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AFN[R] Named as a Top Supplier for Sears Holdings.

Company Recognizes Top Suppliers as "Partners In Progress"

NILES, Ill. -- AFN today announced they have been named a 2009 Partner in Progress for Sears Holdings Corporation. AFN received the award for its commitment, quality and innovation.

The prestigious Partners in Progress awardis presented annually to a select group of supplier companies that provide Sears Holdings with quality products and services, from apparel, appliances and tools to marketing, facilities design and technology.Less than one percent of Sears Holdings' over 30,000 suppliers earn the coveted award each year.

"For 29 years, the Partner in Progress program has recognized our top-performing supplier partners for their commitment to supporting our company's vision of improving the lives of our customers by providing quality services, products and solutions that earn their trust and build lifetime relationships," said Bruce Johnson, interim CEO and president. "This program is a testament to the importance of collaborating with our supplier partners to better serve our customers and increase productivity."

"We are extremely honored to be recognized as one of the top performing logistics partners from one of our most valued clients, Sears Holdings Corporation," stated Michael Nervick, one of AFN's founding members and its President. According to Mr. Nervick, "the Partners in Progress Award speaks volumes about all the hard work and dedication that our employees put forth on behalf of our customers like Sears."

The Partners in Progress program recognizes suppliers for product or service quality, innovation, diversity and overall market performance. The winners were selected from nominations submitted by Sears Holdings' associates who purchased goods and services from suppliers for the company in 2009.

ABOUT AFN

AFN, formerly known as Advantage Freight Network, provides freight brokerage, third party logistics and transportation management services for many clients in a number of industries, including consumer products, apparel, electronics, food & beverage, and paper & packaging. AFN chairs the Government Affairs Committee for the National Cargo Theft Prevention Task Force as part of its continuing effort to combat cargo theft in the United States. AFN also has a significant presence in Washington D.C., actively lobbying for and participating in the formation and revision of many laws that affect the logistics/transportation industry. For more information visit our website at www.loadafn.com or call us at 877-Load-AFN.
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