Kohl's Corporation Reports October Comparable Store Sales

  Kohl's Corporation Reports October Comparable Store Sales

Business Wire

MENOMONEE FALLS, Wis. -- November 01, 2012

Kohl’s Corporation (NYSE: KSS) reported today that for the four-week month
ended October 27, 2012 total sales increased 4.6 percent and comparable store
sales increased 3.3 percent over the four-week month ended October 29, 2011.
For the third quarter, total sales increased 2.6 percent and comparable store
sales increased 1.1 percent. Year to date, total sales increased 1.2 percent
and comparable store sales decreased 0.5 percent.

                                        % Change
                    Total Sales                 Total Sales       Comparable Sales
($ in               2012       2011           2012    2011      2012      2011
millions)
October             $ 1,392      $ 1,331        4.6 %     5.6 %     3.3  %      4.0 %
Quarter             $ 4,490      $ 4,376        2.6 %     3.8 %     1.1  %      2.1 %
Year to             $ 12,937     $ 12,786       1.2 %     3.5 %     (0.5 %)     1.7 %
Date
                                                                                    

For the month, the Midwest was the strongest region and Children’s was the
strongest line of business. Additional 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, November 1, 2012 until 8:30 pm ET on
Friday, November 2, 2012. The toll-free, dial-in number for the replay is
(888) 360-2596. (No pass code is required.)

The Company also announced today that beginning with its 2013 fiscal year it
would align with the wishes of its investors and the practice of the majority
of its retail peers and no longer report monthly sales. The Company will
report its sales results quarterly in conjunction with its quarterly earnings
release.

The Company operates 1,146 stores in 49 states, compared to 1,127 stores at
the same time last year.

Third Quarter 2012 Earnings

The Company will report third quarter 2012 earnings at 7:00 a.m. ET on
Thursday, November 8, 2012. The Company will host a conference call at 8:30 am
ET on November 8, which can be accessed by dialing (706) 902-0486 and
referencing Conference ID 15140640, or via the Company's web site at
http://www.kohlscorporation.com/InvestorRelations/event-calendar.htm. Replays
of the call and web cast will be available.

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 operates1,146stores 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 Facebook
http://www.facebook.com/kohlsor Twitterhttp://twitter.com/Kohls.

Contact:

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