Kohl's Corporation Reports January Comparable Store Sales

  Kohl's Corporation Reports January Comparable Store Sales

Business Wire

MENOMONEE FALLS, Wis. -- February 7, 2013

Kohl’s Corporation (NYSE: KSS) reported today that comparable store sales for
the four weeks ended January 26, 2013 compared to January 28, 2012 increased
13.3 percent. Due to the 53^rd week in the fiscal 2012 calendar, fiscal
January 2013 included a fifth week which ended on February 2, 2013. Sales for
the fifth week of fiscal January 2013 were $169 million.

Comparable store sales, which exclude sales for the fifth week of fiscal
January 2013, increased 1.9 percent for the quarter and 0.3 percent for the
year.

Kevin Mansell, Kohl’s chairman, president and chief executive officer,
commented, “Our January performance allowed us to accomplish our goal of
clearing seasonal merchandise and we are happy with the balance and strength
of our inventory across regions and categories as we enter fiscal 2013.”


                                  % Change
                                                                        Comparable
              Total Sales             Total Sales                    
                                                                        Store Sales
($ in         2012      2011         2012^(1)  2012^(2)  2011        2012    2011
millions)
January       $ 1,132    $ 844        34.1  %    14.1  %    2.4  %      13.3 %   0.6  %
Quarter       $ 6,343    $ 6,018      5.4   %    2.5   %    (0.3 %)     1.9  %   (2.1 %)
Year        $ 19,280  $ 18,804   2.5   %   1.6   %   2.2  %    0.3  %  0.5  %

^(1) Including fifth week of fiscal January 2013
^(2) Excluding fifth week of fiscal January 2013


The West was the strongest region for the month with a mid-teen increase in
comparable store sales. The South Central reported a low double-digit increase
in comparable store sales. All other regions reported mid- to high
single-digit increases. E-Commerce sales, excluding the fifth week of fiscal
January 2013, increased 59 percent over January 2012. All lines of business
except Footwear achieved double-digit comparable store sales increases.
Footwear had a high-single digit increase in comparable store sales.

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, February 7, 2013 until 8:30 pm ET on Friday, February 8, 2013. The
toll-free, dial-in number for the replay is (888) 360-2596. (No pass code is
required.) As a reminder, beginning with fiscal February 2013, the Company
will no longer report monthly sales results. Quarterly sales results will be
reported in conjunction with the Company’s quarterly earnings reports.

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

Fourth Quarter 2012 Earnings

On Thursday, February 28, 2013, the Company will report its fourth quarter
2012 earnings at 7:00 am ET and host a conference call at 8:30 am ET. The
conference call can be accessed by dialing (706) 902-0486 and referencing
Conference ID 15143990, 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.

Cautionary Statement Regarding Forward-Looking Information

This press release contains “forward-looking statements” within the meaning of
the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Kohl's intends
forward-looking terminology such as “believes,” “expects,” “may,” “will,”
“should,” “anticipates,” “plans,” or similar expressions to identify
forward-looking statements. Such statements are subject to certain risks and
uncertainties, which could cause Kohl's actual results to differ materially
from those anticipated by the forward-looking statements. These risks and
uncertainties include, but are not limited to those described in Item 1A in
Kohl’s Annual Report on Form 10-K, which is expressly incorporated herein by
reference, and other factors as may periodically be described in Kohl's
filings with the SEC.

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, (262) 703-1893
Senior Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer
or
Media:
Jen Johnson, (262) 703-5241
Director – Public Relations