May 19, 2006
KOHL'S NAMES TOM KINGSBURY SENIOR EXECUTIVE VICE PRESIDENT
MENOMONEE FALLS, Wis., May 19, 2006 Kohl's Department Stores
(NYSE:KSS) today announced that Tom Kingsbury is joining the company
as senior executive vice president, a newly created position. Kingsbury,
53, will oversee store operations and information technology for
Kohl's. He will report directly to Larry Montgomery, Kohl's chairman
and CEO, and will join Arlene Meier, chief operating officer and
Kevin Mansell, president, as a principal of the company.
"We are excited to welcome Tom as a principal and look forward
to drawing on his extensive retail experience as we continue to
execute our growth strategy," said Montgomery.
Kingsbury has 30 years of retail leadership across several divisions
of the former May Department Stores Company, the last seven as president
and CEO of Filene's/Kaufmann's, May's largest division.
Kingsbury, a native of Wisconsin, will assume his new position
Based in Menomonee Falls, Wis., Kohl's is a family-focused, value-oriented
specialty department store offering moderately priced national brand
apparel, shoes, accessories, beauty and home products. Kohl's currently
operates 749 stores in 43 states. For a list of store locations
and information, or for the added convenience of shopping online,
visit Kohl's Web site at Kohls.com.
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