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Goodbye Winter, Hello Spring!

<p class='bwalignc'> <i>Awaken spring senses with inspirational content from Lowe's Creative Ideas, now available on iPad</i> </p>

Tuesday, March 20, 2012

Goodbye Winter, Hello Spring!14:49 EDT Tuesday, March 20, 2012 MOORESVILLE, N.C. (Business Wire) -- Break away from the winter gloom, indoors and out, with the latest tips and inspiration to awaken spring senses and breathe some fresh life into the home. To help tackle the projects on the to-do list all winter long, Lowe's Creative Ideas magazine, a leading source for home improvement inspiration and information, launched one of the top free iPad apps in the iTunes Newsstand. The magazine's latest issue highlights the season's hottest paint colors, top tips for tackling spring cleaning and gardening, and ideas to delight moms this Mother's Day, among many other budget-friendly and easy do-it-yourself project ideas. The Lowe's Creative Ideas magazine is also available in print through a free subscription and accessible online at Inspirational project ideas from the magazine may also be found on the Lowe's Creative Ideas Pinterest boards at The Lowe's Creative Ideas iPad app, which has been ranked as a top-five free iPad app in the iTunes Newsstand since March 6, is just one of the many ways Lowe's uses technology to reach customers and provide inspirational content through multiple channels. Recent updates include: Lowe's consumer mobile app, one of the highest-rated retail apps in the Apple store Relationship with Houzz, a leading social site for home remodeling and design Wi-Fi in all Lowe's stores Rollout of iPhone technology in stores to help associates better serve customers Acquisition of ATG Stores, a leading online retailer of home improvement and lifestyle products Additionally, more than four million do-it-yourselfers have made home improvement simple with MyLowe's, an integrated online tool that allows consumers to track purchase history with a MyLowe's card, get organized with Folders & Lists, stay on top of seasonal needs with Reminders, and make managing the home easier with Home Profile. Discover more at About Lowe's With fiscal year 2011 sales of $50.2 billion, Lowe's Companies, Inc. is a FORTUNE® 50 company that serves approximately 15 million customers a week at more than 1,745 home improvement stores in the United States, Canada and Mexico. Founded in 1946 and based in Mooresville, N.C., Lowe's is the second-largest home improvement retailer in the world. For more information, visit Lowe?s Companies, Inc.Jaclyn Pardini, 704-758-4317jaclyn.pardini@lowes.comorColleen Maiura,