The Home Depot Announces Plans for 2007 Annual Meeting of Shareholders

    ATLANTA, March 14 /CNW/ -- The Home Depot(R), the world's largest home
improvement retailer, today announced that it will hold its 2007 Annual
Meeting of Shareholders on Thursday, May 24 in Atlanta, Georgia.  The meeting
will be held from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. at the Cobb Galleria Centre.
    Additional details regarding the shareholder meeting will be available
when the Company files its proxy statement.  An audio webcast of the meeting
will be available for shareholders who are unable to attend.

    The Home Depot(R) is the world's largest home improvement specialty
retailer, with 2,164 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 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. HDG

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 President, Investor Relations, +1-770-384-2666, or, or Media, Jerry Shields, Sr. PR Manager, 
+1-770-384-2741, or, or Paula Drake, PR Manager, 
+1-770-384-3439, or, all of Home Depot Web Site:

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