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America Supports You: The Home Depot Offers 10 Percent Discount

American Forces Press Service

ATLANTA, June 28, 2005 – Home Depot announced today all active duty personnel, reservists, retired service members, veterans and their families will receive 10 percent off their purchases in recognition of Independence Day.

The offer is good on purchases up to $2,000 for a maximum discount of $200 between June 30 and July 4 at Home Depot stores, Home Depot Floor Stores, Home Depot Landscape Supply stores and EXPO Design Center locations.

"This holiday is about celebrating the founding of this great nation and the freedoms we all enjoy," said Bob Nardelli, Home Depot chairman, president and chief executive officer. "With that same reflection, the Home Depot recognizes the dedication and sacrifices made by the U.S. military community and its families. Offering military personnel, veterans and their families a discount is our way of saying 'thanks' and helping them create a safe and comfortable home environment."

To qualify, individuals must present proof of military service to the special services desk at any Home Depot store, where they'll get a coupon redeemable at any cashier's checkout register. Discount coupons are valid on a single receipt in-store purchase only. See the coupon for details and exceptions.

Home Depot's commitment to the U.S. military include the launch of Project HomeFront in 2003, through which the company donated $1 million and 1 million volunteer hours to help military families at home while their spouses were deployed. In July 2004, a $1 million donation in tools and supplies was made to support U.S. troops in the rebuilding effort in Iraq. In September, the company launched Operation Career Front, a program to provide career opportunities to separating and retiring military servicemembers, military spouses and other veterans.

Since the beginning of Operation Enduring Freedom and Operation Iraqi Freedom, Home Depot has had as many as 1,800 of its associates called to active duty. The corporation has extended and enhanced leave of absence benefits for each of its deployed associates. In addition, Home Depot hired 10,000 veterans in 2003, and 15,000 veterans in 2004.

The company offered a 10 percent discount to military personnel during the recent Memorial Day weekend also.

(Based on a Home Depot press release.)

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