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JAMES W. INGLIS NOMINATED TO THE HOME DEPOT BOARD OF DIRECTORS

 ATLANTA, Feb. 26 /PRNewswire/ -- The Home Depot, Inc. (NYSE: HD), America's largest home improvement retailer, today announced that James W. Inglis has been nominated to the company's board of directors.
 Inglis is executive vice president -- merchandising, for The Home Depot, a position he has held since 1988. He is highly regarded within the home improvement retail industry as a pioneer in merchandising innovations. Most recently, he has been the guiding force behind The Home Depot's development of EXPO, the company's "laboratory" store concept.
 "For over a decade, Jim has been a key player at The Home Depot and has made substantial contributions to our success," said The Home Depot's Chairman and Chief Executive Officer Bernard Marcus. "He brings a special dimension of merchandising and operational expertise to the board that will be invaluable."
 Inglis has 30 years of experience in the home center industry. Prior to joining The Home Depot he was vice president of merchandising for Dixieline Lumber Company in San Diego, Calif. He joined The Home Depot in March 1983 as a merchandiser, was promoted shortly thereafter to senior merchandiser and then promoted to vice president -- merchandising in 1985.
 Inglis is extremely active as a volunteer for the City of Hope, a non-profit hospital and research facility in Duarte, Calif. specializing in catastrophic diseases. He serves as endowment chairman for the hardware and home improvement industry, responsible for all major City of Hope fund raising activities within the industry. He also has been involved as a Habitat for Humanity volunteer in Atlanta.
 He received a B.A. degree and a Masters Degree in marketing from California State - Fullerton. Inglis lives in the metro Atlanta area with his wife Sue and their two daughters, Jennifer and Kristen.
 Atlanta-based Home Depot currently operates 218 home improvement stores in 20 states. The stores stock approximately 30,000 different kinds of building materials, home improvement products and lawn and garden supplies, which are sold primarily to do-it-yourselfers and home improvement, construction and building maintenance professionals. The Home Depot's stock is traded on the New York Stock Exchange under the symbol, "HD," and is included in the Standard & Poor's 500 Index.
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 /CONTACT: Jerry Shields, senior public relations manager of The Home Depot, 404-431-2741/
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