The Home Depot Declares First Quarter Dividend of 23.625 Cents


<p><span class="xn-location">ATLANTA</span>, <span class="xn-chron">May 20</span> /CNW/ -- The Home Depot®, the world's largest home improvement retailer, today announced that its board of directors declared a first quarter cash dividend of 23.625 cents per share. The dividend is payable on <span class="xn-chron">June 17, 2010</span> to shareholders of record on the close of business on <span class="xn-chron">June 3, 2010</span>. This is the 93rd consecutive quarter the Company has paid a cash dividend.</p>

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<p>The Home Depot is the world's largest home improvement specialty retailer, with 2,245 retail stores in all 50 states, the District of Columbia, <span class="xn-location">Puerto Rico</span>, <span class="xn-location">U.S. Virgin Islands</span>, <span class="xn-location">Guam</span>, 10 Canadian provinces, <span class="xn-location">Mexico</span> and <span class="xn-location">China</span>. In fiscal 2009, The Home Depot had sales of <span class="xn-money">$66.2 billion</span> and earnings from continuing operations of <span class="xn-money">$2.6 billion</span>. 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.</p>


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