Exhibit 32.1
CERTIFICATION PURSUANT TO
18 U.S.C. SECTION 1350,
AS ADOPTED PURSUANT TO
SECTION 906 OF THE SARBANES-OXLEY ACT OF 2002
In connection with the Quarterly Report of J. C. Penney Company, Inc. (the “Company”) on Form 10-Q for the period ended July 29, 2017 (the “Report”), I, Marvin R. Ellison, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of the Company, certify, pursuant to 18 U.S.C. Section 1350, as adopted pursuant to Section 906 of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002, that to my knowledge:
(1) the Report fully complies with the requirements of section 13(a) or 15(d) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934; and
(2) the information contained in the Report fairly presents, in all material respects, the financial condition and results of operations of the Company.
DATED this 30th day of August 2017.
 
/s/ Marvin R. Ellison
 
Marvin R. Ellison
 
Chairman and Chief Executive Officer