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Kohl’s Department Stores Opens Nine New Stores

Locations feature Kohl’s quality national and exclusive brands, exceptional value, shopper conveniences and commitment to the community

MENOMONEE FALLS, Wis.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Mar. 6, 2013-- Kohl’s Department Stores (NYSE: KSS) announces the grand openings of nine new stores today, creating approximately 950 jobs nationwide and bringing the company’s store count to 1,155 stores across 49 states. Locations opening today include Decatur, Ala., Danville, Ill., Ames, Iowa, Cedar Rapids, Iowa, Minot, N.D., Sherwood, Ore., Hermitage, Pa., Spring Township, Pa. and Denton, Texas.

This spring, Kohl's opens nine new stores across seven states, bringing the company's store count to ...

This spring, Kohl's opens nine new stores across seven states, bringing the company's store count to 1,155 stores across 49 states. (Photo: Business Wire)

“As Kohl’s continues to grow, investing in our stores remains a priority,” said Kevin Mansell, Kohl’s chairman, president and chief executive officer. “We are pleased to open nine new locations today and have plans to remodel 30 locations this year. Our stores provide an inspiring destination for customers and reinforce our commitment to delivering an exciting shopping experience through quality brands, exceptional value and convenience.”

Quality National and Exclusive Brands at Exceptional Values

Kohl’s stores and Kohls.com allow customers to enjoy quality national and exclusive brands at incredible savings. The company’s powerful brand portfolio includes Simply Vera Vera Wang, Jennifer Lopez, LC Lauren Conrad, Marc Anthony, Rock & Republic, Food Network, Bobby Flay, ELLE Contemporary Collection, ELLE DECOR, Dana Buchman, Princess Vera Wang, Candie’s, FILA SPORT, Mudd, Tony Hawk, daisy fuentes, Apt. 9, Chaps, Helix, Urban Pipeline, SO, Jumping Beans, SONOMA life + style and Croft & Barrow. Kohl’s is also home to national brands including Levi’s, Carter’s, Nike, Adidas, Bali, Fisher-Price, Cuisinart, KitchenAid and more. This April, customers can enjoy a new DesigNation collection from Derek Lam inspired by Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. DesigNation is Kohl’s limited-edition collection concept which features fashions from premier designers based on international destinations.

Store Features

New Kohl’s locations opening today offer convenient store designs and features including: updated checkout stations, newly designed shopping carts and strollers, an expanded customer service area located at the front of the store, Kohl’s Kiosks, electronic signs, Wi-Fi and upgraded fitting rooms with lounges in Misses and Juniors. In addition, eight of the new stores were built according to a prototype that received Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) certification at the Gold level from the U.S. Green Building Council and will pursue LEED certification in the coming months. Features of Kohl’s LEED stores include use of more than 20 percent recycled and 20 percent regionally sourced (by cost) building materials, use of cool white ENERGY STAR-rated roofs and water-efficient landscaping and plumbing fixtures, among many other attributes.

Community Commitment

Kohl’s has a longstanding commitment to making local communities happier, healthier, greener places to live and work. The company’s philanthropic program, Kohl’s Cares®, includes the Kohl’s Cares cause merchandise program, the Kohl’s Associates in Action volunteer program, the Kohl’s Cares Scholarship Program, the Kohl’s Cares fundraising gift card program, partnerships with more than 160 hospitals nationwide and Kohl’s Cares: Advancing Environmental Solutions. For more information about these programs, visit www.Kohls.com/Cares and www.KohlsGreenscene.com.

Cautionary Statement Regarding Forward-Looking Information

This press release contains “forward-looking statements” within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995, including growth and remodel projections. Kohl's intends forward-looking terminology such as “believes,” “expects,” “may,” “will,” “should,” “anticipates,” “plans,” or similar expressions to identify forward looking statements. Such statements are subject to certain risks and uncertainties, which could cause Kohl's actual results to differ materially from those anticipated by the forward-looking statements. These risks and uncertainties include, but are not limited to those described in Item 1A in Kohl’s Annual Report on Form 10-K/A, which is expressly incorporated herein by reference, and other factors as may periodically be described in Kohl's filings with the SEC.

About Kohl’s

Based in Menomonee Falls, Wis., Kohl’s (NYSE: KSS) is a family-focused, value-oriented specialty department store offering moderately priced, exclusive and national brand apparel, shoes, accessories, beauty and home products in an exciting shopping environment. With a commitment to environmental leadership, Kohl’s operates 1,155 stores in 49 states. In support of the communities it serves, Kohl’s has raised more than $231 million for children’s initiatives nationwide through its Kohl’s Cares® cause merchandise program, which operates under Kohl's Cares, LLC, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Kohl's Department Stores, Inc. For a list of store locations and information, or for the added convenience of shopping online, visit www.Kohls.com, join the discussion on Facebook (http://www.facebook.com/Kohls) or Twitter (http://twitter.com/Kohls) or get inspired on Pinterest (http://pinterest.com/Kohls) and Instagram (http://instagram.com/Kohls).

Source: Kohl’s

Kohl’s Media Relations:
Jen Johnson, 262-703-5241
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Kristen Cunningham, 262-703-7863
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Kohl’s Investor Relations:
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