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KMART EXECUTIVE HONORED FOR INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS ACHIEVEMENTS

 DETROIT, Dec. 9 /PRNewswire/ -- The Detroit Chapter of Women in International Trade, Inc. has named Linda Peterson, Kmart Corporation's (NYSE: KM) director of international administration, as the 1993 International Trade Woman of the Year. The award was presented on Thursday, Dec. 9, at a luncheon at the Renaissance Club in Detroit.
 The Detroit Chapter of Women in International Trade was established in 1989 as an organization for individuals engaged in international business. The Detroit chapter has 85 members from a variety of fields including banking, accounting, law, translation and public policy.
 Peterson, who joined Kmart in 1970, is responsible for administering international merchandise orders, freight contracts, custom department relationships and import policy.
 Peterson is a 1966 graduate of St. Catherine High School, Detroit, and holds an associate degree in business administration from Oakland Community College.
 "I am honored to accept this award on behalf of Kmart Corporation," said Peterson. "My career in international business has been full of challenges, but it also has been very rewarding and exciting."
 "Ms. Peterson is a fine example of a woman who set her goal and was focused in attaining it," said Kay Zeleznik, president of the Detroit chapter of Women in International Trade, Inc. "Because of her hard work, she was one of the first women in corporate America to reach such a position."
 Kmart operates nearly 4,000 retail outlets in all 50 states in the United States, and Puerto Rico, Canada, the Czech Republic and Slovakia, and plans to open stores in Mexico and Singapore in 1994. Kmart also has 12 buying international offices. Kmart currently operating 2,440 Kmart stores, is also the parent company of PACE Membership Warehouse, Builders Square, PayLess Drug Stores, Waldenbooks, The Sports Authority, OfficeMax and Borders.
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 /CONTACT: Heather Lintner of Women in International Trade, 810-347-0257; or Teri Kula of Kmart, 810-643-5831/
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