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Press release from CNW Group

The Home Depot Declares Second Quarter Dividend of 25 Cents

Thursday, August 18, 2011

The Home Depot Declares Second Quarter Dividend of 25 Cents16:23 EDT Thursday, August 18, 2011 << >>ATLANTA, Aug. 18, 2011 /CNW/ -- The Home Depot®, the world's largest home improvement retailer, today announced that its board of directors declared a second quarter cash dividend of 25 cents per share. The dividend is payable on September 15, 2011, to shareholders of record on the close of business on September 1, 2011. This is the 98th consecutive quarter the Company has paid a cash dividend. << (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20030502/HOMEDEPOTLOGO ) >>The Home Depot is the world's largest home improvement specialty retailer, with 2,246 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, diane_dayhoff@homedepot.com; News Media: Ron DeFeo, Senior Director of Corporate Communications, +1-770-384-3179, ron_defeo@homedepot.com Web Site: http://www.homedepot.com