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Lowe's to Webcast Presentation from CIBC World Markets Consumer Growth Conference

MOORESVILLE, N.C., July 6, 2005 /PRNewswire-FirstCall via COMTEX/ -- Lowe's Companies, Inc. (NYSE: LOW) announces Robert A. Niblock, chairman, president and CEO of Lowe's Companies, Inc., will present at the CIBC World Markets Consumer Growth Conference in Boston, MA.

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    What:    Presentation by Robert A. Niblock at the CIBC World
             Markets Consumer Growth Conference in Boston, MA.

    When:    10:00 A.M. Eastern Time on Wednesday, July 13, 2005.

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    How:     Live over the internet - the archived webcast will be
             available for 30 days.

Comments made by management during this conference may include statements, estimates or projections that constitute "forward-looking statements" within the meaning of Section 27A of the Securities Act and Section 21E of the Exchange Act. Although the company believes that comments reflected in such forward-looking statements are reasonable, it can give no assurance that such expectations will prove to be correct. Possible risks and uncertainties regarding these statements include, but are not limited to, changes in domestic economic conditions, the availability of real estate for expansion and its successful development, particularly in major metropolitan markets, the availability of sufficient labor to facilitate growth, fluctuations in prices and availability of product, unanticipated impact of competition, legal or regulatory developments, and weather conditions that affect sales. We provide additional information regarding these and other risks and uncertainties in our filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission (which are available through the company's Web Site), see "Disclosure Regarding Forward-Looking Statements" in the company's 2004 Annual Report. Any forward-looking 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.

With fiscal year 2004 sales of $36.5 billion, Lowe's Companies, Inc. is a FORTUNE(R) 50 company that serves approximately 11 million customers a week at more than 1,100 home improvement stores in 48 states. Based in Mooresville, N.C., the 59-year-old company is the second-largest home improvement retailer in the world. For more information, visit

SOURCE Lowe's Companies, Inc.

Shareholders'-Analysts' Inquiries, Paul Taaffe, +1-704-758-2033, or Media
Inquiries, Chris Ahearn, +1-704-758-2304, both of Lowe's Companies, Inc.