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The Home Depot Declares First Quarter Dividend of 25 Cents

Wednesday, June 01, 2011

The Home Depot Declares First Quarter Dividend of 25 Cents17:00 EDT Wednesday, June 01, 2011 << >>ATLANTA, June 1, 2011 /CNW/ -- The Home Depot®, the world's largest home improvement retailer, today announced that its board of directors declared a first quarter cash dividend of 25 cents per share. The dividend is payable on June 30, 2011, to shareholders of record on the close of business on June 16, 2011. This is the 97th consecutive quarter the Company has paid a cash dividend.The Home Depot is the world's largest home improvement specialty retailer, with 2,245 retail stores in all 50 states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, U.S. Virgin Islands, Guam, 10 Canadian provinces, Mexico and China. In fiscal 2010, The Home Depot had sales of $68.0 billion and earnings from continuing operations of $3.3 billion. The Company employs more than 300,000 associates. The Home Depot's stock is traded on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE: HD) and is included in the Dow Jones industrial average and Standard & Poor's 500 index. << >>For further information: Financial Community: Diane Dayhoff, Vice President of Investor Relations, +1-770-384-2666,; or News Media: Ron DeFeo, Senior Director of Corporate Communications. +1-770-384-3179, Web Site: