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): November 17, 2005
THE HOME DEPOT, INC.
(Exact Name of Registrant as Specified in Charter)
(State or Other Jurisdiction
|(Commission File Number)|| |
2455 Paces Ferry Road, N.W. 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 1.01. Entry into a Material Definitive Agreement.
On November 17, 2005, the Leadership Development and Compensation Committee (the Committee) of the Board of Directors (the Board) of the Company approved a revised vesting schedule for certain equity awards made after January 29, 2006 to the Companys named executive officers under The Home Depot, Inc. 2005 Omnibus Stock Incentive Plan. The independent members of the Board also approved the revised vesting schedule with respect to the Chief Executive Officer. Restrictions on 25% of the awards will lapse on each of the third and sixth anniversaries of their grant date and restrictions on the remaining 50% of the awards will lapse on the earlier of (i) the date such officer reaches age 60 or (ii) the tenth anniversary of their grant date.
The Committee also approved the following revisions to the Companys Supplemental Executive Choice Program for named executive officers: (i) a $10,000 increase in the annual allowance provided for the purchase of benefits, (ii) the addition of a voluntary retiree medical benefit plan option and (iii) reimbursement to each named executive officer for tax incurred as a result of the inclusion of the annual allowance in the officers taxable income. The independent members of the Board also approved such revisions with respect to the Chief Executive Officer.
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.|
|By:||/s/ Frank L. Fernandez|
|Name:||Frank L. Fernandez|
Executive Vice President, Secretary
and General Counsel
Date: November 21, 2005