Target plans to open a new store in Inver Grove Heights in July 2012. The store will be one of the 20 stores the company plans to open in 2012, including the first five CityTarget locations. The new store, located at South Robert Trail and Highway 55, will offer guests the everyday essentials and exclusive brands they have come to expect from Target. In addition, it will include a selection of fresh produce, fresh packaged meat and pre-packaged baked goods to further enhance guests’ experience. The store will be approximately 135,000 square feet and employ approximately 200 team members. “Target is pleased to open its first store in Inver Grove Heights, making it the eighth in Dakota County,” said Bryan Everett, Target’s senior vice president of stores in the Midwest region. “Target is proud to expand its presence in the state where it originated. We take pride in being a good neighbor in the Twin Cities community and developing long-lasting relationships with guests and the Inver Grove Heights community.” 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. Target has been a proud member of the Twin Cities community since 1962, creating strong partnerships with community organizations through Target’s community giving programs. Twin Cities-area partners include the Minneapolis Institute of Arts, Minnesota Children’s Museum, Walker Art Center and St. Paul Chamber Orchestra. About Target Minneapolis-based Target Corporation (NYSE:TGT) serves guests at 1,763 stores across the United States and at Target.com. The company will 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 income 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.