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Lowe's Companies, Inc. Declares Cash Dividend

MOORESVILLE, N.C., Aug. 15 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- The Board of Directors for Lowe's Companies, Inc. (NYSE: LOW) has declared a quarterly cash dividend of six cents ($0.06) per share, payable October 28, 2005, to shareholders of record as of October 14, 2005.

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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 1,125 home improvement stores in 49 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

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