The Home Depot to Present at Goldman Sachs Fifteenth Annual Global Retailing Conference

    ATLANTA, Aug. 27 /CNW/ -- The Home Depot(R), the world's largest home
improvement retailer, announced that Frank Blake, chairman and CEO, and Craig
Menear, executive vice president, Merchandising, will present at the Goldman
Sachs Fifteenth Annual Global Retailing Conference in New York. The
presentation will begin at 8:45 a.m. ET on September 3, 2008.
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    The presentation will be webcast live over the internet at
On the home page, select "Investor Relations" and a link will be displayed
under "Events and Presentations." The webcast will be archived and available
at the same location.
    The Home Depot(R) is the world's largest home improvement specialty
retailer, with 2,259 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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For further information: Financial Community, Diane Dayhoff, Senior Vice
President, Investor Relations, +1-770-384-2666,,
or News Media, Paula Drake, Sr. Manager, Corporate Communications,
+1-941-488-1289,, both of The Home Depot Web Site:

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