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Date of Report (Date of earliest event reported): September 25, 2017
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Departure of Directors or Certain Officers; Election of Directors; Appointment of Certain Officers; Compensatory Arrangements of Certain Officers
On September 26, 2017, Kohl’s Corporation (the “Company”) issued a press release announcing Kevin Mansells retirement as the Chairman of the Board, Chief Executive Officer and President and as a director of the Company effective as of the close of the Companys May 16, 2018 Annual Meeting of Shareholders (the 2018 Meeting) or any adjournment of the 2018 Meeting.
Michelle Gass, the Companys Chief Merchandising and Customer Officer, has been appointed as Chief Executive Officer-elect and will serve as Chief Executive Officer effective upon Mr. Mansells retirement. She also will stand for election as a director of the Company at the 2018 Meeting. Sona Chawla, the Companys Chief Operating Officer, has been appointed President-elect and will serve as President upon Mr. Mansells retirement. She will continue to serve as the Companys principal operating officer.
Ms. Gass, age 49, joined Kohls in June 2013 as Chief Customer Officer and was named Chief Merchandising and Customer Officer in June 2015. Previously, she served in a variety of management positions with Starbucks Coffee Company since 1996, most recently as President, Starbucks Coffee EMEA (Europe, Middle East, Russia and Africa) from 2011 to May 2013. From April 2014 to February 2017, Ms. Gass served as a director of Cigna Corporation, a global health service company.
Ms. Chawla, age 50, joined Kohls in November 2015 as Chief Operating Officer. Previously, she served with Walgreens as President of Digital and Chief Marketing Officer from February 2014 to November 2015 and President, E-Commerce from January 2011 to February 2014. From August 2012 to November 2015, Ms. Chawla served as a director of Express, Inc., a specialty retail apparel chain. She is currently a director of CarMax, Inc., the nations largest retailer of used vehicles.
Consistent with the Companys corporate governance guidelines, the Companys board of directors intends to appoint an independent director to the role of Chairman effective upon Mr. Mansells retirement from the board of directors.
Since January 31, 2016, there have been no transactions, and there are no currently proposed transactions, to which the Company was or is a participant and in which Ms. Gass or Ms. Chawla had or is to have a direct or indirect material interest that would require disclosure pursuant to Item 404(a) of Regulation S-K.
The Companys press release announcing the retirement of Mr. Mansell and the appointments of Mses. Gass and Chawla is attached hereto as Exhibit 99.1 and is incorporated herein by reference.
Press Release dated September 26, 2017
Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, the registrant has duly caused this report to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned hereunto duly authorized.
Dated: September 26, 2017
/s/ Jason J. Kelroy
Jason J. Kelroy
Executive Vice President
General Counsel and Secretary
Press Release dated September 26, 2017