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Sep 23, 2014The Home Depot Receives U.S. EPA 2014 SmartWay Excellence Award
Award Recipients are Top Program Performers and Leaders for Freight Supply Chain Efficiency  ATLANTA, September 23, 2014 -- The Home Depot®, the world’s largest home improvement retailer, was honored with a SmartWay® Excellence Award from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency for the second consecutive year as an industry leader in freight supply chain environmental performance and energy efficiency. The Home Depot demonstrated top environmental performance by effectively hauling all... 
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Sep 18, 2014The Home Depot Completes Malware Elimination and Enhanced Encryption of Payment Data in All U.S. Stores
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Sep 08, 2014The Home Depot Provides Update on Breach Investigation
Breach confirmed Investigation focused on April forward No evidence of debit PIN numbers compromised No customers liable for fraudulent charges Customers offered free ID protection, including credit monitoring services ATLANTA, September 8, 2014 -- The Home Depot®, the world's largest home improvement retailer, today confirmed that its payment data systems have been breached, which could potentially impact customers using payment cards at its U.S. and Canadian stores. There... 
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Aug 21, 2014The Home Depot Names Craig Menear CEO, Effective November 1, 2014
ATLANTA, Aug. 21, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The Home Depot®, the world's largest home improvement retailer, today announced that Craig Menear, currently president, U.S. retail, has been named CEO and president, effective November 1, 2014, and has been elected to the company's board of directors, effectively immediately. Current chairman and CEO Frank Blake will remain chairman.  Menear, who was named president, U.S. retail in February of this year, is a 34-year retail veteran and a key l... 
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Aug 21, 2014The Home Depot Declares Second Quarter Dividend Of 47 Cents
ATLANTA, Aug. 21, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The Home Depot®, the world's largest home improvement retailer, today announced that its board of directors declared a second quarter cash dividend of  47 cents per share. The dividend is payable on September 18, 2014, to shareholders of record on the close of business on September 4, 2014. This is the 110th consecutive quarter the Company has paid a cash dividend. The Home Depot is the world's largest home improvement specialty retailer, with 2,265 reta... 
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Aug 21, 2014The Home Depot to Present at the Goldman Sachs 21st Annual Global Retailing Conference
ATLANTA, Aug. 21, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The Home Depot®, the world's largest home improvement retailer, today announced that Frank Blake, chairman and CEO, and Carol Tome, CFO and executive vice president – Corporate Services, will present at the Goldman Sachs 21st Annual Global Retailing Conference in New York, NY. The presentation will begin at 10:35 a.m. ET on September 4, 2014. The presentation will be webcast live over the internet at http://ir.homedepot.com. A link will be displayed unde... 
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Aug 19, 2014The Home Depot Announces Second Quarter Results; Updates Fiscal Year 2014 Guidance
ATLANTA, Aug. 19, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The Home Depot®, the world's largest home improvement retailer, today reported sales of $23.8 billion for the second quarter of fiscal 2014, a 5.7 percent increase from the second quarter of fiscal 2013. Comparable store sales for the second quarter of fiscal 2014 were positive 5.8 percent, and comp sales for U.S. stores were positive 6.4 percent. Net earnings for the second quarter were $2.1 billion, or $1.52 per diluted share, compared with net earning... 
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Aug 05, 2014The Home Depot to Host Second Quarter Earnings Conference Call on August 19
ATLANTA, Aug. 5, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The Home Depot®, the world's largest home improvement retailer, announced today that it will hold its Second Quarter 2014 Earnings Conference Call on Tuesday, August 19, at 9 a.m. ET. A webcast will be available by logging onto http://earnings.homedepot.com and selecting the Second Quarter Earnings Conference Call icon. The webcast will be archived and available beginning at approximately noon on August 19. The Home Depot is the world's largest ho... 
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Jul 30, 2014The Home Depot Names Ted Decker EVP Merchandising
ATLANTA, July 30, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The Home Depot®, the world's largest home improvement retailer, today announced the promotion of Ted Decker to Executive Vice President – Merchandising, effective August 4, 2014. In his new role, Decker will be responsible for all aspects of merchandising strategy and operations, reporting to Craig Menear, president – U.S. Retail.   Decker is a 14-year veteran of The Home Depot, where he most recently served as senior vice president of retail financ... 
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Jun 11, 2014The Home Depot to Present at Oppenheimer 14th Annual Consumer Conference
ATLANTA, June 11, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The Home Depot®, the world's largest home improvement retailer, today announced that Marvin Ellison, executive vice president, U.S. Stores, will present at the Oppenheimer 14th Annual Consumer Conference in Boston, MA. The presentation will begin at 9:05a.m. ET on June 25, 2014. The presentation will be webcast live over the internet at http://ir.homedepot.com. A link will be displayed under "Events and Presentations." The webcast will be archived a... 
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May 22, 2014The Home Depot Declares First Quarter Dividend of 47 Cents
ATLANTA, May 22, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The Home Depot®, the world's largest home improvement retailer, today announced that its board of directors declared a first quarter cash dividend of 47 cents per share. The dividend is payable on June 19, 2014, to shareholders of record on the close of business on June 5, 2014. This is the 109th consecutive quarter the Company has paid a cash dividend. The Home Depot is the world's largest home improvement specialty retailer, with 2,264 retail sto... 
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May 21, 2014The Home Depot to Speak at Goldman Sachs Fifth Annual dotCommerce Day
ATLANTA, May 21, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The Home Depot®, the world's largest home improvement retailer, today announced that Kevin Hofmann, president, Online will speak at the Goldman Sachs Fifth Annual dotCommerce Day in New York, NY. The presentation will begin at 9:45 a.m. ET on June 4, 2014. The speech will be webcast live over the internet at http://ir.homedepot.com. A link will be displayed under "Events and Presentations." The webcast will be archived approximately four hours after the l... 
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May 20, 2014The Home Depot Announces First Quarter Results; Updates Fiscal Year 2014 Guidance
ATLANTA, May 20, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The Home Depot®, the world's largest home improvement retailer, today reported first quarter of fiscal 2014 net earnings of $1.4 billion, or $1.00 per diluted share, compared with net earnings of $1.2 billion, or $0.83 per diluted share, in the same period of fiscal 2013. For the first quarter of fiscal 2014, diluted earnings per share increased 20.5 percent from the same period in the prior year. First quarter of fiscal 2014 results reflect a benefit to ... 
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May 15, 2014The Home Depot to hold 700 hurricane workshops in stores from Texas to Maine
As part of America's PrepareAthon! The Home Depot joins FEMA and The Ready Campaign to mark first day of hurricane season ATLANTA, May 15, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The Home Depot®, the world's largest home improvement retailer, today announced its second annual Hurricane Preparedness Workshops, a single-day effort to prepare residents in storm prone regions for the upcoming hurricane season. On Saturday, May 31, in preparation for the first day of hurricane season, The Home Depot will hos... 
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May 06, 2014The Home Depot to Host First Quarter Earnings Conference Call on May 20
ATLANTA, May 6, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The Home Depot®, the world's largest home improvement retailer, announced today that it will hold its First Quarter 2014 Earnings Conference Call on Tuesday, May 20, at 9 a.m. ET. A webcast will be available by logging onto http://earnings.homedepot.com and selecting the First Quarter Earnings Conference Call icon. The webcast will be archived and available beginning at approximately noon on May 20. The Home Depot is the world's largest home improv... 
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Apr 10, 2014The Home Depot Hosts Water Conservation Workshops Nationwide
Company teaches do-it-yourself projects to help save water in arid West and elsewhere ATLANTA, April 10, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The Home Depot®, the world's largest home improvement retailer, today announced a nationwide effort to help educate and enable residents in drought-affected areas and elsewhere to conserve water inside and outside the home. On Saturday, April 26, The Home Depot will host Water Conservation Workshops at all 1,977 of its U.S. stores. The announcement of the wo... 
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Apr 08, 2014EPA Names The Home Depot 2014 ENERGY STAR® Partner of the Year - Sustained Excellence
Company earns award for protecting the environment through promotion of energy-efficient products ATLANTA, April 8, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has named The Home Depot® as a 2014 ENERGY STAR Partner of the Year – Sustained Excellence for its outstanding contribution to reducing greenhouse gas emissions through promotion of energy-efficient products. The Home Depot's accomplishments will be recognized in Washington, D.C. on April 29, 2014. The ... 
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Apr 03, 2014The Home Depot Launches the Next Generation of Outdoor Power
Latest in lithium-ion outdoor power tools from EGO and Ryobi make lawn care easier ATLANTA, April 3, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The Home Depot®, the world's largest home improvement retailer, is launching into spring, its biggest selling season of the year. The Home Depot's fifth annual Spring Black Friday is the official kickoff to its busiest season. For the next 11 days, prices on hundreds of the most sought-after spring products will be significantly reduced, including a variety of live... 
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Apr 01, 2014The Home Depot Announces the Nomination of Wayne Hewett for Election to its Board of Directors at Annual Meeting
ATLANTA, April 1, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The Home Depot®, the world's largest home improvement retailer, today announced that Wayne M. Hewett has been nominated for election to its Board of Directors at its 2014 annual meeting of shareholders. Hewett is president, CEO and board member of Arysta LifeScience Corporation, one of the world's largest privately held crop protection and life science companies. His career also includes more than 20 years with GE, where he held numerous leadership po... 
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Mar 26, 2014The Home Depot Foundation Improves More Than 10,000 Units of Veterans’ Housing in Effort to Ensure Every Veteran Has a Safe Place to Call Home
Foundation Announces Nearly $4 Million in Additional Grants for Veterans’ Housing, Part of Five-Year, $80 Million Commitment ATLANTA, March 26, 2014 – Today, The Home Depot® Foundation announced an additional $3.9 million in grants to organizations across the country that address veterans’ housing needs. The recent round of grants brings the Foundation’s financial contributions to the issue to $65.7 million since launching its mission in the spring of 2011 of ensuring every veteran has... 
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Mar 20, 2014The Home Depot Foundation Launches Second Annual Spring into Service Campaign
Team Depot Associate Volunteers to Plant Edible Gardens for 1,000 Homeless Veterans at Housing Facilities across the Country ATLANTA, March 20, 2014 – Today, The Home Depot® Foundation launched its second-annual Spring into Service campaign, a season-long initiative to plant edible gardens that will provide fresh fruits and vegetables for 1,000 homeless U.S. military veterans at facilities that serve them. This effort is part of the Foundation’s five year, $80 million commitment to ensure ever... 
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Mar 13, 2014The Home Depot to Present at The International Strategy & Investment Fourth Annual Retail Summit
ATLANTA, March 13, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The Home Depot®, the world's largest home improvement retailer, today announced that Frank Blake, chairman & CEO, will present at the International Strategy & Investment (ISI) Fourth Annual Retail Summit in Atlanta, GA. The presentation will begin at 12:30 p.m. ET on March 19, 2014. The presentation will be webcast live over the internet at http://ir.homedepot.com. A link will be displayed under "Events and Presentations." The webcast will be arc... 
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Feb 28, 2014The Home Depot Names Craig Menear President, U.S. Retail, Mark Holifield EVP, Supply Chain and Product Development
ATLANTA, Feb. 28, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The Home Depot®, the world's largest home improvement retailer, today announced that Craig Menear has been named president, U.S. retail, effective immediately.  Menear was previously executive vice president, merchandising, responsible for all merchandising departments and merchandising services and strategy; the company's supply chain network; global sourcing; vendor management; marketing; and online sales.  In his new role, Menear will add responsibility ... 
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Feb 25, 2014The Home Depot Announces Fourth Quarter & Fiscal 2013 Results; Increases Quarterly Dividend By 21 Percent And Provides Fiscal Year 2014 Guidance
ATLANTA, Feb. 25, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The Home Depot®, the world's largest home improvement retailer, today reported that comparable store sales for the fourth quarter of fiscal 2013 increased 4.4 percent, and comp sales for U.S. stores were positive 4.9 percent. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20030502/HOMEDEPOTLOGO ) Total sales for the fourth quarter of fiscal 2013 were $17.7 billion, a 3.0 percent decrease from the fourth quarter of fiscal 2012. The fourth quarter of fiscal 2... 
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Feb 19, 2014The Home Depot To Present At Raymond James 35th Annual Institutional Investors Conference
ATLANTA, Feb. 19, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The Home Depot®, the world's largest home improvement retailer, today announced that Ted Decker, senior vice president, Finance will present at the Raymond James 35th Annual Institutional Investors Conference in Orlando, Florida. The presentation will begin at 8:05 a.m. ET on March 3, 2014. The presentation will be webcast live over the internet at http://ir.homedepot.com. A link will be displayed under "Events and Presentations." The webcast will be arch... 
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Feb 12, 2014The Home Depot Preps for Spring with 80,000 New Hires
ATLANTA, Feb. 12, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The Home Depot®, the world's largest home improvement retailer, has begun filling more than 80,000 positions as it prepares for spring, the company's busiest selling season.   "Spring is our peak hiring season, giving us the opportunity to find some of the best associates who are passionate about customer service," said Tim Crow, executive vice president—Human Resources. Job seekers can research openings and begin applying now at www.careers.h... 
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Feb 11, 2014The Home Depot to Host Fourth Quarter & Fiscal 2013 Earnings Conference Call on February 25
ATLANTA, Feb. 11, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The Home Depot®, the world's largest home improvement retailer, announced today that it will hold its Fourth Quarter and Fiscal 2013 Earnings Conference Call on Tuesday, February 25, at 9 a.m. ET. A webcast will be available by logging onto http://earnings.homedepot.com and selecting the Fourth Quarter Earnings Conference Call icon. The webcast will be archived and available beginning at approximately noon on February 25. The Home Depot is the world's l... 
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Feb 10, 2014The Home Depot Opens Direct Fulfillment Center to Support Online Business
ATLANTA, Feb. 10, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The Home Depot®, the world's largest home improvement retailer, today announced the opening of its new direct fulfillment center (DFC) in Locust Grove, Ga., a suburb of Atlanta. It is the first of three new DFCs the company will open across the U.S. over the next two years, adding more than three million square feet and approximately 1,000 jobs to its supply chain. The new distribution centers will increase the number of orders the company can ship... 
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Jan 23, 2014The Home Depot Acquires Blinds.com
ATLANTA, Jan. 23, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The Home Depot®, the world's largest home improvement retailer, today announced that it has acquired Blinds.com.  Based in Houston, Blinds.com is the #1 online window coverings retailer in the world.  The acquisition closed today, and terms of the deal were not disclosed. "We're delighted to welcome the Blinds.com team into The Home Depot family," said Frank Blake, chairman & CEO of The Home Depot.  "The acquisition of Blinds.com p... 
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