To Give Customers More Options, The Home Depot in Canada Continues To Build Its Network of NCR Self-Checkout



    With 35 Percent of Store Transactions Now Conducted On NCR FastLane(TM),
The Home Depot Can Enhance Customer Service by Redeploying More Staff onto the
Floor

    MISSISSAUGA, ONTARIO, April 13 /CNW/ - NCR Corporation (NYSE:  NCR) today
announced that The Home Depot (NYSE:  HD) is continuing to roll out NCR FastLane
self-checkout across Canada. The world's largest home improvement retailer,
The Home Depot is the country's first home improvement store to equip its
Canadian stores with self-checkout. As Home Depot expands self-checkout across
the country, self-service enables the retail giant to offer its customers more
checkout choices.

    In June 2005, The Home Depot began installing NCR FastLane in new and
existing stores in Canada to improve front-end operations, improve the
customer experience and give shoppers added checkout options. Since then, the
retailer has maintained an aggressive rollout schedule. As of the first
quarter this year, 136 of their 155 Canadian stores have been equipped with
NCR FastLane technology, with the majority of stores featuring four
self-checkout lanes, plus one attendant station.

    NCR is number one in shipments of self-checkout stations in North America
and globally. Flexible and easy-to-use, NCR FastLane is ideally suited to the
retail home improvement environment as it leverages the "serve-yourself"
concept, and gives shoppers the option of scanning, bagging and paying for
purchases themselves, at their own pace. While the system's touchscreen and
spoken instructions make it easy to use, a Home Depot store associate is
always available to assist any customers who are unfamiliar with the
technology.

    A national Ipsos Reid poll conducted for NCR in December 2005 found that
44 percent of Canadian consumers indicated they would choose self-checkout
when shopping. The Home Depot Canada reports that at stores where NCR FastLane
has been installed, an average of 35 percent of all transactions are taking
place at the self-checkout lanes.

    "When customers shop at The Home Depot, they come for great service,
expert know-how, and a wide variety of choices," said Annette Verschuren,
president of The Home Depot Canada. "Self-checkouts provide them with yet
another choice. By combining traditional, full-service checkout with
self-service lanes, we're able to speed up the checkout process, and also
enhance overall customer service by moving associates onto the store floor
where they can provide further value-add service and expertise."

    Kent Porter, NCR director of self-service, Retail Solutions Division in
Canada, says, "Self-checkout can also help time-pressed contractors. Whether
it's a first-time customer or someone who regularly uses self-checkout, the
NCR FastLane user interface is intuitive which makes it easy to use so that
contractors get in and out of the store and onto the job site as quickly as
possible. After all, time is money."

    About The Home Depot

    The Home Depot(R) is the world's largest home improvement specialty
retailer, with 2,163 retail stores in all 50 states, the District of Columbia,
Puerto Rico, U.S. Virgin Islands, 10 Canadian provinces, Mexico and China.
Through its HD Supply(SM) businesses, The Home Depot is also one of the
largest diversified wholesale distributors in the United States, with nearly
1,000 locations in the United States and Canada offering products and services
for building, improving and maintaining homes, businesses and municipal
infrastructures. In fiscal 2006, The Home Depot had sales of $90.8 billion and
earnings of $5.8 billion. The company employs approximately 355,000 associates
and has been recognized by FORTUNE magazine as the No. 1 Most Admired
Specialty Retailer and the No. 13 Most Admired Corporation in America for
2006. 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

    About NCR Corporation

    NCR Corporation (NYSE:  NCR) is a leading global technology company helping
businesses build stronger relationships with their customers. NCR's
Teradata(R) data warehouses, ATMs, retail systems, self-service solutions and
IT services provide Relationship Technology(TM) that maximizes the value of
customer interactions and helps organizations create a stronger competitive
position. Based in Dayton, Ohio, NCR (www.ncr.com) employs approximately
28,900 people worldwide.

    NCR, NCR EasyPoint, NCR FastLane, NCR RealPOS, NCR RealScan, NCR
RealSolutions and Teradata are trademarks or registered trademarks of NCR
Corporation in the United States and other countries.




For further information:

For further information: NCR Corporation - Canada Lorraine Willson,
905-819-4031 lorraine.willson@ncr.com OR NCR Corporation - United States
Robert (Kelly) Kramer, 770-623-7215 kelly.kramer@ncr.com OR The Home Depot
Canada Tina Peyregatt, 416-412-4243 tina_c_peyregatt@homedepot.com

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