Compensation Package

Sears Merchandise Group

by Sears Roebuck & Co
June 20th, 1995

3333 Beverly Road
Hoffman Estates, IL  60179

August 25, 1993

Chairman and Chief
Executive Officer
708 - 286 - 1702
Fax 708 - 286 - 1483

General William G. Pagonis
Panzer Kaserne
Mannheimer Strasse
67657 Kaiser Slautern

Dear Gus:

This is to confirm our offer to you to join Sears Merchandise Group
as Senior Vice President-Logistics.  In this position you will be
reporting to me.  Your date of hire will be December 1, 1993.

Your compensation package will consist of the following:

      -     Annual base salary of $275,000.  You will be paid twice
            a month with periodic increases based on performance.

      -     Participation in Sears Annual Incentive Plan with a
            guaranteed 1993 bonus at 60% of base pay pro-rata. 
            Your 1994 annual bonus will be guaranteed at 60% of
            your base salary. The annual incentive targets will be
            based on one-half of Sears net income performance and
            one-half of Sears Logistics Services net income goals.

      -     Participation in the Sears Long-Term Incentive Plan
            with a potential incentive target of 125% of base pay
            pro-rata.   Initially, 62.5% of your long-term
            incentive will be paid in  Sears stock options and
            62.5% in cash.  The cash piece is based on Sears
            Merchandise Group net income and return on average
            equity.  A sample illustration of the Long-Term
            Incentive Plan is attached.

      -     Sign-on bonus of $125,000, payable upon your acceptance
            of this offer.

      -     8,000 shares of Restricted Stock with the following
            vesting schedule:

                        12/94       -     2,000 shares
                        12/95       -     2,000 shares
                        12/96       -     2,000 shares
                        12/97       -     2,000 shares

General William G. Pagonis
August 25, 1993
Page 2

      -     6,300 Non-qualified Stock Options with a grant date of 
            December 1, 1993, that will vest one-third per year
            over a three-year period beginning December 1, 1994.

      -     Participation in standard Company benefits commensurate
            with your position.  Your annual vacation will be three

      -     Relocation assistance in accordance with Sears
            Relocation Policy from point of entry to the United
            States including a $100,000 moving allowance,
            reimbursement for temporary living, reimbursement for
            home visits and house hunting, a home purchase program
            available through Coldwell Banker Relocation and
            reimbursement of customary closing costs for your new

Nothing contained in this letter shall limit the right of you or
Sears to terminate your employment with or without cause at any
time.  However, in the event that Sears should terminate you other
than for cause during your first three years of employment, you
will receive one and one-half years base salary and a pro-rata
share of your annual incentive.  This will constitute the entire
damages you can claim against Sears.

This offer of employment is also contingent upon your
satisfactorily passing a pre-employment drug test which can be
taken prior to your reporting to work at Hoffman Estates.

We have great confidence in your ability to significantly
contribute to the future success of Sears.  I look forward to
working with you to build that success.




cc:   W. F. Cooper