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The following message to Associates was published in J. C. Penney Company, Inc.’s internal newsletter, jLife, on April 28, 2009:

Have you voted?

JCPenney’s 2009 Annual Meeting of Stockholders will be held at the Home Office on Friday, May 15th, 2009. All JCPenney stockholders, including Associates who own shares of stock, have the right to vote.

How to vote:
 
If you own shares of stock…
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Directly in your name through BNY Mellon Shareowner Services, the Company’s transfer agent,
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Indirectly through your JCPenney stock accounts in the Savings Plan, or
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Indirectly through your brokerage account,

... you should’ve received, by regular mail or email in April, information containing voting instructions and your unique control number to make your voting elections.

If you own JCPenney stock through multiple accounts, you should’ve received a separate control number for each of your accounts.  You should submit votes for each of your control numbers to vote all of your shares.

Your vote is important and we encourage you to vote your shares if you haven’t already done so.