The Home Depot Declares Fourth Quarter Dividend of 22.5 Cents; Names Albert P. Carey to Its Board of Directors



    ATLANTA, Feb. 28 /CNW/ -- The Home Depot(R), the world's largest home
improvement retailer, today announced that its board of directors declared a
fourth quarter cash dividend of 22.5 cents per share. The dividend is payable
on March 27 to shareholders of record on the close of business on March 13.
This is the 84th consecutive quarter the Company has paid a cash dividend.
    
    (Logo:  http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20030502/HOMEDEPOTLOGO )
    New Board Member
    
    The Home Depot today announced the appointment of Albert (Al) P. Carey,
56, to the Company's board of directors. Mr. Carey will be a member of both
the Audit and Infrastructure Committees.
    Mr. Carey is the President and Chief Executive Officer of PepsiCo's
Frito- Lay North America division, a $12 billion snack and convenient foods
business. Prior to this, Mr. Carey was President of PepsiCo Sales, responsible
for PepsiCo's sales and customer management for retail, foodservice and
fountain businesses. A 27-year veteran of PepsiCo, he has held other
leadership positions within the organization including Chief Operating Officer
for PepsiCo Beverages & Foods, Chief Operating Officer for Frito-Lay North
America and Senior Vice President of Sales for Pepsi-Cola North America. Mr.
Carey started his career at Procter & Gamble, where he worked for seven years
prior to joining PepsiCo. He is also a member of the board of trustees at the
University of Maryland.
    "I am pleased to welcome Al to our board of directors," said Frank Blake,
chairman & CEO. "He has a clear track record of success that will benefit our
Company and be an asset to our board."
    With today's announcement, The Home Depot's board currently consists of
15 members, with 14 of them being outside directors.
    The Home Depot(R) is the world's largest home improvement specialty
retailer, with 2,243 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 2007, The Home Depot had sales of $77.3 billion and earnings
from continuing operations of $4.2 billion. The Company employs approximately
350,000 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. HDE




For further information:

For further information: Financial Community, Diane Dayhoff, Sr. VP - 
Investor Relations, +1-770-384-2666, diane_dayhoff@homedepot.com; News Media, 
Ron DeFeo, Director - Corporate Communications, +1-770-384-3179, 
ron_defeo@homedepot.com, both of The Home Depot Web Site:
http://www.homedepot.com


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