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Lowe's Companies, Inc. Invites You to Join Its Second Quarter 2004 Earnings Conference Call on the Web

MOORESVILLE, N.C., Aug. 9 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- In conjunction with Lowe's Companies, Inc. (NYSE: LOW) Second Quarter 2004 earnings press release, you are invited to listen to its conference call that will be broadcast live over the internet on Monday, August 16, 2004 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., executive vice president and chief financial officer, of Lowe's Companies, Inc.

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    What:      Second Quarter 2004 Earnings Conference Call

    When:      9:00 a.m. Eastern Time on Monday, August 16, 2004

               Click on Lowe's 2Q04 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 706-679-6090).

    Contact:   Paul Taaffe (704) 758-2033

With fiscal year 2003 sales of $30.8 billion, Lowe's Companies, Inc. is a FORTUNE(R) 50 company that serves approximately 10 million customers a week at more than 975 home improvement stores in 45 states. In 2004, FORTUNE named Lowe's America's Most Admired Specialty Retailer for a second consecutive year. Based in Mooresville, N.C., the 58-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 and clicking on Lowe's Second Quarter 2004 Earnings Conference Call Webcast. The webcast replay will begin at 12:00 noon on August 16, 2004 and will be available for 7 days. A telephone replay of the conference call is scheduled to begin at 12:00 noon on August 16, 2004 and will be available until August 18, 2004 at 12:00 midnight. To hear the replay dial 800-642-1687 (international callers dial 706-645-9291), conference ID: 9167942.

(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.)

SOURCE  Lowe's Companies, Inc.
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    /CONTACT:  Paul Taaffe of Lowe's Companies, Inc., +1-704-758-2033/
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CO:  Lowe's Companies, Inc.
ST:  North Carolina

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