ATLANTA, Aug. 19 /PRNewswire/ — The Home Depot(R), the worlds largest home improvement retailer, today announced that its board of directors declared a second quarter cash dividend of 23.625 cents per share. The dividend is payable on September 16, 2010 to shareholders of record on the close of business on September 2, 2010. This is the 94th consecutive quarter the Company has paid a cash dividend.
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The Home Depot is the worlds largest home improvement specialty retailer, with 2,244 retail stores in all 50 states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, U.S. Virgin Islands, Guam, 10 Canadian provinces, Mexico and China. In fiscal 2009, The Home Depot had sales of $66.2 billion and earnings from continuing operations of $2.6 billion. The Company employs more than 300,000 associates. The Home Depots stock is traded on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE: HD) and is included in the Dow Jones industrial average and Standard & Poors 500 index.
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