* Sears, Roebuck and Co.'s selling price for National Tire & Battery (NTB): $260 million.
* Deal includes 226 NTB retail tire/automotive centers in 20 states.
* Purchase price includes $35 million for inventory, assets; leases for more than 80 NTB stores will be transferred to TBC.
* NTB stores generate annual revenues of $425+ million.
* TBC Corp.'s total store count: 1,144 (includes 357 Tire Kingdom Inc. outlets and 561 Big O Tires Inc. stores).
* TBC's net income in 2002: $27.4 million.