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Commencing on or about May 15, 2019, J. C. Penney Company, Inc. sent the following communication to certain stockholders:



Dear Fellow JCPenney Stockholder:

By now, you should have received your proxy material for the 2019 Annual Meeting of Stockholders of J. C. Penney Company, Inc. which is scheduled to be held on May 24, 2019. Our records indicate you have not yet voted your shares at the time of the mailing of this reminder letter.

Each stockholder’s vote is extremely important. There are 4 proposals on the agenda for this year’s Annual Meeting as discussed further in the proxy statement you should have already received.

Your vote is extremely important. PLEASE CAST YOUR VOTE TODAY. The fastest and easiest way to vote is by telephone or over the Internet. Instructions on how to vote your shares over the telephone or Internet are enclosed with this letter. Alternatively, you may sign and return the enclosed voting form in the envelope provided.


Your Board of Directors recommends that you vote your shares FOR all proposals. If you sign and return the enclosed proxy card without indicating a different choice, your shares will be voted FOR all proposals. Important information regarding all 4 proposals is contained in the Proxy Statement dated April 1, 2019 which was previously mailed to you and which we urge you to read.


If you have questions or need help voting your shares, please call our proxy solicitation firm, Morrow Sodali LLC, at 1-877-787-9239.

Thank you for your investment in JCPenney and for taking the time to vote your shares.


Salil R. Virkar, Secretary