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May 12, 2008
KOHL’S DISTRIBUTED SOLAR POWER PROGRAM BECOMES WORLD’S LARGEST AMONG RETAILERS
Kohl’s Brings Solar Power to New Jersey, Connecticut and Maryland Locations

MENOMONEE FALLS, Wis., May 12, 2008 — Kohl’s Department Stores (NYSE: KSS) announced today that it plans to convert more than 50 of its existing New Jersey, Connecticut and Maryland locations to solar power, representing nearly 80 percent of its locations in these three states. Currently, Kohl’s operates 34 stores in New Jersey, 17 in Connecticut and 16 in Maryland. 

With the East Coast solar installation, Kohl’s is the largest retail host of solar power, and its distributed solar program is now the largest in the world among retailers. In a distributed solar program, silent, renewable energy is produced and used at the same location requiring no transmission infrastructure. Kohl’s has converted more than 25 of its 88 California locations to solar power with plans to activate approximately 50 additional sites in the state. Solar installations are also under way at three Wisconsin locations, and Kohl’s hopes to add other states to its growing solar offering before year-end.

Initial construction for the East Coast solar conversions began in January. On average, solar panels provide 30 percent of a store’s annual energy, or enough to power 54 homes annually. The total East Coast program is expected to offset 370 million pounds of carbon dioxide (CO2) over the 20-year program and is equivalent to removing more than 36,200 cars from the road for one year. 

“Our solar program is one of many ways Kohl’s is working to become a leading environmentally responsible retailer,” said Ken Bonning, executive vice president of logistics for Kohl’s. “We launched our California solar initiative one year ago and are excited to add East Coast locations to the program, making Kohl’s distributed solar power program the largest in the world among retailers.”

According to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), solar power is one of many green sources of power, which also include wind, geothermal and biogas. These power sources 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.

Kohl’s strives to be a leading green retailer by maximizing energy efficiency, minimizing waste, improving new building design, reducing climate damaging emissions, and encouraging environmental values. Recently, Kohl’s opened a new state-of-the-art photo studio in Milwaukee that was constructed using the U.S. Green Building Council’s Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) criteria. In its May issue, Working Mother Magazine recognized Kohl’s as one of the Best Green Companies for America’s Children. In April 2007, Kohl’s made the largest commitment to solar energy in U.S. history. Following that, the EPA recognized Kohl’s with a Green Power Leadership Award for being the No. 2 retail purchaser of renewable energy.  

Kohl’s Department Stores
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. Kohl’s operates 957 stores in 47 states and will celebrate the opening of its 1,000th store in the fall. A company committed to the communities it serves, Kohl’s has raised more than $102 million for children’s initiatives nationwide through its Kohl’s Cares for Kids® philanthropic program.  For a list of store locations and information, or for the added convenience of shopping online, visit www.kohls.com.

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Contact
Mary Ann Campbell (262) 703-7692 or maryann.campbell@kohls.com
Nzingha Thompson, (262) 703-1454 or nzingha.thompson@kohls.com


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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
KOHL'S NAMES MANSELL CEO, MONTGOMERY REMAINS CHAIRMAN OF THE BOARD
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