MOORESVILLE, N.C., March 15 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Lowe's Companies,
Inc. (NYSE: LOW) announces Larry D. Stone, Senior Executive Vice President -
Merchandising/Marketing of Lowe's Companies, Inc., will present at the Merrill
Lynch 2006 Retailing Leaders Conference in New York, NY.
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What: Presentation by Larry D. Stone at the Merrill Lynch 2006
Retailing Leaders Conference in New York, NY.
When: 9:25 AM Eastern Time on Wednesday, March 22, 2006.
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How: Live over the internet - the archived webcast will be available
for 14 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, such as interest rate and currency fluctuations,
rising fuel costs, and other factors which can negatively affect our
customers, 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). 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 2005 sales of $43.2 billion, Lowe's Companies, Inc. is a
FORTUNE(R) 50 company that serves approximately 12 million customers a week at
more than 1,225 home improvement stores in 49 states. Based in Mooresville,
N.C., the 60-year old company is the second-largest home improvement retailer
in the world. For more information, visit Lowes.com.
SOURCE Lowe's Companies, Inc.
/CONTACT: Shareholders-Analysts, Paul Taaffe, +1-704-758-2033, or Media,
Chris Ahearn, +1-704-758-2304, both of Lowe's Companies, Inc./
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