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Lowe's to Webcast Presentation From SouthEast Invest 2006 Conference

MOORESVILLE, N.C., March 30 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Lowe's Companies, Inc. (NYSE: LOW) announces Robert F. Hull, Jr., executive vice president and chief financial officer of Lowe's Companies, Inc., will present at the SouthEast Invest 2006 Conference in Durham, NC.

    (Logo:  http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20031205/LOWLOGO )

    What:    Presentation by Robert F. Hull, Jr. at the SouthEast
             Invest 2006 Conference in Durham, NC.

    When:    9:10 AM Eastern Time on Thursday, April 6, 2006.

    Where:   http://www.Lowes.com/investor
             Click on Webcast and Events Calendar

    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, 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.
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    /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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    /Web site:  http://www.lowes.com
                http://www.Lowes.com/investor /
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CO:  Lowe's Companies, Inc.; SouthEast Invest 2006 Conference
ST:  North Carolina
IN:  REA
SU:  CCA MAV

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