The Home Depot Launches the Next Generation of Outdoor Power

Latest in lithium-ion outdoor power tools from EGO and Ryobi make lawn care 
ATLANTA, April 3, 2014 /CNW/ - The Home Depot(®), the world's largest home 
improvement retailer, is launching into spring, its biggest selling season of 
the year. The Home Depot's fifth annual Spring Black Friday is the official 
kickoff to its busiest season. For the next 11 days, prices on hundreds of the 
most sought-after spring products will be significantly reduced, including a 
variety of live goods, soils, mulches and lawn care supplies; outdoor power 
tools; gardening products; patio and grills. 
The Home Depot is focusing on providing customers next generation, quality 
products that make spring simpler at a good price. To continue to deliver 
products that answer consumer needs, The Home Depot is excited to announce its 
newest exclusive partner in lithium-ion outdoor power, EGO. This new line of 
battery-powered tools is fueled by lithium-ion technology. Lithium-ion tools 
are lighter, run longer, can be recharged less often and offer a more 
consistent charge throughout the life of the battery. 
EGO is the latest and most powerful line of cordless battery-powered outdoor 
tools with a 56-volt lithium-ion battery that charges from zero to full charge 
in as little as 30 minutes. The batteries run the full line of EGO products 
including a lawn mower, blower, hedge trimmer and string trimmer. In 
comparison, the average golf cart runs on a 36 or 48-volt battery and the 
average smartphone takes two hours to charge from zero to full charge. 
Not only does the EGO tool platform match or surpass the performance of gas 
without the noise, fuss and fumes, the products deliver convenience. The 
tools' cordless design allows for easy maneuvering around trees, fences and 
decks. And the light-weight folding design allows for easy storage and 
transportation. The EGO lawn mower, blower and hedge trimmer all fit into the 
back of a standard size car trunk. 
"EGO has the industry's best and most powerful cordless outdoor power tools on 
the market," said Joe Turoff, EGO vice president. "EGO chose to partner 
exclusively with The Home Depot because of its reputation for providing 
consumers with the newest and best tools available." 
Additionally, The Home Depot is expanding its long-time exclusive partnership 
with Ryobi. The Ryobi ONE+ platform runs more than 50 tools that are 
compatible with one lithium ion battery to make home improvement projects 
easier to power. This spring, Ryobi is expanding their Hybrid platform by 
introducing a Hybrid Blower. The Hybrid Blower can be plugged into an outlet 
for unlimited run time and then switched to an 18-volt battery to navigate the 
whole yard with ease. 
Also new this season is the RYOBI 40v-X Expand-It Cordless String Trimmer – 
the first cordless string trimmer to have gas attachment capability, easily 
converting this cordless trimmer to an edger, blower or a cultivator with 
RYOBI Expand-It attachments. 
"This spring and every season, The Home Depot aims to bring the latest tools 
to market to make the to-do list easier and simpler," said Dana Hudson, The 
Home Depot senior merchant. "Our continued partnership with Ryobi and our new 
partnership with EGO are great examples of bringing the best and latest 
technology to our customers." 
The Home Depot is the world's largest home improvement specialty retailer, 
with 2,263 retail stores in all 50 states, the District of Columbia, Puerto 
Rico, U.S. Virgin Islands, Guam, 10 Canadian provinces and Mexico. In fiscal 
2013, The Home Depot had sales of $78.8 billion and earnings of $5.4 billion. 
The Company employs more than 300,000 associates. The Home Depot's stock is 
traded on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE: HD) and is included in the Dow 
Jones industrial average and Standard & Poor's 500 index. 
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SOURCE  The Home Depot 
News Media: Margaret Watters, Corporate Communications, 770-384-3130,; Financial Community, Diane Dayhoff, Vice 
President of Investor Relations, 770-384-2666, 
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