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Press release from Business Wire

Target to Open New Store in East Peoria, Ill.

<p class='bwalignc'> <i><b>The company plans to hire approximately 150-200 new team members</b></i> </p>

Wednesday, September 19, 2012

Target to Open New Store in East Peoria, Ill.12:30 EDT Wednesday, September 19, 2012 MINNEAPOLIS (Business Wire) -- Target Corporation (NYSE: TGT) is pleased to announce the opening of a new store in East Peoria, Ill. in March 2013. The store, located at Clock Tower Drive and West Washington Street, will be part of the 86-acre East Peoria Downtown development. This will be the first Target store in East Peoria. The store will offer guests the everyday essentials and exclusive brands they have come to expect from Target. In addition, the store will include a selection of fresh produce, fresh packaged meat and pre-packaged baked goods as well as a Starbucks and a Target Pharmacy to further enhance guests' experience. The 135,000 square-foot store will employ approximately 150-200 team members. “Target is excited to open its first store in East Peoria,” said Bryan Everett, Target's senior vice president of stores in the Midwest. “We are committed to being a good neighbor to the East Peoria and surrounding Illinois communities, and to developing long-lasting relationships with our guests.” Target will host job fairs approximately two months prior to the new store opening, at which prospective candidates may apply and interview for open team member positions. Candidates may also apply online at Target.com/careers or at in-store kiosks located at all Target stores approximately three months prior to the new store opening. Target creates strong partnerships with local organizations in all of the communities where the company does business through Target's community giving programs. This store will start a local grant program, contribute to the United Way and donate food to a Feeding America member, or approved agency. Target also encourages team members to volunteer their time to serve the needs of their community. About TargetMinneapolis-based Target Corporation (NYSE:TGT) serves guests at 1,772 stores across the United States and at Target.com. The company plans to open its first stores in Canada in 2013. In addition, the company operates a credit card segment that offers branded proprietary credit card products. Since 1946, Target has given 5 percent of its profit through community grants and programs; today, that giving equals more than $3 million a week. For more information about Target's commitment to corporate responsibility, visit Target.com/hereforgood. For more information, visit Target.com/pressroom. Target CommunicationsSarah Van Nevel, 612-761-6075orTarget Media Hotline, 612-696-3400