MINNEAPOLIS--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Aug. 27, 2008--Target Corporation
(NYSE:TGT) announces the promotion of Michael Francis, executive vice
president, marketing to executive vice president and chief marketing
"Under Michael's leadership, Target has built one of the most
recognizable and well-respected brands in America," said Gregg
Steinhafel, president and chief executive officer, Target.
As executive vice president and chief marketing officer, Francis
is responsible for all marketing functions, as well as strategy and
research, community relations and Target.com.
Francis serves on the boards of the Smithsonian Institution's
National Board, Cooper-Hewitt National Design Museum, Walker Art
Center, and The Minneapolis Institute of Arts. He is also a director
of Piper Jaffray Companies (NYSE: PJC).
Minneapolis-based Target serves guests at 1,648 stores in 47
states nationwide by delivering today's best retail trends at
affordable prices. Target is committed to providing guests with great
design through innovative products, in-store experiences and community
partnerships. Whether visiting a Target store or shopping online at
Target.com, guests enjoy a fun and convenient shopping experience with
access to thousands of unique and highly differentiated items. Since
1946, the corporation has invested five percent of its pretax income
in the communities it serves. Target (NYSE:TGT) gives more than $3
million a week to its local communities through grants and special
programs. Target partners with nonprofit organizations, guests and
team members to help meet community needs.
CONTACT: Target Corporation
Target Communications, 612-696-3400
SOURCE: Target Corporation