The Home Depot Declares Third Quarter Dividend of 22.5 Cents


<p><location>ATLANTA</location>, <chron>Nov. 19</chron> /CNW/ -- The Home Depot®, the world's largest home improvement retailer, today announced that its board of directors declared a third quarter cash dividend of 22.5 cents per share. The dividend is payable on <chron>December 17, 2009</chron> to shareholders of record on the close of business on <chron>December 3, 2009</chron>. This is the 91st consecutive quarter the Company has paid a cash dividend.</p>


<p>The Home Depot is the world's largest home improvement specialty retailer, with 2,243 retail stores in all 50 states, the District of Columbia, <location>Puerto Rico</location>, <location>U.S. Virgin Islands</location>, <location>Guam</location>, 10 Canadian provinces, <location>Mexico</location> and <location>China</location>. In fiscal 2008, The Home Depot had sales of <money>$71.3 billion</money> and earnings from continuing operations of <money>$2.3 billion</money>. 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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