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Kohl’s Donates $1.5 Million to TED

  Kohl’s Donates $1.5 Million to TED

Donation will help develop TED’s new online educational tools for students and
                                  educators

Business Wire

MENOMONEE FALLS, Wis. -- February 21, 2013

Kohl’s Department Stores (NYSE: KSS) today announced the continuation of its
partnership with TED, the nonprofit organization that provides a platform for
innovative thinkers to present Ideas Worth Spreading, with a donation of $1.5
million to continue its education-based opportunities for youth. The
additional funding will allow TED to further advance the TED-Ed platform, a
platform created in 2012 to provide free educational content for educators and
students. The donation comes from the Kohl’s Cares^® cause merchandise
program, which sells special merchandise, including plush toys and books, and
donates 100 percent of the net profit to benefit children’s health and
education initiatives nationwide.

“Kohl’s is committed to children’s education, and we are pleased to continue
our partnership with TED to help further advance the TED-Ed platform,” said
Kevin Mansell, Kohl’s chairman, president and chief executive officer. “TED
and TED-Ed offer a new, creative way to learn, and Kohl’s is honored to help
provide a free educational resource for teachers and parents that is also
compelling for kids.”

TED-Ed seeks to inspire curiosity by harnessing the talent of the world's best
teachers and visualizers, and by providing educators with new tools that spark
and facilitate learning. The platform’s groundbreaking website
[http://ed.ted.com],housed onTED.com,gives teachers, parents, and anyone
who wants to spread a lesson the ability to create unique customized lesson
plans around TED-Ed video content. This platform also allows users to take any
useful educational video, not just TED's, and easily create a customized
lesson around the video. Users can distribute the lessons, publicly or
privately, and track their impact on the world, a class, or an individual
student. TED-Ed launched in March of 2012 with a $1.25 million commitment from
Kohl’s Cares, optimizing TED content for use in educational settings.

The continued partnership between Kohl’s and TED will support the following
youth-focused educational initiatives in 2013:

  *TED2013 / TEDActive: Kohl’s will host an education-themed interactive
    exhibit at TED2013 which will feature some of the lessons created as part
    of the Lessons Worth Sharing program, which awarded 18 educators across
    the country with the opportunity to have their most impactful and
    influential lesson featured as an animated video on TED’s global TED-Ed
    website. TED2013 will take place in Long Beach from February 25 – March 1,
    2013.
  *TED-Ed Community Forum: An online platform, expected to launch later this
    year, will be developed to serve as a resource hub for educators, allowing
    them to connect using web-based collaboration tools and share best
    practices for TED-Ed.

The partnership also supported the following youth-focused educational
initiative in 2012:

  *TEDYouth: During TEDYouth in New York City on November 17, Kohl’s hosted
    an activation space offering a series of hands-on how-to’s for students
    attending the event. Participating students received toolkits featuring a
    project they could complete at home with the everyday materials included
    in the kit.

Kohl’s has a long-standing commitment to supporting kids programs. Since 2000,
Kohl’s has raised more than $208 million for kids’ health and education
initiatives nationwide. For more information on Kohl’s philanthropic efforts,
visit www.Kohls.com/Cares.

About the TED-Ed Website

The site builds on TED-Ed content – available on the TED-Ed channel on YouTube
– by allowing educators to create custom lessons around each video. By
publishing and sharing the lesson, the lesson-creator can measure its effect
on an individual student, a class or the world. Specifically, they can measure
participation and the accuracy of any individual student's answers on the
assignment.

About TED

TED is a nonprofit organization devoted to Ideas Worth Spreading. Started as a
four-day conference inCaliforniaalmost 30 years ago, TED has grown to
support those world-changing ideas with multiple initiatives. The two annual
TED Conferences invite the world's leading thinkers and doers to speak for 18
minutes. Many of these talks are then made available, free, atTED.com. The
annual TED Conference takes place each spring, along with the TEDActive
simulcast. The annual TEDGlobal conference is held each summer inEdinburgh,
Scotland.

TED's media initiatives includeTED.com, where newTED Talksare posted daily;
theOpen Translation Project, which provides subtitles and interactive
transcripts as well as translations from volunteers worldwide; the educational
initiativeTED-Ed, andTEDBooks, short e-books on powerful ideas. TED has
established the annualTED Prize, where exceptional individuals with a wish to
change the world get help translatingtheir wishes into action;TEDx, which
supports individuals or groups in hosting local, self-organized TED-style
events around the world, and theTED Fellowsprogram, helping world-changing
innovators from around the globe to amplify the impact of their remarkable
projects and activities.

Follow TED on Twitter athttp://twitter.com/TEDNews, or on Facebook
athttp://www.facebook.com/TED.

About 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. 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
Facebookhttp://www.facebook.com/kohlsor Twitterhttp://twitter.com/Kohls.

Contact:

Kohl’s
Jen Johnson, 262.703.5241
jen.johnson@kohls.com
or
Kohl’s
Tami Kou, 262.703.7725
tami.kou@kohls.com
 
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