SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION
WASHINGTON, D.C. 20549
Pursuant to Section 13 or 15(d) of the
Securities Exchange Act of 1934
Date of Report (Date of earliest event reported): July 20, 2005
THE HOME DEPOT, INC.
(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)
(State or other jurisdiction
|(Commission File Number)|| |
2455 Paces Ferry Road, Atlanta, Georgia 30339
(Address of principal executive offices) (Zip Code)
(Registrants telephone number, including area code)
(Former name or former address, if changed since last report)
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ITEM 8.01. OTHER EVENTS.
The Home Depot, Inc. (the Company) has received a grand jury subpoena from the United States Attorneys Office in Los Angeles, California, seeking documents and information relating to the Companys handling, storage and disposal of hazardous waste. California state and local government authorities are also investigating this matter, and the Company is cooperating fully with the respective authorities. Although the Company cannot predict the outcome of this matter, it does not expect that these investigations will have a material adverse effect on the Companys operating results or financial condition.
Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, the registrant has duly caused this report to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned hereunto duly authorized.
|THE HOME DEPOT, INC.|
|Date: July 29, 2005|
/s/ Frank L. Fernandez
|Name:||Frank L. Fernandez|
Executive Vice President,
Secretary and General Counsel