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

Health & Benefits

With more than 260,000 employees, Lowe’s is committed to serving a variety of needs through our comprehensive benefits programs. We take pride in investing in our employees and their families to help them lead healthier and happier lives.

Lowe’s benefits programs include health and life insurance plans, a wide range of health and wellness programs, flexible spending account plans, a 401(k) plan and a discount stock purchase plan. Lowe’s is committed to continuously measuring and evaluating the success of our programs and implementing changes to better meet employee needs.

More than 2,000 employees took part in our tuition reimbursement program, which paid out more than $2.2 million for education expenses in 2013.

In 2013, we provided no-cost health screenings and professional health advice for all of our employees through the use of our health-screening units at stores and health centers at distribution centers and corporate offices. Those screenings include blood pressure, total cholesterol, body mass index (BMI) and other health indicators. Our health-screening units have traveled more than 300,000 miles and provided more than 200,000 no-cost health screenings since 2010. Lowe’s also provides flu shots at no-cost for eligible employees, and more than 61,000 employees received this benefit in 2013.

Employees can participate in Lowe’s tuition reimbursement program, allowing them to further their education and pursue knowledge both inside and outside their current area of expertise. More than 2,000 employees took part in our tuition reimbursement program, which paid out more than $2.2 million for education expenses in 2013.

Lowe’s also provides financial education through no-cost budgeting workshops at stores and distribution centers, as well as financial wellness classes and programs at our corporate offices.

Behavioral health is also a critical component of Lowe’s benefits package, and we helped more than 5,000 employees and their family members through our Family Assistance Program, available legal and financial services, and work-life services. Lowe’s also helps employees better their health through the Quit for Life smoking cessation program, which had more than 2,300 participants in 2013 and passed the 50,000 participant milestone over the life of the program.

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