JCPenney Announces Procedures for 2007 Annual Meeting of Stockholders

PLANO, Texas--(BUSINESS WIRE)--

J. C. Penney Company, Inc. (NYSE: JCP) will hold its 2007 Annual Meeting of Stockholders on May 18, 2007, at 10 a.m. CT at its Home Office in Plano, Texas. Admission to the Annual Meeting is limited to JCPenney stockholders or their proxy holders.

Each stockholder will be asked to present proof of stock ownership and a valid, government-issued photo identification, such as a driver's license, before being admitted to the meeting. Proof of stock ownership may consist of the top portion of the proxy card or if shares are held in the name of a broker, bank or other nominee, an account statement or letter from the nominee indicating that the individual beneficially owned shares of JCPenney common stock on March 19, 2007, the record date for the Annual Meeting.

About JCPenney

JCPenney is one of America's leading retailers, operating 1,039 department stores throughout the United States and Puerto Rico, as well as one of the largest apparel and home furnishing sites on the Internet, jcp.com, and the nation's largest general merchandise catalog business. Through these integrated channels, JCPenney offers a wide array of national, private and exclusive brands which reflect the Company's commitment to providing customers with style and quality at a smart price. Traded as "JCP" on the New York Stock Exchange, the Company posted revenue of $19.9 billion in 2006 and is executing its strategic plan to be the growth leader in the retail industry. Key to this strategy is JCPenney's "Every Day Matters" brand positioning, intended to generate deeper, more emotionally driven relationships with customers by fully engaging the Company's 155,000 Associates to offer encouragement, provide ideas and inspire customers every time they shop with JCPenney.

Source: J. C. Penney Company, Inc.