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April 26, 2007
KOHL'S READIES ITS CALIFORNIA ROOFTOPS FOR SOLAR POWER

Retailer's solar debut marks largest in U.S., represents 15 percent of the state's total installations

MENOMONEE FALLS, Wis., April 26, 2007 — Kohl's Corporation (NYSE: KSS) today announced its plans to convert more than 75 percent of its California locations to solar power. Initial construction will begin in May on the Laguna Niguel and Visalia Kohl’s locations. In total, 24 of Kohl’s 80 California locations will mark the company’s immediate entry into solar energy. Within the state, Kohl’s also is pursuing permits and approvals for an additional 40 or more locations.

“Kohl’s is committed to being environmentally responsible,” said Ken Bonning, executive vice president of logistics for Kohl’s. “We are actively seeking ways to make a difference as an organization. Our continued commitment to green power is an important way Kohl’s can make an immediate and long-term impact.”

According to a recent online survey, *88 percent of respondents said global warming is a very significant issue and more than 75 percent think they might be able to change the course of global warming. Kohl’s customers nationwide are making changes in their homes to be more environmentally friendly, but Kohl’s has the opportunity to do something its customers can’t by making a large-scale move to help reduce greenhouse gas emissions associated with conventional electricity use.

Kohl’s initial purchase of solar power will generate more than 35 million kWh of renewable energy. In the first year of operation, Kohl’s clean energy output will offset more than 28 million pounds of carbon dioxide (CO2), a greenhouse gas directly linked to global climate change.

“The scope of Kohl’s commitment to domestically produced, clean renewable energy is signified by the size and breadth of their solar program — the single largest purchase of solar energy in U.S. history,” said Jigar Shah, CEO of SunEdison, North America’s largest solar energy service provider. “SunEdison looks forward to the construction and ‘solarization’ of each of these Kohl’s locations in the coming months.”

Upon permit approval, construction and activation of each California Kohl’s solar conversion will take approximately 12 weeks. The first two stores will be completed by August of this year and all designated solar locations in California will be finalized by the end of 2008.  In addition to California, Kohl’s is investigating solar options in six other states.

Kohl’s is working closely with the state of California to help meet the goals set by the governor and Public Utility Commission. Through the California Solar Initiative (CSI) program, launched in 2007, the state expects to generate 3,000 MW of solar power by 2017.  Kohl’s solar deployment represents approximately 15 percent of the state’s installations to date. When complete, Kohl’s solar deployment alone will represent approximately 1 percent of California’s 10-year objective.

In January, Kohl’s was ranked fifth by the EPA as a Top 10 Retail Partner, which recognizes the nation’s largest green power purchasers within the retail category.  EPA also released its updated Top 25 list, which highlights the largest national purchasers in the Green Power Partnership.  Kohl’s is currently ranked No. 22.  Both lists highlight EPA Green Power Partners** that have completed the largest annual voluntary purchases through December 31, 2006.  The top partner lists are updated quarterly.

Kohl’s is also participating in EPA’s Fortune 500 Green Power Challenge and currently ranks No. 11 on EPA’s Fortune 500*** list of Green Power Partners. The goal of EPA’s 13-month campaign is roughly to double the existing green power purchases among participating Fortune 500 Green Power Partners to exceed 5 billion kWh of collective green power purchasing annually. There are more than 40 Fortune 500 Partners in EPA’s Green Power Partnership.

According to the EPA, solar power is one of many green sources of power which also include wind, geothermal and biogas. These sources of power are partially or entirely generated from clean resources and are considered cleaner than conventional sources of electricity in part because of lower carbon dioxide emissions.

About Kohl's
Based in Menomonee Falls, Wis., Kohl’s 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.  Kohl’s operates 834 stores in 46 states. For a full list of store locations and information, or for the added convenience of shopping online, visit www.kohls.com.

* Survey by Care2, a six-million member, online network dedicated to environmental conservation and human rights.
**For a full listing of EPA’s Green Power Partners and information about buying green power, visit the Partnership’s Web site at http://www.epa.gov/greenpower/.
***For more information about EPA’s Fortune 500 Green Power Challenge, visit http://www.epa.gov/greenpower/partners/fortune500.htm.

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Contacts:
Kelli Ramey, (262) 703-7725
Vicki Shamion, (262) 703-1464


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September 17, 2008
KOHL'S DONATES $500,000 TO THE AMERICAN RED CROSS FOR HURRICANE IKE RELIEF EFFORTS
August 21, 2008
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August 6, 2008
KOHL'S EXPANDS SOLAR POWER PROGRAM TO OREGON
July 31, 2008
KOHL’S EARNS ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY’S ENERGY STAR LABEL AT 50 STORES
July 7, 2008
MUSIC AND DENIM UNITE IN KOHL’S 2008 BACK-TO-SCHOOL CAMPAIGN WITH CELEBRITY-INSPIRED PRODUCT AVAILABLE ONLY AT KOHL’S
June 20, 2008
KOHL’S DONATES $100,000 TO THE AMERICAN RED CROSS FOR MIDWEST FLOOD RELIEF EFFORTS
June 12, 2008
KOHL’S ANNOUNCES LICENSE AGREEMENT WITH AMERICAN BRAND HOLDINGS FOR ICONIC HANG TEN BRAND
May 15, 2008
FOOD NETWORK AND KOHL’S LAUNCH BOBBY FLAY-BRANDED KITCHENWARE AND CASUAL ENTERTAINING PRODUCTS
May 12, 2008
KOHL’S DISTRIBUTED SOLAR POWER PROGRAM BECOMES WORLD’S LARGEST AMONG RETAILERS
May 6, 2008
“KUNG FU PANDA” CHARACTERS KICK INTO KOHL’S FOR A LIMITED TIME
May 1, 2008
PETER BONEPARTH AND DALE E. JONES ELECTED TO KOHL'S CORPORATION BOARD OF DIRECTORS
  April 23, 2008
KOHL’S ASSOCIATES EMBRACE VOLUNTEER SPIRIT, EARN $3.25 MILLION FOR CHILDREN’S NONPROFITS NATIONWIDE
 
April 16, 2008
KOHL’S OPENS LARGEST GREEN PHOTO STUDIO IN UNITED STATES
  March 18, 2008
KOHL'S DONATES $1 MILLION TO MILWAUKEE ART MUSEUM FOR YOUTH ART EDUCATION
 
March 5, 2008
KOHL'S PARTNERS WITH ROCKER AVRIL LAVIGNE FOR NEW JUNIORS' LIFESTYLE BRAND TO LAUNCH JULY 2008
February 21, 2008
KOHL'S ANNOUNCES NEW PRIVATE BRAND COLLECTION IN CHILDREN'S
February 20, 2008
CANDIE’S UNVEILS “HEROES” STAR HAYDEN PANETTIERE AS ITS NEW SPOKESPERSON
January 17, 2008
KOHL'S ANNOUNCES LICENSE AGREEMENT WITH LIZ CLAIBORNE INC.
January 14, 2008
KOHL'S AND DR. SEUSS ARE HERE AND THERE AND EVERYWHERE!
December 6, 2007
KOHL'S OFFERS $5 GIFTS THAT GIVE BACK THIS HOLIDAY SEASON
November 30, 2007
BOBBY FLAY SIGNS WITH FOOD NETWORK AND KOHL'S TO DEVELOP BRANDED KITCHENWARE AND ENTERTAINING PRODUCTS
November 13, 2007
KOHL'S ANNOUNCES EXCLUSIVE LICENSE AGREEMENT
November 7, 2007
KOHL'S PURSUING LEED CERTIFICATION ON MORE THAN 80 NEW LOCATIONS
October 23, 2007
KOHL'S RECEIVES 2007 EPA GREEN POWER LEADERSHIP AWARD