SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION
Pursuant to Section 13 or 15(d) of the
Securities Exchange Act of 1934
Date of Report (Date of Earliest Event Reported): January 27, 2005
THE HOME DEPOT, INC.
|(State or Other Jurisdiction
|(Commission File Number)||(IRS Employer Identification No.)|
|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 5.02 Departure of Directors or Principal Officers; Election of Directors; Appointments of Principal Officers.
(b) On January 27, 2005, Roger S. Penske, a director of The Home Depot, Inc. (the Company), informed the Company that he does not plan to stand for re-election to the Companys Board of Directors due to increasing demands on his time. Mr. Penske will serve the remainder of his term as a director until the Companys 2005 Annual Meeting of Stockholders.
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|
|Title:||Executive Vice President, Secretary
and General Counsel
|Date: February 1, 2005|