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August 6, 2008
KOHL'S EXPANDS SOLAR POWER PROGRAM TO OREGON
Kohl’s Solar Initiative Adds Sixth State

MENOMONEE FALLS, Wis., August 6, 2008 — Kohl’s Department Stores (NYSE: KSS) announced today that it will expand its solar program to a sixth state, Oregon, with plans to convert four of its nine stores to solar power. In addition to Oregon, Kohl’s has solar projects underway in California, Connecticut, Maryland, New Jersey and Wisconsin.

Solar panel installation will begin in August at the Hillsboro store, the first Kohl’s location scheduled for solar power in the state. Planning is underway to convert three additional Oregon stores to solar power. On average, solar panels will provide about 25 percent of each store’s energy. When complete, the four Oregon installations will collectively provide up to 900 kilowatts of power and are expected to produce up to 1 million kilowatt-hours of energy per year. Over the 20-year life of the program, the solar energy produced is expected to offset 12.9 million pounds of carbon dioxide, which is enough energy to power 1,682 households in Oregon annually or the equivalent of taking 1,255 cars off the road for a year.

Kohl’s is the largest retail host of solar power, and its distributed solar program is 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. In total, Kohl’s has converted 43 locations to solar power and has plans to activate approximately 85 additional sites across its six-state program. The company hopes to add more states to its growing solar program in the coming months.

“Kohl’s strives to be an environmentally responsible retailer,” said Ken Bonning, executive vice president of logistics for Kohl’s. “The addition of Oregon to our solar program demonstrates our continued desire to use cleaner energy and reduce our carbon footprint.”

Kohl’s supports its green mission by maximizing energy efficiency, minimizing waste, improving new building design, reducing climate damaging emissions, and encouraging environmental values. Green activities and honors include:

  • Beginning this fall, Kohl’s will pursue LEED certification (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) from the U.S. Green Building Council for all stores built from the ground up.
  • In July 2008, 50 Kohl's stores earned the Energy Star label for superior energy efficiency and environmental performance marking the largest group of retail buildings to earn the label in Energy Star history.
  • Kohl’s state-of-the-art photo studio, which opened in Milwaukee in January, was constructed using LEED criteria as well.
  • In its May issue, Working Mother Magazine recognized Kohl’s as one of the Best Green Companies for America’s Children.
  • Kohl’s is the largest retail host of solar power — its distributed solar program, which spans six states, is the largest in the world among retailers.
  • The EPA honored 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. By the end of November, Kohl’s will operate 1,004 stores in 48 states. 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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Contacts:
Nzingha Thompson, 262-703-1454 or nzingha.thompson@kohls.com
Mary Ann Campbell, 262-703-7692 or maryann.campbell@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