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KMART WINS INTERNATIONAL OPEN SYSTEMS AWARD

 KMART WINS INTERNATIONAL OPEN SYSTEMS AWARD
 TROY, Mich., Sept. 22 /PRNewswire/ -- Kmart Corporation (NYSE: KM)


today announced it is the co-winner of the International Award for Excellence in Open Systems presented during ceremonies at the UNIX EXPO in New York City. Kmart shares the 1992 award with the Department of Planning and Housing of Victoria, Australia.
 Open systems are designed and built around components which adhere to standards.
 Kmart was recognized for the development and implementation of application technology in its Kmart Information Network (KIN II). KIN II enables store associates to better serve customers by providing them access to up-to-the-minute information via hand-held radio frequency terminals directly from the sales floor.
 "The UNIX EXPO award recognizes Kmart's international leadership in applying information technology to make the shopping experience more efficient and enjoyable for our customers," said Joseph E. Antonini, Kmart's chairman, president and CEO.
 "Kmart's fundamental goal is to provide superior customer service by having the right product, at the right time, at the right place, at the right price. KIN II is the primary open system in the store that helps us do that," said David M. Carlson, Kmart's senior vice president, corporate information systems.
 Unisys, of Blue Bell, Pa., which provides the multiprocessing Intel- based UNIX computing platforms for KIN II, nominated Kmart Corporation to receive the award. Other critical suppliers of the technology on which KIN II is based include: database management software by Informix Software, Inc., Menlo Park, Calif., and integrated hand-held scanning and radio frequency terminals from Symbol Technologies, Inc. of Bohemia, N.Y.
 Kmart Corporation serves America with more than 4,000 retail outlets in all 50 states, Puerto Rico and Canada. Kmart, currently operating 2,400 Kmart stores, is also the parent company for PACE Membership Warehouse, Builders Square, PayLess Drug Stores, Waldenbooks, The Sports Authority and OfficeMax.
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 /CONTACT: Shawn McGee Kahle, corporate communications, Kmart Corporation, 313-643-1021/
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