The Home Depot Names Matt Carey Executive Vice President and Chief Information Officer

    ATLANTA, Sept. 4 /CNW/ -- The Home Depot(R), the world's largest home
improvement retailer, today announced it has named Matt Carey executive vice
president and chief information officer. Carey will join the Company on
September 8, and report to Frank Blake, the Company's chairman and CEO.
    Carey will have responsibility for all aspects of the Company's
information technology, communication systems and services. He joins The Home
Depot from eBay, where he was senior vice president and chief technology
officer. In that role, he was responsible for all product development, site
operations, electronic security, product planning, platform engineering, data
warehousing, trust and safety, and catalog operations for eBay Marketplaces.
    Prior to eBay, Carey spent more than 20 years with Wal-Mart, where his
most recent role was senior vice president and chief technology officer. He
joined Wal-Mart in 1985 as programmer trainee and quickly worked his way up
through the organization. During his tenure there, he managed the rollout of
the wireless RF infrastructure, had responsibility for the company's Mainframe
Large Systems and Data Warehouse, and led the implementation and integration
of and, among many other accomplishments.
    "I am thrilled to welcome Matt to The Home Depot," said Frank Blake. "His
functional expertise, coupled with his knowledge of retail, makes him a
terrific fit for our Company. I am looking forward to the impact Matt will
have on our entire organization."
    Carey will succeed Bob DeRodes, who announced in April his plans to
depart the Company following the selection of his replacement. DeRodes, who
joined The Home Depot in February 2002, will assist in the transition of his
responsibilities to Carey.
    The Home Depot(R) is the world's largest home improvement specialty
retailer, with 2,260 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. HDG

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