OREANDA-NEWS. May 20, 2016. The Home Depot, the world's largest home improvement retailer, today announced that its board of directors declared a first quarter cash dividend of 69 cents per share. The dividend is payable on June 16, 2016, to shareholders of record on the close of business on June 2, 2016. This is the 117th consecutive quarter the company has paid a cash dividend.

The Home Depot is the world's largest home improvement specialty retailer, with 2,275 retail stores in all 50 states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, U.S. Virgin Islands, Guam, 10 Canadian provinces and Mexico. In fiscal 2015, The Home Depot had sales of \\$88.5 billion and earnings of \\$7.0 billion. The Company employs more than 385,000 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.