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Lowe's to Webcast Annual Meeting of Shareholders
MOORESVILLE, N.C., May 22, 2009 /PRNewswire-FirstCall via COMTEX/ -- Lowe's Companies, Inc. (NYSE: LOW) invites you to listen as its 2009 Annual Meeting of Shareholders is broadcast live over the Internet at 10:00 a.m. Eastern Daylight Time on Friday, May 29, 2009.

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    What:         Lowe's Annual Meeting of Shareholders

    When:         10:00 a.m. Eastern Daylight Time on Friday, May 29, 2009

    Where:        Visit Lowe's Investor Relations website at
                  Click on Lowe's 2009 Annual Meeting of Shareholders Webcast

    How:          Live over the internet - the archived webcast will be
                  available until June 12, 2009.

This webcast contains "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. All statements other than those reciting historic fact are statements that could be "forward-looking statements" under the Act. Such forward-looking statements may be included during discussions, or displayed on materials used therein, regarding the Company's future operations and performance; proposed new locations, products, services, or developments; conditions or performance of the domestic economy; and any statement of an assumption underlying any of the foregoing. 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 its forward-looking statements are reasonable, it can give no assurance that such statements will prove to be correct. 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, higher fuel and other energy costs, slower growth in personal income and consumer spending, declining housing turnover, the availability and increasing regulation of consumer credit and mortgage financing, inflation or deflation of commodity prices and other factors which can negatively affect our customers, as well as the Company's ability to: (i) respond to adverse trends 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 2008 sales of $48.2 billion, Lowe's Companies, Inc. is a FORTUNE(R) 50 company that serves approximately 14 million customers a week at more than 1,650 home improvement stores in the United States and Canada. 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

SOURCE Lowe's Companies, Inc.