The Home Depot Declares Third Quarter Dividend of 29 Cents

ATLANTA, Nov. 15, 2012 /CNW/ - The Home Depot®, the world's largest home improvement retailer, today announced that its board of directors declared a third quarter cash dividend of 29 cents per share. The dividend is payable on December 13, 2012, to shareholders of record on the close of business on November 29, 2012. This is the 103rd consecutive quarter the Company has paid a cash dividend.

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The Home Depot is the world's largest home improvement specialty retailer, with 2,253 retail stores in all 50 states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, U.S. Virgin Islands, Guam, 10 Canadian provinces and Mexico. In fiscal 2011, The Home Depot had sales of $70.4 billion and earnings of $3.9 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.

SOURCE: The Home Depot

For further information:

Financial Community: Diane Dayhoff, Vice President of Investor Relations, +1-770-384-2666, diane_dayhoff@homedepot.com, or News Media: Paula Drake, Director of Corporate Communications, +1-770-384-3439, paula_drake@homedepot.com

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