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August 21, 2008
KOHLíS NAMES MANSELL CEO, MONTGOMERY REMAINS CHAIRMAN OF THE BOARD
Kohl’s continues executive succession plan, reiterates commitment
to long-term growth strategy

MENOMONEE FALLS, Wis., August 21, 2008 — Kohl’s Corporation (NYSE: KSS) today announced that Kevin Mansell, a 26-year veteran of the organization who has served as president since 1999, has been named president and chief executive officer and will continue to serve on the Board of Directors, effective immediately.

Mr. Mansell, 56, succeeds Larry Montgomery, 59, who will remain chairman of the board and will hold full-time management responsibilities for the organization’s strategic growth and talent management initiatives. Montgomery will continue to manage Kohl’s Human Resources, Legal and Real Estate Departments.

As president and chief executive officer, Mansell will be responsible for the development and execution of strategic initiatives, day-to-day operations, and Kohl’s long-term growth plan. In addition to his current management responsibilities for Product Development, Logistics/Store Planning, Merchandise Planning, Information Systems, E-commerce, Marketing and Business Development, he will also manage Finance and Store Operations.

 “Having worked with Kevin for over 20 years, I am confident he is the right choice to lead Kohl’s Corporation,” said Montgomery. “His strategic vision, in-depth management experience, and extensive knowledge of Kohl’s and the retail landscape, will allow him to effectively manage the organization for long-term sustainable growth.”

As one of the fastest-growing department stores in the country, a strategic, long-term succession plan has been integral to Kohl’s success. Mansell’s promotion is the most recent demonstration of this strategy.

 “As president for the last nine years, I have had the pleasure to work collaboratively with Larry on every aspect of our business,” said Mansell. “More than ever, it is important we remain focused on our four strategic initiatives:  merchandising, marketing, inventory management and the in-store shopping experience.  We believe we are well positioned to continue to capture market share in this competitive and difficult economic environment.” 

With 26 years of progressive experience within Kohl’s Corporation, Mansell joined the company in 1982 as a divisional merchandise manager and was promoted to general merchandise manager in 1987.  Over the next nine years, his responsibilities expanded to include merchandise planning and allocation. With extensive experience across a variety of disciplines, Mansell was promoted to senior executive vice president of merchandising and marketing in 1998. Since 1999, he has served as president.  Mansell and Montgomery worked together in senior executive leadership roles for more than 20 years, and as a collaborative president and CEO team for nearly ten years.  

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. 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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Investor Relations Contact:  
Wes McDonald, Chief Financial Officer (262) 703-1893

Public Relations Contact:  
Vicki Shamion, Vice President Public Relations (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
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
KOHLíS EARNS ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCYíS ENERGY STAR LABEL AT 50 STORES
July 7, 2008
MUSIC AND DENIM UNITE IN KOHLíS 2008 BACK-TO-SCHOOL CAMPAIGN WITH CELEBRITY-INSPIRED PRODUCT AVAILABLE ONLY AT KOHLíS
June 20, 2008
KOHLíS 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 KOHLíS LAUNCH BOBBY FLAY-BRANDED KITCHENWARE AND CASUAL ENTERTAINING PRODUCTS
May 12, 2008
KOHLíS DISTRIBUTED SOLAR POWER PROGRAM BECOMES WORLDíS LARGEST AMONG RETAILERS
May 6, 2008
ďKUNG FU PANDAĒ CHARACTERS KICK INTO KOHLíS FOR A LIMITED TIME
May 1, 2008
PETER BONEPARTH AND DALE E. JONES ELECTED TO KOHL'S CORPORATION BOARD OF DIRECTORS
  April 23, 2008
KOHLíS ASSOCIATES EMBRACE VOLUNTEER SPIRIT, EARN $3.25 MILLION FOR CHILDRENíS NONPROFITS NATIONWIDE
 
April 16, 2008
KOHLíS 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
CANDIEíS UNVEILS ďHEROESĒ 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