This excerpt taken from the LOW 8-K filed Feb 2, 2005.
NAMED LOWE'S CHAIRMAN, PRESIDENT & CEO
MOORESVILLE, N.C. -
Lowe's Companies, Inc. (NYSE: LOW) announced today that company president
Robert A. Niblock has assumed the additional roles of chairman and chief
executive officer. Niblock, president for the past two years, succeeds retiring
chairman and CEO Robert L. Tillman under the succession plan adopted by the
board of directors last April.