The Home Depot appoints Teresa Wynn Roseborough as executive VP, general counsel and corporate secretary

ATLANTA , October 6, 2011 (press release) – The Home Depot®, the world's largest home improvement retailer, announced it has named Teresa Wynn Roseborough executive vice president, general counsel and corporate secretary. She will join the Company's senior leadership team and report to Frank Blake, chairman and CEO.

Roseborough will be responsible for leading The Home Depot's legal department, as well as its government relations and corporate security services functions. She will assume her new role on November 7.

With more than 25 years of legal experience, Roseborough joins The Home Depot from MetLife, where she most recently served as deputy general counsel. Prior to joining MetLife, Teresa was a partner at Sutherland, Asbill & Brennan LLP where she focused on complex litigation matters at both the trial and appellate level, including before the U.S. Supreme Court.

She also served as deputy assistant attorney general for the United States Department of Justice, where she provided legal counsel to the White House and all executive branch agencies. Earlier in her career, she served as a law clerk for United States Supreme Court Justice John Paul Stevens. Roseborough received a bachelor of arts from the University of Virginia, a master of education from Boston University and a juris doctor from the University of North Carolina School of Law.

"I am very pleased to welcome Teresa to The Home Depot," said Frank Blake. "She brings an incredible legal background to our company, and is sure to be an asset to the entire organization. She is a proven leader and will undoubtedly be a strong partner to the business."

The Home Depot is the world's largest home improvement specialty retailer, with 2,246 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 2010, The Home Depot had sales of $68.0 billion and earnings from continuing operations of $3.3 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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