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Lowe's Companies, Inc. Invites You to Listen to Its 2009 Analyst & Investor Conference Webcast
MOORESVILLE, N.C., Sep 08, 2009 (BUSINESS WIRE) -- You are invited to listen to the Lowe's Companies, Inc. (NYSE:LOW) 2009 Analyst & Investor Conference Webcast on Tuesday, September 22nd beginning at 10:00 a.m. Eastern Daylight Time.
What: Lowe's 2009 Analyst & Investor Conference
When: 10:00 a.m. Eastern Daylight Time on Tuesday, September 22, 2009
Where:

Visit Lowe's Investor Relations website at www.Lowes.com/investor

Click on Lowe's 2009 Analyst & Investor Conference Webcast
How: Listen live online by following the directions above. A replay will also be
available online shortly following the event. To access the replay, visit

www.Lowes.com/investor and select Webcast Events.

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, about our financial condition, results of operations, cash flows, plans, objectives and future performance. 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 rising unemployment, interest rate and currency fluctuations, higher fuel and other energy costs, slower growth in personal income, changes in consumer spending, changes in the rate of housing turnover, the availability and increasing regulation of consumer credit and 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 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 legislative and regulatory developments; (viii) respond to unanticipated weather conditions that could adversely affect sales; and (ix) execute successfully the business plan for our international expansion. 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 1,675 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 Lowes.com.

SOURCE: Lowe's Companies, Inc.

Lowe's Companies, Inc.
Shareholders'/Analysts' Inquiries:
Robbin Moore-Randolph, 704-758-3579
or
Media Inquiries:
Chris Ahearn, 704-758-2304