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): August 10, 2007
THE HOME DEPOT, INC.
(Exact Name of Registrant as Specified in Charter)
|(State or Other Jurisdiction
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.
August 10, 2007, The Home Depot, Inc. (the Company)
and Lehman Commercial Paper Inc., Merrill Lynch Capital Corporation and certain of their affiliates (the
Lenders) amended the Commitment Letter, dated July 9,
2007 (the Commitment Letter), entered into in connection with the Companys offer to purchase up to 250 million
shares of its common stock. The Company and the Lenders amended paragraph (f) of the Commitment
Letter to provide that the Companys corporate credit ratings shall be rated BBB+ or better by S&P
and Baa1 or better by Moodys, and neither ratings organization shall have announced a reduction
below such ratings.
Item 2.02. Results of Operations and Financial Condition.
On August 14, 2007, the Company issued a press release, filed as Exhibit 99.1 and incorporated
herein by reference, announcing the Companys financial results for the fiscal quarter ended July
information contained in Item 2.02 of this report, including Exhibit 99.1 attached hereto, is being
furnished and shall not be deemed filed for purposes of Section 18 of the Securities Exchange Act
of 1934, as amended, or otherwise subject to the liabilities of Section 18. Furthermore, the
information contained in Item 2.02 of this report shall not be deemed to be incorporated by reference into any
registration statement or other document filed pursuant to the Securities Act of 1933, as amended.
Item 5.04. Temporary Suspension of Trading Under Registrants Employee Benefit Plans.
On August 14, 2007, the Company sent an updated notice to its directors and executive officers
informing them that the previously announced blackout period with respect to The Home Depot
FutureBuilder and The Home Depot FutureBuilder For Puerto Rico in connection with the Companys
tender offer that commenced on July 10, 2007 has been amended. The blackout period will now begin
as of the close of market on August 30, 2007 and end during the week of September 14, 2007. A copy
of the updated notice, which includes the information specified in Rule 104(b) of Regulation BTR,
is attached hereto as Exhibit 99.2 and is incorporated herein by reference. To administer the
tender of plan shares, tendering participants will be temporarily prevented from engaging in
transactions in Company common stock in their individual accounts under the plans.
During the blackout period and for a period of two years after the ending date of the blackout
period, security holders or other interested persons may obtain, without charge, information about
the actual beginning and ending dates of the blackout period by contacting Tim Crow, Executive Vice
PresidentHuman Resources, in writing, at The Home Depot, 2455 Paces Ferry Road, Atlanta, Georgia
Item 9.01. Financial Statements and Exhibits.
Press Release of The Home Depot, Inc. dated August 14, 2007
Updated Notice to Directors and Executive Officers