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LOWES COMPANIES INC FILES (8-K) Disclosing Entry into a Material Definitive Agreement, Termination of a Material Definitive Agreement, Creation of a Direct Financial Obligation or an Obligation under an Off-Balance Sheet Arrangement of a Registrant, Financial Statements and Exhibits

September 2, 2014



Item 1.01. Entry into a Material Definitive Agreement.

On August 29, 2014, Lowe's Companies, Inc. (the "Company") entered into a $1.75 billion five-year unsecured revolving credit agreement (the "Credit Agreement") with the lenders named therein, Bank of America, N.A., as administrative agent, swing line lender, and a letter of credit issuer, Wells Fargo Bank, National Association, as syndication agent and a letter of credit issuer, and Goldman Sachs Bank USA, JPMorgan Chase Bank, N.A., SunTrust Bank and U.S. Bank National Association, as co-documentation agents. Subject to obtaining commitments from the lenders and satisfying other conditions specified in the Credit Agreement, the Company may increase the aggregate availability under the facility by an additional $500 million.

Borrowings under the Credit Agreement will bear interest, at the Company's option, calculated according to a Base Rate or a Eurodollar rate, as the case may be, plus an applicable margin. Depending on the Company's credit ratings at the time of the borrowing, the applicable margin on a Eurodollar borrowing ranges from 0.690% to 1.125% and the applicable margin on a Base Rate borrowing ranges from 0.000% to 0.125%. At the Company's current credit ratings, the applicable margin would be 0.910% for a Eurodollar borrowing and 0.000% for a Base Rate borrowing.

In addition, the Company must pay (a) a facility fee on the lenders' aggregate commitments under the Credit Agreement ranging from 0.060% to 0.125% per annum, depending on the Company's credit ratings and (b) a letter of credit fee for the outstanding letters of credit under the Credit Agreement ranging from 0.690% to 1.125% per annum, depending on the Company's credit ratings. At the Company's current credit ratings, the facility fee would be 0.090% of the aggregate commitments of the lenders (regardless of whether any borrowings are outstanding), and its letter of credit fee for an outstanding letter of credit would be computed at 0.910%. As of the date hereof, there are no outstanding borrowings under the Credit Agreement.

The Credit Agreement contains customary representations, warranties and covenants for a transaction of this type, including a financial covenant concerning the ratio of "Consolidated Adjusted Funded Debt to Consolidated EBITDAR," as set forth in the Credit Agreement. The Credit Agreement requires the Company to maintain at the end of each fiscal quarter a Consolidated Adjusted Funded Debt to Consolidated EBITDAR ratio that does not exceed 4.00 to 1.00.

The Credit Agreement also contains customary events of default, including a cross default provision and a change in control provision. In the event of a default, the administrative agent shall, at the request of, or may, with the consent of, the required lenders, declare the obligations under the Credit Agreement immediately due and payable and the commitments of the lenders may be terminated. For certain events of default relating to insolvency and receivership, the commitments of the lenders are automatically terminated and all outstanding obligations become due and payable.

The foregoing summary of certain terms of the Credit Agreement does not purport to be complete and is qualified in its entirety by reference to the full text of the Credit Agreement, a copy of which is filed herewith as an exhibit and incorporated herein by reference.

Certain lender parties to the Credit Agreement and certain of their respective affiliates have performed in the past, and may from time to time perform in the future, banking, investment banking and other advisory services for the Company and its affiliates for which they have received, and/or will receive, customary fees and expenses.

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Also on August 29, 2014, the Company terminated its existing $1.75 billion five-year unsecured revolving credit agreement (the "Second Amended and Restated Credit Agreement") with the lenders named therein, Bank of America, N.A., as administrative agent, swing line lender, and a letter of credit issuer, Wells Fargo Bank, National Association, as syndication agent and a letter of credit issuer, and Goldman Sachs Bank USA, JPMorgan Chase Bank, N.A., SunTrust Bank and U.S. Bank National Association, as co-documentation agents. There were no outstanding borrowings under the Second Amended and Restated Credit Agreement as of the date of termination.

Item 1.02. Termination of a Material Definitive Agreement.

The disclosure required by this Item and included in Item 1.01 is incorporated by reference.

Item 2.03. Creation of a Direct Financial Obligation or an Obligation under an

Off-Balance Sheet Arrangement of a Registrant.



The disclosure required by this Item and included in Item 1.01 is incorporated by reference.

Item 9.01. Financial Statements and Exhibits.

(d) Exhibits. 10.1 Credit Agreement, dated as of August 29, 2014, by and among Lowe's Companies, Inc., Bank of America, N.A., as administrative agent, swing line lender and a letter of credit issuer, Wells Fargo Bank, National Association, as syndication agent and a letter of credit issuer, and Goldman Sachs Bank USA, JPMorgan Chase Bank, N.A., SunTrust Bank and U.S. Bank National Association, as co-documentation agents, and the other lenders party thereto.



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