The Home Depot to Host Second Quarter 2008 Earnings Conference Call on August 19, 2008



    ATLANTA, Aug. 5 /CNW/ -- The Home Depot(R), the world's largest home
improvement retailer, announced today that it will hold its Second Quarter
2008 Earnings Conference Call on Tuesday, August 19 at 9 a.m. ET.
    
    (Logo:  http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20030502/HOMEDEPOTLOGO )
    
    A webcast will be available by logging onto www.homedepot.com and
selecting the Second Quarter 2008 Earnings Conference Call icon. The link will
be displayed on the home page as well as under the Investor Relations section.
The webcast will be archived and available beginning at approximately noon on
August 19.
    The Home Depot(R) is the world's largest home improvement specialty
retailer, with 2,257 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 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. HDE




For further information:

For further information: Financial Community, Diane Dayhoff, Sr. Vice
President of Investor Relations, +1-770-384-2666, diane_dayhoff@homedepot.com;
or News Media, Paula Drake, Sr. Manager, Corporate Communications,
+1-941-488-1289, paula_drake@homedepot.com, both of The Home Depot Web Site:
http://www.homedepot.com


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