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LOWE'S COMPANIES INC LOWE'S COMPANIES INC LOWE'S COMPANIES INC LOWE'S COMPANIES INC (WWW.LOWES.COM)(WWW.LOWES.COM)(WWW.LOWES.COM)(WWW.LOWES.COM)

Ticker: LOWTicker: LOWTicker: LOWTicker: LOW Exchange: NYS Year Established: 1952 Employees: 270,000 Fiscal Year Ends in January

Phone: Phone: Phone: Phone: 704 758-1000 Fax: Fax: Fax: Fax: 336 658-4766 Address: Address: Address: Address: 1000 Lowe's Boulevard Mooresville, NC 28117 United States

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Industry NAICS code: 444110

Home Centers, Retail Home Improvement Products Home Installation Services Special Order Sales

1. Home Depot Inc 88,519,000,000 2. 2. 2. Lowe's Companies IncLowe's Companies IncLowe's Companies Inc 59,074,000,00059,074,000,00059,074,000,000 3. CRH plc 24,994,710,000 4. Groupe Adeo SA 19,254,390,000 5. Kingfisher plc 13,475,050,000 6. Ferguson Enterprises Inc 13,004,000,000 7. B&Q plc 12,738,830,000 8. Menard Inc 8,970,000,000 9. Tractor Supply Company 6,226,507,000 10. Ace Hardware Corporation 5,045,000,000

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Robert Hull CFO Paul Ramsay Chief Information Officer Marshall Croom Chief Risk Officer Rick Damron COO Robert Johnson Director Eric Wiseman Director James Morgan Director Marshall Larsen Director Bertram Scott Director Sandra Cochran Director Angela Braly Director Raul Alvarez Director Richard Dreiling Director Laurie Douglas Director

Ross Mccanless General Counsel/Other Executive Officer/Secretary

N. Peace Other Corporate Officer

Richard Maltsbarger Other Corporate Officer/President, Geographical

Michael McDermott Other Executive Officer Jennifer Weber Other Executive Officer

Robert Niblock President/CEO/Chairman of the Board/Director

Matthew Hollifield Senior VP/Chief Accounting Officer

Lowe’s Companies, Inc. is one of the largest home improvement retailers in the world. The company owns roughly 1,857 stores in 50 U.S. states, Mexico and Canada, each carrying approximately 36,000 products and 202 million square feet of retail space. The company also operates 80 stores under the recently acquired Orchard Supply Hardware name in California and Oregon. Hundreds of thousands of items are also available through the firm’s special order system. Lowe’s stores chiefly serve do-it-yourself (DIY) homeowners and commercial business customers, including contractors, landscapers, electricians, painters and plumbers. Its home improvement product categories include building materials, lighting, cabinets and countertops, seasonal living, millwork, lumber, flooring, lawn and landscaping items, hardware, fashion and rough plumbing, appliances, paint, tools, plants and plant pots, outdoor power equipment, rough electrical, home environment and organization and windows and walls. Each Lowe’s store carries a wide selection of national brand name merchandise such as Samsung, Whirlpool, Stainmaster, GE, Valspar, Sylvania, Dewalt, Owens Corning and Johns Manville; and exclusive brand names such as Kobalt, allen+roth, Blue Hawk, Utilitech and Aquasource. The company’s Lowes.com web site facilitates customers researching, comparing and buying Lowe’s products, and also allows customers to special order products not carried in its physical store locations. Lowe’s entered the smarthome market with Iris, an affordable, cloud-based home management system, which allows users to interact and control their home’s security cameras, thermostat, locks, lighting and appliances remotely from a smart phone or computer. In May 2016, the firm acquired Rona, Inc. for $2.4 billion, creating one of the largest home improvement retailers in Canada.

Auditor: Deloitte & Touche LLP Legal Advisor: Moore & Van Allen PLLC

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Financials Revenue 59,074,000,000 56,223,000,000 53,417,000,000 50,521,000,000 50,208,000,000 48,815,000,000 Cost of Revenue 38,504,000,000 36,665,000,000 34,941,000,000 33,194,000,000 32,858,000,000 31,663,000,000 Gross Margin % 34.82 34.79 34.59 34.30 34.56 35.14 R&D Expense - - - - - - Operating Income 4,971,000,000 4,792,000,000 4,149,000,000 3,560,000,000 3,277,000,000 3,560,000,000 Operating Margin % 8.41 8.52 7.77 7.05 6.53 7.29 SGA Expense 14,115,000,000 13,281,000,000 12,865,000,000 12,244,000,000 12,593,000,000 12,006,000,000 Net Income 2,546,000,000 2,698,000,000 2,286,000,000 1,959,000,000 1,839,000,000 2,010,000,000 Earnings Per Share 2.73 2.71 2.14 1.69 1.43 1.42 Dividends 1.07 0.87 0.70 0.62 0.53 0.42 Book Value Per Share 7.59 9.16 11.03 12.10 12.65 13.42 Operating Cash Flow 4,784,000,000 4,929,000,000 4,111,000,000 3,762,000,000 4,349,000,000 3,852,000,000 Capital Expenditure 1,197,000,000 880,000,000 940,000,000 1,211,000,000 1,829,000,000 1,329,000,000 Free Cash Flow 3,587,000,000 4,049,000,000 3,171,000,000 2,551,000,000 2,520,000,000 2,523,000,000 Profitability EBITDA 6,563,000,000 6,385,000,000 5,719,000,000 5,211,000,000 4,862,000,000 5,256,000,000 Return on Assets % 8.03 8.31 6.99 5.92 5.47 6.03 Return on Equity % 28.76 24.58 17.78 12.89 10.62 10.81 Net Margin % 4.29 4.77 4.28 3.88 3.66 4.12 Assets Turnover 1.87 1.74 1.63 1.53 1.49 1.46 Financial Leverage 4.08 3.19 2.76 2.36 2.03 1.86

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Orchard Supply Hardware Iris Kobalt Blue Hawk Utilitech Aquasource Lowes.com Rona Inc

NameNameName TitleTitleTitle Salary Salary Salary (US$)(US$)(US$)

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Robert Niblock

CEO/Chairman of the Board/President

1,300,000 -

Michael Jones

Other Executive Officer 790,000 -

Rick Damron COO 790,000 - Robert Hull CFO 748,000 - Maureen Ausura

Other Executive Officer 543,000 -

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Lowe’s offers its employees life, short- and long-term disability, accident, auto, home, medical, dental and vision insurance; family assistance programs; stock purchase plan; tuition reimbursement; paid time off; 401(k); and flexible spending accounts.

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