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): December 12, 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 December 12, 2005, the Leadership Development and Compensation Committee (the Committee) of the Board of Directors (the Board) of The Home Depot, Inc. (the Company) approved the purchase of 20-year term life insurance coverage of $10 million for each named executive officer of the Company, other than the Chief Executive Officer. On December 16, 2005, the independent members of the Board approved the purchase of 20-year term life insurance coverage of $15 million for the Chief Executive Officer. The independent members of the Board and the Committee also approved the reimbursement to each named executive officer of tax incurred as a result of the inclusion of Company-paid premiums in the named executive officers taxable income. If any named executive officer retires from the Company at age 60 or thereafter with five years of continuous service, the Company will continue to make premium payments until the earlier of the policy expiration date or such named executive officers death.
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.
/s/ Frank L. Fernandez
Frank L. Fernandez
Executive Vice President, Secretary
and General Counsel
Date: December 16, 2005