Kohl's Corporation Reports March Comparable Store Sales

  Kohl's Corporation Reports March Comparable Store Sales

Business Wire

MENOMONEE FALLS, Wis. -- April 05, 2012

Kohl’s Corporation (NYSE: KSS) reported today that for the five-week month
ended March 31, 2012 total sales increased 5.3 percent and comparable store
sales increased 3.6 percent over the five-week month ended April 2, 2011. Year
to date, total sales have increased 3.6 percent and comparable store sales
have increased 1.8 percent.

Kevin Mansell, Kohl’s chairman, president and chief executive officer,
commented, “Warmer weather and an earlier Easter combined to help improve our
sales trend, especially in certain regions and businesses. The cold weather
regions – Midwest, Mid-Atlantic and Northeast – outperformed the company.
Children’s apparel, driven by Easter demand, was the strongest business while
men’s and women’s apparel also performed well.”

                                  % Change
                  Total Sales       Total Sales    Comparable Sales
($ in millions)   2012    2011     2012  2011     2012    2011
March             $1,815   $1,723   5.3%   (4.9%)   3.6%     (6.5%)
Year to date      $2,989   $2,884   3.6%   (0.4%)   1.8%     (2.2%)
                                                             

The Company opened 9 new stores, including one relocated store, and closed one
store in March 2012 and now operates 1,134 stores in 49 states, compared to
1,097 stores at the same time last year.

Comments regarding the Company’s sales results will be provided in a
pre-recorded telephone message, which will be available from 8:30 AM ET on
Thursday, April 5, 2012 until 8:30 PM ET on Friday, April 6, 2012. The
toll-free, dial-in number for the replay is (888) 360-2596. (No pass code is
required.)

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. With a commitment to
environmental leadership, Kohl’s operates1,134stores in 49 states. In
support of the communities it serves, Kohl’s has raised more than$208million
for children’s initiatives nationwide through its Kohl’s Cares® cause
merchandise program, which operates under Kohl's Cares, LLC, a wholly-owned
subsidiary of Kohl's Department Stores, Inc. For a list of store locations and
information, or for the added convenience of shopping online,
visitwww.Kohls.com,or join the discussion on
Facebookhttp://www.facebook.com/kohlsor Twitterhttp://twitter.com/Kohls.

Contact:

Kohl’s Corporation
Investor Relations:
Wes McDonald, (262) 703-1893
Senior Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer
or
Media:
Vicki Shamion, (262) 703-1464
Senior Vice President – Public Relations