Recent Releases

06/17/14 - Lowe's to Webcast Presentation from the Oppenheimer 14th Annual Consumer Conference
MOORESVILLE, N.C., June 17, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Lowe's Companies, Inc. (NYSE: LOW) announces that Robert F. Hull, Jr., chief financial officer, and Michael A. Jones, chief customer officer, will present at the Oppenheimer 14th Annual Consumer Conference in Boston, MA. Logo - http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20131007/MM93272LOGO What: Presentation by Bob Hull and Mike Jones at the Oppenheimer 14th Annual Consumer Conference in Boston, MA  
06/09/14 - Lowe's Names Paul D. Ramsay Chief Information Officer
MOORESVILLE, N.C., June 9, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Lowe's Companies, Inc. (NYSE: LOW) announced today that Paul D. Ramsay has been promoted to chief information officer (CIO), effective immediately.  He has been serving as acting CIO since March.  Ramsay will report to Richard D. Maltsbarger, who has been appointed chief development officer.  Maltsbarger has responsibility for IT, Strategy, Consumer Insights, and Business Development and is President of Orchard Supply Hardware. As CIO, Ramsay
05/30/14 - Lowe's Holds Annual Meeting Of Shareholders
--Board of Directors Declares a 27.8 Percent Increase in Quarterly Cash Dividend-- CHARLOTTE, N.C., May 30, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- At its annual meeting of shareholders today, Lowe's Companies, Inc. (NYSE: LOW) Chairman, President and CEO, Robert A. Niblock, said the company delivered solid financial performance in 2013 while continuing to execute strategic initiatives. Niblock highlighted the ways these initiatives, including the enhanced line review and product reset process, improved di
05/23/14 - Lowe's to Webcast Annual Meeting of Shareholders
MOORESVILLE, N.C., May 23, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Lowe's Companies, Inc. (NYSE: LOW) invites you to listen as its 2014 Annual Meeting of Shareholders is broadcast live over the Internet at 10:00 a.m. Eastern Time on Friday, May 30, 2014. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20131007/MM93272LOGO) What:           Lowe's Annual Meeting of Shareholders When:            10:00 a.m. Eastern Time on Friday, May 30, 2014 Where:            
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Stock Split History

Lowe's has been a publicly owned company since October 10, 1961. Its stock has been listed on the New York Stock Exchange since December 19, 1979. Shares are traded under the ticker symbol LOW.

To illustrate the value of Lowe's common stock, here's what has happened to 100 shares of Lowe's stock bought for $12.25 per share on the initial offering date in 1961 and held as a long-term investment. The original 100 shares has grown to 96,000 shares through stock splits and stock dividends (please see our table below). And this does not include the reinvestment of cash dividends.

DateActionSharesShares After
Split
Closing Price
Before Split
Oct
1961
Bought 100 Shares 100 - -
April
1966
100% stock dividend
(2 for 1)
100 200 41.50
Nov
1969
Stock Split
(2 for 1)
200 400 69.50
Nov
1971
50% Dividend
(3 for 2)
400 600 71.25
July
1972
33 1/3% Dividend
(4 for 3)
600 800 82.00
June
1976
50% Dividend
(3 for 2)
800 1,200 40.50
Nov
1981
Stock Spilt
(3 for 2)
1,200 1,800 19.88
April
1983
Stock Split
(5 for 3)
1,800 3,000 40.25
June
1992
100% Dividend
(2 for 1)
3,000 6,000 39.25
April
1994
Stock Split
(2 for 1)
6,000 12,000 64.50
June
1998
Stock Split
(2 for 1)
12,000 24,000 83.69
June
2001
Stock Split
(2 for 1)
24,000 48,000 72.55
June
2006
Stock Split
(2 for 1)
48,000 96,000 60.67