LOWE’S OPENING ITS DOORS IN BANGOR, MAINE 

– Employees Now Stocking More Than 40,000 Items – 

– Store tours available upon request – 

WHO:                      Lowe’s of Bangor 

WHEN:                    Monday, Dec. 27, 2010

                               6 a.m., Lowe’s will open its doors to the public

                               Thursday, Dec. 30, 2010

                               10 a.m. Grand Opening festivities including Lowe’s Board Cutting ceremony

                               Gift Card Match Day – Buy a Gift Card, Help Build a Home. Purchase a Lowe’s Gift Card on Thursday, Dec. 30, and Lowe’s will match purchases up to $5,000 to support the Greater Bangor Habitat for Humanity’s next building project. 

                               Saturday, Jan. 1, 2011

                               At 10 a.m., the store will feature the Tic Tac Toe board Build & Grow project. Lowe’s conducts Build and Grow clinics bi-weekly as a way for parents and adult mentors to spend quality time with their children—free of charge.  The clinics are recommended for children in grades 2 to 5, and each clinic provides hands-on instruction to approximately 50 children. To sign-up for the bi-weekly Build and Grow workshops at a local store, visit lowesbuildandgrow.com.  

WHERE:                 Lowe’s of Bangor #1940

                              70 Springer Drive

                              Bangor, ME 04401 

ABOUT THE STORE:

The home improvement store has 117,000 square feet of retail sales space, with an adjacent garden center, stocking 40,000 different items to help customers build, improve and beautify their homes.  A store of this size represents an average investment in the community of approximately $18.5 million and creates up to 175 new jobs.    

STORE TOURS & MEDIA INTERVIEWS:    

The media are invited to get a behind-the-scenes, advance tour of the new Lowe’s store. To schedule a media tour with the store manager, or for more information about Lowe’s, call Jaclyn Pardini at (704) 758-4317.  

ABOUT LOWE’S: 

With fiscal year 2009 sales of $47.2 billion, Lowe’s Companies, Inc. is a FORTUNE® 50 company that serves approximately 15 million customers a week at more than 1,725 home improvement stores in the United States, Canada and Mexico. Founded in 1946 and based in Mooresville, N.C., Lowe’s is the second-largest home improvement retailer in the world. For more information, visit Lowes.com.