"A CALL TO SERVE” – LOWE’S 2013 SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY REPORT

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Founded in 1957, the Lowe’s Charitable and Educational Foundation is dedicated to supporting K-12 public education and community improvement projects in the local communities Lowe’s serves. The foundation funds Lowe’s national nonprofit partners as well as scholarship, education and hometown grant programs.

The Lowe’s Charitable and Educational Foundation is primarily committed to supporting projects that have the greatest impact on Lowe’s communities and align with Lowe’s core business – home improvement. Since 2007, Lowe’s and the Lowe’s Charitable and Educational Foundation together have contributed nearly $200 million to improve communities in the United States, Canada and Mexico.

Since 2007, Lowe’s and the Lowe’s Charitable and Educational Foundation together have contributed nearly $200 million to improve communities in the United States, Canada and Mexico.

We believe education is the cornerstone to building stronger and more sustainable communities, and Lowe’s is committed to providing the resources our schools and children need to succeed. With schools and community groups continuing to face financial challenges, the Lowe’s Charitable and Educational Foundation again focused on basic needs in 2013, funding a variety of improvements for schools and community gathering places.

The Lowe’s Charitable and Educational Foundation awarded nearly $4 million in grants through Lowe’s Toolbox for Education®, the company’s signature education grant program. The grants helped improve the educational environment for students at 940 schools in 49 states. Since its inception in 2006, Lowe’s Toolbox for Education has benefited more than 5 million schoolchildren nationwide.

The Lowe’s Charitable and Educational Foundation is comprised of a nine-member board of directors. The board includes representatives from various departments within Lowe’s, from store operations and employee relations to the legal and tax teams, supplying a diversity of thought, leadership and experience to help shape the foundation’s work. Maureen Ausura, Lowe’s chief human resources officer, is chair of the foundation.

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