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Lowe's Companies, Inc. Announces New $5 Billion Share Repurchase Program And Declares Cash Dividend

MOORESVILLE, N.C., March 20, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Reflecting its commitment to return excess cash to shareholders, the Board of Directors for Lowe's Companies, Inc. (NYSE: LOW) has authorized a new repurchase program of $5 billion of the company's common stock.  This new repurchase program has no expiration date and adds to the previous program's balance, which was $2.4 billion as of January 30, 2015.  Repurchases will be subject to market conditions and will be made from time to time either in the open market or through private off-market transactions in accordance with the requirements of the Securities and Exchange Commission. The company's repurchase program may be suspended, discontinued or resumed at any time.

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In addition, the Board of Directors has declared a quarterly cash dividend of twenty three cents ($0.23) per share, payable May 6, 2015, to shareholders of record as of April 22, 2015.

Lowe's Companies, Inc. (NYSE: LOW) is a FORTUNE® 100 home improvement company serving approximately 16 million customers a week in the United States, Canada and Mexico through its stores and online at lowes.com, lowes.ca and lowes.com.mx.  With fiscal year 2014 sales of $56.2 billion, Lowe's has 1,840 home improvement and hardware stores and more than 265,000 employees.  Founded in 1946 and based in Mooresville, N.C., Lowe's supports the communities it serves through programs that focus on K-12 public education and community improvement projects. For more information, visit Lowes.com.

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Shareholders'/Analysts' Inquiries: Tiffany Mason, 704-758-2033, tiffany.l.mason@lowes.com, Media Inquiries: Connie Bryant, 704-758-2403, connie.m.bryantbreedlove@lowes.com