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Lowe's Companies, Inc. Invites You to Join Its Second Quarter 2003 Earnings Results Conference Call on the Web

WILKESBORO, N.C., Aug 11, 2003 /PRNewswire-FirstCall via COMTEX/ -- In conjunction with Lowe's Companies, Inc. (NYSE: LOW) Second Quarter 2003 earnings press release, you are invited to listen to its conference call that will be broadcast live over the Internet on Monday, August 18, 2003 at 9:00 a.m. Eastern Time with: Robert L. Tillman, chairman of the board and chief executive officer; Robert A. Niblock, president, and Robert F. Hull, Jr., senior vice president and chief financial officer, of Lowe's Companies, Inc.

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    What:      Second Quarter 2003 Earnings Release

    When:      9:00 a.m. Eastern Time on Monday, August 18, 2003

               Click on Investor Relations
               Click on Lowe's 2Q03 Earnings Conference Call Webcast

    How:       Live over the Internet -- Simply log on to the web at the
               address above or dial 888-817-4020 (International callers
               dial 706-679-3245).

    Contact:   Paul Taaffe (336) 658-5239

With fiscal year 2002 sales of $26.5 billion, Lowe's Companies, Inc. is a FORTUNE 100 company that serves approximately nine million customers a week at more than 875 home improvement stores in 45 states. In 2003, FORTUNE named Lowe's America's Most Admired Specialty Retailer. Based in Wilkesboro, N.C., the 57-year old company is the second-largest home improvement retailer in the world. For more information, visit

A webcast replay of the call will be available and can be accessed by visiting, clicking Investor Relations, Lowe's 2Q03 Earnings Conference Call Webcast. The webcast replay will begin at 12:00 Noon on August 18, 2003 and will be available for 7 days. A telephone replay of the conference call is scheduled to begin at 12:00 Noon on August 18, 2003 and will be available until August 20, 2003, at 12:00 midnight. To hear the replay dial 800-642-1687 (conference ID: 2019462).

(Minimum Requirements to listen to broadcast: The Windows Media Player software, downloadable free from , and at least a 28.8 Kbps connection to the Internet. If you experience problems listening to the broadcast, send an email to

SOURCE Lowe's Companies, Inc.

Paul Taaffe of Lowe's Companies, Inc., +1-336-658-5239
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