Credit Agreement, dated as of March 21, 2018, among Sears Holdings Corporation, Sears Roebuck Acceptance Corp., Kmart Corp., the lenders party thereto, Bank of America, N.A., as administrative agent, and the other parties thereto (incorporated herein by reference to Exhibit 10.5 to Holdings’ Current Report on Form 8-K filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission on March 23, 2018).
99.62    Joint Filing Agreement (incorporated herein by reference to Exhibit 99.62 to the Amendment to Schedule 13D filed on March 23, 2018).
99.63    Fourth Amendment to Letter of Credit and Reimbursement Agreement, dated as of December 13, 2018, among Sears Holdings Corporation, Sears Roebuck Acceptance Corp. and Kmart Corporation, as borrowers, JPP, LLC, JPP II, LLC and the other lenders party thereto, as lenders, and Citibank, N.A., as administrative agent (incorporated herein by reference to Exhibit 10.79 to Holdings’ Annual Report on Form 10-K filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission on March 23, 2018).
99.64    Fifth Amendment to Letter of Credit and Reimbursement Agreement, dated as of February 13, 2018, among Sears Holdings Corporation, Sears Roebuck Acceptance Corp. and Kmart Corporation, as borrowers, JPP, LLC, JPP II, LLC and the other lenders party thereto, as lenders, and Citibank, N.A., as administrative agent (incorporated herein by reference to Exhibit 99.64 to the Amendment to Schedule 13D filed on April 23, 2018).
99.65    Sixth Amendment to Letter of Credit and Reimbursement Agreement, dated as of April 20, 2018, among Sears Holdings Corporation, Sears Roebuck Acceptance Corp. and Kmart Corporation, as borrowers, JPP, LLC, JPP II, LLC, Crescent 1, L.P., Canary SC Fund, L.P., CYR Fund, L.P. and CMH VI, L.P., as lenders, and Citibank, N.A., as administrative agent (incorporated herein by reference to Exhibit 99.65 to the Amendment to Schedule 13D filed on April 23, 2018).
99.66    Letter from ESL Investments, Inc. to the Board of Directors of Sears Holdings Corporation, dated April 20, 2018 (incorporated herein by reference to Exhibit 99.66 to the Amendment to Schedule 13D filed on April 23, 2018).
99.67    Letter from ESL Investments, Inc. to the Special Committee of the Board of Directors of Sears Holdings Corporation, dated May 25, 2018 (incorporated herein by reference to Exhibit 99.67 to the Amendment to Schedule 13D filed on May 29, 2018).
99.68    Third Amended and Restated Loan Agreement, dated as of June 4, 2018, among Sears Holdings Corporation, as guarantor, the subsidiaries of Sears Holdings Corporation party thereto as borrower, JPP, LLC, as agent, and the lenders party thereto (incorporated herein by reference to Exhibit 10.1 to Holdings’ Current Report on Form 8-K filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission on June 4, 2018).
99.69    Fifth Amendment to Mezzanine Loan Agreement, dated as of June 29, 2018, between SRC Sparrow 2 LLC, as borrower, JPP, LLC and JPP II, LLC, as lenders, and JPP, LLC, as administrative agent (incorporated herein by reference to Exhibit 10.2 to Holdings’ Current Report on Form 8-K filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission on July 6, 2018).


99.70    Fifth Amendment to Second Lien Credit Agreement, dated as of July 5, 2018, by and among Sears Holdings Corporation, Sears Roebuck Acceptance Corp. and Kmart Corporation, the other guarantors listed on the signature page thereto, the lenders party thereto, and JPP, LLC, as administrative agent and collateral administrator (incorporated herein by reference to Exhibit 10.3 to Holdings’ Current Report on Form 8-K filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission on July 6, 2018).
99.71    Sixth Amendment to Mezzanine Loan Agreement, dated as of July 25, 2018, between SRC Sparrow 2 LLC, as borrower, JPP, LLC and JPP II, LLC, as lenders, and JPP, LLC, as administrative agent (incorporated herein by reference to Exhibit 99.71 to the Amendment to Schedule 13D filed on August 14, 2018).
99.72    Letter from ESL Investments, Inc. to the Special Committee of the Board of Directors of Sears Holdings Corporation, dated August 14, 2018 (incorporated herein by reference to Exhibit 99.72 to the Amendment to Schedule 13D filed on August 14, 2018).
99.73    First Amendment to Third Amended and Restated Loan Agreement, dated as of September 12, 2018, among Sears Roebuck and Co., Kmart Stores of Illinois LLC, Kmart of Washington LLC, Kmart Corporation, SHC Desert Springs, LLC, Innovel Solutions, Inc., Sears Holdings Management Corporation, Maxserv, Inc., Troy Coolidge No. 13, LLC, Sears Development Co. and Big Beaver of Florida Development, LLC, collectively as borrower, and JPP, LLC and JPP II, LLC, collectively as initial lender (incorporated herein by reference to Exhibit 10.1 to Holdings’ Current Report on Form 8-K filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission on September 13, 2018).
99.74    Proposal, dated as of September 23, 2018, by ESL to the Board of Holdings (incorporated herein by reference to Exhibit 99.74 to the Amendment to Schedule 13D filed on September 24, 2018).
99.75    Debtors’ Motion for Authority, filed with the Bankruptcy Court on October 15, 2018 (incorporated herein by reference to Exhibit 99.75 to the Amendment to Schedule 13D filed on October 17, 2018).
99.76    Credit Agreement, dated as of March 14, 2018, among SRC O.P. LLC, SRC Facilities LLC and SRC Real Estate (TX), LLC, as the borrowers, the lenders party thereto, UBS AG, Stamford Branch, LLC, as administrative agent, and UBS Securities LLC, as lead arranger and bookrunner (incorporated herein by reference to Exhibit 10.91 to Holdings’ Annual Report on Form 10-K filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission on March 23, 2018).
99.77    First Amendment to Credit Agreement, dated as of April 20, 2018, among SRC O.P. LLC, SRC Facilities LLC and SRC Real Estate (TX), LLC, as the borrowers, the lenders party thereto, and UBS AG, Stamford Branch, LLC, as administrative agent (incorporated herein by reference to Exhibit 10.4 to Holdings’ Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q for the quarterly period ended May 5, 2018, that was filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission on May 31, 2018).
99.78    Second Amendment to Credit Agreement, dated as of June 29, 2018, among SRC O.P. LLC, SRC Facilities LLC and SRC Real Estate (TX), LLC, as the borrowers, the lenders party thereto, and UBS AG, Stamford Branch, as administrative agent (incorporated herein by reference to Exhibit 10.1 to Holdings’ Current Report on Form 8-K filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission on July 6, 2018).
99.79    Third Amendment to Credit Agreement, dated as of August 31, 2018, among SRC O.P. LLC, SRC Facilities LLC and SRC Real Estate (TX), LLC, as the borrowers, the lenders party thereto, and UBS AG, Stamford Branch, as administrative agent (incorporated herein by reference to Exhibit 10.2 to Holdings’ Current Report on Form 8-K filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission on September 4, 2018).
99.80    Fourth Amendment to Credit Agreement, dated as of November 13, 2018, among SRC O.P. LLC, SRC Facilities LLC and SRC Real Estate (TX), LLC, as the borrowers, the lenders party thereto, and JPP, LLC, as administrative agent (incorporated herein by reference to Exhibit 99.80 to the Amendment to Schedule 13D filed on November 16, 2018).
99.81    Letter from ESL Investments, Inc. to Lazard Frères & Co. LLC, dated December 5, 2018, in response to the process letter filed with the United States Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of New York on behalf of the debtors in the Chapter 11 cases captioned as In re Sears Holdings Corporation, et al., Case No. 18-23538 (Bankr. S.D.N.Y.) (RDD) on November 21, 2018 [Docket No. 862] (filed herewith).


99.82    Letter from Transform Holdco LLC to Lazard Frères & Co. LLC, dated December 28, 2018, in response to the process letter filed with the United States Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of New York on behalf of the debtors in the Chapter 11 cases captioned as In re Sears Holdings Corporation, et al., Case No. 18-23538 (Bankr. S.D.N.Y.) (RDD) on November 21, 2018 [Docket No. 862] and the Global Bidding Procedures Order entered on November 19, 2018 [Docket No. 816] (filed herewith).
99.83    Letter from ESL Investments, Inc. to JLL, dated December 28, 2018, in response to the process letter filed with the United States Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of New York on behalf of the debtors in the Chapter 11 cases captioned as In re Sears Holdings Corporation, et al., Case No. 18-23538 (Bankr. S.D.N.Y.) (RDD) on December 6, 2018 [Docket No. 1081] as Ex. A to Ex. B (filed herewith).
99.84    Letter from Edward S. Lampert to the Chief Human Resources Officer of Sears Holdings Corporation, dated December 27, 2018 (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: January 2, 2019

    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
    JPP II, LLC
    By: ESL Partners, L.P., as its sole member
    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
    JPP, LLC
    By:  

/s/ Edward S. Lampert

    Name:   Edward S. Lampert
    Title:   Sole Member
    EDWARD S. LAMPERT
    By:  

/s/ Edward S. Lampert


ANNEX B

RECENT TRANSACTIONS BY THE REPORTING PERSONS IN THE SECURITIES OF

SEARS HOLDINGS CORPORATION

 

Reporting Person

   Date of
Transaction
    

Description of Transaction

   Shares
Disposed
    Price
Per Share
 

Edward S. Lampert

     12/27/2018      Rescission of Grants of Holdings Common Stock (1)      1,327,137  (1)    $ (1) 

 

(1)

Mr. Lampert returned to Holdings, for no consideration, all the shares of Holdings Common Stock granted to Mr. Lampert during the 2018 calendar year in order to effectuate a rescission of such awards under the Sears Holdings Corporation 2013 Stock Plan, as amended.