HD » Topics » THIS PROXY IS SOLICITED BY THE BOARD OF DIRECTORS FOR THE 2005 ANNUAL MEETING OF STOCKHOLDERS TO BE HELD ON MAY 26, 2005.

This excerpt taken from the HD DEF 14A filed Apr 11, 2005.

THIS PROXY IS SOLICITED BY THE BOARD OF DIRECTORS FOR THE
2005 ANNUAL MEETING OF STOCKHOLDERS
TO BE HELD ON MAY 26, 2005.

        The undersigned stockholder hereby appoints ROBERT L. NARDELLI and FRANK L. FERNANDEZ, and each of them, attorneys and proxies for the undersigned with full power of substitution, to act and vote, with the powers the undersigned would possess if personally present, at the 2005 Annual Meeting of Stockholders of The Home Depot, Inc., to be held at The Philharmonic Center for the Arts, Naples, Florida, on Thursday, May 26, 2005, at 10:00 a.m., Eastern Time, and any adjournments or postponements thereof, as directed on the reverse side with respect to the matters set forth on the reverse side, and with discretionary authority on all other matters that come before the meeting, all as more fully described in the Proxy Statement received by the undersigned stockholder. If no direction is made, the proxy will be voted "FOR" the election of the directors listed in Item 1, "FOR" the approval of Item 2, "FOR"the approval of Item 3, "FOR" the approval of Item 4, "AGAINST" the approval of Item 5, "AGAINST" the approval of Item 6, "AGAINST" the approval of Item 7, "AGAINST" the approval of Item 8, "AGAINST" the approval of Item 9, "AGAINST" the approval of Item 10 and "AGAINST" the approval of Item 11, and in accordance with the recommendations of the Board of Directors.

        Participants in the Company's retirement plans may vote their proportionate share of The Home Depot, Inc. common stock held in the plan, by signing and returning this card, or by voting electronically. By doing so, you are instructing the trustee to vote all of your shares at the meeting and at any adjournment, as you have indicated with respect to Items 1-11. If this card is signed and returned without voting instructions, the shares represented by this proxy will be voted by the plan trustee. If this card is not returned or is returned unsigned, shares will be voted by the plan trustee in the same proportion as the shares for which voting instructions are received from other participants in the plan. If, however, voting instructions are not provided and you participate in one of the Company's Canada-based retirement plans, your shares will not be voted.

SEE REVERSE
SIDE
  UNLESS VOTING ELECTRONICALLY OR BY PHONE,
PLEASE MARK, SIGN AND DATE THIS PROXY ON THE REVERSE SIDE.
  SEE REVERSE
SIDE



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