This excerpt taken from the HD DEF 14A filed Apr 14, 2006.
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(ITEM 3 ON THE PROXY CARD)
A shareholder has informed the Company that it intends to present the following proposal at the Meeting. The Company will provide its shareholders with the proponent's name and address and the number of shares of Company common stock held by the proponent promptly upon receipt of an oral or written request.
RESOLVED, that stockholders of The Home Depot, Inc. ("Home Depot") urge the board of directors to adopt a policy that Home Depot stockholders be given the opportunity at each annual meeting of stockholders to vote on an advisory resolution, to be proposed by Home Depot's management, to approve the report of the Leadership Development and Compensation Committee set forth in the proxy statement. The policy should provide that appropriate disclosures will be made to ensure that stockholders fully understand that the vote is advisory; will not affect any person's compensation; and will not affect the approval of any compensation-related proposal submitted for a vote of stockholders at the same or any other meeting of stockholders.