Sears, Roebuck and Company Selects eScreen, Inc. to Manage National Drug and Alcohol Testing Program

August 5, 2004 — Overland Park, Kansas

eScreen, Inc., a leading developer, manufacturer and marketer of employment screening products and services, today announced that it has secured a national contract agreement with Sears, Roebuck and Co. to manage its nationwide employee drug and alcohol testing program.

Under the corporate contract, eScreen will provide a drug-test program management solution for approximately 2,200 Sears stores as well as Sears Logistics Services, Inc.

Sears will utilize the eScreen Drugs of Abuse Screening System via the eScreen’s Occupational Health Network (EOHN), a nationwide network of nearly 1,000 installed occupational health providers. The eScreen Drugs of Abuse Screen System includes the patented eCup™ and eReader™, which provide negative results within 15 minutes versus the industry standard of 36 to 72 hours. eScreen’s employment screening solution also features eScreen123 and MyeScreen.com, which together provide a real-time, paperless program management environment.

“Sears is a tremendous organization. It is a great honor to be participating in the employment screening process at such a prestigious institution,” said Murray I. Lappe, M.D., Founder and Chairman of eScreen.

“Several of us at eScreen have worked with Sears for many years. My relationship dates back to 1990, and I’ve had the pleasure to witness the evolution of their program from its inception to its current plan for a nationwide roll-out of eScreen’s instrumented point-of-collection testing. This is truly an acknowledgement of eScreen’s value to employers nationwide,” said Lappe.

eScreen, Inc. develops and markets employment screening solutions for hiring and maintaining efficient workforces. This technology creates an electronic, web-based network for businesses seeking faster drug test results via paperless transactions.

Sears, Roebuck and Co. is a leading broadline retailer providing merchandise and related services. With revenues in 2003 of $41.1 billion, the company offers its wide range of home merchandise, apparel and automotive products and services through more than 2,300 Sears-branded and affiliated stores in the U.S. and Canada, which includes approximately 870 full-line and 1,300 specialty stores in the U.S. Sears also offers a variety of merchandise and services through sears.com, landsend.com, and specialty catalogs.

Sears is the only retailer where consumers can find each of the Kenmore, Craftsman, DieHard and Lands' End brands together – among the most trusted and preferred brands in the U.S. The company is the largest provider of product repair services with more than 14 million services calls made annually.