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Lowe's to Webcast Presentation from Goldman Sachs Fourteenth Annual Global Retailing Conference

MOORESVILLE, N.C., Aug. 30 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Lowe's Companies, Inc. (NYSE: LOW) announces Larry D. Stone, president and COO, will present at the Goldman Sachs Fourteenth Annual Global Retailing Conference in New York, NY.

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    What:    Presentation by Larry D. Stone at the Goldman Sachs Fourteenth
             Annual Global Retailing Conference in New York, NY.

    When:    8:45 AM Eastern Daylight Time on Thursday, September 6, 2007.

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    How:     Live over the internet - the archived webcast will be available
             for 30 days.

Comments made by management during this conference may include "forward- looking statements" within the meaning of Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933, as amended and Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended. Statements containing words such as "expects," "plans," "strategy," "projects," "believes," "opportunity," "anticipates," "desires," and similar expressions are intended to highlight or indicate "forward-looking statements." Although management believes that the expectations, opinions, projections, and comments reflected in our forward-looking statements are reasonable, we can give no assurance that such statements will prove to be correct. Any statements that are made during the conference speak only as of the date on which they are made, and the Company expressly disclaims any obligation to update them. A wide variety of potential risks, uncertainties, and other factors could materially affect our ability to achieve the results expressed or implied by our forward-looking statements including, but not limited to, changes in general economic conditions, such as interest rate and currency fluctuations, fuel and other energy costs, slower growth in personal income, declining housing turnover, the availability of mortgage financing, inflation or deflation of commodity prices and other factors which can negatively affect our customers, as well as our ability to: (i) respond to a greater or longer than expected downturn in the housing industry and the level of repairs, remodeling, and additions to existing homes, as well as general reduction in commercial building activity; (ii) secure, develop, and otherwise implement new technologies and processes designed to enhance our efficiency and competitiveness; (iii) attract, train, and retain highly-qualified associates; (iv) locate, secure, and successfully develop new sites for store development particularly in major metropolitan markets; (v) respond to fluctuations in the prices and availability of services, supplies, and products; (vi) respond to the growth and impact of competition; (vii) address legal and regulatory developments; and (viii) respond to unanticipated weather conditions that could adversely affect sales. Additional information regarding the risks and uncertainties which may affect our business operations and financial performance can be found in our filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission (which are available through the Company's web site).

With fiscal year 2006 sales of $46.9 billion, Lowe's Companies, Inc. is a FORTUNE(R) 50 company that serves approximately 13 million customers a week at more than 1,425 home improvement stores in 49 states. Founded in 1946 and based in Mooresville, N.C., Lowe's is the second-largest home improvement retailer in the world. For more information, visit

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ST:  North Carolina

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