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jcpenney Promotes Brynn Evanson to EVP of Human Resources

PLANO, Texas  (April 23, 2013) - J. C. Penney Company, Inc. (NYSE: JCP) today announced the promotion of Brynn Evanson to executive vice president of human resources, leading all HR functions across stores, supply chain and the home office, including team member relations, recruiting, learning and development, compensation and benefits, and talent operations. Evanson will join the Company's executive board, reporting to Myron E. (Mike) Ullman, III, chief executive officer for jcpenney.

"Brynn is a proven leader with a deep understanding of the employee culture at jcpenney. With nearly 120,000 team members across the country, her knowledge and expertise will be instrumental to our success as we move the Company forward," said Ullman.

Evanson, 44, joined jcpenney in 2009 and most recently served as vice president of compensation, benefits and talent operations. Her career spans more than 20 years in the retail industry, beginning at Marshall Field's, where she advanced through positions in stores, finance, HR and merchandising. She transitioned to Target in 2000 and moved through a series of HR roles, becoming director of executive compensation and retirement plans.

About  jcpenney:
More than a century ago, James Cash Penney founded his company on the principle of the Golden Rule: treat others the way you'd like to be treated - Fair and Square. His legacy continues to this day, as J. C. Penney Company, Inc. (NYSE: JCP) boldly transforms the retail experience across 1,100 stores and jcp.com to become America's favorite store. Focused on making the customer experience better everyday, jcpenney is dreaming up new ways to make customers love shopping again. On every visit, customers will discover great prices every day in a unique Shops environment that features exceptionally curated merchandise, a dynamic presentation and unmatched customer service. For more information, visit us at jcp.com.

jcpenney media relations
(972) 431.3400 - jcpcorpcomm@jcpenney.com

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